Crimson vs. Maroon - What's the difference?

Main Difference

The main difference between Crimson and Maroon is that the Crimson is a strong, bright, deep reddish purple color and Maroon is a color.

Wikipedia

  • Crimson

    Crimson is a strong, red color, inclining to purple. It originally meant the color of the kermes dye produced from a scale insect, Kermes vermilio, but the name is now sometimes also used as a generic term for slightly bluish-red colors that are between black and rose.

  • Maroon

    Maroon (US & UK mə-ROON, Australia mə-ROHN) is a dark brownish red color which takes its name from the French word marron, or chestnut. The Oxford English Dictionary describes it as "a brownish crimson or claret color." In the RGB model used to create colors on computer screens and televisions, maroon is created by turning down the brightness of pure red to about one half. Maroon is the complement of teal.

Wiktionary

  • Crimson (noun)

    A deep, slightly bluish red.

    "color panel|DC143C"

  • Crimson (adjective)

    Having a deep red colour.

  • Crimson (adjective)

    Immodest.

  • Crimson (verb)

    To become crimson or deep red; to blush.

  • Crimson (verb)

    To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.

  • Maroon (noun)

    An escaped negro slave of the Caribbean and the Americas or a descendant of escaped slaves. from 17th c.

  • Maroon (noun)

    A castaway; a person who has been marooned. from 19th c.

  • Maroon (noun)

    A dark red, somewhat brownish, color.

    "color panel|800000"

  • Maroon (noun)

    A rocket-propelled firework or skyrocket, often one used as a signal (e.g. to summon the crew of a lifeboat or warn of an air raid).

  • Maroon (noun)

    An idiot; a fool.

  • Maroon (adjective)

    Associated with Maroon culture, communities or peoples.

  • Maroon (adjective)

    Of a maroon color

  • Maroon (verb)

    To abandon in a remote, desolate place, as on a deserted island.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Crimson (adjective)

    of a rich deep red colour inclining to purple

    "she blushed crimson with embarrassment"

  • Crimson (noun)

    a rich deep red colour inclining to purple

    "a pair of corduroy trousers in livid crimson, they were horrid to behold"

  • Crimson (verb)

    (of a person's face) become flushed, especially through embarrassment

    "my face crimsoned and my hands began to shake"

  • Maroon (adjective)

    of a brownish-red colour

    "ornate maroon and gold wallpaper"

  • Maroon (noun)

    a member of any of various communities in parts of the Caribbean who were originally descended from escaped slaves. In the 18th century Jamaican Maroons fought two wars against the British, both of which ended with treaties affirming the independence of the Maroons.

  • Maroon (verb)

    leave (someone) trapped and alone in an inaccessible place, especially an island

    "a novel about schoolboys marooned on a desert island"

Webster Dictionary

  • Crimson (noun)

    A deep red color tinged with blue; also, red color in general.

  • Crimson (adjective)

    Of a deep red color tinged with blue; deep red.

  • Crimson

    To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.

  • Crimson

    To become crimson; to blush.

  • Maroon (noun)

    In the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free negro, living in the mountains.

  • Maroon (noun)

    A brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple.

  • Maroon (noun)

    An explosive shell. See Marron, 3.

  • Maroon

    To put (a person) ashore on a desolate island or coast and leave him to his fate.

  • Maroon (adjective)

    Having the color called maroon. See 4th Maroon.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Crimson (noun)

    a deep and vivid red

  • Crimson (verb)

    turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame;

    "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"

  • Crimson (adjective)

    having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

  • Crimson (adjective)

    characterized by violence or bloodshed;

    "writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days"

    "fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing"

    "convulsed with red rage"

  • Crimson (adjective)

    (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion;

    "crimson with fury"

    "turned red from exertion"

    "with puffy reddened eyes"

    "red-faced and violent"

    "flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment"

  • Maroon (noun)

    a person who is stranded (as on an island);

    "when the tide came in I was a maroon out there"

  • Maroon (noun)

    a dark purplish red to dark brownish red

  • Maroon (noun)

    an exploding firework used as a warning signal

  • Maroon (verb)

    leave stranded or isolated withe little hope og rescue;

    "the travellers were marooned"

  • Maroon (verb)

    leave stranded on a desert island without resources;

    "The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island"

  • Maroon (adjective)

    dark brownish to purplish red

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