red-light


red-light

verb (used with object), red-light·ed, red-light·ing.

  1. Informal. to stop or deter by means of or as if with a red light.

noun

  1. a red lamp, used as a traffic signal to mean “stop.”
  2. an order or directive to halt an action, project, etc.: There’s a red light on all unnecessary expenses.
  3. a children’s running game in which players must stop when “Red light!” is called.
  4. a signal of danger; warning.

noun

  1. a signal to stop, esp a red traffic signal in a system of traffic lights
  2. a danger signal
  3. an instruction to stop or discontinue
    1. a red lamp in a window of or outside a house indicating that it is a brothel
    2. (as modifier)a red-light district

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