red' light'

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.


Pronunciation: (red'līt'), [key]
v.t., -light•ed, -light•ing. stop or deter by means of or as if with a red light.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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