Definition of Red Cross in US English:

Red Cross

proper noun

  • The International Movement of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent, an international humanitarian organization that provides relief to victims of war or natural disaster. The Red Cross was set up in 1864 at the instigation of the Swiss philanthropist Henri Dunant (1828–1910) according to the Geneva Convention, and its headquarters are in Geneva.


Red Cross

/ˈˌred ˈkrôs//ˈˌrɛd ˈkrɔs/