- any of the wild or cultivated, usually prickly-stemmed, pinnate-leaved, showy-flowered shrubs of the genus Rosa.Compare rose family.
- any of various related or similar plants.
- the flower of any such shrub, of a red, pink, white, or yellow color.
- the traditional reddish color of this flower, variously a purplish red, pinkish red, or light crimson.
- an ornament shaped like or suggesting this flower.
- a pink or pinkish-red color in the cheek.
- rose window.
- Heraldry. a representation of a wild rose with five petals, usually seeded and barbed in a symmetrical design and used especially as the cadency mark of a seventh son.
- any of various diagrams showing directions radiating from a common center, as a compass card or wind rose.
- an obsolete gem style or cut, flat on the bottom and having an upper side with from 12, or fewer, to 32 triangular facets.
- a gem with this cut.
- a perforated cap or plate, as at the end of a pipe or the spout of a watering pot, to break a flow of water into a spray.
- an ornamental plate or socket surrounding the shaft of a doorknob at the face of a door.
- Mathematics. a plane polar curve consisting of three or more equal loops that meet at the origin. Equation: r = a sin(nθ) or r = a cos(nθ).
- of the color rose.
- for, containing, or growing roses: a rose garden.
- scented like a rose.
- to make rose-colored.
- to flush (the face, cheeks, etc.).
- come up roses, Informal. to turn out all right; result in success, glory, or profit: Despite setbacks, things should come up roses in the long run.
Origin of rose1
- a pink table wine in which the pale color is produced by removing the grape skins from the must before fermentation is completed.
Origin of rosé
- Billy,1899–1966, U.S. theatrical producer.
- Peter EdwardPeteCharlie Hustle, born 1941, U.S. baseball player.
- Mount, a mountain in W Nevada, the highest in the Carson Range. 10,778 feet (3285 meters).
- a female given name.
- to get up from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture; assume an upright position: She rose and walked over to greet me. With great effort he rose to his knees.
- to get up from bed, especially to begin the day after a night's sleep: to rise early.
- to become erect and stiff, as the hair in fright.
- to get up after falling or being thrown down.
- to become active in opposition or resistance; revolt or rebel.
- to be built up, erected, or constructed.
- to spring up or grow, as plants: Weeds rose overnight.
- to become prominent on or project from a surface, as a blister.
- to come into existence; appear.
- to come into action, as a wind or storm.
- to occur: A quarrel rose between them.
- to originate, issue, or be derived; to have a source.
- to move from a lower to a higher position; move upward; ascend: The bird rose in the air.
- to ascend above the horizon, as a heavenly body.
- to extend directly upward; project vertically: The tower rises to a height of 60 feet. The building rises above the city's other skyscrapers.
- to have an upward slant or curve: The path rises as it approaches the woods.
- to attain higher rank, status, or importance or a higher economic level: to rise in the world.
- to advance to a higher level of action, thought, feeling, etc.: to rise above the commonplace.
- Angling. (of fish) to come up toward the surface of the water in pursuit of food or bait.
- to prove oneself equal to a demand, emergency, etc. (followed by to): to rise to the occasion; to rise to one's responsibilities.
- to become animated, cheerful, or heartened, as the spirits.
- to become roused or stirred: to feel one's temper rising.
- to increase in height, as the level of water: The river rose thirty feet in eight hours.
- to swell or puff up, as dough from the action of yeast.
- to increase in amount, as prices.
- to increase in price or value, as commodities.
- to increase in degree, intensity, or force, as fever, color, etc.
- to become louder or of higher pitch, as the voice.
- to adjourn or close a session, as a deliberative body or court.
- to return from the dead: Christ rose from the dead and on the third day ascended into heaven.
- Nonstandard. to cause to rise.
- Nautical. to cause (something) to rise above the visible horizon by approaching nearer to it; raise.
- an act or instance of rising.
- appearance above the horizon, as of the sun or moon.
- elevation or increase in rank, fortune, influence, power, etc.: the rise and fall of ancient Rome.
- an increase in height, as of the level of water.
- the amount of such increase.
- an increase in amount, as of prices.
- an increase in price or value, as of commodities.
- Chiefly British. raise(defs 33–35).
- an increase in degree or intensity, as of temperature.
- an increase in loudness or in pitch, as of the voice.
- Architecture, Building Trades.
- the measured height of any of various things, as a roof, a flight of steps, a stair step, or the crown of a road.
- the measured height of an arch from the springing line to the highest point of the intrados.
- the vertical distance through which the floor of an elevator or the like passes.
- origin, source, or beginning: the rise of a stream in a mountain.
- a coming into existence or notice: the rise of a new talent.
- extension upward.
- the amount of such extension.
- upward slope, as of ground or a road.
- a piece of rising or high ground: a house built upon a gentle rise.
- the distance between the crotch and the waist of a pair of trousers: Pants with a high rise are now in style.
- Angling. the coming up of a fish toward the surface in pursuit of food or bait.
- rise above, to ignore or be indifferent to, as an insult.
- get a rise out of, Informal.
- to provoke, as to action or anger.
- to evoke the expected or desired response from.
- give rise to, to originate; produce; cause: The Industrial Revolution gave rise to accelerated urbanization.
Origin of rise
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Examples from the Web for rose
He first rose to prominence as a lawyer in Queens, who settled a boiling racial dispute over public housing in Forest Hills.Mario Cuomo: An OK Governor, but a Far Better Person
January 2, 2015
The cry that rose up into the night signaled a moral indictment no matter what the grand jury had said.‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture
December 4, 2014
Available at Rose Fitzgerald Kane, $55 With this bag, your little one may just be the cutest in the class.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Angelina Jolie in Your Life
November 29, 2014
Since the beginning of the decade, the Badgers have reached the Rose Bowl three times and have perennially been in the Top-25.How The University of Wisconsin Badgers Are Bucking the Big Ten Ticket Flop
October 31, 2014
And how investor confidence would fall drastically each time Rousseff rose in the polls.What Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Can Teach Hillary Clinton
October 29, 2014
Above, below, the rose of snow, Twined with her blushing foe we spread.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
My heart fluttered as I rose to comply with the demand, and the chapel was hushed.
Soon she rose with a determined air and joined Austin by the window.Viviette
William J. Locke
It was after eleven o'clock when Evelyn rose to go to her room.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
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He rose with the blow; all his energy, from wrist to instep, was in that lifting drive.Way of the Lawless
- any shrub or climbing plant of the rosaceous genus Rosa, typically having prickly stems, compound leaves, and fragrant flowers
- (in combination)rosebush; rosetree
- the flower of any of these plants
- any of various similar plants, such as the rockrose and Christmas rose
- a moderate purplish-red colour; purplish pink
- (as adjective)rose paint
- a rose, or a representation of one, as the national emblem of England
- a cut for a diamond or other gemstone, having a hemispherical faceted crown and a flat base
- a gem so cut
- a perforated cap fitted to the spout of a watering can or the end of a hose, causing the water to issue in a spray
- a design or decoration shaped like a rose; rosette
- Also called: ceiling rose electrical engineering a circular boss attached to a ceiling through which the flexible lead of an electric-light fitting passes
- history See red rose, white rose
- bed of roses a situation of comfort or ease
- under the rose in secret; privately; sub rosa
- (tr) to make rose-coloured; cause to blush or redden
- the past tense of rise
- any pink wine, made either by removing the skins of red grapes after only a little colour has been extracted or by mixing red and white wines
- to get up from a lying, sitting, kneeling, or prone position
- to get out of bed, esp to begin one's dayhe always rises early
- to move from a lower to a higher position or place; ascend
- to ascend or appear above the horizonthe sun is rising
- to increase in height or levelthe water rose above the normal level
- to attain higher rank, status, or reputationhe will rise in the world
- to be built or erectedthose blocks of flats are rising fast
- to become apparent; appearnew troubles rose to afflict her
- to increase in strength, degree, intensity, etcher spirits rose; the wind is rising
- to increase in amount or valuehouse prices are always rising
- to swell updough rises
- to become erect, stiff, or rigidthe hairs on his neck rose in fear
- (of one's stomach or gorge) to manifest or feel nausea; retch
- to become actively rebellious; revoltthe people rose against their oppressors
- to slope upwardsthe ground rises beyond the lake
- to return from the dead; be resurrected
- to originate; come into existencethat river rises in the mountains
- (of a session of a court, legislative assembly, etc) to come to an end; adjourn
- angling (of fish) to come to the surface of the water, as when taking flies
- (tr) nautical another term for raise (def. 20)
- (often foll by to) informal to respond (to teasing, etc) or fall into a trap prepared for one
- the act or an instance of rising; ascent
- an increase in height; elevation
- an increase in rank, status, or position
- an increase in amount, cost, or value
- an increase in degree or intensity
- British an increase in salary or wagesUS and Canadian word: raise
- a piece of rising ground
- an upward slope or incline
- the appearance of the sun, moon, or other celestial body above the horizon
- the vertical height of a step or of a flight of stairs
- the vertical height of a roof above the walls or columns
- the height of an arch above the impost level
- angling the act or instance of fish coming to the surface of the water to take flies, etc
- the beginning, origin, or source; derivation
- slang an erection of the penis
- get a rise out of or take a rise out of to provoke an angry or petulant reaction from
- give rise to to cause the development of; produce
Word Origin and History for rose
Old English rose, from Latin rosa (source of Italian and Spanish rosa, French rose; also source of Dutch roos, German Rose, Swedish ros, Polish rozha, Russian roza, Lithuanian rozhe, Hungarian rózsa, Irish ros, Welsh rhosyn, etc.), probably via Italian and Greek dialects from Greek rhodon "rose" (Aeolic wrodon), ultimately from Persian *vrda-.
But cf. Tucker: "The rose was a special growth of Macedonia & the Thracian region as well as of Persia, & the Lat. & Gk. names prob. came from a Thraco-Phrygian source." Aramaic warda is from Old Persian; the modern Persian cognate, via the usual sound changes, is gul, source of Turkish gül "rose." Klein proposes a PIE *wrdho- "thorn, bramble."
The form of the English word was influenced by the French. Used as a color name since 1520s. In English civil wars of 15c., the white rose was the badge of the House of York, the red of its rival Lancaster. In the figurative sense, bed of roses is from 1590s. To come up roses is attested from 1969; the image, though not the wording, from 1855. To come out smelling like a rose is from 1968. Rose of Sharon (Song of Sol. ii:1) is attested from 1610s and named for the fertile strip of coastal Palestine. The flower has not been identified; used in U.S. since 1847 of the Syrian hibiscus.
light red wine, 1897, from French vin rosé, literally "pink wine."
Old English risan "to rise, rise from sleep, get out of bed; stand up, rise to one's feet; get up from table; rise together; be fit, be proper" (usually arisan; class I strong verb; past tense ras, past participle risen), from Proto-Germanic *us-risanan "to go up" (cf. Old Norse risa, Old Saxon risan, Gothic urreisan "to rise," Old High German risan "to rise, flow," German reisen "to travel," originally "to rise for a journey").
From c.1200 as "move from a lower to a higher position, move upward; increase in number or amount; rise in fortune, prosper; become prominent;" also "rise from the dead." Meaning "come into existence, originate; result (from)" is mid-13c. From early 14c. as "rebel, revolt;" also "occur, happen, come to pass; take place." Related to raise (v.). Related: Rose; risen.
"upward movement," 1570s, from rise (v.). Meaning "a piece of rising ground" is from 1630s. Meaning "spring, source, origin, beginning" is from 1620s. Phrase to get a rise out of (someone) (1829) is a metaphor from angling (1650s).