- 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.
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Origin of rose1
OTHER WORDS FROM roserose·less, adjectiverose·like, adjective
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What does rose mean?
The rose is a bulbous, fragrant flower that comes in many different varieties and colors, including red, white, pink, and yellow. They are among the world’s most popular and best-known flowers.
The word rose can also refer to the plant on which roses grow, a shrub that’s commonly called a rosebush. Most rose plants are perennial shrubs. Roses are known for having sharp thorns on their stems.
Roses belong to the genus Rosa, which includes many different species and cultivated varieties. Roses are popular in gardens, especially formal ones.
The kind of roses most commonly given as gifts are called hybrid tea roses. These are especially given as a symbol of romantic love, such as on special occasions like anniversaries or Valentine’s Day.
Different colors of roses are said to symbolize different things, especially when given as gifts. While all roses are associated with romantic love, red roses have an especially strong association. White roses can be used to represent innocence, while yellow roses can be used to represent friendship.
The rose is one of the June birth flowers (a flower that’s associated with a particular month in the same way as a birthstone).
The word rose is also used to refer to a color—variously a pinkish red, a purplish red, or a dark crimson (all of which can be colors of roses). The related adjective rosy is used to describe a reddish or pinkish tinge, often of skin, as in rosy cheeks.
Unrelatedly, the word rose is also the past tense of the verb rise.
Example: I know that sending a dozen red roses is a cliché, but my wife loves them.
Where does rose come from?
The first records of the word rose come from before the year 900. It comes from the Latin rosa, which is related to rhódon, the ancient Greek name for a rose.
Roses are native to different locations in Asia and other places throughout the Northern Hemisphere, including North America, northern Africa, and Europe.
Several idioms and expressions contain the word rose. To stop and smell the roses is to take time to enjoy life and its simple pleasures. To look at something through rose-colored glasses is to view a situation in an idealized way, without seeing any negative aspects. The expression every rose has its thorn means that even beautiful things or positive experiences have flaws. To come up smelling like roses is to emerge unscathed from a negative situation.
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How is rose used in real life?
Roses are one of the most popular flowers to give as gifts. The rose has widespread cultural and symbolic significance and is especially associated with romantic love.
#Roses are in bloom here at Hyde Hall in our Rose Garden and along the Rope Rose Walk. Enjoy a relaxing stroll in these areas to take in the delicate floral scents and range of vibrant colours! Plan your visit: https://t.co/ayppQ4dX2i pic.twitter.com/cHYoErc0B5
— RHS Garden Hyde Hall (@RHSHydeHall) June 17, 2020
— One Step At A Time (@1_simone_1) May 15, 2021
People think love is about romance and a single red rose and Instagram ready sunsets.
Life with an elderly dog and a new baby has shown me the true substance of love.
And the cleaning up thereof.
— Katherine Howe (@katherinebhowe) December 2, 2019
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True or False?
When referring to a color, the word rose can refer to a pinkish red, a purplish red, or a dark crimson.
How to use rose in a sentence
It boasts thousands of rose bushes, plus perennial flower gardens and herbs.
Rose says that when the company begins autonomous cargo flights, its aircraft will have a human pilot monitoring them from a ground control station and talking to air traffic control.
Rose says the company’s ultimate goal is to fly passengers autonomously too, but getting FAA approval to do so will take more time—and probably will require additional rule-making by the agency.
That’s because Google is the processor of the data and publishers are the data controllers who are primarily responsible for what happens to the data that’s being processed, Rose added.
Observer Media, for example, will produce between 70 and 80 virtual events this year, up from the 20 in-person events it had scheduled for 2020, Rose said.Lack of events revenue squeezes B2B media, forcing virtual volume — and innovation|Max Willens|August 4, 2020|Digiday
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|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Lady Rose is also rather subdued in the premiere, which is a pity.
The seemingly endless ranks snapped to attention on command and thousands of white gloves rose in salute.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Internet chatter rose to a deafening roar as speculation began about what—plastic surgery?Butts, Brawls, and Bill Cosby: The Biggest Celebrity Scandals of 2014 |Kevin Fallon|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was on Charlie Rose recently, and in discussing Marilyn Monroe he asked, what do you think was her great appeal?Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bits of paper blew aimlessly about, wafted by a little, feverish breeze, which rose in spasms and died away.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
The women at once rose and began to shake out their draperies and relax their muscles.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
We all rose to our feet, and he shook hands with everybody without waiting to be introduced.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
A sob rose in her throat, and broke from her lips transformed into a trembling, sharp, glad cry.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
"I hope you don't think I speak always to strangers, like that," said the girl in the rose hat.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for rose (1 of 3)
- any shrub or climbing plant of the rosaceous genus Rosa, typically having prickly stems, compound leaves, and fragrant flowers
- (in combination)rosebush; rosetree
- a moderate purplish-red colour; purplish pink
- (as adjective)rose paint
- a cut for a diamond or other gemstone, having a hemispherical faceted crown and a flat base
- a gem so cut
Derived forms of roseroselike, adjective
Word Origin for rose
British Dictionary definitions for rose (2 of 3)
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Word Origin for rosé
Other Idioms and Phrases with rose
see bed of roses; come up roses; see through rose-colored glasses.