- 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.
verb (used with object), rosed, ros·ing.
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verb (used without object), rose, ris·en [riz-uhn] /ˈrɪz ən/, ris·ing.
verb (used with object), rose, ris·en [riz-uhn] /ˈrɪz ən/, ris·ing.
- 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.
Origin of rise
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|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|Michael Daly|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Brian Weidy|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And how investor confidence would fall drastically each time Rousseff rose in the polls.What Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Can Teach Hillary Clinton|Heather Arnet|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But when they rose Michael signed to his cousin to go on, and planted himself firmly in the path to the door.Michael|E. F. Benson
Shaughnessy, with a haggard glance at the motionless form on the floor, rose and walked uncertainly to an easy chair.The Lash|Olin L. Lyman
Lady Cecilia rose from the bed, advanced towards the mirror, and smoothed her hair.The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4|George W. M. Reynolds
The tracery of a rose window over the door of the North aisle, is gone, and perhaps it is difficult to decide what it meant.Guernsey Pictorial Directory and Stranger's Guide|Thomas Bellamy
On either side of the rose window are small lancet windows with smaller blind arches on each side of them.The Cathedral Church of York|A. Clutton-Brock
British Dictionary definitions for rose (1 of 4)
- 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
Word Origin for rose
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British Dictionary definitions for rose (4 of 4)
verb rises, rising, rose (rəʊz) or risen (ˈrɪzən) (mainly intr)
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Word Origin and History for rose (1 of 4)
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.
Word Origin and History for rose (1 of 4)
light red wine, 1897, from French vin rosé, literally "pink wine."
Word Origin and History for rose (2 of 4)
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.
Word Origin and History for rose (3 of 4)
"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).
Idioms and Phrases with rose (1 of 2)
see bed of roses; come up roses; see through rose-colored glasses.
Idioms and Phrases with rose (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with rise
- rise and shine
- rise from the ashes
- rise in the world
- rise through the ranks
- rise to the bait
- rise to the occasion
- come up (rise in the world)
- get a rise out of
- give birth (rise) to