rose

1
[ rohz ]
/ roʊz /

noun

adjective

verb (used with object), rosed, ros·ing.

to make rose-colored.
to flush (the face, cheeks, etc.).

Idioms

    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 rose

1
before 900; Middle English; Old English rōse < Latin rosa; akin to Greek rhódon (see rhododendron)

Related forms

rose·less, adjectiverose·like, adjective

Definition for rose (2 of 5)

rose

2
[ rohz ]
/ roʊz /

verb

simple past tense of rise.
Nonstandard. a past participle of rise.

Definition for rose (3 of 5)

rosé

[ roh-zey ]
/ roʊˈzeɪ /

noun

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

1425–75; < French: literally, pink

Definition for rose (4 of 5)

Rose

[ rohz ]
/ roʊz /

noun

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.

Definition for rose (5 of 5)

Origin of rise

before 1000; Middle English risen (v.), Old English rīsan; cognate with Dutch rijzen, Old High German rīsan, Gothic reisan; akin to raise, rear2

Related forms

half-rise, nounre·rise, verb, re·rose, re·ris·en, re·ris·ing.un·ris·en, adjective

Can be confused

raise rise (see usage note at raise)

Usage note

See raise.
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British Dictionary definitions for rose (1 of 4)

rose

1
/ (rəʊz) /

noun

verb

(tr) to make rose-coloured; cause to blush or redden

Derived Forms

roselike, adjective

Word Origin for rose

Old English, from Latin rosa, probably from Greek rhodon rose

British Dictionary definitions for rose (2 of 4)

rose

2
/ (rəʊz) /

verb

the past tense of rise

British Dictionary definitions for rose (3 of 4)

rosé

/ (ˈrəʊzeɪ) /

noun

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

Word Origin for rosé

C19: from French, literally: pink, from Latin rosa rose 1

British Dictionary definitions for rose (4 of 4)

rise

/ (raɪz) /

verb rises, rising, rose (rəʊz) or risen (ˈrɪzən) (mainly intr)

noun

Word Origin for rise

Old English rīsan; related to Old Saxon rīsan, Gothic reisan
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Idioms and Phrases with rose (1 of 2)

rose


see bed of roses; come up roses; see through rose-colored glasses.

Idioms and Phrases with rose (2 of 2)

rise


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

also see:

  • come up (rise in the world)
  • get a rise out of
  • give birth (rise) to
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