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.
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.).
Idioms about rose
come out smelling like a rose, to escape negative consequences, especially to find one’s good reputation unaffected by a bad situation or scandalous association.
come up roses, to turn out all right; result in success, glory, or profit: Despite setbacks, things should come up roses in the long run.
- rose·less, adjective
- rose·like, adjective
Other definitions for rose (2 of 4)
Other definitions for Rose (3 of 4)
Billy, 1899–1966, U.S. theatrical producer.
Peter Edward "Pete"; "Charlie Hustle", born 1941, U.S. baseball player.
Mount, a mountain in W Nevada, the highest in the Carson Range. 10,778 feet (3,285 meters).
a female given name.
Other definitions for rosé (4 of 4)
a pale pink wine resembling white wine in taste, made from red grapes by removing the skins from the must before fermentation is completed.
- Also called blush, blush wine .
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How to use rose in a sentence
It boasts thousands of rose bushes, plus perennial flower gardens and herbs.
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.Cessna makes history by taking off and landing with no one aboard. Here’s how | Jeremy Kahn | August 26, 2020 | Fortune
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.Cessna makes history by taking off and landing with no one aboard. Here’s how | Jeremy Kahn | August 26, 2020 | Fortune
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE 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
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
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
- roselike, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for rose (2 of 3)
the past tense of rise
British Dictionary definitions for rosé (3 of 3)
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
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Other Idioms and Phrases with rose
see bed of roses; come up roses; see through rose-colored glasses.
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