[ rohz ]
/ roʊz /
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.
verb (used with object), rosed, ros·ing.
to make rose-colored.
to flush (the face, cheeks, etc.).
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Idioms for rose
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
before 900; Middle English; Old English rōse<Latin rosa; akin to Greek rhódon (see rhododendron)
OTHER WORDS FROM roseroseless, adjectiveroselike, adjective
Definition for rose (2 of 4)
Definition for rose (3 of 4)
[ rohz ]
/ roʊz /
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.
Definition for rose (4 of 4)
[ roh-zey ]
/ roʊˈzeɪ /
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 .
Origin of rosé
First recorded in 1425–75; from French: literally, “pink”; the variant blush wine first recorded in 1980–85
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British Dictionary definitions for rose (1 of 3)
/ (rəʊz) /
- 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
Derived forms of roseroselike, adjective
Word Origin for rose
Old English, from Latin rosa, probably from Greek rhodon rose
British Dictionary definitions for rose (2 of 3)
/ (rəʊz) /
the past tense of rise
British Dictionary definitions for rose (3 of 3)
/ (ˈrəʊzeɪ) /
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
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Idioms and Phrases with rose
see bed of roses; come up roses; see through rose-colored glasses.
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