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rose

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[ rohz ]
/ roʊz /
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noun
adjective
verb (used with object), rosed, ros·ing.
to make rose-colored.
to flush (the face, cheeks, etc.).
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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.

Origin of rose

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First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English rōse, from Latin rosa; possibly via Etruscan ruze, rusi, a noun of uncertain meaning, from Greek rhodéa “rosebush,” from rhódon “rose”

OTHER WORDS FROM rose

rose·less, adjectiverose·like, adjective

Other definitions for rose (2 of 4)

rose2
[ rohz ]
/ roʊz /

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

Other definitions for rose (3 of 4)

Rose
[ rohz ]
/ roʊz /

noun
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 rose (4 of 4)

rosé
[ roh-zey ]
/ roʊˈzeɪ /

noun
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)

rose1
/ (rəʊz) /

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

Derived forms of rose

roselike, adjective

Word Origin for rose

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

British Dictionary definitions for rose (2 of 3)

rose2
/ (rəʊz) /

verb
the past tense of rise

British Dictionary definitions for rose (3 of 3)

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
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Other Idioms and Phrases with rose

rose

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

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