A beautiful red rose.
- The definition of a rose is a flower in the genus Rosa or something that looks like such a flower, or a color that is a dark pink shade.
- An example of a rose is the popular Valentine's Day flower.
- An example of rose is the color of blushing cheeks.
- Rose is defined as to have gotten up or gone higher in the past.
An example of rose is for the ocean to have gone above normal high tide levels yesterday.
- any of a genus (Rosa) of shrubs of the rose family, characterized by prickly stems, pinnate leaves, and fragrant flowers with five petals that are usually white, yellow, or, often specif., red or pink
- the flower of any of these plants
- any of several similar or related plants
- pinkish red or purplish red
- a round, perforated nozzle for a hose, sprinkling can, etc.
- a form in which gems, esp. diamonds, are cut, with a flat, round base and a multifaceted upper surface
- a gem cut in this way
- a compass card or a representation of this, as on maps
Origin of roseMiddle English from Old English from Classical Latin rosa from Classical Greek rhodon: see Rhoda
- of or having to do with a rose or roses
- designating a large and widely distributed family (Rosaceae, order Rosales) of wild and cultivated dicotyledonous shrubs and trees, including cinquefoils, meadowsweets, hawthorns, strawberries, apples, peaches, and almonds
transitive verbrosed, ros′ing
come up roses
under the rose
Origin of Rosesee rose
Origin of roséFr, literally , pink
- A member of the rose family.
- a. Any of numerous shrubs or vines of the genus Rosa, having prickly stems and pinnately compound leaves, widely cultivated for their showy, often fragrant flowers.b. The flower of any of these plants.c. Any of various other plants, especially one having similar flowers.
- A dark pink to moderate red.
- An ornament, such as a decorative knot, resembling a rose in form; a rosette.
- A perforated nozzle for spraying water from a hose or sprinkling can.
- a. A form of gem cut marked by a flat base and a faceted, hemispheric upper surface.b. A gem, especially a diamond, cut in this manner.
- A rose window.
- A compass card or its representation, as on a map.
- roses That which is marked by favor, success, or ease of execution: Directing this play has been all roses since the new producer took over.
- Of the color rose.
- Relating to, containing, or used for roses.
- Scented or flavored with or as if with roses.
Origin of roseMiddle English from Old English from Latin rosa Word History: It is etymologically correct to drink a julep while watching the Run for the Roses. The English word rose comes from Latin and Old French. Latin rosa may be an Etruscan form of Greek Rhodia, “Rhodian, originating from Rhodes.” The Attic Greek word for rose is rhodon, and in Sappho's Aeolic dialect of Greek it is wrodon. In Avestan, the language of the Persian prophet Zoroaster, “rose” is varəda and in Armenian vard, words both related to the Aeolic form. The Modern Persian word for “rose” is gul (which, believe it or not, is descended from a form quite similar to varəda through a series of regular sound changes); and gul-āb is “rose-water.” Gulāb is also a drink made of water and honey or syrup. The name of this Persian treat was borrowed into Arabic as julāb and then, through Spanish and French, became julep in English, the ambrosia for sipping on Derby Day.
Origin of roseFrench (vin) rosé pink (wine) from Old French from rose rose ; see rose 1.
- A shrub of the genus Rosa, with red, pink, white or yellow flowers.
- A flower of the rose plant.
- A plant or species in the rose family. (Rosaceae)
- Something resembling a rose flower.
- A purplish-red or pink colour, the colour of some rose flowers.
- A round nozzle for a sprinkling can or hose.
- The base of a light socket.
- (mathematics) Any of various flower-like polar graphs of sinusoids or their squares.
(third-person singular simple present roses, present participle rosing, simple past and past participle rosed)
- Having a purplish-red or pink colour. See rosy.
From Old English rÅse, from Latin rosa, from Oscan, from Ancient Greek á¿¥ÏŒÎ´Î¿Î½ (rhÃ³don) (Aeolic ÏÏÏŒÎ´Î¿Î½ (wrÃ³don)), from Old Persian *wá¹›da- (“flower") (compare Avestan ð¬¬ð¬€ð¬ð¬†ð¬œð¬€ (varÇÎ´a-), Sogdian ward, Parthian wÃ¢r, late Middle Persian gwl (gul), Persian Ú¯Ù„ (gul), and Middle Iranian borrowings including Old Armenian Õ¾Õ¡Ö€Õ¤ (vard), Aramaic ×•Ö·×¨Ö°×“Ö¸Ö¼× (wardÄ) / Ü˜ÜªÜ•Ü (wardÄ), Arabic ÙˆÙŽØ±Ù’Ø¯ÙŽØ© (warda(t)), Hebrew ×•Ö¶×¨Ö¶×“ (wÃ©reá¸)), from Proto-Indo-European *wrÌ¥dÊ°os (“sweetbriar") (compare Old English word (“thornbush"), Latin rubus (“bramble"), Albanian hurdhe (“ivy")). Possibly ultimately a derivation from a verb for "to grow" only attested in Indo-Iranian (*Hwardh-, compare Sanskrit vardh-, with relatives in Avestan).
- Simple past tense of rise.
- Alternative spelling of rosÃ©.
From French rosÃ© (“pinkish").
- A female given name.
- A surname.
- (Ireland, informal) A regional contestant in the annual Rose of Tralee contest.
- (Ireland, informal) The winner of that year's contest.
- The contestants are usually referred to by the place they are representing, such as London Rose or Galway Rose. The winner is normally later referred to by the year she won the contest, such as "the 2009 Rose".
- The word is sometimes written with a lower case "r".
- More formally, the full term, Rose of Tralee is used.
From a Norman name of Germanic origins, likely made up of hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type". Introduced to England in the form Roese or Rohese. Later conflated with the vernacular word "rose", and associated with the flower names that first became popular in the end of the 19th century. Also a nickname for names beginning with Rose-/Rosa-.
(comparative more ærose, superlative most ærose)
- Obsolete spelling of aerose.