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.(noun)
Rose is defined as to have gotten up or gone higher in the past.(verb)
An example of rose is for the ocean to have gone above normal high tide levels yesterday.
See rose in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE < L rosa < Gr rhodon: see Rhoda
intransitive verb, transitive verb
See rose in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English
Origin: , 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.
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Origin: French (vin) rosé, pink (wine)
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from rose, rose; see rose 1.
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