Rose Definition

rōz
rosed, roses, rosing
noun
roses
A member of the rose family.
American Heritage
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.
Webster's New World
The flower of any of these plants.
Webster's New World
Any of several similar or related plants.
Webster's New World
Pinkish red or purplish red.
Webster's New World
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adjective
Of or having to do with a rose or roses.
Webster's New World
Relating to, containing, or used for roses.
American Heritage
Rose-colored.
Webster's New World
Scented or flavored with or as if with roses.
American Heritage
Rose-scented.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
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verb
Webster's New World
To make rose-colored; specif., to flush (the cheeks, etc.)
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary

(poetic) To perfume, as with roses.

Wiktionary

Simple past tense of rise.

Wiktionary
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pronoun
A female given name.
Wiktionary
Wiktionary
idiom
come up roses
  • To result favorably or successfully:

    Those were difficult times but now everything's coming up roses.

American Heritage
under the rose
  • Sub rosa.
American Heritage
come up roses
  • to turn out very well
Webster's New World
under the rose
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Rose

Noun

Singular:
rose
Plural:
Ross1, roses

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Rose

Origin of Rose

  • From Old English rōse, from Latin rosa, from Oscan, from Ancient Greek ῥόδον (rhódon) (Aeolic ϝρόδον (wródon)), from Old Persian *wá¹›da- (“flower") (compare Avestan 𐬬𐬀𐬭𐬆𐬜𐬀 (varǝδa-), Sogdian ward, Parthian wâr, late Middle Persian gwl (gul), Persian Ú¯Ù„ (gul), and Middle Iranian borrowings including Old Armenian Õ¾Õ¡Ö€Õ¤ (vard), Aramaic וַרְדָּא (wardā) / ܘܪܕܐ (wardā), Arabic وَرْدَة (warda(t)), Hebrew וֶרֶד (wéreḏ)), 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).

    From Wiktionary

  • The surname may be matronymic, but more probably topographic from residence by rose bushes or the sign of a rose, or a nickname from rosy complexion.

    From Wiktionary

  • French (vin) rosé pink (wine) from Old French from rose rose rose1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English from Latin rosa

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French rosé (“pinkish").

    From Wiktionary

  • From rise.

    From Wiktionary

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