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peter

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verb pe·ter \ˈpē-tər\

Definition of peter

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to diminish gradually and come to an end :  give out —usually used with out <novelists whose creative impetus seems largely to have petered out — Times Literary Supplement>

  3. 2 :  to become exhausted —usually used with out



Origin of peter

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1846


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peter

noun pe·ter

Definition of peter

often vulgar

  1. :  penis



Origin of peter

from the name Peter


First Known Use: circa 1902


Peter

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noun Pe·ter \ˈpē-tər\

Definition of Peter

  1. 1 :  a fisherman of Galilee and one of the twelve apostles

  2. 2 :  either of two hortatory letters written to early Christians and included as books of the New Testament — see bible table



Origin of peter

Late Latin Petrus, from Greek Petros, from petra rock


Peter

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biographical name Pe·ter \ˈpē-tər\

Definition of Peter

  1. ca 1050–1115 the Hermit Fr. preacher of the 1st Crusade






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