rose

Definition of rose 

(Entry 1 of 5)

past tense of rise

rose

noun (1)
\ˈrōz \

Definition of rose (Entry 2 of 5)

1a : any of a genus (Rosa of the family Rosaceae, the rose family) of usually prickly shrubs with pinnate leaves and showy flowers having five petals in the wild state but being often double or partly double under cultivation

b : the flower of a rose

2 : something resembling a rose in form: such as

a(1) : compass card

(2) : a circular card with radiating lines used in other instruments

b : a rosette especially on a shoe

c : rose cut

3 roses plural : an easy or pleasant situation or task it was not all sunshine and roses— Anthony Lewis

4 : a moderate purplish red

5 : a plane curve which consists of three or more loops meeting at the origin and whose equation in polar coordinates is of the form ρ = a sin nθ or ρ = a cos nθ where n is an integer greater than zero

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rose

adjective

Definition of rose (Entry 3 of 5)

1a : containing or used for roses

b : of or relating to a rose

c : flavored, scented, or colored with or like roses

2 : of the color rose

rosé

noun (2)
ro·​sé | \rō-ˈzā \

Definition of rosé (Entry 4 of 5)

: a light pink table wine made from red grapes by removing the skins after fermentation has begun

Rose

biographical name
\ˈrōz \

Definition of Rose (Entry 5 of 5)

Irwin A. 1926–2015 American biologist

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Other Words from rose

Noun (1)

roselike \ˈrōz-​ˌlīk \ adjective

Examples of rose in a Sentence

Noun (1)

He sent a dozen red roses to his girlfriend on Valentine's Day.

First Known Use of rose

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (2)

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rose

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Old English, from Latin rosa; akin to Greek rhodon rose, Persian gul

Noun (2)

French

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More Definitions for rose

rose

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rose

: a flower with a sweet smell that is usually white, yellow, red, or pink and that grows on a bush which has thorns on the stems

: a slightly purplish-pink color

rose

Kids Definition of rose

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense of rise

rose

noun
\ˈrōz \

Kids Definition of rose (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a showy and usually fragrant white, yellow, pink, or red flower that grows on a prickly shrub

2 : a medium pink

rose

noun
\ˈrōz \

Medical Definition of rose 

1a : any of a genus (Rosa of the family Rosaceae, the rose family) of usually prickly shrubs with pinnate leaves and showy flowers of which some are sources of rose oil

b : the flower of a rose

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