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rose

Definition of rose

  • past tense of rise

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rose

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noun \ ˈrōz \

Definition of rose

1 a :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
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

roselike

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under the rose

Examples of rose in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of rose

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

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rose

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Definition of rose

1 a :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

First Known Use of rose

before 12th century

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rosé

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noun ro·sé \ rō-ˈzā \

Definition of rosé

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

Origin and Etymology of rosé

French


Rose

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biographical name \ ˈrōz \

Definition of Rose

Irwin A. 1926–2015 American biologist


ROSE Defined for English Language Learners

rose

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Definition of rose for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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rose

Definition of rose for Students

  • past tense of rise

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rose

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noun \ ˈrōz \

Definition of rose for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

rose

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noun \ ˈrōz \

medical Definition of rose

1 a :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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