Definitions for Roseroʊˈzeɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. any of the wild or cultivated, usu. prickly-stemmed, pinnate-leaved, showy-flowered shrubs of the genus Rosa.

    Category: Plants

    Ref: Compare rose family.

  2. any of various related or similar plants.

    Category: Plants

  3. the flower of any such shrub, of a red, pink, white, or yellow color.

    Category: Plants

  4. a pinkish red, purplish pink, or light crimson color.

  5. an ornament shaped like a rose.

  6. any of various diagrams showing directions radiating from a common center, as a compass card.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  7. an old style of gem cut having a flat base and a dome-shaped crown, typically with 24 triangular facets. a gem with this cut.

    Category: Jewelry

  8. a perforated cap or plate, as at the end of a pipe, to break a flow of water into a spray.

    Category: Building Trades

  9. (adj.)of the color rose.

  10. for, containing, or growing roses.

    Category: Plants

  11. scented like a rose.

Origin of rose:

bef. 900; ME; OE rōse < L rosa; akin to Gk rhódon rose (cf. rhododendron )



  1. Ref: pt. of rise.


  1. a pink wine made from red grapes by removing the grape skins from the must before fermentation is completed.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

Origin of rosé:

1425–75; < F: lit., pink, rosy, OF, = rose rose1+ -é < L -ātus -ate1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rose, rosebush(noun)

    any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses

  2. blush wine, pink wine, rose, rose wine(noun)

    pinkish table wine from red grapes whose skins were removed after fermentation began

  3. rose, rosiness(adj)

    a dusty pink color

  4. rose, roseate, rosaceous(adj)

    of something having a dusty purplish pink color

    "the roseate glow of dawn"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. roseʊz

    the past tense of "rise"

  2. rose(noun)ʊz

    a garden flower with thorns on its stem

    a dozen red roses


  1. Rose(Noun)

    A regional contestant in the annual Rose of Tralee contest.

  2. Rose(Noun)

    The winner of that year's contest.

  3. Rose(ProperNoun)


  4. Origin: From rosé.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rose

    of Rise

  2. Rose

    imp. of Rise

  3. Rose(noun)

    a flower and shrub of any species of the genus Rosa, of which there are many species, mostly found in the morthern hemispere

  4. Rose(noun)

    a knot of ribbon formed like a rose; a rose knot; a rosette, esp. one worn on a shoe

  5. Rose(noun)

    a rose window. See Rose window, below

  6. Rose(noun)

    a perforated nozzle, as of a pipe, spout, etc., for delivering water in fine jets; a rosehead; also, a strainer at the foot of a pump

  7. Rose(noun)

    the erysipelas

  8. Rose(noun)

    the card of the mariner's compass; also, a circular card with radiating lines, used in other instruments

  9. Rose(noun)

    the color of a rose; rose-red; pink

  10. Rose(noun)

    a diamond. See Rose diamond, below

  11. Rose(verb)

    to render rose-colored; to redden; to flush

  12. Rose(verb)

    to perfume, as with roses


  1. Rose

    A rose is a woody perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. There are over 100 species. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing or trailing with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Flowers vary in size and shape and are usually large and showy, in colours ranging from white through yellows and reds. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and often are fragrant. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach 7 meters in height. Different species hybridize easily, and this has been used in the development of the wide range of garden roses. The name rose comes from French, itself from Latin rosa, which was perhaps borrowed from Oscan, from Greek ρόδον rhódon, itself borrowed from Old Persian wrd-, related to Avestan varəδa, Sogdian ward, Parthian wâr.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rose' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1676

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rose' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4104

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rose' in Nouns Frequency: #1102

Translations for Rose

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a kind of brightly-coloured, usually sweet-scented flower, usually with sharp thorns.

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