What does PETER mean?

Definitions for PETER
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Peter, Simon Peter, Saint Peter, St. Peter, Saint Peter the Apostle, St. Peter the Apostle(noun)

    disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope

  2. cock, prick, dick, shaft, pecker, peter, tool, putz(noun)

    obscene terms for penis

Wiktionary

  1. Peter(ProperNoun)

    A male given name from Ancient Greek.

    She knew of no Peter, and yet he was here and there in John and Michael's minds, while Wendy's began to be scrawled all over with him. The name stood out in bolder letters than any of the other words, and as Mrs Darling gazed she felt that it had an oddly cocky appearance.

    Etymology: From Middle English Petre, from Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος ( Pétros ) , from πέτρος ( pétros , " stone, rock") , related to πέτρα ( pétra ) .

  2. Peter(ProperNoun)

    The leading Apostle in the New Testament.

    Etymology: From Middle English Petre, from Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος ( Pétros ) , from πέτρος ( pétros , " stone, rock") , related to πέτρα ( pétra ) .

  3. Peter(ProperNoun)

    The epistles of Peter in the New Testament of the Bible, 1 Peter and 2 Peter attributed to St. Peter.

    Synonym: Pet.

    Etymology: From Middle English Petre, from Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος ( Pétros ) , from πέτρος ( pétros , " stone, rock") , related to πέτρα ( pétra ) .

  4. Peter(ProperNoun)

    A patronymic surname.

    Etymology: From Middle English Petre, from Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος ( Pétros ) , from πέτρος ( pétros , " stone, rock") , related to πέτρα ( pétra ) .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peter(noun)

    a common baptismal name for a man. The name of one of the apostles,

    Etymology: [Etymol. uncertain.]

  2. Peter(verb)

    to become exhausted; to run out; to fail; -- used generally with out; as, that mine has petered out

    Etymology: [Etymol. uncertain.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peter

    pē′tėr, v.i. in mining, to become exhausted (with out): (fig.) to lose power or value.

  2. Peter

    pē′tėr, v.i. to call for trumps at whist, by throwing away a higher card of a suit while holding a smaller.—n. this signal for trumps.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. peter

    See BLUE PETER.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Peter

    A word employed in America for running up the prices at an auction. It is derived from the Dutch pethur, to run, to hurry. The common name for a confederate of the auctioneer at a mock auction is a “Peter Funk,” that of the fictitious person to whom the goods are knocked down.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PETER' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #807

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PETER' in Written Corpus Frequency: #916

How to pronounce PETER?

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How to say PETER in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PETER in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PETER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of PETER in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Walken:

    I like him. He's very sad about his hand. There is a crocodile chasing him and he is lonely, I think, he wants vengeance and he also wants a mother. He is very upset Peter Pan has found a mother and he wants to take her away and be his mother. So, he's a little sad.

  2. Alfie Allen:

    To my friends : Kit, Peter, Gwen, Lena, Emilia, Nikolaj, Maisie, Carice, and especially Sophie whom I was in the trenches with for so much of this journey - I am honoured to share this with you.

  3. Otto Frank:

    I will never forget the moment when Peter van Pels and I saw a group of selected men. Among those men was Peter’s father. The men were marched away. Two hours later, a lorry came by, loaded with their clothing.

  4. Pentagon Press Secretary Peter:

    A Fox News reporter asked Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on Thursday to clarify Carter's remarks that combat is over and the counterterror mission remains. I think we've talked about it a lot, fox News’s clear when we're talking about the counterterror mission – the target is remnants of Al Qaeda. Yet these restrictions may also be a misrepresentation of the reality on the ground in Afghanistan. For example, the actions of U.S. Special Operations forces on the ground in Kunduz show U.S. troops are doing more than training Afghan forces or targeting Al Qaeda. A U.S. Special Forces team called in the airstrike on Oct. 3 that hit a Kunduz hospital run by Doctors Without Borders. The hospital had been suspected of having a Taliban presence ; the head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan Gen. John Campbell told reporters it was the Afghans who requested the airstrike. The U.S. has since called the strike a mistake. Separately, a press release from U.S. Forces-Afghanistan revealed that beginning Oct. 7, the U.S. military.

  5. Officer Peter Casuccio:

    I've had to do things that I hope that Officer Peter Casuccio generation never has to do. Having that said, the last thing I ever want to do is shoot an 11-year-old man because Officer Peter Casuccio life hasn't even gotten started yet, and it could've ended, because I wouldn't have missed, right.

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