What does Peter mean?

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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. Rudy Giuliani:

    Tomorrow, Robert Mueller should be suspended and honest people should be brought in, impartial people to investigate these people like( Peter) Strzok.

  2. Julie Bishop:

    There are more avenues, more options for Peter Greste, his family and his legal team to pursue.

  3. President Trump:

    I can assure Peter Navarro that we are not unprepared.

  4. President Donald Trump:

    Some of Peter Hotez might start thinking about school openings, because a lot of people are wanting to have school openings. It's not a big subject, young children have done very well in this disaster that we've all gone through.

  5. Sylvia Palmer:

    Peter Liang says that it was an accidental death. Peter Liang, my son was no accident, you murdered my son. I need justice for my son. I need a conviction of Peter Liang.

Images & Illustrations of Peter

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