What does Peter mean?

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ˈpi tərPeter

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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. Rozi Khan:

    In the beginning, they started calling me Peter Dinklage. After that I saw his show, and then slowly, slowly I became famous.

  2. Jamie McGoldrick:

    As a result of that, organizations who are in areas where cholera has broken out have had to use resources that they would have otherwise programmed for something like food insecurity or malnutrition, what we are doing right now is robbing Peter to pay Paul.

  3. Walter Jones:

    If St. Peter called and said you need to vote for this bill if you want to get into heaven, I'd say I can't do it.

  4. Adair Reinhard:

    I wanted to bring him back to all the good times we had, and singing around the campfire and him playing his guitar, and so just started singing those Peter, Paul and Mary songs, we could really hear him suffering.

  5. White House:

    Text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok andLisa Pagein 2016 that were obtained by Fox News on Tuesday refer to then-candidate Donald Trump as a ‘loathsome human’ and ‘an idiot.’ More than 10,000 texts between Strzok and Page were being reviewed by the Justice Department after Strzok was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe after it was revealed that some of them contained anti-Trump content. The messages were sent during the 2016 campaign and contain discussions about various candidates. … House Intelligence Committee investigators have long regarded Strzok as a key figure in the chain of events that began when the bureau, in 2016, received the infamous anti-Trump ‘dossier’ and launched a counterintelligence investigation into Russian meddling in the election that ultimately came to encompass FISA surveillance of a Trump campaign associate.

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