What does Peter mean?

Definitions for Peter
ˈpi tərPeter

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Peter.

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


  1. Peter(ProperNoun)


  2. Peter(ProperNoun)

    The leading Apostle in the New Testament.

  3. Peter(ProperNoun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peter(noun)

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

  2. Peter(verb)

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

  3. Origin: [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.

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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


  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. Jens Falkenberg:

    To me, Peter is not a murderer.

  2. Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver:

    We won't just give carte blanche to Peter.

  3. Werner Baumann:

    We are not feeding Peter by starving Paul here.

  4. President Trump:

    I can assure Peter Navarro that we are not unprepared.

  5. A. W. Pink:

    Peter exercised a zeal which was unregulated by knowledge

Images & Illustrations of Peter

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