What does ROSE mean?

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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"


  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. rosé(Noun)

    A pale pink wine made by removing the dark grape skins at the required point during fermentation.

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

  13. Origin: [AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. , Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F. rose, from the Latin. Cf. Copperas, Rhododendron.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rose

    pa.t. of rise.

  2. Rose

    rōz, n. any shrub of the genus Rosa, having stems generally prickly, flowers terminal, often corymbose, in colour white, yellow, pink, or red: a flower of one of these shrubs: any one of various plants resembling the true rose: a rosette: a perforated nozzle of a pipe, &c.: light crimson, the colour of the rose: an ornamental tie: erysipelas: (her.) a conventional representation of the flower.—v.t. to flush.—n. Rose′-acā′cia, the moss-locust, a tree with deep rose-coloured flowers.—adjs. Rō′seal, like a rose in smell or colour; Rō′seāte, rosy: full of roses: blooming: red.—ns. Rose′-bee′tle, -bug, a coleopterous insect about an inch long, which is destructive to flowers, esp. roses: the rose-chafer; Rose′-berr′y, the fruit of the rose: a hip; Rose′-bit, a cylindrical bit, the oblique surface of which is cut into teeth.—adj. Rose′-breast′ed, having rose-colour on the breast.—ns. Rose′-bud, the bud of the rose: a young girl; Rose′-burn′er, Rosette′-burn′er, a gas-burner in which the gas issues from a series of openings arranged radially round a centre; Rose′-bush, the shrub which bears roses; Rose′-cam′phor, one of the two volatile oils composing attar-of-roses; Rose′-cam′pion, a red flower, Lychnis coronaria; Rose′-carnā′tion, a carnation striped with rose-colour; Rose′-chāf′er, an injurious beetle whose grubs destroy the roots of strawberries, &c.; Rose′-col′our, the colour of a rose, pink: fancied beauty or attractiveness.—adj. Rose′-col′oured, having the colour of a rose.—n. Rose′-cross, a cross within a circle: a Rosicrucian.—adj. Rose′-cut, cut with a smooth, round surface, as a precious stone, and not in facets.—p.adj. Rosed (Shak.), crimsoned, flushed.—ns. Rose′-dī′amond, a diamond nearly hemispherical, cut into twenty-four triangular facets; Rose′-drop, a rose-flavoured orange: a pimply eruption on the nose caused by tippling; Rose′-en′gine, a form of lathe combining the rotary motion of the mandrel with a radial movement of the tool-rest; Rose′-fes′tival, a festival celebrated on 8th June, at Salency in France; Rose′-fly′catcher, an American fly-catching warbler; Rose′-gall, a gall produced on roses by an insect; Rose′-gerā′nium, a house-plant with rose-scented leaves; Rose′-haw, the fruit of the wild-rose: a Rose′-hip.—adj. Rose′-hued, rose-coloured.—n. Rose′-knot, a rosette of ribbon or other soft material.—adj. Rose′-lipped, having red lips.—ns. Ro

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. rose

    A plate of copper or lead perforated with small holes, placed on the heel of a pump to prevent choking substances from being sucked in. Roses are also nailed, for the like purpose, upon the holes which are made on a steamer's bottom for the admission of water to the boilers and condensers.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rose

    In heraldry, is drawn in a conventional form, and never with a stalk, except when expressly directed by the words of blazon. Being sometimes argent and sometimes gules, it cannot be designated proper; but when blazoned “barbed and seeded proper,” it is meant that the barbs are to be green, and the seeds gold and yellow. The rose gules was the badge of the Plantagenets of the house of Lancaster, and the rose argent of that of York. The York rose was sometimes surrounded with rays as of the sun, and termed rose en soleil. As a mark of cadency, the rose has been used as the difference of the seventh son.

Editors Contribution

  1. Rose

    A flower that is created in various forms, colors and species.

    There are currently over 100 different types of Rose varieties.

    Submitted by JP03 on April 16, 2015  
  2. rose

    A type of plant and flower that is created and cultivated in various forms, colors and species.

    Roses are a popular choice of plant and flowers that people plant to bring them joy or buy for themselves or a loved one to express themselves.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on March 22, 2016  

Suggested Resources

  1. rosé

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  2. ROSÉ

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Rose

    An inn and tavern sign which, as a painted device, red or white, displayed a partisanship for the Lancastrians or the Yorkists. After the union of the two royal houses nothing was easier to quench the former partiality for either the red or white rose than to exhibit in place of the coloured design the name of “The Rose,” as a general compliment to the Crown.

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

Anagrams for ROSE »

  1. ores

  2. eros, Eros, EROS

  3. roes

  4. sore

  5. orse

  6. eros, Eros, EROS, ores, orse, roes, sore

How to pronounce ROSE?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say ROSE in sign language?

  1. rose


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ROSE in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ROSE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of ROSE in a Sentence

  1. Olivier Brun:

    This is a man's rosé.

  2. Mellody Hobson:

    The bloom is off the rose on real estate.

  3. Amit Ray:

    Deep down there is a rose in every heart.

  4. Manuel Mesa:

    He's a person who rose from a poor family.

  5. Donald Trump:

    We gotta let Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame.

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