What does peter mean?

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ˈpi tərpe·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Peter, Simon Peter, Saint Peter, St. Peter, Saint Peter the Apostle, St. Peter the Apostlenoun

    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, putznoun

    obscene terms for penis

Wiktionary

  1. Peternoun

    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. Peternoun

    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. Peternoun

    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. Peternoun

    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. Peternoun

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

    Etymology: [Etymol. uncertain.]

  2. Peterverb

    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.

Who Was Who?

  1. Peter

    No relation to the following. He introduced the art of chocolate making into Switzerland, and the art of eating it into America. Ambition: More children and people with sweet teeth.

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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

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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. 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.

  2. Rozi Khan:

    My facial features, hairstyle and beard is more similar to Peter Dinklage, if you put Tariq Mir two photos alongside photos of Peter Dinklage, I think you'll find me resembling Peter Dinklage more.

  3. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    I will challenge anyone today and say this:- if bob marley and peter tosh were alive today, those who try to sell them, their images, and works would never get away with it! I must also add- if their sons and daughters allows this to happen to their fathers, being raped in their graves, then the consequences are theirs to bear. I knew their fathers before they were born. I know my brethrens spirits lives! jah lives! rastafari is, and lives! I am ras cardo from trench town.

  4. e:

    Each one of us should use whatever gift he or she has receieved to serve others faithfully and maximally too (1st Peter 4:10) so says the scripture. Now, are you rich? If yes, then listen up, your money or wealth is a gift from God. Thus, use it up to bless someone else or others as long as you live. Besides that, are you blessed with any other intangible stuffs like insights, words of wisdom, inspirations or motivations? If yes, then endeavour to share it all with someone else or others. For, God almighty (the giver of every good and perfect gift, James 1:17) expects you to share out everything he has given to you. ~Emeasoba George

  5. 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.

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    • A. bristly
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