• Statue in Rose-coloured Granite of the Pharaoh AnÛ, in the GÎzeh Museum
    Statue in Rose-coloured Granite of the Pharaoh AnÛ, in the GÎzeh Museum
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj rose of something having a dusty purplish pink color "the roseate glow of dawn"
    • n rose a dusty pink color
    • n rose pinkish table wine from red grapes whose skins were removed after fermentation began
    • n rose any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"It rose at once to the ceiling." "It rose at once to the ceiling."
Plug-Cutter.  Center-Bit.  Foerstner Auger-Bit.  Expansive-Bit.  Reamer.  Rose Countersink Plug-Cutter. Center-Bit. Foerstner Auger-Bit. Expansive-Bit. Reamer. Rose Countersink
Stephen holding a rose in his mouth Stephen holding a rose in his mouth
Uncle John takes Nellie and Rose to see the well Uncle John takes Nellie and Rose to see the well
The rose is red The rose is red
The Rose, chained, kneels on the floor before her captors The Rose, chained, kneels on the floor before her captors
Immediately a genie of enormous size rose out of the earth Immediately a genie of enormous size rose out of the earth

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Strawberries are a member of the rose family
    • Rose imp. of Rise.
    • Rose A diamond. See Rose diamond, below.
    • Rose A flower and shrub of any species of the genus Rosa, of which there are many species, mostly found in the morthern hemispere
    • Rose A knot of ribbon formed like a rose; a rose knot; a rosette, esp. one worn on a shoe.
    • Rose 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.
    • Rose (Arch) A rose window. See Rose window, below.
    • Rose The card of the mariner's compass; also, a circular card with radiating lines, used in other instruments.
    • Rose The color of a rose; rose-red; pink.
    • Rose (Med) The erysipelas.
    • Rose To perfume, as with roses.
    • Rose To render rose-colored; to redden; to flush. "A maid yet rosed over with the virgin crimson of modesty."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Elizabeth the First suffered from anthophobia (a fear of roses).
    • n rose A shrub of the genus Rosa, or its flower, found wild in numerous species, and cultivated from remote antiquity. In the wild state the rose is generally single, its corolla consisting of one circle of roundish spreading petals. Under cultivation the petals commonly multiply at the expense of the stamens, the flower thus doubling into a cushion-, nest-, or cabbage-shaped body. Starting with a few natural species, cultivation has obtained, through selection and complex intercrossing, many hundred varieties, whose parentage frequently cannot be conjectured. Some, however, remain near their originals, and very many can be referred to certain general stocks. For practical purposes the roses of culture have been loosely grouped as follows: (I) Climbing roses. Here belong the prairie-rose, and its offspring the queen-of-the-prairies, Baltimore belle, etc., and the evergreen, Ayrshire, musk, many-flowered, and Banksian stocks (see below). Garden roses, non-climbers, blooming but once in the season; summer or June roses. Among these are the Scotch roses, derived from the burnet-rose, R. spinosissima (R. pimpinellifolia), a low bush of temperate Europe and Asia; the cinnamon- and damask-roses; the Provins, hundred-leaved, or cabbage rose, R. centifolia, among whose numerous varieties are most of the moss-roses; and the French or red rose, R. Gallica, prolific of variegated and other varieties. These are old favorites, now giving way to the next class. The so-called hybrid perpetuals or autumn roses, best called remontants (see remontant), as blooming not perpetually, but a second time after rest. The characteristic element in this group is from the China or Indian rose, R. Indica. They are large, brilliant, and hardy, afford the great fancy roses of the rosarians, and include such varieties as the Baronne Prévost, General Jacqueminot, and giant-of-battles. The Jacqueminot is forced in immense quantities for the market. Roses blooming continuously. Here may be classed the Bourbons, originating in a cross between the China and a damask variety, a rather tender race, including the Souvenir de Malmaison, a famous standard. More constant bloomers are varieties of the China rose known popularly as monthly roses, also called Bengal roses; the flowers are brilliant and abundant; the plant multiplies readily, and is the best for house culture. Another race of perpetuals is the noisette, derived from the musk-and the tea-rose, mostly climbers. Lastly, here belong the tea-roses, or tea-scented roses, descended from var, odorata of the China rose, a race of numerous and increasing varieties, most extensively cultivated. The large yellow Maréchal (or Marshal) Niel, highly popular for forcing, is by some classed as a tea-rose, by others as a Noisette. In England roses called standards are produced by budding the desired variety on the stock of the common dogrose, or of a vigorous variety known as Manetti; in the American climate most sorts do better on their own stock. The rose in culture has numerous enemies, as the rose-aphis or greenfly, the rose-beetle, the rose-slug, and the red-spider. The most important economical use” of the rose is in the manufacture of attar or oil of roses. (See attar and rose-water.) The petals of the red or French rose are slightly astringent and tonic, and are used in various officinal preparations, chiefly as a vehicle for stronger tonic astringents. The petals of the cabbage-rose are slightly laxative, but are used chiefly in making rose-water. The bright-red hip of some wild roses is ornamental and sometimes edible; that of the dogrose is used to make a confection. The rose is a national emblem of England.
    • n rose One of various other plants so named from some resemblance to the true rose. See the phrases below.
    • n rose A knot of ribbon in the form of a rose, used as an ornamental tie of a hat-band, garter, shoe, etc.
    • n rose Figuratively, full flush or bloom.
    • n rose A light crimson color. Colors ordinarily called crimson are too dark to receive the name of rose. See II.
    • n rose In heraldry, a conventional representation of the flower, composed of five leaves or lobes, or, in other words, a kind of cinquefoil: when the five spaces between the leaves are filled by small pointed leaves representing the calyx, it is said to be barbed. (See barb, n., 8.) The center is usually a circle with small dots or points of a different tincture, usually or. These may be supposed to represent the stamens, but they are called in heraldry seeds, and when they are of a different tincture the rose is said to be seeded.
    • n rose In arch, and art: A rose-window
    • n rose Any ornamental feature or work of decorative character having a circular outline: properly a larger and more important feature or work than a rosette or a circular boss.
    • n rose A rosette, as of lace.
    • n rose In zoology, a formation suggestive of a rose; a radiating disposition or arrangement of parts; a rosette, as that formed at the parting of feathers on the heads of domestic pigeons of different breeds, or that represented by caruncles about the eyes or beak. Compare rose-comb, under comb, 3.
    • n rose A perforated nozle of a pipe, spout, etc., to distribute water in fine shower-like jets; a rose-head; also, a plate similarly perforated covering some aperture.
    • n rose An ornamental annular piece of wood or metal surrounding the spindle of a door-lock or a gas-pipe at the point where it passes through a wall or ceiling.
    • n rose The disease erysipelas: so named, popularly, from its color.
    • n rose In English history, one of the two rival factions, York and Lancastrian. See Wars of the Roses, below.
    • n rose A circular card or disk, or a diagram with radiating lines: as, the compass-card or rose of the compass; the barometric rose, which shows the barometric pressure, at any place, in connection with the winds blowing from different points of the compass; a wind-rose.
    • n rose In musical instruments like flutes, guitars, dulcimers, and harpsichords, an ornamental device set in the sound-hole of the belly, and often serving as a trade-mark as well as a decoration.
    • n rose A form in which precious stones, especially small diamonds, are frequently cut. Large rose diamonds were much used from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, but are now quite obsolete. The characteristic of the rose is that it is flat below, and forms a hemisphere or low pyramid above, covered with small facets. When, as is usually the case, these facets are 24 in number, the cut is called a Dutch rose; when 36, a rose recoupée. The Brabant rose has also 24 facets, but they are flatter or less raised than in the Dutch rose. The rose cut is selected when the loss to the stone in cutting would be too great if the brilliant cut were selected. Rose diamonds are generally cut from plates cleaved from the crystals of diamonds while being cleaved into brilliant form. See brilliant.
    • n rose A very small diamond, scarcely more than a splinter, of which as many as 400 are sometimes necessary to make a carat, or 60,000 to make an ounce. These are seldom regularly cut, 6 to 8 facets only being the usual number.
    • n rose A rose-mallow, Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis. See shoeblack-plant.
    • n rose Same as sage-rose.
    • n rose Specifically, the French rose.
    • n rose In botany, the order Rosaceæ.
    • n rose A St.-John's-wort, Hypericum calycinum. Britten and Holland, Eng. Plant-names. [Prov. Eng.]
    • n rose Same as althæa, 2. [U. S.]
    • n rose Specifically, Rosa alba, a garden rose, native in the Caucasus.
    • n rose See Rœmeria.
    • n rose R. sulphurea, the double yellow rose, beautiful in warm climates, native from Asia Minor to Persia.
    • rose Of an extremely luminous purplish-red color. Some rose colors are deficient in chroma, and are therefore varieties of pink, rose-pink; others have the most intense chroma, rose-reds; others incline so much toward purple as to be called rose-purple.
    • rose To render rose-colored; redden; cause to flush or blush.
    • rose To perfume as with roses.
    • rose Preterit of rise.
    • rose An obsolete or dialectal form of roose.
    • n rose In geometry, certain transcendental curves having, in polar coördinates, equations of the form ρ = α cos b θ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
    • pa.t Rose of rise.
    • n Rose rōz 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:
    • v.t Rose to flush
    • n Rose a crimson-pink colour
    • adj Rose sentimental, as 'rose-water philosophy.'—ns. Rose′-win′dow, a circular window with its compartments branching from a centre, like a rose
    • n Rose rōz (her.) a conventional representation of the flower
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  • Hada Bejar
    Hada Bejar
    “The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.”
  • Dutch Proverb
    Dutch Proverb
    “Roses fall, but the thorns remain.”
  • Arabella Smith
    Arabella Smith
    “Keep not your roses for my dead, cold brow the way is lonely, let me feel them now.”
  • Wendy Craig
    Wendy Craig
    “One rose says more than the dozen”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
    “Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.”


Come up roses - If things come up roses, they produce a positive result, especially when things seemed to be going badly at first.
Come up smelling of roses - (UK) If someone comes up smelling of roses, they emerge from a situation with their reputation undamaged.
Never a rose without the prick - This means that good things always have something bad as well; like the thorns on the stem of a rose.
No bed of roses - If something isn't a bed of roses, it is difficult.
Rose-colored glasses - If people see things through rose-colored (coloured) glasses, they see them in a more positive light than they really are.
Rose-tinted glasses - If people see things through rose-tinted glasses, they see them in a more positive light than they really are.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. róse—L. rosa, Gr. rhodon.


In literature:

Had a pleasant night and rose before seven, and took out my better clothes to remind me more effectually of Sunday.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
He rose then, instantly sober, set the hat forward, descended the steps, and held out a friendly left hand to Johnnie.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
When I had sobbed out my last word she rose, swept me one glance of withering contempt, and left the room.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Very, very slowly the water rose around Island Rock.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
This is an item in Rose-culture that one cannot afford to ignore, if he desires fine Roses.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
She had two children who were like the two rose-trees, and one was called Snow-white, and the other Rose-red.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
It was a flower, a broken stem, a torn rose, and a few scattered rose leaves.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Gilbert stuffed his mother's letter into his pocket and rose to his feet, stretching a little as he moved.
"To Love" by Margaret Peterson
I shall appreciate the honor of riding into town with Mr. Rose and his rose.
"From the Car Behind" by Eleanor M. Ingram
Anne followed Rose down the stairs and into the sink-room, where Rose began to scour her face vigorously.
"A Little Maid of Massachusetts Colony" by Alice Turner Curtis

In poetry:

I took white roses in my hand,
A white rose on my forehead shone,
For we had come to understand
White roses bloomed for us alone.
"The Living Picture" by Edward Dyson
Fresh as the dew of the morn,
Pure as the white drifting snows,
A rose without a brier,
A rose without a thorn,
My sweet-heart Canadian Rose
There's the Rose
"Canadian Rose" by Curley Fletcher
The Golden Rose is blowing still,
Is growing still, is glowing still,
In lonely vale, on lordly hill,
The Golden Rose is glowing still;--
If only you can find it!
"The Golden Rose" by John Oxenham
Love is so sweet, but he leaves a pain:
(Roses of June have a thorn 'neath them all.)
Love is so sweet, but he comes not again:
(Roses of June must wither and fall.)
"Love Is So Sweet" by Oscar Fay Adams
THROW roses on the sea where the dead went down.
The roses speak to the sea,
And the sea to the dead.
Throw roses, O lovers-
Let the leaves wash on the salt in the sun.
"Throw Roses" by Carl Sandburg
AH! wherefore, cruel Cupid, didst thou bind,
With such a painful wreath, my bleeding brows?
Why give me only thorns? for ah! no rose,
No fadeless roses in my wreath I find.
"To Love" by Charlotte Dacre

In news:

The rose is a rose, And was always a rose.
Having a rose which is resistant to many of the problems of the old roses has made Knockout Roses very popular around Henry County.
Rose Rosette Disease (RRD) continues to spread throughout rose gardens and among wild roses.
Pamela and Carl Brickhouse of Aulander and Steven Stroud of Cofield announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke, to Brandon Rose, the son of Sharon and Thomas Rose of Severn.
You've heard the term shrub, and you know what a rose is, but what in the world is a shrub rose.
Steve Hutton, of rose breeder Conard-Pyle, checks test roses that get no water, no pesticides.
Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said the organization hasn't come up with a plan yet for the injured Derrick Rose to travel with the team this season, and he wants the focus to be on rehabbing Rose's knee.
Why do some of my roses simply wither while some blooms morph into rose hips.
When Congress Last Rose to Impeach, Mark Twain Rose to the Occasion.
Antique appraisals will be provided by Bonnie Rose of Bonnie Rose Appraisal Services.
Gardeners have seen a large increase of the rose-killing virus rose rosette this year, forcing some to tear out their bushes, reports the Kansas City Star.
Rose Bowl Hall of Famer and UW Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez says he'll step in to lead the Badgers in the Rose Bowl game Jan 1.
They are asking residents to bring bagged leaves to the Rose Garden to help protect the hundreds of rose bushes during the cold winter months.
It's cute that CNN does Axl Rose the courtesy of referring to Chinese Democracy as a Guns N' Roses album.
The Rose Bowl, currently home to the Rose Bowl game and UCLA football, may host an NFL team for as long as five years under a plan approved by the Pasadena City Council early Tuesday morning.

In science:

Rose, R., Hindmarsh, J.: A model of thalamic neuron.
Efficient synchronization of structurally adaptive coupled Hindmarsh-Rose neurons
On the other hand, an induction rule for rose trees is available in the proof assistant Coq, although it is neither the one we intuitively expect nor expressive enough to prove properties that ought to be amenable to inductive proof.
Generic Fibrational Induction
But to prove a property of a rose tree Node l, we must prove that property assuming only that l is a list of rose trees, and without recourse to any induction hypothesis.
Generic Fibrational Induction
We also show how this rule can be instantiated to derive the one from Section 2, and the ones for rose trees and finite hereditary sets mentioned above.
Generic Fibrational Induction
Rose, and TA Ramstad, “Optimal mappings for joint source channel coding,” in Proc. of IEEE Information Theory Workshop, 2010. D.G.
On Constrained Randomized Quantization