any of the wild or cultivated, usually prickly-stemmed, pinnate-leaved, showy-flowered shrubs of the genus Rosa.
Compare rose family.
any of various related or similar plants.
the flower of any such shrub, of a red, pink, white, or yellow color.
the traditional reddish color of this flower, variously a purplish red, pinkish red, or light crimson.
an ornament shaped like or suggesting this flower.
a pink or pinkish-red color in the cheek.
Heraldry. a representation of a wild rose with five petals, usually seeded and barbed in a symmetrical design and used especially as the cadency mark of a seventh son.
any of various diagrams showing directions radiating from a common center, as a compass card or wind rose.
an obsolete gem style or cut, flat on the bottom and having an upper side with from 12, or fewer, to 32 triangular facets.
a gem with this cut.
a perforated cap or plate, as at the end of a pipe or the spout of a watering pot, to break a flow of water into a spray.
an ornamental plate or socket surrounding the shaft of a doorknob at the face of a door.
Mathematics. a plane polar curve consisting of three or more equal loops that meet at the origin. Equation: r = a sin(nθ) or r = a cos(nθ).
of the color rose.
for, containing, or growing roses:
a rose garden.
scented like a rose.
verb (used with object), rosed, rosing.
to make rose-colored.
to flush (the face, cheeks, etc.).
come up roses, Informal. to turn out all right; result in success, glory, or profit:
Despite setbacks, things should come up roses in the long run.
simple past tense of rise.
Nonstandard. a past participle of rise.
Billy, 1899–1966, U.S. theatrical producer.
Peter Edward (“Pete”; “Charlie Hustle”) born 1941, U.S. baseball player.
Mount, a mountain in W Nevada, the highest in the Carson Range. 10,778 feet (3285 meters).
a female given name.
a pink table wine in which the pale color is produced by removing the grape skins from the must before fermentation is completed.
verb (used without object), rose, risen
[riz-uh n] /ˈrɪz ən/ (Show IPA), rising.
to get up from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture; assume an upright position:
She rose and walked over to greet me. With great effort he rose to his knees.
to get up from bed, especially to begin the day after a night’s sleep:
to rise early.
to become erect and stiff, as the hair in fright.
to get up after falling or being thrown down.
to become active in opposition or resistance; revolt or rebel.
to be built up, erected, or constructed.
to spring up or grow, as plants:
Weeds rose overnight.
to become prominent on or project from a surface, as a blister.
to come into existence; appear.
to come into action, as a wind or storm.
A quarrel rose between them.
to originate, issue, or be derived; to have a source.
to move from a lower to a higher position; move upward; ascend:
The bird rose in the air.
to ascend above the horizon, as a heavenly body.
to extend directly upward; project vertically:
The tower rises to a height of 60 feet. The building rises above the city’s other skyscrapers.
to have an upward slant or curve:
The path rises as it approaches the woods.
to attain higher rank, status, or importance or a higher economic level:
to rise in the world.
to advance to a higher level of action, thought, feeling, etc.:
to rise above the commonplace.
Angling. (of fish) to come up toward the surface of the water in pursuit of food or bait.
to prove oneself equal to a demand, emergency, etc. (followed by to):
to rise to the occasion; to rise to one’s responsibilities.
to become animated, cheerful, or heartened, as the spirits.
to become roused or stirred:
to feel one’s temper rising.
to increase in height, as the level of water:
The river rose thirty feet in eight hours.
to swell or puff up, as dough from the action of yeast.
to increase in amount, as prices.
to increase in price or value, as commodities.
to increase in degree, intensity, or force, as fever, color, etc.
to become louder or of higher pitch, as the voice.
to adjourn or close a session, as a deliberative body or court.
to return from the dead:
Christ rose from the dead and on the third day ascended into heaven.
verb (used with object), rose, risen
[riz-uh n] /ˈrɪz ən/ (Show IPA), rising.
Nonstandard. to cause to rise.
Nautical. to cause (something) to rise above the visible horizon by approaching nearer to it; raise.
an act or instance of rising.
appearance above the horizon, as of the sun or moon.
elevation or increase in rank, fortune, influence, power, etc.:
the rise and fall of ancient Rome.
an increase in height, as of the level of water.
the amount of such increase.
an increase in amount, as of prices.
an increase in price or value, as of commodities.
Chiefly British. raise (defs 33–35, 39).
an increase in degree or intensity, as of temperature.
an increase in loudness or in pitch, as of the voice.
Architecture, Building Trades.
the measured height of any of various things, as a roof, a flight of steps, a stair step, or the crown of a road.
the measured height of an arch from the springing line to the highest point of the intrados.
the vertical distance through which the floor of an elevator or the like passes.
origin, source, or beginning:
the rise of a stream in a mountain.
a coming into existence or notice:
the rise of a new talent.
the amount of such extension.
upward slope, as of ground or a road.
a piece of rising or high ground:
a house built upon a gentle rise.
the distance between the crotch and the waist of a pair of trousers:
Pants with a high rise are now in style.
Angling. the coming up of a fish toward the surface in pursuit of food or bait.
rise above, to ignore or be indifferent to, as an insult.
get a rise out of, Informal.
to provoke, as to action or anger.
to evoke the expected or desired response from.
give rise to, to originate; produce; cause:
The Industrial Revolution gave rise to accelerated urbanization.
any shrub or climbing plant of the rosaceous genus Rosa, typically having prickly stems, compound leaves, and fragrant flowers
(in combination): rosebush, rosetree
the flower of any of these plants
any of various similar plants, such as the rockrose and Christmas rose
a moderate purplish-red colour; purplish pink
(as adjective): rose paint
a rose, or a representation of one, as the national emblem of England
a cut for a diamond or other gemstone, having a hemispherical faceted crown and a flat base
a gem so cut
a perforated cap fitted to the spout of a watering can or the end of a hose, causing the water to issue in a spray
a design or decoration shaped like a rose; rosette
(electrical engineering) Also called ceiling rose. a circular boss attached to a ceiling through which the flexible lead of an electric-light fitting passes
(history) See red rose, white rose
bed of roses, a situation of comfort or ease
under the rose, in secret; privately; sub rosa
(transitive) to make rose-coloured; cause to blush or redden
the past tense of rise
verb (mainly intransitive) rises, rising, rose (rəʊz), risen (ˈrɪzən)
to get up from a lying, sitting, kneeling, or prone position
to get out of bed, esp to begin one’s day: he always rises early
to move from a lower to a higher position or place; ascend
to ascend or appear above the horizon: the sun is rising
to increase in height or level: the water rose above the normal level
to attain higher rank, status, or reputation: he will rise in the world
to be built or erected: those blocks of flats are rising fast
to become apparent; appear: new troubles rose to afflict her
to increase in strength, degree, intensity, etc: her spirits rose, the wind is rising
to increase in amount or value: house prices are always rising
to swell up: dough rises
to become erect, stiff, or rigid: the hairs on his neck rose in fear
(of one’s stomach or gorge) to manifest or feel nausea; retch
to become actively rebellious; revolt: the people rose against their oppressors
to slope upwards: the ground rises beyond the lake
to return from the dead; be resurrected
to originate; come into existence: that river rises in the mountains
(of a session of a court, legislative assembly, etc) to come to an end; adjourn
(angling) (of fish) to come to the surface of the water, as when taking flies
(transitive) (nautical) another term for raise (sense 20)
(often foll by to) (informal) to respond (to teasing, etc) or fall into a trap prepared for one
the act or an instance of rising; ascent
an increase in height; elevation
an increase in rank, status, or position
an increase in amount, cost, or value
an increase in degree or intensity
(Brit) an increase in salary or wages US and Canadian word raise
a piece of rising ground
an upward slope or incline
the appearance of the sun, moon, or other celestial body above the horizon
the vertical height of a step or of a flight of stairs
the vertical height of a roof above the walls or columns
the height of an arch above the impost level
(angling) the act or instance of fish coming to the surface of the water to take flies, etc
the beginning, origin, or source; derivation
(slang) an erection of the penis
get a rise out of, take a rise out of, to provoke an angry or petulant reaction from
give rise to, to cause the development of; produce
any pink wine, made either by removing the skins of red grapes after only a little colour has been extracted or by mixing red and white wines
See compass rose
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Many varieties of the rose proper are indigenous to Syria. The famed rose of Damascus is white, but there are also red and yellow roses. In Cant. 2:1 and Isa. 35:1 the Hebrew word _habatstseleth_ (found only in these passages), rendered “rose” (R.V. marg., “autumn crocus”), is supposed by some to mean the oleander, by others the sweet-scented narcissus (a native of Palestine), the tulip, or the daisy; but nothing definite can be affirmed regarding it. The “rose of Sharon” is probably the cistus or rock-rose, several species of which abound in Palestine. “Mount Carmel especially abounds in the cistus, which in April covers some of the barer parts of the mountain with a glow not inferior to that of the Scottish heather.” (See MYRRH ØT0002632 .)
noun 1. a small tree, Robinia hispida, of the legume family, native to the southeastern U.S., having drooping clusters of large, dark rose-colored flowers. noun 1. a leguminous shrub, Robinia hispida, of the southern US, having prickly branches bearing clusters of red scentless flowers See also locust (sense 2)
noun 1. a female given name.
noun 1. a dark green aphid, Macrosiphum rosae, that feeds on roses and related plants.
noun 1. any of various tropical trees belonging to the genus Syzygium, of the myrtle family, especially S. jambos, of the East Indies, having showy, greenish-white flowers and oval, yellowish fruit. 2. the fragrant fruit of any of these trees, used in making jellies and confections. noun 1. an ornamental myrtaceous tree, Syzygium jambos, of […]