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  • Rose [rohz] noun Billy,1899–1966, U.S. theatrical producer. Peter EdwardPeteCharlie 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. Sampras [sam-pruh s] noun PeterPete, born 1971, U.S. tennis player. Seeger [see-ger] noun Alan,1888–1916, U.S. poet. PeterPete, 1919–2014, U.S. folk singer and folklorist. Conrad [kon-rad] noun Charles, Jr.Pete, 1930–1999, U.S. astronaut. JosephTeodor Jozef Konrad Korzeniowski, 1857–1924, English novelist and short-story writer, born in Poland. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “bold” and “counsel.” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for pete Contemporary Examples of pete

  • Some, like Pete, who McKell has become quite close with, have migrated to and from other types of nomadic communities.

    London’s Pagan Counterculture Kings

    Justin Jones

    October 12, 2014

  • Pete stuck his thumb out at the age of 17 and hitch hiked out of Birmingham, England.

    London’s Pagan Counterculture Kings

    Justin Jones

    October 12, 2014

  • She has been married to the music critic Pete Paphides (“the loveliest man who ever lived”) since 1999.

    Join Caitlin Moran’s Riotous Feminist Revolution

    Lizzie Crocker

    September 29, 2014

  • Somewhere, somehow, the author Pete Dexter forgot how to have fun.

    The Stacks: Pete Dexter on What It’s Like to Lose the Knack of Having Fun

    Pete Dexter

    September 20, 2014

  • In Nebraska, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook is within striking distance of Republican Pete Ricketts.

    Return of the Blue State Republican Governor?

    David Freedlander

    September 10, 2014

  • Historical Examples of pete

  • “Pete Gansevoort dragged you off on his back,” my kinsman concluded.

    In the Valley

    Harold Frederic

  • His momentary consternation afforded Pete the opening he needed.

    The Fortune Hunter

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • Pete’s voice in moments of excitement carries like a cannonade.

    The Fortune Hunter

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • Wal, Pete Willin’ was tellin’ me you’d just took up this note of Graham’s?

    The Fortune Hunter

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • But Pete was still holding him fast, partially, beyond doubt, for support.

    The Fortune Hunter

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • British Dictionary definitions for pete Conrad noun Joseph. real name Teodor Josef Konrad Korzeniowski. 1857–1924, British novelist born in Poland, noted for sea stories such as The Nigger of the Narcissus (1897) and Lord Jim (1900) and novels of politics and revolution such as Nostromo (1904) and Under Western Eyes (1911) rose 1 noun

    1. any shrub or climbing plant of the rosaceous genus Rosa, typically having prickly stems, compound leaves, and fragrant flowers
    2. (in combination)rosebush; rosetree

    the flower of any of these plants any of various similar plants, such as the rockrose and Christmas rose

    1. a moderate purplish-red colour; purplish pink
    2. (as adjective)rose paint

    a rose, or a representation of one, as the national emblem of England jewellery

    1. a cut for a diamond or other gemstone, having a hemispherical faceted crown and a flat base
    2. 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 Also called: ceiling rose electrical engineering 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 verb (tr) to make rose-coloured; cause to blush or redden Derived Formsroselike, adjectiveWord Origin for rose Old English, from Latin rosa, probably from Greek rhodon rose rose 2 verb the past tense of rise rosé noun 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 Word Origin for rosé C19: from French, literally: pink, from Latin rosa rose 1 Sampras noun Pete. born 1971, US tennis player: winner of fourteen Grand Slam single titles (1990–2002), including the US Open (1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2002) and Wimbledon (1993–95, 1997–2000) Seeger noun Pete. born 1919. US folk singer and songwriter, noted for his protest songs, which include “We shall Overcome” (1960), “Where have all the Flowers gone?” (1961), “If I had a Hammer” (1962), and “Little Boxes” (1962) Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for pete Pete

    familiar form of masc. proper name Peter. For Pete’s sake is attested from 1903 in a list of children’s expressions published in Massachusetts, probably a euphemistic use of the disciple’s name in place of Christ; as an exclamation or quasi-oath, Peter! was in use 14c., but this likely is not connected to the modern use.

    rose n.1

    Old English rose, from Latin rosa (source of Italian and Spanish rosa, French rose; also source of Dutch roos, German Rose, Swedish ros, Polish rozha, Russian roza, Lithuanian rozhe, Hungarian rózsa, Irish ros, Welsh rhosyn, etc.), probably via Italian and Greek dialects from Greek rhodon “rose” (Aeolic wrodon), ultimately from Persian *vrda-.

    But cf. Tucker: “The rose was a special growth of Macedonia & the Thracian region as well as of Persia, & the Lat. & Gk. names prob. came from a Thraco-Phrygian source.” Aramaic warda is from Old Persian; the modern Persian cognate, via the usual sound changes, is gul, source of Turkish gül “rose.” Klein proposes a PIE *wrdho- “thorn, bramble.”

    The form of the English word was influenced by the French. Used as a color name since 1520s. In English civil wars of 15c., the white rose was the badge of the House of York, the red of its rival Lancaster. In the figurative sense, bed of roses is from 1590s. To come up roses is attested from 1969; the image, though not the wording, from 1855. To come out smelling like a rose is from 1968. Rose of Sharon (Song of Sol. ii:1) is attested from 1610s and named for the fertile strip of coastal Palestine. The flower has not been identified; used in U.S. since 1847 of the Syrian hibiscus.

    rose n.2

    light red wine, 1897, from French vin rosé, literally “pink wine.”


    masc. proper name, from Old High German Kuonrat, literally “bold in counsel,” from kuon “bold” + rat “counsel” (see read (v.)).

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper Idioms and Phrases with pete Pete

    Also, Peter. See for one’s (Pete’s) sake; honest to god (Pete); rob Peter to pay Paul.


    see bed of roses; come up roses; see through rose-colored glasses.

    The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

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