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Charles, Jr ("Pete") 1930–1999, U.S. astronaut.
Joseph (Teodor 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.”


Billy, 1899–1966, U.S. theatrical producer.
Peter Edward ("Pete"; "Charlie Hustle") born 1941, U.S. baseball player.
a mountain in W Nevada, the highest in the Carson Range. 10,778 feet (3285 meters).
a female given name.


Peter ("Pete") born 1971, U.S. tennis player.


Alan, 1888–1916, U.S. poet.
Peter ("Pete") born 1919, U.S. folk singer and folklorist.
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Conrad (ˈkɒnræd)
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)

rose1 (rəʊz)
1.  a.  any shrub or climbing plant of the rosaceous genus Rosa, typically having prickly stems, compound leaves, and fragrant flowers
 b.  (in combination): rosebush; rosetree
2.  the flower of any of these plants
3.  any of various similar plants, such as the rockrose and Christmas rose
4.  a.  a moderate purplish-red colour; purplish pink
 b.  (as adjective): rose paint
5.  a rose, or a representation of one, as the national emblem of England
6.  jewellery
 a.  a cut for a diamond or other gemstone, having a hemispherical faceted crown and a flat base
 b.  a gem so cut
7.  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
8.  a design or decoration shaped like a rose; rosette
9.  electrical engineering Also called: ceiling rose a circular boss attached to a ceiling through which the flexible lead of an electric-light fitting passes
10.  history red rose See white rose
11.  bed of roses a situation of comfort or ease
12.  under the rose in secret; privately; sub rosa
13.  (tr) to make rose-coloured; cause to blush or redden
[Old English, from Latin rosa, probably from Greek rhodon rose]

rose2 (rəʊz)
the past tense of rise

rosé (ˈrəʊzeɪ)
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
[C19: from French, literally: pink, from Latin rosarose1]

Sampras (ˈsæmpˌræs)
Pete. born 1971, US tennis player: US singles champion (1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2002); Wimbledon singles champion (1993--95, 1997--2000)

Seeger (ˈsiːɡə)
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)

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Word Origin & History

O.E. rose, from L. rosa (cf. It., Sp. rosa, Fr. rose; also source of Du. roos, Ger. Rose, Swed. ros, etc.), probably via It. and Gk. dialects from Gk. rhodon "rose" (Aeolic wrodon), ult. from Pers. *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 O.Pers.; the modern Pers. cognate, via the usual sound changes, is gul, source of Turk. gül "rose." The ultimate source of all this may be PIE *wrdho- "thorn, bramble." Used of a color since 1530. In English civil wars of 15c., the white rose was the badge of the House of York, the red of its rival Lancaster. Rose-water is attested from 1398. Rose-colored "optimistic" is first recorded 1854. In the fig. sense, bed of roses is from 1593. Rosy in the sense of "cheerful" is first recorded 1775; meaning "promising" is from 1887. Rose of Sharon (Song of Sol. ii.1) is attested from 1611 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.

light red wine, 1897, from Fr. vin rosé, lit. "pink wine."

male proper name, from O.H.G. Kuonrat, lit. "bold in counsel," from kuon "bold" + rat "counsel."
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Rose definition

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 [2].)

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Idioms & Phrases


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

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Example sentences for Pete
At some point pete proceeds in kidnapping minnie and attempts to escape on his
Nora promises that pete will be safe in the lighthouse, and offers him a bed.
En route to the bedroom, pete sees a picture of a man and asks whom it depicts.
They try to convince nora that pete is theirs by virtue of a bill of sale.
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