Pronunciation: (pē'tur),[key] —v.i.peter out, 1. to diminish gradually and stop; dwindle to nothing: The hot water always peters out in the middle of my shower. 2. to tire; exhaust (usually used as a past participle): I'm petered out after that walk.
Pronunciation: (pē'tur),[key] —n.Whist. a signal for an echo.
Pronunciation: (pē'tur),[key] —n. 1. Also called Simon Peter. died a.d.67?, one of the 12 apostles and the reputed author of two of the Epistles.
2. either of these two Epistles in the New Testament, I Peter or II Peter.
3. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter P. 4. a male given name.