—n. 1. any of the wild or cultivated, usually prickly-stemmed, pinnate-leaved, showy-flowered shrubs of the genus Rosa. Cf. rose family. 2. any of various related or similar plants.
3. the flower of any such shrub, of a red, pink, white, or yellow color.
4. the traditional reddish color of this flower, variously a purplish red, pinkish red, or light crimson.
5. an ornament shaped like or suggesting this flower.
6. a pink or pinkish-red color in the cheek.
7. See rose window. 8. Heraldry.a representation of a wild rose with five petals, usually seeded and barbed in a symmetrical design and used esp. as the cadency mark of a seventh son.
9. any of various diagrams showing directions radiating from a common center, as a compass card or wind rose.
10. Jewelry. a. an obsolete gem style or cut, flat on the bottom and having an upper side with from 12, or fewer, to 32 triangular facets.
b. a gem with this cut.
11. 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.
12. an ornamental plate or socket surrounding the shaft of a doorknob at the face of a door.
13. Math.a plane polar curve consisting of three or more equal loops that meet at the origin. Equation: r = asinnθ or r = acosnθ. 14. 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.
—adj. 1. of the color rose.
2. for, containing, or growing roses: a rose garden. 3. scented like a rose.
—v.t. 1. to make rose-colored.
2. to flush (the face, cheeks, etc.).
Pronunciation: (rōz),[key] —v. 1. pt. of rise. 2. Nonstandard.a pp. of rise.
Pronunciation: (rōz),[key] —n. 1. Billy, 1899–1966, U.S. theatrical producer.
2. a female given name.
Pronunciation: (rō-zā'),[key] —n. a pink table wine in which the pale color is produced by removing the grape skins from the must before fermentation is completed.