rose

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1) Rose is the past tense of rise.
2) N-COUNT A rose is a flower, often with a pleasant smell, which grows on a bush with stems that have sharp points called thorns on them.

She bent to pick a red rose.

...a bunch of yellow roses.

3) N-COUNT A rose is bush that roses grow on.

Prune rambling roses when the flowers have faded.

...fragrant rose bushes.

4) COLOUR Something that is rose is reddish-pink in colour.

...the rose and violet hues of a twilight sky.

5) N-COUNT A rose is a device with very small holes in it that fits onto the end of a hosepipe or watering can. The water comes out of the rose in a fine spray so that you can water plants.
6) PHRASE: v-link PHR, usu with brd-neg If you say that a situation is not a bed of roses, you mean that it is not as pleasant as it seems, and that there are some unpleasant aspects to it.

We all knew that life was unlikely to be a bed of roses back in England.

7) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that everything is coming up roses for someone, you mean that everything is going well for them.

Earlier this year, everything was coming up roses for them. Their `Going Black Again' album was selling well, and their British tour was a virtual sell-out.


English dictionary. 2008.

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