roses Definition

  • 1a prickly bush or shrub that typically bears red, pink, yellow, or white fragrant flowers, native to north temperate regions
  • 2a flower or a representation of one, especially a wild rose

Using roses: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "roses" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    The garden was filled with roses of every color.

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    She received a bouquet of roses from her admirer.

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    He gave her a single red rose as a symbol of his love.

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    The painting featured a vase of roses on the table.

roses Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for roses

Phrases with roses

  • to turn out well or successfully


    Despite the initial setbacks, everything came up roses in the end.

  • in secret; privately


    They met under the rose to discuss their plans.

  • an easy and comfortable situation


    Being a parent is not always a bed of roses.

Origins of roses

from Latin 'rosa'


Summary: roses in Brief

Roses [ˈrəʊzɪz] are prickly bushes or shrubs that bear fragrant flowers in various colors. They are often given as gifts, such as a bouquet of roses, or used as symbols of love, like a single red rose. The phrase 'come up roses' means to turn out well, while 'under the rose' refers to something done in secret.