1 reflecting optimism; "a rosy future"; "looked at the world through rose-colored glasses" [syn: rose-colored]
3 blush colored; "blushful mists" [syn: blushful]
4 presaging good fortune; "she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school"; "rosy predictions" [syn: fortunate, hopeful] [also: rosiest, rosier]
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- Rhymes: -əʊzi
- German: rosig
- German: rosig
Etymology 2From Cockney rhyming slang, "Rosie Lee".
- Rosie (more common spelling, as per the etymology)
- (British English, slang) tea
- I wish a cup of Rosy. or I fancy a cup of rosy lee.
Rose is the color halfway between red and magenta on the HSV color wheel, on which it is at hue angle of 330 degrees.
RoseIn the color box at right is displayed the color rose.
The color FF007F is at a hue angle of 330 degrees, half way between red and magenta, on the HSL and HSV color wheel. Sometimes rose is quoted instead as the web-safe color FF00CC, which is closer to magenta than to red, corresponding to a hue angle near 320 degrees.
Etymology of rose
The etymology of the name rose is of course the same as that of the name of the rose flower. The name originates from Latin rosa, borrowed through Oscan from colonial Greek in southern Italy: rhodon (Aeolic form: wrodon), from Aramaic wurrdā, from Assyrian wurtinnu, from Old Iranian *warda (cf. Avestan warda, Sogdian ward, Parthian wâr).
Misty Rose (web color)
At right is displayed the web color Misty Rose.
This is written as mistyrose in HTML code for computer display.
Tea RoseAt right is displayed the color tea rose. This is the tint of the color that is used in interior design. This color is popular in interior design for painting bedrooms, especially among women.
There is a different color also called tea rose which is the color of an orange rose called a tea rose. This other color called "tea rose" is displayed in the article called variations of orange as tea rose (orange).
The source of this color is the following website: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Tea Rose (color sample #28)
Persian PinkSince the color rose is so well loved in Persia (Iran), many shades of rose are named after Persia, such as the light shade of rose at right that is called Persian pink. This color is very popular in women's fashion.
Color sample of Persian Pink--it is called here Persian Rose but the usual name for this color is Persian Pink as can be seen if you enter "Persian Pink" into Google Images. This color also matches the color sample of Persian pink in A Dictionary of Color, referenced below:
Rose PinkAt right is displayed the color rose pink.
The first recorded use of rose pink as a color name in English was in 1761 .
Brilliant RoseAt right is displayed the color brilliant rose.
This Crayola color was formulated in 1949 and the name changed in 1958 to magenta. However, the original name is more accurate since this color is much closer to rose than magenta. See: "Lost Crayola Crayon Colors" website:
Light Thulian PinkAt right is displayed the color light Thulian pink. This color is also called light Thulite pink. Another name for it is light Icelandic pink.
Sample of Light Thulian Pink: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of (Light) Thulite Pink (color sample #247)
Thulian PinkAt right is displayed the color Thulian pink. This color is also called Thulite pink.
The term Thulian pink refers to the land of Thule, most often used as the Greek name for Iceland (The Latin name would be Thulia). A Thulite or Thulian would be an inhabitant of Thule, i.e. Iceland. Therefore another name for this color is Icelandic pink.
Sample of Thulian Pink: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Thulite Pink (color sample #248)
Brink PinkAt right is displayed the color brink pink. This color was formulated by Crayola in 1998 .
Dogwood Rose (Georgian Rose)At right is displayed the color dogwood rose.
Dogwood rose was the official description of the color of the flag of the nation of Georgia from 1990 to 2004 (Sometimes it is called Dogwood red). This color is also called Georgian rose. http://www.1uptravel.com/flags/images/gg-lgflag.gif Dogwood rose in nature: href="http://www.mooseyscountrygarden.com/garden-journal-05/dogwood-red-green-leaf.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.mooseyscountrygarden.com/garden-journal-05/autumn-garden-journal-052.html&h=497&w=350&sz=42&hl=en&start=4&tbnid=_UQWDpjsPbdNEM:&tbnh=130&tbnw=92&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%2522Dogwood%2BRed%2522%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DG">http://www.mooseyscountrygarden.com/garden-journal-05/dogwood-red-green-leaf.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.mooseyscountrygarden.com/garden-journal-05/autumn-garden-journal-052.html&h=497&w=350&sz=42&hl=en&start=4&tbnid=_UQWDpjsPbdNEM:&tbnh=130&tbnw=92&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%2522Dogwood%2BRed%2522%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DG (Sometimes the color is rendered in some versions of the flag as a simple dark red rather than this sumptuous rose color; however in the Wikipedia article on Georgia, a boy is shown holding a rose-colored Georgian flag.)
Raspberry RoseAt right is displayed the color raspberry rose.
The source of this color is: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Raspberry Rose (color sample #255):.
Rose QuartzA grayish shade of rose is called rose quartz.
Source of color: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Rose Quartz:
Rosy BrownDisplayed at right is the web color rosy brown.
Old RoseAt right is displayed the color old rose.
Source of color: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Old Rose (Color Sample #6).
Rose GoldThe color rose gold is displayed in the color box at right.
The source of this color was a picture of rose gold embossing powder for sale on eBay.
Copper RoseAt right is displayed the color copper rose.
The first recorded use of copper rose as a color name in English was in 1928.
Rose ValeAt right is displayed the color rose vale.
Source of color: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Rose Quartz (color sample #15):
CordovanCordovan is a rich medium dark shade of rose.
Rose TaupeThe color displayed at right is rose taupe.
Source of color: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Rose Taupe (color sample #19):
The color rosewood is named after rosewood.
For a depiction of the wide variety of colors exhibited by actual rosewood, go to the 16 samples of actual rosewood samples shown on the following website: http://www.mangore.com/about_the_classical_guitar.html
Rose EbonyAt right is displayed the color rose ebony.
Source of color: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Rose Ebony (color sample #47):
Rose in human cultureArchitecture
- The color rose is popular among Persians because rose petals, vitamin C rich rose hips and sugar are mixed together in Iranian cuisine with various spices to make rose colored and flavored jams, sauces and syrups. Bastani, Persian rosewater ice cream, is typically served between wafers as an ice cream sandwich.
- Radishes are colored a shade of rose.
- In ancient Sanskrit, the land we now call India was referred to by the ancient Indians themselves as Jambudvipa, which means rose apple island.
- British historian John William Burgon famously described the Jordanian city of Petra as being colored rose, writing:
- Match me such marvel save in Eastern clime,
- A rose-red city - half as old as time!
- The Rosenstrasse protest (Rose Street protest) took place on 27 February, 1943 during the Holocaust when the Nazis wanted to round up the last of the Jews in Berlin during Fabrikaktion, but were successfully resisted by the victims' non-Jewish marriage partners, preventing these Jews from being sent to Auschwitz. It is the only example in Nazi Germany of a successful non-violent protest against the Holocaust in which the protestors were unharmed. The event is commemorated by a rose colored kiosk in Berlin.
- According to New Age author C.W. Leadbeater, who claimed to be clairvoyant, of the seven types of etheric atoms that he claimed to be able to observe with his third eye circulating through the human etheric body (colored violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, dark red, and rose), the flow of the rose colored etheric atoms (also called by Leadbeater the rose vitality globule) from the sun into the rainbow colored spleen chakra is the most important since all the other etheric atoms are derived from it and the rose colored atom vivifies the nervous system. Leadbeater also asserted that humans feel good around pine trees because they radiate more rose colored etheric atoms than any other plant.
- People who have brilliant rose colored auras are said to be capable of unselfish love as well as having spiritual love for humanity.
- Dogwood Rose was the official description of the color of the flag of the nation of Georgia from 1992 to 2004 . (Sometimes the color is rendered in some versions of the flag as a simple dark red rather than this sumptuous rose color; however in the Wikipedia article on Georgia, a boy is shown holding a rose-colored Georgian flag.) http://www.1uptravel.com/flags/images/gg-lgflag.gif
- The Spanish province of Leon has a rose colored flag.
rosy in Hindi: रोज़ (रंग)
- http://tx4.us/nbs/nbs-p.htm ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color dictionary used by stamp collectors to identify the colors of stamps--See sample of the color [Dark] Persian Rose (color sample #254) displayed on indicated page.
- http://tx4.us/nbs/nbs-t.htm ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Tea Rose (color sample #28).
rosy in Aymara: Pantila
rosy in Catalan: Rosa (color)
rosy in Czech: RÛÏová
rosy in Danish: Rosa (farve)
rosy in German: Rosa (Farbe)
rosy in Esperanto: Roza
rosy in Spanish: Rosa (color)
rosy in Finnish: Vaaleanpunainen
rosy in French: Rose (couleur)
rosy in Scottish Gaelic: Bàn-dhearg
rosy in Galician: Rosa (cor)
rosy in Guarani: Pytãngy
rosy in Haitian: Woz (koulè)
rosy in Indonesian: Merah jambu
rosy in Italian: Rosa (colore)
rosy in Javanese: Jambon
rosy in Latin: Roseus
rosy in Lingala: Rose
rosy in Lithuanian: Rausva
rosy in Dutch: Roze
rosy in Norwegian Nynorsk: Rosa
rosy in Norwegian: Rosa
rosy in Polish: Barwa ró˝owa
rosy in Portuguese: Cor-de-rosa
rosy in Quechua: Llanqha
rosy in Simple English: Pink
rosy in Swedish: Rosa (färg)
rosy in Turkish: Pembe
rosy in Russian: Розовый
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