AskDefine | Define rosy

Dictionary Definition

rosy adj
1 reflecting optimism; "a rosy future"; "looked at the world through rose-colored glasses" [syn: rose-colored]
2 having the pinkish flush of health [syn: flushed, rose-cheeked, rosy-cheeked]
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]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology 1

From rose < Old English rose < Latin rosa, possibly related to Ancient Greek ῥοδέα.

Pronunciation

Related terms

Translations

rose-coloured
optimistic

Etymology 2

From Cockney rhyming slang, "Rosie Lee".

Alternative spellings

  • Rosie (more common spelling, as per the etymology)

Noun

  1. (British English, slang) tea
    I wish a cup of Rosy. or I fancy a cup of rosy lee.

Extensive Definition

Rose is the color halfway between red and magenta on the HSV color wheel, on which it is at hue angle of 330 degrees.

Rose

In 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 first recorded use of rose as a color name in English was in 1382 .
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 Rose

At 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 first recorded use of tea rose as a color name in English was in 1884.
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 Pink

Since 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.
The first recorded use of Persian pink as a color name in English was in 1923 .
The first recorded use of rose pink as a color name in English was in 1761 .

Brilliant Rose

At 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 Pink

At right is displayed the color light Thulian pink. This color is also called light Thulite pink. Another name for it is light Icelandic pink.

Thulian Pink

At right is displayed the color Thulian pink. This color is also called Thulite pink.
The first recorded use of Thulite pink as a color name in English was in 1912 .
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.

Brink Pink

At 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.

Rose Quartz

A grayish shade of rose is called rose quartz.
The first recorded use of rose quartz as a color name in English was in 1926 .
Source of color: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Rose Quartz:

Rosy Brown

Displayed at right is the web color rosy brown.

Old Rose

At right is displayed the color old rose.
The first recorded use of old rose as a color name in English was in 1892 .
Source of color: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Old Rose (Color Sample #6).

Rose Gold

The color rose gold is displayed in the color box at right.
This is a popular color for womens jewelry.
The source of this color was a picture of rose gold embossing powder for sale on eBay.

Copper Rose

At right is displayed the color copper rose.
The first recorded use of copper rose as a color name in English was in 1928.

Rose Vale

At right is displayed the color rose vale.
The first recorded use of rose vale as a color name in English was in 1923.
Source of color: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Rose Quartz (color sample #15):

Cordovan

Cordovan is a rich medium dark shade of rose.

Rose Taupe

The color displayed at right is rose taupe.
The first recorded use of rose taupe as a color name in English was in 1924.
The color rosewood is named after rosewood.
The first recorded use of rosewood as a color name in English was in 1892 .
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 Ebony

At right is displayed the color rose ebony.
The first recorded use of rose ebony as a color name in English was in 1924.
Food
Match me such marvel save in Eastern clime,
A rose-red city - half as old as time!
Occult Physiology
  • 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.
Politics
Prophetic Teachings
  • The color rose may be used to represent the teachings of Nostradamus because he originally came to fame, as a result of successfully treating victims of the Black Plague, with a homeopathic formula that used rose hips and rose petals.

References

rosy in Hindi: रोज़ (रंग)

External links

  • 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.
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

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Leibnizian, auspicious, balmy, beaming, blithe, blithesome, blooming, blossoming, blowzed, blowzy, blushing, booming, bright, bright and sunny, burnt, cerise, cheerful, cheery, cherry, chiliastic, clear, coral, couleur de rose, elated, encouraging, eupeptic, euphoric, exalted, exhilarated, exuberant, fair, fat, favorable, florid, flourishing, flowering, flush, flushed, fresh, fresh as April, fruiting, full-blooded, genial, glad, gladsome, glowing, going strong, green, halcyon, happy, hectic, high, hopeful, in full swing, in good case, in good spirits, in high spirits, incarnadine, irrepressible, laughing, likely, millenarian, millennialistic, of good cheer, optimistic, palmy, perfectibilitarian, perfectionist, pink, pinkish, pinky, piping, pleasant, primrose, promising, prospering, radiant, red, red-complexioned, red-faced, red-fleshed, reddish, riant, rose, rose-colored, rose-hued, rose-red, roseate, rosy-cheeked, rubicund, ruby, ruddy, ruddy-complexioned, ruddy-faced, salmon, sanguine, sanguineous, sleek, smiling, sparkling, sunburned, sunny, thriving, upbeat, utopian, vigorous, winsome, youthful
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