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Related to peter: Peter the Great, Peter Rabbit, 1 Peter, Peter the Apostle

Pe·ter

 (pē′tər)
n.
See Table at Bible.

Peter

, Saint Died c. ad 67.
The chief of the 12 Apostles. He is traditionally regarded as the first bishop of Rome and author of two epistles in the New Testament.

pe·ter 1

 (pē′tər)
intr.v. pe·tered, pe·ter·ing, pe·ters
To diminish slowly and come to an end. Often used with out: Their enthusiasm soon petered out.

[Origin unknown.]

pe·ter 2

 (pē′tər)
n. Vulgar Slang
The penis.

[From the name Peter.]

peter

(ˈpiːtə)
vb
(intr; foll by out or away) to fall (off) in volume, intensity, etc, and finally cease: the cash petered out in three months.
[C19: of unknown origin]

peter

(ˈpiːtə) bridge whist
vb (intr)
(Bridge) to play a high card before a low one in a suit, usually a conventional signal of a doubleton holding or of strength in that suit
n
(Bridge) the act of petering
[C20: perhaps a special use of peter1 (to fall off in power)]

peter

(ˈpiːtə)
n
1. a safe, till, or cash box
2. a prison cell
3. the witness box in a courtroom
4. (Anatomy) chiefly US a slang word for penis
[C17 (meaning a case): from the name Peter]

Peter

(ˈpiːtə)
n
1. (Biography) Saint. Also called: Simon Peter. died ?67 ad, a fisherman of Bethsaida, who became leader of the apostles and is regarded by Roman Catholics as the first pope; probably martyred at Rome. Feast day: June 29 or Jan 18
2. (Bible) either of two epistles traditionally ascribed to Peter (in full The First Epistle and The Second Epistle of Peter)

pe•ter1

(ˈpi tər)

v.i.
to tire; become exhausted (usu. fol. by out).
[1805–15]

pe•ter2

(ˈpi tər)

n.
Slang: Usu. Vulgar. penis.
[1865–70; from the name]

Pe•ter1

(ˈpi tər)

n.
1. Also called Simon Peter. died A.D. 67?, one of the 12 apostles and the reputed author of two of the Epistles.
2. either of these two Epistles in the New Testament, I Peter or II Peter.

Pe•ter2

(ˈpi tər)
n.
1. Peter I ( “the Great” ), 1672–1725, czar of Russia 1682–1725.
2. Peter II, 1923–70, king of Yugoslavia 1934–45.
3. Peter III, 1728–62, czar of Russia 1762 (husband of Catherine II).

Peter

 a bundle—Slang Dictionary, 1874.

peter


Past participle: petered
Gerund: petering

Imperative
peter
peter
Present
I peter
you peter
he/she/it peters
we peter
you peter
they peter
Preterite
I petered
you petered
he/she/it petered
we petered
you petered
they petered
Present Continuous
I am petering
you are petering
he/she/it is petering
we are petering
you are petering
they are petering
Present Perfect
I have petered
you have petered
he/she/it has petered
we have petered
you have petered
they have petered
Past Continuous
I was petering
you were petering
he/she/it was petering
we were petering
you were petering
they were petering
Past Perfect
I had petered
you had petered
he/she/it had petered
we had petered
you had petered
they had petered
Future
I will peter
you will peter
he/she/it will peter
we will peter
you will peter
they will peter
Future Perfect
I will have petered
you will have petered
he/she/it will have petered
we will have petered
you will have petered
they will have petered
Future Continuous
I will be petering
you will be petering
he/she/it will be petering
we will be petering
you will be petering
they will be petering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been petering
you have been petering
he/she/it has been petering
we have been petering
you have been petering
they have been petering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been petering
you will have been petering
he/she/it will have been petering
we will have been petering
you will have been petering
they will have been petering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been petering
you had been petering
he/she/it had been petering
we had been petering
you had been petering
they had been petering
Conditional
I would peter
you would peter
he/she/it would peter
we would peter
you would peter
they would peter
Past Conditional
I would have petered
you would have petered
he/she/it would have petered
we would have petered
you would have petered
they would have petered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peter - disciple of Jesus and leader of the ApostlesPeter - disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
2.peter - obscene terms for penispeter - obscene terms for penis    
penis, phallus, member - the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
dirty word, vulgarism, obscenity, smut, filth - an offensive or indecent word or phrase

peter

verb
To grow or cause to grow gradually less.Also used with out:
Translations
بطرسبيتريَنْضَب، يَنْفَذ
Петър
Pere
dojítPetrvytratit se
ebbe udPederPeter
Petro
Peeter
PekkaPietari
1PetarPt
Péter
fjara útPétur
ピーター
피터
Petrus
Petras
beigtiesizsīktPēteris
PetrusPieter
PederPeterPetter
Piotr
Pedro
PetruPetur
Peter
Peter
Петар
PerPeterPetrusPetter
yavaş yavaş sona ermek

Peter

[ˈpiːtəʳ] NPedro
Peter the GreatPedro el Grande
Peter Rabbitel Conejo Peter
to rob Peter to pay Pauldesnudar a un santo para vestir a otro

peter

1 [ˈpiːtəʳ] VI to peter out [supply] → irse agotando; [conversation] → irse acabando; [road, stream] → perderse, desaparecer; [interest, excitement] → desvanecerse, decaer; [plan] → quedar en nada; [song, noise, voice] → apagarse
the road petered out into a trackla carretera dio paso a un camino, la carretera se transformó en camino

peter

2 [ˈpiːtəʳ] N (US) → verga f, picha f

peter

3 [ˈpiːtəʳ] N (= safe) → caja f de caudales; (= cell) → celda f

Peter

[ˈpiːtər] n
to rob Peter to pay Paul → déshabiller Paul pour habiller Pierre

Peter

nPeter m; (= apostle)Petrus m; Saint PeterSankt Peter, der Heilige Petrus; to rob Peter to pay Paulein Loch mit dem anderen zustopfen; he is a real Peter Paner will einfach nicht erwachsen werden; he’s the Peter Pan of show businesser ist der ewig junge Showstar; Peter Pan collarBubikragen m

peter

[ˈpiːtəʳ] vi to peter out (supply) → esaurirsi, estinguersi; (stream) → perdersi; (plan) → andare in fumo; (interest, excitement) → svanire; (conversation) → spegnersi; (song, noise) → cessare; (track, path) → finire

peter

(ˈpiːtə) : peter out
to come gradually to an end. As the river dried up our water-supply petered out; Their enthusiasm gradually petered out.
References in classic literature ?
He was not of the Ned Winters family, who were very respectable people in Winesburg, but was one of the three sons of the old man called Wind- peter Winters who had a sawmill near Unionville, six miles away, and who was looked upon by every- one in Winesburg as a confirmed old reprobate.
The Bohemian family, grandmother told me as we drove along, had bought the homestead of a fellow countryman, Peter Krajiek, and had paid him more than it was worth.
But it is a common name in Nantucket, they say, and I suppose this Peter here is an emigrant from there.
Old Uncle Peter sung both de legs out of dat oldest cheer, last week," suggested Mose.
For every walk is a sort of crusade, preached by some Peter the Hermit in us, to go forth and reconquer this Holy Land from the hands of the Infidels.
Harris and I were included in all the descriptions; how we were coming along; how Hans Gross shouted; how we looked up startled; how we saw Peter coming like a cannon-shot; how judiciously we got out of the way, and let him come; and with what presence of mind we picked him up and brushed him off and set him on a rock when the performance was over.
Well, he don't miss any property by it, because he'll get that all right; but he's missed seeing his brother Peter die -- which he mayn't mind, nobody can tell as to that -- but his brother would a give anything in this world to see HIM before he died; never talked about nothing else all these three weeks; hadn't seen him since they was boys together -- and hadn't ever seen his brother William at all -- that's the deef and dumb one -- William ain't more than thirty or thirty-five.
Peter sprang a couple of yards in the air, and then delivered a war-whoop and set off round and round the room, banging against furniture, upsetting flower-pots, and making general havoc.
Just call to mind the face of that sugar gingerbread lady and you will have an exact portrait of Huldah's mother, --Mis' Peter Meserve, she was generally called, there being several others.
He's noan feared o' t' bench o' judges, norther Paul, nur Peter, nur John, nur Matthew, nor noan on 'em, not he
Then up rose Mrs Cratchit, Cratchit's wife, dressed out but poorly in a twice-turned gown, but brave in ribbons, which are cheap and make a goodly show for sixpence; and she laid the cloth, assisted by Belinda Cratchit, second of her daughters, also brave in ribbons; while Master Peter Cratchit plunged a fork into the saucepan of potatoes, and getting the corners of his monstrous shirt collar (Bob's private property, conferred upon his son and heir in honour of the day) into his mouth, rejoiced to find himself so gallantly attired, and yearned to show his linen in the fashionable Parks.
Peter might have been hanged, or Tom transported; but Littimer was perfectly respectable.