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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 ?
And so, Peter, you won't even consider of the business?
Neither at that, nor treble the sum," responded the gaunt, grizzled, and threadbare Peter Goldthwaite.
BUT Peter, who was very naughty, ran straight away to Mr.
McGREGOR was on his hands and knees planting out young cabbages, but he jumped up and ran after Peter, waving a rake and calling out, "Stop thief
So, week by week, poor Peter came And turned in heaviness away; For still the answer was the same,
Poor Peter shuddered in despair: His flowing locks he wildly tore: And very soon his yellow hair Was lying all about the floor.
A moment after the fairy's entrance the window was blown open by the breathing of the little stars, and Peter dropped in.
If you ask your mother whether she knew about Peter Pan when she was a little girl she will say, "Why, of course, I did, child," and if you ask her whether he rode on a goat in those days she will say, "What a foolish question to ask; certainly he did.
Peter's heart was so glad that he felt he must sing all day long, just as the birds sing for joy, but, being partly human, he needed in instrument, so he made a pipe of reeds, and he used to sit by the shore of the island of an evening, practising the sough of the wind and the ripple of the water, and catching handfuls of the shine of the moon, and he put them all in his pipe and played them so beautifully that even the birds were deceived, and they would say to each other, "Was that a fish leaping in the water or was it Peter playing leaping fish on his pipe?
Their last names were unpronounceable, so they were called Pavel and Peter.
My Aunt Jane always said that if you were neat and tidy it didn't matter whether you were dressed fine or not," said Peter.
As Peter Winn's secretary it was his task to weed out, sort, and classify his employer's mail.