- 1[countable] a flower with a sweet smell that grows on a bush with thorns (= sharp points) on its stem a bunch of red roses a rose bush/garden a climbing/rambling rose
- 2(also rose pink) [uncountable] a pink color
- 3 [countable] a piece of metal or plastic with small holes in it that is attached to the end of a pipe or watering can so that the water comes out in a fine spray when you are watering plants Idioms
(of a situation) to be developing in a successful way Everything's coming up roses!
be coming up roses (informal)jump to other results
(not) an easy or a pleasant situation Their life together hasn't exactly been a bed of roses.
(not) a bed of rosesjump to other results
to still have a good reputation, even though you have been involved in something that might have given people a bad opinion of you Nobody ever knew the details and he came out of the deal smelling like a rose.
come up/out of something smelling like roses/a rose (informal)jump to other results
what is important is what people or things are, not what they are called
a rose by any other name would smell as sweet (saying)jump to other results