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Meaning of "peter" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PETER

Of unknown origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PETER

peter  [ˈpiːtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PETER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Peter is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb peter in English.

WHAT DOES PETER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Peter

Peter often is used to refer to Saint Peter, a disciple of Jesus Christ. It can also refer to many, many other people, of which only a few are listed here. This page only lists people commonly referred to as "Peter" and nothing else; for others, please see List of people named Peter.

Definition of peter in the English dictionary

The definition of peter in the dictionary is to fall in volume, intensity, etc, and finally cease.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PETER

PRESENT

Present
I peter
you peter
he/she/it peters
we peter
you peter
they peter
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
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
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I petered
you petered
he/she/it petered
we petered
you petered
they 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
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
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will peter
you will peter
he/she/it will peter
we will peter
you will peter
they will peter
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
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 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
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would peter
you would peter
he/she/it would peter
we would peter
you would peter
they would peter
Conditional continuous
I would be petering
you would be petering
he/she/it would be petering
we would be petering
you would be petering
they would be petering
Conditional perfect
I would have peter
you would have peter
he/she/it would have peter
we would have peter
you would have peter
they would have peter
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been petering
you would have been petering
he/she/it would have been petering
we would have been petering
you would have been petering
they would have been petering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you peter
we let´s peter
you peter
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to peter
Past participle
petered
Present Participle
petering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PETER


akita
əˈkiːtə
beta
ˈbiːtə
dita
ˈdiːtə
eater
ˈiːtə
eta
ˈiːtə
heater
ˈhiːtə
liter
ˈliːtə
litre
ˈliːtə
Lolita
ˌlɒˈliːtə
margarita
ˌmɑːɡəˈriːtə
meter
ˈmiːtə
partita
pɑːˈtiːtə
pita
ˈpiːtə
repeater
rɪˈpiːtə
saltpeter
ˌsɔːltˈpiːtə
saltpetre
ˌsɔːltˈpiːtə
tapeta
təˈpiːtə
tweeter
ˈtwiːtə
vita
ˈviːtə
zeta
ˈziːtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PETER

petechial
Peter and the Wolf
Peter I
Peter III
Peter Pan
Peter Pan collar
Peter pence
Peter Principle
Peter the Great
Peter the Hermit
Peter´s pence
Peterborough
Peterlee
Peterloo Massacre
peterman
Petermann Peak
petermen
Peters´ projection
Petersburg
petersham

WORDS THAT END LIKE PETER

accelerometer
barometer
catheter
centimeter
Demeter
deter
diameter
dieter
Exeter
interpreter
marketer
millimeter
odometer
parameter
perimeter
spectrometer
speedometer
tachometer
telemarketer
thermometer

Synonyms and antonyms of peter in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «peter» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PETER

Find out the translation of peter to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of peter from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «peter» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

彼得
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

peter
570 millions of speakers

English

peter
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पीटर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بيتر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

питер
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

peter
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পিটার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

peter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Peter
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Peter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ピーター
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

피터
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Peter
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

peter
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பீட்டர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पीटर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Peter
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Pietro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

peter
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

питер
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

peter
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

peter
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Peter
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

peter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

peter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of peter

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PETER»

The term «peter» is very widely used and occupies the 63 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PETER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «peter» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «peter» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about peter

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «PETER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word peter.
1
Tom Brokaw
Peter is an old friend. I'm heartbroken, but he's also a tough guy. I'm counting on him getting through this very difficult passage.
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Tom Brokaw
Peter will have a place in this brotherhood forever.
3
Don Dokken
Peter Baltes was the best bassist I ever played with.
4
Goldie Hawn
Peter Sellers was great to work with. A lovely man. A little bit crazy in that he - you know, as I say, it was hard. It was sort of balancing a very delicate spirit on a needle. You know, because you never know where he was going.
5
Mary C. Jones
Peter was 2 years and 10 months old when we began to study him. He was afraid of a white rat, and this fear extended to a rabbit, a fur coat, a feather, cotton wool, etc., but not to wooden blocks and similar toys.
6
Jonathan King
Peter remained very quiet and shy, but when he spoke it made sense.
7
Jared Kushner
Peter Kaplan was a giant.
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Jared Kushner
Peter Kaplan was a partner, a mentor, and a friend.
9
Harry Lloyd
Peter Mullan is the least method actor around.
10
Trevor Nunn
Peter Hall was just organizing the Royal Shakespeare Company. It was going to be an ensemble, it was going to be in repertory, it was going to have a home in London as well as in the Midlands, and all of those things were happening at that time.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PETER»

Discover the use of peter in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to peter and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Peter
An ordinary fifteen-year-old Australian kid, who enjoys riding his dirt bike and wants to be a photographer, becomes confused about his sexuality when he finds he is attracted to a gay friend of his older brother.
Kate Walker, 2001
2
Peter: A Novel of Changes
This is the fifth novel portraying the life of a Lord family member, and it brings us up to date, well to 2010.
John Osborn, 2012
3
The Remembered Peter: In Ancient Reception and Modern Debate
Markus Bockmuehl studies Simon Peter's highly diverse profile and reception in second-century Rome and Syria, where certain communities and individuals continued to claim direct or proximate access to living memory of the apostles and their ...
Markus N. A. Bockmuehl, 2010
4
Augustine of Hippo: A Biography
Classic biography, published 30 years ago. Contains new thoughts in a 2 chapter epilogue.
Peter Robert Lamont Brown, 2000
5
Peter the Great
In Peter the Great, Yale historian and Russian scholar Paul Bushkovitch offers a brilliant, but concise, biography of this enigmatic leader.
Paul Bushkovitch, 2002
6
THE REVOLUTION OF PETER THE GREAT
In The Revolution of Peter the Great, James Cracraft offers a brilliant new interpretation of this pivotal era.
James CRACRAFT, 2006
7
Writing Without Teachers
In this new edition of his popular book, well-known advocate of innovative teaching methods Peter Elbow outlines a practical program for learning how to write.
Peter Elbow, 1998
8
About Translation
Peter Newmark's third book is an attempt to deepen and extend his views on translation.
Peter Newmark, 1991
9
Applied Asymptotic Analysis
"The book is intended for a beginning graduate course on asymptotic analysis in applied mathematics and is aimed at students of pure and applied mathematics as well as science and engineering.
Peter David Miller
10
Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain & Perfect ...
A collection of alliterative jingles for every letter of the alphabet.
Peter Piper, L. Phillips, 1970

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PETER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term peter is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Peter Barca: To vote for Bucks arena plan, Democrats need to see …
Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, wants to see changes to the funding plan for the new Milwaukee arena. Enlarge Photo ... «Madison.com, Jul 15»
2
BBC's Peter Salmon: 'Where do you want me to be? Milton Keynes?'
Capital role … Peter Salmon, pictured at the MediaCity complex in Salford, will head up BBC Studios. Photograph: Christopher Thomond For ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Documentary features Pacifica High superfan 'Peter Pacifica'
Often ignored and briefly banned, the man nicknamed "Peter Pacifica" loved his alma mater even though it didn't always love him back. «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
4
Roth driver Reutzel wins Peter Murphy Classic
Texas driver Aaron Reutzel made a thrilling late-race charge to win the Peter Murphy Classic at Tulare's Thunderbowl Raceway in an even that ... «Fresno Bee, Jul 15»
5
The First Experimenter Trailer Brings the Controversial Milgram …
Peter Sarsgaard plays Milgram, the ever-brilliant Winona Ryder plays his wife Sasha, and Jim Gaffigan, Anton Yelchin, and Taryn Manning ... «Slate Magazine, Jul 15»
6
Michael van Gerwen reaches World Matchplay final again after …
Michael van Gerwen was too good for Peter Wright as he reached the final of ... in the World Matchplay final with a 17-12 win over Peter Wright. «SkySports, Jul 15»
7
Rockies prospect rankings: No. 21 Peter Lambert among recent high …
21: Peter Lambert (304 points, 30 ballots) | Winter 2014 Ranking: NR | High Ballot 10, Mode Ballot 17. When the Rockies took Lambert, an 18 ... «Purple Row, Jul 15»
8
Ex-Blue Peter host Helen Skelton 'on happy pills' since becoming a …
Former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton says she feels like she is "on happy pills" after the birth of her son Ernie. «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
9
Peter Capaldi shows yet again what a massive Doctor Who fanboy …
Any Doctor Who fan knows that Peter Capaldi is not just an actor who happened to take on the role of the Time Lord – his love of the show from ... «Radio Times, Jul 15»
10
R. JAMES WOOLSEY, PETER VINCENT PRY: Iran Deal surrenders …
By R. James Woolsey and Peter Vincent Pry - - Sunday, July 26, 2015. Banner headlines in a prominent national newspaper read “NUKE DEAL PAVES WAY ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Peter [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/peter>. Nov 2020 ».
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