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Peter Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    Peter n
  1. disciple of Jesus and leader of the apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope [syn: Simon Peter, Saint Peter, St. Peter, Saint Peter the Apostle, St. Peter the Apostle]
  2. obscene terms for penis [syn: cock, prick, dick, shaft, pecker, tool, putz]
Peter Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Peter \Pet"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Petered; p. pr. & vb. n. Petering.] [Etymol. uncertain.] To become exhausted; to run out; to fail; -- used generally with out; as, that mine has petered out. [Slang, U.S.]
Peter Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Peter \Pe"ter\, n. A common baptismal name for a man. The name of one of the apostles, Peter boat, a fishing boat, sharp at both ends, originally of the Baltic Sea, but now common in certain English rivers. Peter Funk, the auctioneer in a mock auction. [Cant, U.S.] Peter pence, or Peter's pence. (a) An annual tax or tribute, formerly paid by the English people to the pope, being a penny for every house, payable on Lammas or St.Peter's day; -- called also Rome scot, and hearth money. (b) In modern times, a voluntary contribution made by Roman Catholics to the private purse of the pope. Peter's fish (Zo["o]l.), a haddock; -- so called because the black spots, one on each side, behind the gills, are traditionally said to have been caused by the fingers of St. Peter, when he caught the fish to pay the tribute. The name is applied, also, to other fishes having similar spots.

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Peter'


  • Peter: Peter is a male given name. Peter may also refer to: People : In religion:- Saint Peter (died 68), Jesus' disciple - Peter the Deacon ...
  • Peter's Food Services: Peter's Food Service is a British baker and supplier of pies, pasties, slices, sausage rolls and factored products in to retail, food ...
  • Saint Peter: Simon Peter (Πέτρος, Pétros, "stone, rock possibly died AD 67), sometimes called Simon Cephas (Σιμων Κηφᾶς, Simōn Kēphas. Šimʻōn Kêfâ; ܫܡܥܘܢ ...
  • Peter the Great: Peter I the Great or Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov. (Пётр Алексе́евич Рома́нов, Пётр I, Pyotr I, or Пётр Вели́кий, Pyotr Velikiy) (9 June | 1672 ...
  • St. Peter's Basilica: The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter (Basilica Sancti Petri), officially known in Italian as. it | Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano ...
  • Peter Petrelli: Peter Petrelli, portrayed by Milo Ventimiglia , is a fictional character on the NBC science fiction drama series Heroes . ...
  • Peter Griffin: Peter Löwenbräu Griffin is a fictional character in the American animated comedy series Family Guy and the patriarch of the Griffin ...
  • Peter Pan: Peter Pan is a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie (1860–1937). Peter Pan spends his never-ending ...
  • Peter Sellers: Richard Henry Sellers, CBE (8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980), known as Peter Sellers, was a British comedian and actor best known as ...

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Meaning of the Name 'Peter'


  • Meaning: rock
  • Origin: Greek
  • Gender: Male

'Peter' example sentence in quotations


* A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. - George Bernard Shaw

* Ring Announcer What's your name kid Peter The Human Spider. Ring Announcer That's it The Human Spider That's the best you've got Peter Yeah. Ring Announcer Well that sucks. - Spider-Man

* Christ is the Master the Scriptures are only the servant. The true way to test all the Books is to see whether they work the will of Christ or not. No Book which does not preach Christ can be apostolic, though Peter or Paul were its author. And no Book which does preach Christ can fail to be apostolic though Judas, Ananias, Pilate or Herod were its author. - Martin Luther


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Peter Sample Sentences in News


  • Blucora Announces Appointment of Peter Mansour as President of InfoSpace
    Blucora, Inc. today announced the appointment of Peter Mansour as President of its InfoSpace subsidiary. As President, Mr. Mansour will oversee the operations of the InfoSpace Internet search business ... Read more on this news related to 'Peter'
  • Peter Molyneux Wants More Developers to Make Free-to-Play Games
    Fable creator says if more designers got into free-to-play games, the model might lose its stigma. Read more on this news related to 'Peter'
  • Peter Theo Curtis, freed American hostage, speaks for first time
    Peter Theo Curtis, an American journalist and author who was released from captivity in Syria on Sunday, spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday morning. Read more on this news related to 'Peter'

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