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Peter

Spanish
English


desnudar un santo para vestir otro
V
to rob Peter to pay Paul
V

to peter out
V

NM Plural
N Plural



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English Definitions

Peter
N
disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
peter
N
obscene terms for penis
Peter Abelard
N
French philosopher and theologian; lover of Heloise (1079-1142)
N
British actor and playwright (1921-2004)
Peter Behrens
N
German architect known for his simple utilitarian factory buildings (1868-1940)
N
Russian goldsmith noted for creating a series of jeweled and enameled Easter eggs for European royalty (1846-1920)
Peter Carl Goldmark
N
United States inventor (born in Hungary) who made the first TV broadcast in 1940 and invented the long-playing record in 1948 and pioneered videocassette recording (1906-1977)
Peter Cooper
N
United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883)
Peter Goldmark
N
United States inventor (born in Hungary) who made the first TV broadcast in 1940 and invented the long-playing record in 1948 and pioneered videocassette recording (1906-1977)
Peter I
N
czar of Russia who introduced ideas from western Europe to reform the government; he extended his territories in the Baltic and founded St. Petersburg (1682-1725)
N
important Russian composer whose works are noted for their expressive melodies (1840-1893)
Peter Lorre
N
United States actor (born in Hungary) noted for playing sinister roles (1904-1964)
Peter Mark Roget
N
English physician who in retirement compiled a well-known thesaurus (1779-1869)
Peter Medawar
N
British immunologist (born in Brazil) who studied tissue transplants and discovered that the rejection of grafts was an immune response (1915-1987)
Peter Minnewit
N
Dutch colonist who bought Manhattan from the Native Americans for the equivalent of $24 (1580-1638)
Peter Minuit
N
Dutch colonist who bought Manhattan from the Native Americans for the equivalent of $24 (1580-1638)
Peter O'Toole
N
British actor (born in Ireland in 1932)
peter out
V
end weakly
peter out
V
use up all one's strength and energy and stop working
Peter Pan
N
a boyish or immature man; after the boy in Barrie's play who never grows up
Peter Pan
N
the main character in a play and novel by J. M. Barrie; a boy who won't grow up
Peter Pan collar
N
a flat collar with rounded ends that meet in front
Peter Paul Mauser
N
German arms manufacturer and inventor of a repeating rifle and pistol (1838-1914)
Peter Paul Rubens
N
prolific Flemish baroque painter; knighted by the English king Charles I (1577-1640)
Peter Seamus O'Toole
N
British actor (born in Ireland in 1932)
Peter Seeger
N
United States folk singer who was largely responsible for the interest in folk music in the 1960s (born in 1919)
Peter Sellers
N
English comic actor (1925-1980)
N
the last Dutch colonial administrator of New Netherland; in 1664 he was forced to surrender the colony to England (1592-1672)
Peter Tchaikovsky
N
important Russian composer whose works are noted for their expressive melodies (1840-1893)
Peter the Great
N
czar of Russia who introduced ideas from western Europe to reform the government; he extended his territories in the Baltic and founded St. Petersburg (1682-1725)
N
any of several lymph nodes in the walls of the intestines near the junction of the ileum and colon
Peter's pence
N
an annual contribution made by Roman Catholics to support the papal see
N
a city in the European part of Russia; 2nd largest Russian city; located at the head of the Gulf of Finland; former capital of Russia
Petersburg
N
a town in southeastern Virginia (south of Richmond); scene of heavy fighting during the American Civil War
Petersburg
N
the final campaign of the American Civil War (1864-65); Union forces under Grant besieged and finally defeated Confederate forces under Lee
Petersburg Campaign
N
the final campaign of the American Civil War (1864-65); Union forces under Grant besieged and finally defeated Confederate forces under Lee
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