Meaning of peter


Pronunciation: (pē'tur), [key]
— peter out,
  1. to diminish gradually and stop; dwindle to nothing: The hot water always peters out in the middle of my shower.
  2. to tire; exhaust (usually used as a past participle): I'm petered out after that walk.


Pronunciation: (pē'tur), [key]
— n. Slang (vulgar)
  1. penis.


Pronunciation: (pē'tur), [key]
— n. Whist.
  1. a signal for an echo.


Pronunciation: (pē'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleddied 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.
  3. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter P.
  4. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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