from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Rose-colored: the roseate glow of dawn.
- adj. Cheerful or bright; optimistic: a roseate outlook.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Like the rose flower; pink; rosy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of roses; rosy.
- adj. resembling a rose in color or fragrance; esp., tinged with rose color; blooming.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of roses; consisting of roses; prepared from roses.
- Of a rose color; blooming: as, roseate beauty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of something having a dusty purplish pink color
Pink-plumed birds called roseate spoonbills flew overhead and big, leafy American lotuses glistened on a distant bank.
If Effie's emotional career exposes a hulking gap between the roseate ideals of Victorian marriage and its all-too-prosaic practice, then her stint as her husband's model reveals a similar divide between what might be called the mythology of Victorian art and the way in which the average painting was actually put on canvas.
I imagine the design as stucco, predominantly white or beige, or even a pale roseate color, with grey stone trim at strategic points and a mosaic dome in a greenish-blue with geometric patterning; the dome's tiling would probably most resemble the Pima County Courthouse in Tucson in overall mood.
Their roseate pastels, pleasantly faded after decades of hanging in Yale corridors, chime happily with the actual frescoes on display from the house-church in which early Syriac Christians worshiped and lived.
In the distance, majestic pink-colored roseate spoonbills rose like a rainbow and flew off from the middle of the marsh.
Throughout the following weeks, I piled on all the synonyms I could think of for every trite concept expected of a commencement speech: auspicious, propitious, roseate, utopian, and so on.
But did Rockwell, who knew all about domestic miseries and national threats, want to keep turning out such roseate stuff?
Michael Chybowski's roseate lighting strays into the wings to suggest foliage, while the women gather, interact and breeze through the dance like so many daughters of Zephyr.
Michael Fry, conservation advocacy director for the American Bird Conservancy, said that the project could "reduce prime offshore sea-duck foraging habitat" and that data suggest "that loons will likely abandon the area for years to come, and there may be significant impacts to endangered roseate terns, which breed in nearby Buzzards Bay and feed in Nantucket Sound."
John Humphrys chose to launch his grand tour of the union from Frankfurt for Radio 4's Today programme the other day, with a homily about the euro, integration and "momentum" (which had apparently obliged John and the BBC to portray The Project in a roseate light for decades).