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Petre \Pe"tre\ (p[=e]"t[~e]r), n. See Saltpeter.


n. (context archaic English) saltpetre


Petre is a surname and given name. Notable persons with that name include:

Usage examples of "petre".

Legate Petre where he sat reading, when I heard a burst of laughter and my name mentioned.

Captain Petre gave me a dark look when I refused him, but I wanted at least one officer I knew well to remain with the Lancers.

But it must be remembered I was only twenty-three and Petre a year older, so our foolishness can be understood.

General Petre has done as much to form this army as anyone, and this is his reward.

James made the Jesuit Petre a privy councillor, giving him his own apartment at Whitehall, and represented that he would be fitter for such a position if he was made a bishop or a cardinal, Innocent refused.

The property seems about 1637 to have been let to one John Leigh, and in 1651 was held by a member of the Petre family.

I had any personal business at all these days, but grudged the time, telling Petre where I was going.

Tombs or the Petres, who had not yet made their appearance, went in quest of Mr.