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rolling hitch
noun Date: circa 1769 a hitch knot for fastening a line to a spar or to the standing part of another line that will not slip when the pull is parallel to the spar or line — ...
Rolling Meadows
geographical name city NE Illinois NW of Chicago population 24,604
rolling mill
noun Date: 1787 an establishment where metal is rolled into plates and bars
rolling pin
noun Date: 1563 a long cylinder for rolling out dough
rolling stock
noun Date: 1853 the wheeled vehicles owned and used by a railroad or motor carrier
rollout
noun Date: 1952 1. the public introduction of a new aircraft; broadly the widespread public introduction of a new product 2. a football play in which the quarterback rolls ...
rollover
noun Date: 1945 1. the act or process of rolling over 2. a motor vehicle accident in which the vehicle overturns
rolltop desk
noun Date: 1887 a writing desk with a sliding cover often of parallel slats fastened to a flexible backing
Rölvaag
biographical name Ole Edvart 1876-1931 American (Norwegian-born) educator & novelist
roly-poly
I. adjective Etymology: reduplication of roly, from 2roll Date: 1820 being short and pudgy ; rotund II. noun (plural -lies) Date: 1836 1. a roly-poly person or thing 2. ...
roly-poly pudding
noun see roly-poly II
ROM
noun Date: 1966 a usually small computer memory that contains special-purpose information (as a program) which cannot be altered — compare ram
Rom
I. noun (plural Rom; also Roma) Etymology: Romany, married man, husband, male Gypsy, from Sanskrit ḍomba, ḍoma low caste male musician Date: 1841 gypsy 1 II. ...
Roma
I. geographical name see Rome 3 II. geographical name see Rome 3
Romagna
geographical name district N Italy on the Adriatic comprising the E part of Emilia-Romagna region
Romaic
noun Etymology: Modern Greek Rhōmaiikos, from Greek Rhōmaïkos Roman, from Rhōmē Rome Date: 1810 the modern Greek vernacular • Romaic adjective
romaine
noun Etymology: French, from feminine of romain Roman, from Old French, from Latin Romanus Date: 1907 a lettuce that belongs to a cultivar of garden lettuce (Lactuca sativa) ...
Romains
biographical name Jules 1885-1972 pseudonym of Louis-Henri-Jean Farigoule French author
roman
noun Etymology: French, from Old French romans romance Date: 1765 a metrical romance
Roman
I. noun Etymology: partly from Middle English, from Old English, from Latin Romanus, adjective & noun, from Roma Rome; partly from Middle English Romain, from Anglo-French, from ...
roman à clef
noun (plural romans à clef) Etymology: French, literally, novel with a key Date: 1893 a novel in which real persons or actual events figure under disguise
Roman Campagna
geographical name — see Campagna di Roma
Roman candle
noun Date: 1833 a cylindrical firework that discharges at intervals balls or stars of fire
Roman Catholic
I. noun Date: 1581 a member of the Roman Catholic Church II. adjective Date: 1614 of, relating to, or being a Christian church having a hierarchy of priests and bishops ...
Roman Catholicism
noun Date: circa 1823 the faith, doctrine, or polity of the Roman Catholic Church
Roman collar
noun Date: circa 1890 clerical collar
Roman holiday
noun Date: 1886 1. a time of debauchery or of sadistic enjoyment 2. a destructive or tumultuous disturbance ; riot
roman law
noun Usage: often capitalized R Date: 1639 the legal system of the ancient Romans that includes written and unwritten law, is based on the traditional law and the ...
Roman numeral
noun Date: 1735 a numeral in a system of notation that is based on the ancient Roman system — see number table
roman-fleuve
noun (plural romans-fleuves) Etymology: French, literally, river novel Date: 1935 a novel in the form of a long usually easygoing chronicle of a social group (as a family or ...
Romance
adjective Date: 1690 of, relating to, or being any of the languages developed from Latin (as Italian, French, and Spanish)
romance
I. noun Etymology: Middle English romauns, from Anglo-French romanz French, narrative in French, from Medieval Latin Romanice in a vernacular (as opposed to Latin), from Late ...
romancer
noun Date: 1654 1. a writer of romance 2. one that romances
Romanesque
adjective Date: 1763 of or relating to a style of architecture developed in Italy and western Europe between the Roman and the Gothic styles and characterized in its ...
Romani
noun see Romany
Romania
or Rumania geographical name country SE Europe bordering on Black Sea capital Bucharest area 91,699 square miles (237,500 square kilometers), population 22,789,000
Romanian
also Rumanian or Roumanian noun Date: 1868 1. a native or inhabitant of Romania 2. the Romance language of the Romanians • Romanian also Rumanian or Roumanian adjective
Romanic
adjective Date: 1708 romance • Romanic noun
romanise
British variant of romanize
Romanism
noun Date: 1674 often offensive Roman Catholicism
Romanist
noun Date: 1523 1. often offensive Roman Catholic 2. a specialist in the language, culture, or law of ancient Rome • Romanist or Romanistic adjective
Romanistic
adjective see Romanist
romanization
noun see romanize
romanize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1607 1. often capitalized to make Roman in character 2. to write or print (as a language) in the Latin alphabet 3. capitalized a. ...
Romano
I. noun Etymology: Italian, Roman, from Latin Romanus Date: 1908 a hard sharp cheese of Italian origin that is often served grated II. biographical name Giulio — see ...
Romanoff
biographical name see Romanov
Romanov
or Romanoff biographical name Michael 1596-1645 1st czar (1613-45) of Russian Romanov dynasty (1613-1917)
Romans
noun plural but singular in construction a letter on doctrine written by St. Paul to the Christians of Rome and included as a book in the New Testament — see bible table
Romansch
noun see Romansh
Romansh
or Romansch noun Etymology: Romansh romonsch Date: 1663 the Rhaeto-Romance dialects spoken in the Grisons, Switzerland
romantic
I. adjective Etymology: French romantique, from obsolete romant romance, from Old French romanz Date: 1650 1. consisting of or resembling a romance 2. having no basis in ...
romantically
adverb see romantic I
romanticise
British variant of romanticize
romanticism
noun Date: 1823 1. often capitalized a. (1) a literary, artistic, and philosophical movement originating in the 18th century, characterized chiefly by a reaction ...
romanticist
noun see romanticism
romanticization
noun see romanticize
romanticize
verb (-cized; -cizing) Date: 1818 transitive verb to make romantic ; treat as idealized or heroic intransitive verb 1. to hold romantic ideas 2. to present details, ...
Romany
also Romani noun (plural Romanies; also Romanis) Etymology: Romany romani, feminine of romano, adjective, Gypsy, from rom Gypsy man — more at ROM Date: circa 1812 1. gypsy ...
romaunt
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French romant Date: 1530 archaic romance 1a(1)
Romberg
biographical name Sigmund 1887-1951 American (Hungarian-born) composer
Romblon
geographical name 1. islands Philippines in N Visayan Islands in Sibuyan Sea area 524 square miles (1357 square kilometers) 2. island in the group
Rome
geographical name 1. city NW Georgia NW of Atlanta population 34,980 2. city E central New York NW of Utica population 34,950 3. (or Italian Roma) (or ancient Roma) city ...
Rome Beauty
noun Etymology: probably from Rome, village in Adams County, Ohio Date: 1856 a round red apple that has firm slightly tart flesh and is used especially for baking — called ...
Rome, Duchy of
geographical name division of Byzantine Empire 6th to 8th century central Italy comprising most of modern Lazio; later a province of the Papal States called Patrimony of Saint ...
romeldale
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: blend of Romney, Rambouillet, and Corriedale Date: circa 1948 any of a United States breed of sheep yielding a heavy fleece of fine ...
Romeo
I. noun (plural Romeos) Date: circa 1595 1. the hero of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet who dies for love of Juliet 2. a male lover II. Date: 1952 — a communications ...
Romford
geographical name former municipal borough SE England in Essex, now part of Havering
Romish
adjective Date: 1531 usually disparaging Roman Catholic • Romishly adverb, usually disparaging • Romishness noun, usually disparaging
Romishly
adverb see Romish
Romishness
noun see Romish
Rommel
biographical name Erwin Johannes Eugen 1891-1944 German field marshal
Romney
I. noun Etymology: Romney Marsh, pasture tract in England Date: 1837 any of a British breed of hardy long-wooled sheep especially adapted to damp or marshy regions and raised ...
Romney Marsh
noun see Romney I
romp
I. noun Etymology: partly alteration of 2ramp; partly alteration of ramp bold woman Date: 1691 1. one that romps; especially a romping girl or woman 2. a. ...
romper
noun Date: 1836 1. one that romps 2. jumpsuit 2; especially a jumpsuit for infants — often used in plural
Romulus
I. noun Etymology: Latin Date: before 12th century a son of Mars and legendary founder of Rome II. geographical name city SE Michigan population 22,979
Roncesvalles
or French Roncevaux geographical name commune N Spain 5 miles (8 kilometers) from French boundary in the Pyrenees near Pass of Roncesvalles
Roncevaux
geographical name see Roncesvalles
rondeau
noun (plural rondeaux) Etymology: Middle French rondel, rondeau Date: 1525 1. a. a fixed form of verse based on two rhyme sounds and consisting usually of 13 lines in ...
rondel
or rondelle noun Etymology: Middle English rondel, roundel — more at roundel Date: 14th century 1. (usually rondelle) a circular object; especially a circular jewel or ...
rondelet
noun Date: 15th century a modified rondeau consisting usually of seven lines in which the first line of four syllables is repeated as the third line and as the final line or ...
rondelle
noun see rondel
rondo
noun (plural rondos) Etymology: Italian rondò, from Middle French rondeau Date: 1797 1. an instrumental composition typically with a refrain recurring four times in the ...
Rondônia
or formerly Guaporé geographical name state W Brazil capital Porto Velho area 93,839 square miles (243,043 square kilometers), population 1,130,400
rondure
noun Etymology: French rondeur roundness, from Middle French, from rond round, from Old French reont, reund — more at round Date: circa 1600 1. round 1a 2. gracefully ...
Rongerik
geographical name island W central Pacific in the Marshalls in Ratak chain E of Bikini
Ronne Ice Shelf
geographical name area of shelf ice Antarctica in Weddell Sea
Ronsard
biographical name Pierre de 1524-1585 French poet
Röntgen
or Roentgen biographical name Wilhelm Conrad 1845-1923 German physicist
ronyon
noun Etymology: perhaps modification of Middle French rogne scab Date: 1598 obsolete a mangy or scabby creature
rood
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English rōd rod, rood; akin to Old High German ruota rod and perhaps to Old Russian ratište lance Date: before 12th century 1. a ...
Roodepoort
geographical name city Republic of South Africa in Gauteng W of Johannesburg metropolitan population 141,764
roof
I. noun (plural roofs) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hrōf; akin to Old Norse hrōf roof of a boathouse and perhaps to Old Church Slavic stropŭ roof Date: before ...
roof garden
noun Date: 1893 a restaurant or nightclub at the top of a building often in connection with or decorated to suggest an outdoor garden
roofed
adjective see roof I
roofer
noun see roof II
roofie
noun Etymology: probably by shortening & alteration from Rohypnol, a trademark name for the drug Date: 1994 slang a tablet of a powerful benzodiazepine sedative and ...
roofing
noun Date: 15th century material for a roof
roofless
adjective see roof I
rooflike
adjective see roof I
roofline
noun Date: 1857 the profile of a roof (as of a house)
rooftop
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1611 roof; especially the outer surface of a roof
rooftree
noun Date: 14th century ridgepole 1
rook
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hrōc; akin to Old High German hruoch rook Date: before 12th century a common Old World gregarious crow (Corvus ...
rookery
noun (plural -eries) Date: circa 1712 1. a. the nests or breeding place of a colony of rooks; also a colony of rooks b. a breeding ground or haunt especially of ...
rookie
noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of recruit Date: 1892 1. recruit; also novice 2. a first-year participant in a major professional sport
rooky
adjective Date: 1605 full of or containing rooks
room
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English rūm; akin to Old High German rūm room, Latin rur-, rus open land Date: before 12th century 1. an extent of space ...
room and board
noun Date: 1955 lodging and food usually furnished for a set price or as part of wages
room service
noun Date: 1930 service provided to hotel guests in their rooms; also the hotel department responsible for such service
roomed
adjective see room I
roomer
noun Date: circa 1871 one who occupies a rented room in another's house
roomette
noun Date: 1937 a small private single room on a railroad sleeping car
roomful
noun Date: 1671 as much or as many as a room will hold; also the persons or objects in a room
roomie
noun see roommate
roominess
noun see roomy
rooming house
noun Date: 1893 a house where lodgings are provided for rent
rooming-in
noun Date: 1943 an arrangement in a hospital whereby a newborn infant is kept in a crib at the mother's bedside instead of in a nursery
roommate
noun Date: 1770 one of two or more persons sharing the same room or living quarters — called also room•ie
roomy
adjective (roomier; -est) Date: 1581 1. having ample room ; spacious 2. of a female mammal having a large or well-proportioned body suited for breeding • roominess noun
roorback
noun Etymology: from an attack on James K. Polk in 1844 purporting to quote from an invented book by a Baron von Roorback Date: 1855 a defamatory falsehood published for ...
roose
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English rosen, from Old Norse hrōsa Date: 14th century chiefly dialect praise
Roosevelt
I. biographical name (Anna) Eleanor 1884-1962 née Roosevelt, wife of F.D. American humanitarian & writer II. biographical name Franklin Delano 1882-1945 32d president of the ...
Rooseveltian
adjective see Roosevelt II
roost
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hrōst; akin to Old Saxon hrōst attic Date: before 12th century 1. a. a support on which birds rest b. a place ...
rooster
noun Date: 1772 1. a. an adult male domestic chicken ; cock b. an adult male of various birds other than the domestic chicken 2. a cocky or vain man
rooster tail
noun Date: 1946 a high arching spray (as of water, dust, or snow) thrown up behind a fast-moving motorboat, motor vehicle, or skier
Root
biographical name Elihu 1845-1937 American lawyer & statesman
root
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English rōt, from Old Norse; akin to Old English wyrt root, Latin radix, Greek rhiza Date: 12th century ...
root beer
noun Date: 1840 a sweetened carbonated beverage flavored with extracts of roots (as sarsaparilla) and herbs
root canal
noun Date: 1893 the part of the pulp cavity lying in the root of a tooth; also a dental operation to save a tooth by removing the contents of its root canal and filling the ...
root cap
noun Date: 1875 a protective cap of parenchyma cells that covers the terminal meristem in most root tips
root cellar
noun Date: 1810 a pit used for the storage especially of root crops
root crop
noun Date: 1834 a crop (as turnips) grown for its enlarged roots
root hair
noun Date: 1853 a filamentous extension of an epidermal cell near the tip of a rootlet that functions in absorption of water and minerals
root knot
noun Date: 1889 a plant disease caused by nematodes that produce enlargements on the roots and stunt the growth of the plant
root pressure
noun Date: 1875 the chiefly osmotic pressure by which water rises into the stems of plants from the roots
root rot
noun Date: 1883 any of various plant diseases characterized by decay of the roots and caused especially by fungi
root-ball
noun Date: 1930 the compact mass of roots and soil formed by a plant especially in a container
root-bound
adjective Date: 1885 pot-bound
root-knot nematode
noun Date: 1922 any of several small plant-parasitic nematodes (genus Meloidogyne) that cause root knot
root-mean-square
noun Date: 1895 the square root of the arithmetic mean of the squares of a set of numbers
rootage
noun Date: circa 1895 1. a developed system of roots 2. root 3a
rooted
adjective see root I
rootedness
noun see root I
rooter
noun see root IV
roothold
noun Date: 1839 1. the anchorage of a plant to soil through the growing and spreading of roots 2. a place where plants may obtain a roothold
rootle
intransitive verb (rootled; rootling) Etymology: frequentative of 3root Date: 1809 root III
rootless
adjective see root I
rootlessness
noun see root I
rootlet
noun Date: circa 1793 a small root
rootlike
adjective see root I
rootstock
noun Date: 1832 1. a rhizomatous underground part of a plant 2. a stock for grafting consisting of a root or a piece of root; broadly stock 3b
rooty
adjective Date: 15th century full or consisting of roots
rope
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English rāp; akin to Old High German reif hoop Date: before 12th century 1. a. a large stout cord of strands of fibers or ...
rope tow
noun Date: 1948 ski tow 1
ropedancer
noun Date: 1648 one that dances, walks, or performs acrobatic feats on a rope high in the air • ropedancing noun
ropedancing
noun see ropedancer
ropelike
adjective see rope I
roper
noun see rope II
ropery
noun Etymology: probably from the thought that the perpetrator deserved the gallows Date: 1592 archaic roguish tricks or banter
ropewalk
noun Date: 1672 a long covered walk, building, or room where ropes are manufactured
ropewalker
noun Date: 1615 an acrobat who walks on a rope high in the air
ropeway
noun Date: 1889 1. an endless aerial cable moved by a stationary engine and used to transport freight (as logs and ore) 2. a fixed cable or a pair of fixed cables between ...
ropey
adjective see ropy
ropiness
noun see ropy
ropy
also ropey adjective (ropier; -est) Date: 15th century 1. a. capable of being drawn into a thread ; viscous; also tending to adhere in stringy masses b. having a ...
roque
noun Etymology: alteration of croquet Date: 1899 croquet played on a hard-surfaced court with a raised border
Roquefort
trademark — used for a pungent French blue cheese made from sheep's milk
roquelaure
noun Etymology: French, from the Duc de Roquelaure died 1738 French marshal Date: 1716 a knee-length cloak worn especially in the 18th and 19th centuries
roquette
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French — more at rocket Date: 1900 arugula
Roraima
geographical name mountain 9094 feet (2772 meters) N South America in Pacaraima Mountains on boundary between Venezuela, Guyana, & Brazil; has flat top
rorqual
noun Etymology: French, from Norwegian rørhval, from Old Norse reytharhvalr, from reythr rorqual + hvalr whale Date: 1827 any of a family (Balaenopteridae) of large baleen ...
Rorschach
I. adjective Date: 1927 of, relating to, used in connection with, or resulting from the Rorschach test II. geographical name commune NE Switzerland on S shore of Lake ...
Rorschach inkblot test
noun see Rorschach test
Rorschach test
noun Etymology: Hermann Rorschach died 1922 Swiss psychiatrist Date: 1927 a personality and intelligence test in which a subject interprets inkblot designs in terms that ...
Rosa
biographical name Salvator 1615-1673 Italian painter & poet
Rosa, Monte
geographical name mountain 15,203 feet (4634 meters) on Swiss-Italian border; highest in Pennine Alps
rosacea
noun Etymology: short for New Latin acne rosacea rose-colored acne Date: 1876 a chronic inflammatory disorder involving especially the skin of the nose, forehead, and cheeks ...
rosaceous
adjective Etymology: ultimately from Latin rosa Date: 1731 of or relating to roses or the rose family
rosarian
noun Date: 1864 a cultivator of roses
Rosario
geographical name city E central Argentina on the Paraná population 591,428
rosary
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Medieval Latin rosarium, from Latin, rose garden, from neuter of rosarius of roses, from rosa rose Date: 1547 1. often capitalized a Roman ...
rosary pea
noun Date: circa 1866 1. a tropical twining herb (Abrus precatorius) of the legume family that bears jequirity beans and has a root used as a substitute for licorice — ...
roscoe
noun Etymology: probably from the name Roscoe Date: circa 1914 slang handgun
Roscommon
geographical name 1. county central Ireland in Connacht area 951 square miles (2473 square kilometers), population 51,897 2. town, its capital population 1363
rosé
noun Etymology: French Date: 1897 a light pink table wine made from red grapes by removing the skins after fermentation has begun
rose
I. past of rise II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Latin rosa; akin to Greek rhodon rose, Persian gul Date: before 12th century 1. a. any of a ...
rose bug
noun see rose chafer
rose chafer
noun Date: 1704 a common North American scarab beetle (Macrodactylus subspinosus) that feeds on plant roots as a larva and on leaves and flowers (as of rose or grapevines) as ...
rose cold
noun see rose fever
rose cut
noun Date: circa 1842 a form in which gems (as diamonds) are cut that usually has a flat circular base and facets in two ranges rising to a point • rose-cut adjective
rose fever
noun Date: 1851 hay fever occurring in the spring or early summer — called also rose cold
rose geranium
noun Date: 1832 any of several pelargoniums grown for their fragrant 3- to 5-lobed leaves and small pink flowers
rose hip
noun Date: 1857 the ripened usually red or orange accessory fruit of a rose that consists of a fleshy receptacle enclosing numerous achenes
rose mallow
noun Date: 1857 any of several hibiscuses with large usually rose-colored flowers; especially a showy perennial (Hibiscus moscheutos) of the salt marshes of the eastern ...
rose of Jericho
Etymology: Middle English, from Jericho, ancient city in Palestine Date: 15th century an annual herb (Anastatica hierochuntica) of the mustard family found from northern ...
rose of Sharon
Etymology: Plain of Sharon, Palestine Date: circa 1847 a commonly cultivated Asian shrub or small tree (Hibiscus syriacus) having showy bell-shaped rose, purple, or white ...
rose oil
noun Date: 1552 a fragrant essential oil obtained from roses and used chiefly in perfumery and in flavoring
rose pink
noun Date: 1849 a moderate pink
rose slug
noun Date: 1877 the green larva of either of two sawflies (Cladius difformis and Endelomyia aethiops) that feed on the parenchyma of and skeletonize the leaves of roses
rose water
noun Date: 14th century a watery solution of the odoriferous constituents of the rose used as a perfume or a flavoring
rose window
noun Date: 1773 a circular window filled with tracery
Rose, Mount
geographical name mountain 10,778 feet (3285 meters) W Nevada SW of Reno
rose-breasted grosbeak
noun Date: 1810 a grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) chiefly of eastern North America that is related to the cardinal and in the male is chiefly black and white with a ...
rose-colored
adjective Date: 1526 1. having a rose color 2. seeing or seen in a promising light ; optimistic
rose-colored glasses
noun plural Date: 1926 favorably disposed opinions ; optimistic eyes
rose-cut
adjective see rose cut
roseate
adjective Etymology: Latin roseus rosy, from rosa Date: 1589 1. resembling a rose especially in color 2. overly optimistic ; viewed favorably • roseately adverb
roseate spoonbill
noun Date: circa 1785 a spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja) that is found from the southern United States to Patagonia and has chiefly pink plumage
roseate tern
noun Date: circa 1813 a medium-sized tern (Sterna dougallii) that is widespread at sea and in coastal areas of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans and that has a faint ...
roseately
adverb see roseate
Roseau
geographical name seaport capital of Dominica population 15,853
rosebay
noun Date: 1760 1. rhododendron; especially great laurel 2. fireweed b
rosebay rhododendron
noun Date: circa 1949 great laurel
Rosebery
biographical name 5th Earl of 1847-1929 Archibald Philip Primrose English statesman
rosebud
noun Date: 15th century the bud of a rose
rosebush
noun Date: 1587 a shrub that produces roses
Rosecrans
biographical name William Starke 1819-1898 American general
rosefish
noun Date: 1731 redfish a(1)
roselike
adjective see rose II
Roselle
geographical name city NE Illinois population 23,115
rosemaling
noun Etymology: Norwegian, from rose rose + maling painting Date: 1942 painted or sometimes carved decoration (as on furniture, walls, or wooden dinnerware) in Scandinavian ...
rosemary
noun (plural -maries) Etymology: Middle English rosmarine, from Anglo-French rosemarin, from Latin rosmarinus, from ror-, ros dew + marinus of the sea; akin to Sanskrit rasa ...
Rosemead
geographical name city SW California E of Los Angeles population 53,505
Rosenberg
I. biographical name Alfred 1893-1946 German Nazi & writer II. geographical name city SE Texas population 24,043
Rosenwald
biographical name Julius 1862-1932 American merchant & philanthropist
roseola
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin roseus rosy, from rosa rose Date: circa 1818 a rose-colored eruption in spots or a disease marked by such an eruption; especially ...
roseola infantum
noun Etymology: New Latin, infant roseola Date: circa 1935 a mild disease of infants and children characterized by fever lasting usually three days followed by an eruption of ...
roseolar
adjective see roseola
roset
noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration of rosin Date: 14th century chiefly Scottish resin
Rosetta
or Arabic Rashīd or ancient Bolbitine geographical name 1. river 146 miles (235 kilometers) N Egypt forming W branch of the Nile in its delta 2. city N Egypt on the Rosetta ...
Rosetta stone
noun Etymology: Rosetta, Egyptian Date: 1822 1. a black basalt stone found in 1799 that bears an inscription in hieroglyphics, demotic characters, and Greek and is celebrated ...
rosette
noun Etymology: French, literally, small rose, from Old French, from rose, from Latin rosa Date: 1790 1. an ornament usually made of material gathered or pleated so as to ...
Roseville
geographical name 1. city N central California NE of Sacramento population 79,921 2. city SE Michigan NE of Detroit population 48,129 3. village SE Minnesota N of St. Paul ...
rosewater
adjective Date: 1840 1. affectedly nice or delicate 2. having the odor of rose water
rosewood
noun Date: 1660 any of various tropical trees (especially genus Dalbergia) yielding valuable cabinet woods of a usually dark red or purplish color streaked and variegated ...
Rosh Hashanah
noun Etymology: Late Hebrew rōsh hashshānāh, literally, beginning of the year Date: 1846 the Jewish New Year observed on the first day and by Orthodox and Conservative ...
Rosicrucian
noun Etymology: Christian Rosenkreutz (New Latin Rosae Crucis) reputed 15th century founder of the movement Date: 1624 1. an adherent of a 17th and 18th century movement ...
Rosicrucianism
noun see Rosicrucian
rosily
adverb Date: 1809 1. in an optimistic manner 2. with a rosy color or tinge
rosin
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French reisine, rosine resin Date: 13th century a translucent amber-colored to almost black brittle friable resin that is ...
rosiness
noun see rosy
rosinweed
noun Date: 1831 any of several American plants (as the compass plant) having resinous foliage or a resinous odor
Ross
I. biographical name Betsy 1752-1836 née Griscom reputed maker of 1st American flag II. biographical name Sir James Clark 1800-1862 Scottish explorer III. biographical name ...
Ross and Cromarty
geographical name former county N Scotland capital Dingwall
Ross Dependency
geographical name section of Antarctica lying between 160°E and 150°W long.; claimed by New Zealand
Ross Ice Shelf
geographical name area of shelf ice Antarctica in S Ross Sea
Ross Sea
geographical name arm of S Pacific extending into Antarctica E of Victoria Land
Rosse
biographical name Earl of — see William Parsons
Rossetti
I. biographical name Christina Georgina 1830-1894 sister of D.G. English poet II. biographical name Dante Gabriel 1828-1882 English painter & poet
Rossi
biographical name Bruno 1905-1993 American (Italian-born) physicist
Rossini
biographical name Gioacchino Antonio 1792-1868 Italian composer • Rossinian adjective
Rossinian
adjective see Rossini
Rossiya
geographical name see Russia
Rostand
biographical name Edmond 1868-1918 French poet & dramatist
rostellar
adjective see rostellum
rostellum
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of rostrum beak Date: circa 1826 a small process resembling a beak ; a diminutive rostrum: as a. an extension of the ...
roster
noun Etymology: Dutch rooster, literally, gridiron; from the parallel lines Date: 1727 1. a. a roll or list of personnel b. such a list giving the order in which a duty ...
Rostock
geographical name city & port NE Germany on Warnow River near the Baltic coast population 234,475
Rostov-na-Donu
geographical name see Rostov-on-Don
Rostov-on-Don
or Russian Rostov-na-Donu geographical name city S Russia in Europe on the Don population 1,027,000
rostral
adjective Etymology: New Latin rostralis, from Latin rostrum Date: 1709 1. of or relating to a rostrum 2. situated toward the oral or nasal region: as a. of a part of the ...
rostrally
adverb see rostral
rostrate
adjective Date: circa 1819 having a rostrum

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