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Rocky Mountain sheep
bighorn. [1785-95, Amer.] * * *
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Pathol. an infectious disease characterized by high fever, pains in joints, bones, and muscles, and a cutaneous eruption, caused by rickettsii and transmitted by ticks: first ...
Rocky Mountain States
those states in the region of the Rocky Mountains, including Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming, and sometimes Arizona and New Mexico. * * *
Rocky Mountain Trench
▪ region, North America       geological depression extending north-northwest for about 900 miles (1,400 km) from western Montana, U.S., south of Flathead Lake, through ...
Rocky Mountain whitefish.
See mountain whitefish. [1880-85, Amer.] * * *
Rocky Mountains
the chief mountain system in North America, extending from central New Mexico to N Alaska. Highest peak, Mount McKinley, 20,300 ft. (6187 m). Also called Rockies. * * * or ...
Rocky River
a city in NE Ohio, near Cleveland. 21,084. * * *
Rocky Road to Caribbean Unification
▪ 1997       by David Renwick  The 14 member nations of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom) struggled in 1996 to advance their unification movement ...
RockyMount
Rock·y Mount (rŏkʹē) A city of northeast North Carolina northeast of Raleigh. Population: 48,997. * * *
RockyMountain goat
Rocky Mountain goat n. See mountain goat. * * *
RockyMountain sheep
Rocky Mountain sheep n. See bighorn. * * *
RockyMountain spotted fever
Rocky Mountain spotted fever n. An acute infectious disease that is caused by a microorganism (Rickettsia rickettsii) transmitted by ticks, is characterized by muscular pains, ...
RockyMountain States
Rocky Mountain States A region of the western United States including Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. * * *
RockyMountains
Rocky Mountains also Rock·ies (rŏkʹēz) A major mountain system of western North America extending more than 4,827 km (3,000 mi) from northwest Alaska to the Mexican border. ...
rococo
/reuh koh"koh, roh'keuh koh"/, n. 1. a style of architecture and decoration, originating in France about 1720, evolved from Baroque types and distinguished by its elegant ...
Rococo style
or Late Baroque Style in interior design, the decorative arts, painting, architecture, and sculpture that originated in Paris in the early 18th century. The word Rococo is ...
Rocque, François de La
▪ French politician born 1885, Cantal, France died April 28, 1946, Paris       French fascist and army officer who sought dictatorial power but merely helped bring down ...
Rocroi
▪ France       ancient fortress town, Ardennes département, Champagne-Ardenne région, northeastern France. It lies 4 miles (6 km) from the Belgian frontier. The ...
Rocroi, Battle of
▪ French history       (May 19, 1643), a military engagement of the Thirty Years' War in which a French army of 22,000 men, under the Duke d'Enghien (later known as the ...
rod
—rodless, adj. —rodlike, adj. /rod/, n., v., rodded, rodding. n. 1. a stick, wand, staff, or the like, of wood, metal, or other material. 2. a straight, slender shoot or stem ...
Rod
/rod/, n. a male given name, form of Roderick or Rodney. * * * (as used in expressions) Carew Rod eccentric and rod mechanism hot rod * * * ▪ measurement       old ...
rod and line
➡ field sports * * *
rod bolt
a long, double-ended bolt. [1825-35] * * *
rod mill
1. Metalworking. a mill for making metal rods. 2. a mill for grinding ore or the like by means of steel rods. [1880-85] * * *
Rod Steiger
➡ Steiger * * *
Rod Stewart
➡ Stewart (IV) * * *
Rod, Édouard
▪ French author born March 29, 1857, Nyon, Switz. died Jan. 29, 1910, Grasse, France       French-Swiss writer of psychological novels and a pioneer of comparative ...
Rodbell, Martin
▪ 1999       American biochemist (b. Dec. 1, 1925, Baltimore, Md.—d. Dec. 7, 1998, Chapel Hill, N.C.), was corecipient (with Alfred G. Gilman) of the 1994 Nobel Prize ...
Rodbertus, Johann Karl
▪ German economist born August 12, 1805, Greifswald, Swedish Pomerania [now in Germany] died December 6, 1875, Jagetzow, Prussia [now in Germany]  economist who, because of ...
Rodchenko
/rod cheng"koh/; Russ. /rddawt"chyin keuh/, n. Aleksandr (Mikhailovich) /al'ig zan"deuhr, -zahn"-, mi kay"leuh vich/; Russ. /u lyi ksahn"drdd myi khuy"leuh vyich/, 1891-1956, ...
Rodchenko, Aleksandr (Mikhailovich)
born Dec. 5, 1891, St. Petersburg, Russia died Dec. 3, 1956, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. Russian painter, sculptor, designer, and photographer. He initially embraced a completely ...
Rodchenko, Aleksandr Mikhailovich
▪ Russian artist born Nov. 23 [Dec. 5, New Style], 1891, St. Petersburg, Russia died Dec. 3, 1956, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R.       Soviet painter, sculptor, designer, ...
rodded
/rod"id/, adj. made of or fitted with rods. [1555-65; ROD + -ED3] * * *
Roddenberry, Gene
in full Eugene Wesley Roddenberry born Aug. 19, 1921, El Paso, Texas, U.S. died Oct. 24, 1991, Santa Monica, Calif. U.S. television and film producer. He worked as a pilot ...
Roddenberry, Majel Barrett
▪ 2009 Majel Lee Hudec        American actress born Feb. 23, 1932, Columbus, Ohio died Dec. 18, 2008, Los Angeles, Calif. was the wife of Star Trek creator Gene ...
Roddick
I. Andy Roddick (1982– ) a US tennis player who won his first grand slam competition at the US Open in 2003 and finished number one in the world rankings in the same year. II. ...
Roddick, Anita
▪ 1994       Recycling waste, saving the rain forests, and stopping animal testing were unusual concerns for a business when Anita Roddick opened the first Body Shop in ...
Roddick, Dame Anita
▪ 2008 Anita Lucia Perella  British entrepreneur born Oct. 23, 1942, Littlehampton, West Sussex, Eng. died Sept. 10, 2007, Chichester, West Sussex as the founder of the ...
rode
rode1 /rohd/, v. 1. a pt. of ride. 2. Nonstandard. a pp. of ride. rode2 /rohd/, n. (in New England and E Canada) a rope by which a boat is anchored. [1625-35; orig. uncert.] * * *
Rodenbach, Albrecht
▪ Flemish writer born Oct. 27, 1856, Roeselare, Belg. died June 23, 1880, Roeselare       Flemish poet who helped to inspire the late 1870s revival in Flemish ...
Rodenbach, Georges
▪ Belgian poet in full  Georges-Raymond-Constantin Rodenbach  born July 16, 1855, Tournai, Belg. died Dec. 25, 1898, Paris, France       Belgian Symbolist (Symbolist ...
rodent
—rodentlike, adj. /rohd"nt/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the gnawing or nibbling mammals of the order Rodentia, including the mice, squirrels, beavers, etc. n. 2. a ...
rodent ulcer
Pathol. an ulcerating basal cell skin cancer, common on the face. [1850-55] * * *
Rodentia
/roh den"sheuh,-shee euh, -tee euh/, n. the order comprising the rodents. [ < NL, equiv. to L rodent- (s. of rodens), prp. of rodere to gnaw (see -ENT) + -ia -IA] * * *
rodenticide
/roh den"teuh suyd'/, n. a substance or preparation for killing rodents. [1935-40; RODENT + -I- + -CIDE] * * * ▪ chemistry       any substance that is used to kill ...
rodentulcer
rodent ulcer n. A cancerous skin ulcer that derives from basal cells and usually occurs on the face.   [Latin rodēns, rodent-, gnawing. See rodent.] * * *
rodeo
—rodeoer, n. /roh"dee oh', roh day"oh/, n., pl. rodeos, v., rodeoed, rodeoing. n. 1. a public exhibition of cowboy skills, as bronco riding and calf roping. 2. a roundup of ...
Rodeo Drive
a famous street in Beverly Hills, California, which is popular with rich tourists and film stars. It has a lot of expensive shops selling clothes, jewellery, leather goods, ...
Roderic O'Connor
▪ king of Ireland also called  Rory O'Connor , or  O'Conor , Old Irish  Ruaidhri Ua Conchubair  died 1198, near Lough Corrib, County Galway, Ire.       king of ...
Roderick
/rod"euh rik, rod"rik/, n. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning "glory" and "ruler." * * * ▪ king of Visigoths also spelled  Roderic , Spanish  Rodrigo   died ...
Roderick, John
▪ 2009       American journalist born Sept. 15, 1914, Waterville, Maine died March 11, 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii was an illustrious foreign correspondent (1937–42 and ...
Rodez
/rddaw dez"/, n. a town in and the capital of Aveyron, in S France. 28,165. * * * ▪ France       town, capital of Aveyron département, Midi-Pyrénées région, ...
Rodger
/roj"euhr/, n. a male given name, form of Roger. * * *
Rodger, George
▪ 1996       British photojournalist who was a World War II correspondent, 1939-45, for Life magazine and cofounder, 1947, of the Magnum cooperative photographic agency ...
Rodgers
/roj"euhrz/, n. 1. James Charles (Jimmie), 1897-1933, U.S. country-and-western singer, guitarist, and composer. 2. Richard, 1902-79, U.S. composer of popular music. 3. William ...
Rodgers, Jimmie
orig. James Charles Rodgers born Sept. 8, 1897, Meridian, Miss., U.S. died May 26, 1933, New York, N.Y. U.S. country music singer and guitarist. He left school at age 14 to ...
Rodgers, Richard
born June 28, 1902, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 30, 1979, New York City U.S. composer. Rodgers studied at Columbia University, where he met his future collaborator Lorenz ...
Rodgers,Richard
Rod·gers (rŏjʹərz), Richard. 1902-1979. American composer known for his musical comedies, especially his collaborations with Oscar Hammerstein II, including Oklahoma! ...
Rodi
/rddaw"dee/, n. Italian name of Rhodes. * * *
Rodin
/roh dan", -daonn"/; Fr. /rddaw daonn"/, n. (François) Auguste (René) /frddahonn swann" oh gyuust" rddeuh nay"/, 1840-1917, French sculptor. * * *
Rodin Museum
▪ museum, Paris, France French  Musée Rodin        museum in Paris, France, showcasing the sculptures, drawings, and other works of the French artist Auguste Rodin ...
Rodin, (François-) Auguste (René)
born Nov. 12, 1840, Paris, France died Nov. 17, 1917, Meudon French sculptor. Insolvent and repeatedly rejected by the École des Beaux-Arts, he earned his living by doing ...
Rodin, Auguste
▪ French sculptor Introduction in full  François-Auguste-René Rodin  born November 12, 1840, Paris, France died November 17, 1917, Meudon  French sculptor of sumptuous ...
Rodin, François Auguste René
Ro·din (rō-dănʹ, -dăɴʹ), François Auguste René. 1840-1917. French sculptor whose innovative, sometimes controversial works include the lifelike Bronze Age (1877) and ...
Rodino, Peter Wallace, Jr.
▪ 2006       American politician (b. June 7, 1909, Newark, N.J.—d. May 7, 2005, West Orange, N.J.), steered the 1974 impeachment hearings of Pres. Richard Nixon as ...
rodman
/rod"meuhn/, n., pl. rodmen. 1. a person who works with rods, as in making reinforced concrete. 2. a person who carries the leveling rod in surveying. [1850-55; ROD + -MAN] * * *
Rodman, Dennis Keith
▪ 1997       After being eliminated from the National Basketball Association (NBA) play-offs in 1995, the Chicago Bulls took a chance and traded for the flamboyant ...
Rodman, Thomas Jackson
▪ American inventor born July 30, 1815, near Salem, Ind., U.S. died June 7, 1871, Rock Island, Ill.       U.S. inventor of prismatic and perforated-cake gunpowder that ...
Rodna Massif
▪ mountains, Romania Romanian  Munții Rodnei        mountain massif, the highest part of the Eastern Carpathians in Romania, reaching a height of 7,556 ft (2,303 m) ...
Rodney
/rod"nee/, n. 1. George Brydges /brij"iz/, Baron, 1718-92, British admiral. 2. a male given name: an Old English family name, taken from a placename. * * * (as used in ...
Rodney King
➡ King (VI) * * *
Rodney, Caesar
born Oct. 7, 1728, Dover, Del. died June 26, 1784, Dover, Del., U.S. American Revolutionary leader. He was a delegate to the Stamp Act Congress (1765) and the Continental ...
Rodney, George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron
▪ British admiral baptized Feb. 13, 1718, London, Eng. died May 24, 1792, London       English admiral who won several important naval battles against French, Spanish, ...
Rodney, Red
▪ 1995       (ROBERT CHUDNICK), U.S. trumpeter and bandleader (b. Sept. 27, 1927, Philadelphia, Pa.—d. May 27, 1994, Boynton Beach, Fla.), was a brilliant jazz ...
Rodnina, Irina
▪ Soviet athlete in full  Irina Konstantinovna Rodnina  born September 12, 1949, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R.       Soviet figure skater (figure skating) who, with her ...
Rodó, José Enrique
▪ Uruguayan philosopher born , July 15, 1872, Montevideo died May 1, 1917, Palermo  Uruguayan philosopher, educator, and essayist, considered by many to have been Spanish ...
rodomontade
/rod'euh mon tayd", -tahd", -meuhn-, roh'deuh-/, n., adj., v., rodomontaded, rodomontading. n. 1. vainglorious boasting or bragging; pretentious, blustering talk. adj. 2. ...
Rodrigo
(as used in expressions) Rodrigo de Borja y Doms Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar Rodrigo Joaquín * * *
Rodrigo, Joaquín
born Nov. 22, 1901, Sagunto, Spain died July 6, 1999, Madrid Spanish composer. Rodrigo, who was blind from age three, studied music from an early age. Best known for his music ...
Rodrigues Alves, Francisco de Paula
▪ president of Brazil born , July 7, 1848, Guaratinguetá, near São Paulo, Braz. died Jan. 16, 1919, Rio de Janeiro       president of Brazil from 1902 to 1906, ...
Rodrigues Island
▪ island, Mauritius       island dependency of the western Indian Ocean state of Mauritius. It lies 344 miles (553 km) east of the island of Mauritius. Of volcanic ...
Rodrigues Lobo, Francisco
▪ Portuguese poet born 1580, Leiria, Port. died November 1621, Portugal       pastoral poet, known as the Portuguese Theocritus, after the ancient Greek originator of ...
Rodrigues, Amalia da Piedade Rebordao
▪ 2000       Portuguese singer whose haunting and passionate renditions of her homeland's melancholic traditional form of music known as fado brought her international ...
Rodríguez
(as used in expressions) Cabrillo Juan Rodríguez Pérez Rodríguez Carlos Andrés Velázquez Diego Rodríguez de Silva * * *
Rodríguez Monegal, Emir
▪ Uruguayan writer born July 28, 1921, Melo, Uruguay died November 14, 1985, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.       professor, editor, and cultural promoter who was one of ...
Rodriguez Pedotti, Andres
▪ 1998       Paraguayan politician (b. June 19, 1923, Borja, Paraguay—d. April 21, 1997, New York, N.Y.), served (1989-93) as president of Paraguay after leading the ...
Rodriguez, Alex
▪ 2004       The Most Valuable Player of Major League Baseball's American League for the 2003 season was Alex Rodriguez, the power-hitting shortstop for the Texas ...
Rodríguez, Lorenzo
▪ Mexican architect born c. 1704, , Guadix, Spain died 1774, Mexico City, New Spain [now in Mexico]  Spanish-born architect who became the originator of the elaborate ...
Rodzinski
/reuh jin"skee/, n. Artur /ahr"toor/, 1894-1958, U.S. orchestra conductor. * * *
Rodzinsky, Artur
▪ American conductor born , Jan. 1, 1892, Spalato, Dalmatia, Austria-Hungary [now Split, Croatia] died Nov. 27, 1958, Boston, Mass., U.S.       American conductor of ...
roe
roe1 /roh/, n. 1. the mass of eggs, or spawn, within the ovarian membrane of the female fish. 2. the milt or sperm of the male fish. 3. the eggs of any of various crustaceans, as ...
ROE
Accounting. return on equity. * * * ▪ zoology       either the mass of eggs of a female fish (hard roe) or the mass of sperm, or milt, of a male fish (soft roe), ...
roe deer
a small, agile Old World deer, Capreolus capreolus, the male of which has three-pointed antlers. Also called roe. [bef. 1000; OE rahdeor (not recorded in ME)] * * * Almost ...
Roe v Wade
a US Supreme Court case (1973) which ended in a decision making it legal to have an abortion. The judges said that a state must allow any woman, if she wishes, to have an ...
Roe v. Wade
(1973) Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States that established a woman's right to have an abortion without undue interference from the government. A Texas law ...
Roe, Sir Alliott Verdon
▪ British aircraft designer in full  Sir Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe   born April 26, 1877, Patricroft, Lancashire, Eng. died Jan. 4, 1958, London       the first ...
Roe, Sir Thomas
▪ English diplomat and author born c. 1581, near Wanstead, Essex, Eng. died November 1644, Bath, Somerset  diplomat and author who advanced England's mercantile interest in ...
Roebling
/roh"bling/, n. 1. John Augustus, 1806-69, U.S. engineer, born in Germany: pioneer of wire-rope suspension bridges, designer of the Brooklyn Bridge. 2. his son, Washington ...
Roebling, John Augustus
born , June 12, 1806, Mühlhausen, Prussia died July 22, 1869, Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., U.S. German-U.S. civil engineer, a pioneer in the design of suspension bridges. He ...
Roebling, Washington Augustus
▪ American engineer born May 26, 1837, Saxonburg, Pa., U.S. died July 21, 1926, Trenton, N.J.  U.S. civil engineer under whose direction the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, ...
Roebling,John Augustus
Roeb·ling (rōʹblĭng), John Augustus. 1806-1869. German-born American engineer who designed and began the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, a project completed (1883) by ...
roebuck
/roh"buk'/, n., pl. roebucks, (esp. collectively) roebuck. a male roe deer. [1350-1400; ME robucke. See ROE2, BUCK1] * * *
Roebuck, John
▪ British physician, chemist, and inventor born 1718, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England died July 17, 1794, Borrowstounness, West Lothian [now in Falkirk], ...
Roedean School
a leading British public school(1) for girls near Brighton, East Sussex. It was established in 1885. ➡ note at public schools. * * *
roedeer
roe deer n. A rather small, delicately formed Eurasian deer (Capreolus capreolus) having short branched antlers in the male and a brownish coat. * * *
Roeg
(1928– ) an English film director known for his original and imaginative films, including Performance (1970), Walkabout (1971), Don’t Look Now (1973), The Man Who Fell to ...
roemer
/ray"meuhr/; Ger. /rddue"meuhrdd/, n., pl. roemers, Ger. roemer /-meuhrdd/. a German wineglass having a body with a globular top and a cylindrical bottom often decorated with ...
Roentgen
/rent"geuhn, -jeuhn, runt"-/; for 1 also Ger. /rdduent"geuhn/, n. 1. Wilhelm Konrad /wil"helm kon"rad/; Ger. /vil"helm kawn"rddaht/, 1845-1923, German physicist: discoverer of ...
Roentgen ray
(sometimes l.c.) x-ray. [1895-1900] * * *
Roentgen, Abraham
born 1711, Mühlheim, Cologne died 1793, Neuwied?, Trier German furniture designer and cabinetmaker. In 1750 he established a shop in Neuwied, near Cologne. The Rococo-style ...
Roentgen, David
▪ European cabinetmaker born Aug. 11, 1743 died Feb. 12, 1807, Wiesbaden, Duchy of Nassau       cabinetmaker to Queen Marie-Antoinette of France; under his direction ...
Roentgen,Wilhelm Konrad
Roent·gen (rĕntʹgən, -jən, rŭntʹ-) or Rönt·gen (rœntʹgən), Wilhelm Konrad. 1845-1923. German physicist who discovered x-rays and developed x-ray photography, ...
roentgenize
—roentgenization, n. /rent"geuh nuyz', -jeuh-, runt"-/, v.t., roentgenized, roentgenizing. (formerly) to subject to the action of x-rays. Also, esp. Brit., ...
roentgeno-
a combining form of roentgen: roentgenometer. Also, röntgeno-. * * *
roentgenogram
/rent"geuh neuh gram', -jeuh-, runt"-/, n. a photograph made with x-rays. [1900-05; ROENTGENO- + -GRAM1] * * *
roentgenograph
—roentgenographic /rent'geuh neuh graf"ik, -jeuh-, runt'-/, adj. —roentgenographically, adv. —roentgenography /rent'geuh nog"reuh fee, -jeuh-, runt'-/, n. /rent"geuh neuh ...
roentgenographic
See roentgenography. * * *
roentgenographically
See roentgenographic. * * *
roentgenography
roentgenography [rent΄gə nä′grə fē, ren΄chə nä′grə fē] n. photography by the use of X-rays roentgenographic [rent΄gənə graf′ik, ren΄chənə ...
roentgenologic
See roentgenology. * * *
roentgenological
See roentgenologic. * * *
roentgenologically
See roentgenologic. * * *
roentgenologist
See roentgenologic. * * *
roentgenology
—roentgenologic /rent'geuh nl oj"ik, -jeuh-, runt'-/, roentgenological, adj. —roentgenologically, adv. —roentgenologist, n. /rent'geuh nol"euh jee, -jeuh-, runt'-/, n. the ...
roentgenometer
—roentgenometry, n. /rent'geuh nom"i teuhr, -jeuh-, runt'-/, n. an instrument for measuring the intensity of x-rays. [ROENTGENO- + -METER] * * *
roentgenopaque
/rent'geuh noh payk", -jeuh-, runt'-/, adj. not permitting the passage of x-rays. [ROENTGEN(O)- + OPAQUE] * * *
roentgenoparent
/rent'geuh noh pair"euhnt, -par"-, -jeuh-, runt'-/, adj. visible by means of x-rays. [ROENTGENO- + (AP)PARENT] * * *
roentgenoscope
—roentgenoscopic /rent'geuh neuh skop"ik, -jeuh-, runt'-/, adj. —roentgenoscopy /rent'geuh nos"keuh pee, -jeuh-, runt'-/, n. /rent"geuh neuh skohp', -jeuh-, runt"-/, n. ...
roentgenoscopic
See roentgenoscope. * * *
roentgenoscopy
See roentgenoscopic. * * *
roentgenotherapy
/rent'geuh noh ther"euh pee, -jeuh-, runt'-/, n. treatment of disease by means of x-rays. [1900-05; ROENTGENO- + THERAPY] * * *
roentgenray
roentgen ray n. See x-ray. * * *
Roerich
/rerr"ik/; Russ. /rddyaw"rddyikh/, n. Nicholas Konstantinovich /nik"euh leuhs kon'steuhn tee"neuh vich/; Russ. /keuhn stun tyee"neuh vyich/, 1874-1947, Russian painter, ...
Roerich, Nicholas
▪ Russian set designer original Russian  Nikolay Konstantinovich Ryorikh,  Ryorikh also spelled  Rerikh   born Oct. 9 [Sept. 27, Old Style], 1874, St. Petersburg, ...
Roermond
▪ The Netherlands       gemeente (municipality), southeastern Netherlands (Netherlands, The), at the confluence of the Maas (Meuse) and Roer rivers. Chartered in 1232, ...
Roeselare
▪ Belgium (Flemish),French  Roulers,         municipality, West Flanders province, western Belgium, on the Mandel River, south of Brugge (Bruges). An important linen ...
Roethke
/ret"keuh/, n. Theodore, 1908-63, U.S. poet and teacher. * * *
Roethke, Theodore
born May 25, 1908, Saginaw, Mich., U.S. died Aug. 1, 1963, Bainbridge Island, Wash. U.S. poet. He was educated at the University of Michigan and Harvard University. He later ...
Roethke,Theodore
Roeth·ke (rĕtʹkē, -kə, rĕthʹ-), Theodore. 1908-1963. American poet whose short lyrical works were published in The Waking (1953) and other collections. * * *
Rogaine
Ro·gaine (rōʹgān') A trademark used for the drug minoxidil. * * *
rogation
/roh gay"sheuhn/, n. 1. Usually, rogations. Eccles. solemn supplication, esp. as chanted during procession on the three days (Rogation Days) before Ascension Day. 2. Rom. ...
Rogation Days
Rogation Days n. the three days before Ascension Day, formerly a time widely observed as a period of solemn ceremonial petitioning * * * n [pl] the three days before Ascension ...
Rogation Sunday
➡ Rogation Days * * *
RogationDay
Ro·ga·tion Day (rō-gāʹshən) n. Christianity In western Christendom, prescribed days of prayer and fasting traditionally for the harvest, usually the three days before ...
rogatory
/rog"euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. pertaining to asking or requesting: a rogatory commission. [1835-45; < ML rogatorius < L roga(re) (see ROGATION) + -torius -TORY1] * * *
roger
/roj"euhr/, interj. 1. Informal. all right; O.K. 2. message received and understood (a response to radio communications). 3. (often cap.) See Jolly Roger. 4. (formerly used in ...
Roger
/roj"euhr/, n. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning "fame" and "spear." * * * (as used in expressions) Ascham Roger Bacon Roger Baldwin Roger Nash Bannister Sir Roger ...
Roger B. Taney: Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)
▪ Primary Source       By the mid-1850s there existed a widespread feeling that the slavery question, which Congress had been unable to resolve, should be dealt with by ...
Roger Bacon
➡ Bacon (III) * * *
Roger Bannister
➡ Bannister * * *
Roger Corman
➡ Corman * * *
Roger de Coverley
the name of an old English country dance. In early issues of The Spectator(2) magazine, Richard Steele and Joseph Addison wrote under the name ‘Roger de Coverley’, presenting ...
Roger I
known as Roger Guiscard born 1031, Normandy, France died June 22, 1101, Mileto, Calabria Count of Sicily (1072–1101). A Norman knight, he went to Italy (1057) to help his ...
Roger II
born Dec. 22, 1095 died Feb. 26, 1154, Palermo Grand count of Sicily (1105–30) and king of Sicily (1130–54). The son of Roger I, he was a capable and energetic ruler who ...
Roger Of Hoveden
▪ English historian Hoveden also spelled  Howden   died c. 1201       English chronicler and historian of the reigns of Henry II and Richard I, whose report on the ...
Roger of Pont l'Évêque
▪ English archbishop died Nov. 26, 1181, York, Yorkshire, Eng.       archbishop of York and adviser of King Henry II of England, who supported the King in his dispute ...
Roger, Brother
▪ 2006 Roger Louis Schutz-Marsauche        Swiss-born religious leader (b. May 12, 1915, Provence, Switz.—d. Aug. 16, 2005, Taizé, France), was the leader of a ...
Roger-Ducasse
/rddaw zhay"dyuu kanns"/, n. Jean Jules Amable /zhahonn zhyuul ann mann"bleu/, 1873-1954, French composer. Also called Ducasse. * * *
Rogers
/roj"euhrz/, n. 1. Bernard, 1893-1968, U.S. composer. 2. Bruce, 1870-1957, U.S. book designer and printer. 3. Carl (Ransom), 1902-87, U.S. psychologist. 4. Ginger (Virginia ...
Rogers Pass
▪ pass, British Columbia, Canada       gap between the Hermit and Sir Donald ranges of the Selkirk Mountains, in Glacier National Park, southeastern British Columbia, ...
Rogers, Adrian Pierce
▪ 2006       American minister (b. Sept. 12, 1931, West Palm Beach, Fla.—d. Nov. 15, 2005, Memphis, Tenn.), led the conservative takeover of the Southern Baptist ...
Rogers, Bruce
▪ American typographer born May 14, 1870, Linnwood, Ind., U.S. died May 18, 1957, New Fairfield, Conn.       typographer and book designer, highly influential in fine ...
Rogers, Carl R(ansom)
born Jan. 8, 1902, Oak Park, Ill., U.S. died Feb. 4, 1987, La Jolla, Calif. U.S. psychologist. He trained at Teachers College, Columbia University (Ph.D., 1931), and directed a ...
Rogers, Carl R.
▪ American psychologist in full  Carl Ransom Rogers   born Jan. 8, 1902, Oak Park, Ill., U.S. died Feb. 4, 1987, La Jolla, Calif.  American psychologist who originated the ...
Rogers, Charles
▪ 2000 “Buddy”        American actor whose good looks and on-screen charm in such motion pictures as Wings (1927), the first Academy Award-winning film, led the ...
Rogers, Edith Nourse
▪ American public official née  Edith Nourse   born March 19, 1881, Saco, Maine, U.S. died Sept. 10, 1960, Boston, Mass.       American public official, longtime ...
Rogers, Fred
▪ American television personality in full  Fred McFeely Rogers , byname  Mister Rogers  born March 20, 1928, Latrobe, Pa., U.S. died Feb. 27, 2003, Pittsburgh, ...
Rogers, Fred (McFeely)
known as Mr. Rogers born March 20, 1928, La Trobe, Pa., U.S. died Feb. 27, 2003, Pittsburgh, Pa. U.S. television host and producer. He produced the local public-television ...
Rogers, Fred McFeely
▪ 2004       American television host, producer, and writer (b. March 20, 1928, Latrobe, Pa.—d. Feb. 27, 2003, Pittsburgh, Pa.), was the friend of millions of children ...
Rogers, Ginger
orig. Virginia Katherine McMath born July 16, 1911, Independence, Mo., U.S. died April 25, 1995, Rancho Mirage, Calif. U.S. film actress. She began her career as a dancer in ...
Rogers, Harriet Burbank
▪ American educator born April 12, 1834, North Billerica, Massachusetts, U.S. died December 12, 1919, North Billerica       educator and pioneer in the oral method of ...
Rogers, Henry Darwin
▪ American geologist born Aug. 1, 1808, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died May 29, 1866, Glasgow, Scot.       American structural geologist who contributed much to the theory ...
Rogers, Jimmy
▪ 1998       American blues musician who played rhythm guitar in the Muddy Waters band of the 1950s, considered the finest electric blues band, and achieved renown with ...
Rogers, John
▪ English Monarchist leader born 1627, Messing, Essex, Eng. died 1665, or after       Fifth Monarchist leader in Cromwellian England.       The second son of an ...
Rogers, Mary Joseph
▪ Roman Catholic missionary original name  Mary Josephine Rogers   born Oct. 27, 1882, Boston died Oct. 9, 1955, New York City       founder of the Maryknoll Sisters ...
Rogers, Mount
▪ mountain, Virginia, United States       highest point in Virginia, U.S., reaching an elevation of 5,729 feet (1,746 metres). It is located in the Iron Mountains (a ...
Rogers, Richard
▪ British architect original name in full  Richard George Rogers , (from 1996)  Lord Rogers of Riverside  born July 23, 1933, Florence, Italy       Italian-born ...
Rogers, Robert
born Nov. 7, 1731, Methuen, Mass. died May 18, 1795, London, Eng. American frontier soldier. He raised and commanded a militia called Rogers's Rangers, which earned fame in the ...
Rogers, Roy
orig. Leonard Franklin Slye Rogers born Nov. 5, 1911/12, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. died July 6, 1998, Apple Valley, Calif. U.S. actor and singer. During his childhood Rogers took ...
Rogers, Samuel
▪ English poet born July 30, 1763, Stoke Newington, near London died Dec. 18, 1855, London  English poet, best remembered as a witty conversationalist and as a friend of ...
Rogers, Ted
▪ 2009 Edward Samuel Rogers, Jr.        Canadian businessman born May 27, 1933, Toronto, Ont. died Dec. 2, 2008, Toronto was the founder of Rogers Communications Inc. ...
Rogers, Will
▪ American humorist in full  William Penn Adair Rogers  born Nov. 4, 1879, Cherokee Territory, U.S. (near present-day Claremore, Okla.) died Aug. 15, 1935, near Point ...
Rogers, Will(iam Penn Adair)
born Nov. 4, 1879, Indian Territory, U.S. [near present-day Claremore, Okla.] died Aug. 15, 1935, near Point Barrow, Alaska U.S. humorist and actor. Raised in Indian Territory, ...
Rogers, William
▪ British educator born Nov. 24, 1819, London died Jan. 19, 1896, London  English educational reformer, known as “Hang-Theology Rogers” because of his proposals that ...
Rogers, William Pierce
▪ 2002       American lawyer and politician (b. June 23, 1913, Norfolk, N.Y.—d. Jan. 2, 2001, Bethesda, Md.), served as U.S. deputy attorney general (1953–57) and ...
Rogers, Woodes
▪ English privateer born 1679? died July 16, 1732, Nassau, Bahamas       English privateer and governor of the Bahamas who helped suppress piracy in the ...
Rogers,Carl
Rog·ers (rŏjʹərz), Carl. 1902-1987. American psychologist. A founder of humanistic psychology, he developed client-centered therapy, in which the client directs the focus ...
Rogers,Ginger
Rogers, Ginger. Originally Virginia McMath. 1911-1995. American dancer and actress particularly noted for her partnership with Fred Astaire in several motion pictures, including ...
Rogers,John
Rogers, John. 1829-1904. American sculptor noted for his groups of small sculptures, such as “Checkers up at the Farm” and “The Slave Auction” (both 1859). * * *
Rogers,Robert
Rogers, Robert. 1731-1795. American soldier and frontiersman who led (1758-1763) the Rogers's Rangers on a series of daring missions during the French and Indian War. * * *
Rogers,Roy
Rogers, Roy. Originally Leonard Slye. 1912-1998. American singer and actor who played a singing cowboy in motion-picture Westerns. * * *
Rogers,William Penn Adair
Rogers, William Penn Adair. Known as “Will.” 1879-1935. American humorist noted for his wry homespun commentary on American society and politics. * * *
Roget
/roh zhay", roh"zhay, rozh"ay/, n. Peter Mark, 1779-1869, English physician and author of a thesaurus. * * *
Roget, Peter Mark
born Jan. 18, 1779, London, Eng. died Sept. 12, 1869, West Malvern, Worcestershire English physician and philologist. In 1814 he invented a slide rule for calculating the roots ...
Roget,Peter Mark
Ro·get (rō-zhāʹ, rōʹzhā), Peter Mark. 1779-1869. British physician and scholar who compiled the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (1852). * * *
Roget’s Thesaurus
(also infml Roget) a popular reference book, originally written by Peter Mark Roget (1779–1869) and first published in 1852. Roget was a scientist and inventor who started work ...
Rogge, Jacques
▪ 2002       As a former Olympic yachtsman, Belgian Jacques Rogge was no stranger to rough waters, but he faced a flood of problems when he took over the helm of the ...
Rogier, Charles Latour
▪ Belgian statesman born Aug. 17, 1800, Saint-Quentin, France died May 27, 1885, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Brussels, Belg.       statesman and one of the leaders of the ...
rogue
/rohg/, n., v., rogued, roguing, adj. n. 1. a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel. 2. a playfully mischievous person; scamp: The youngest boys are little rogues. 3. a tramp or ...
rogue elephant
a vicious elephant that has been exiled from the herd. [1855-60] * * *
rogue's march
a derisive tune played to accompany a person's expulsion from a regiment, community, etc. [1795-1805] * * *
rogue's yarn
a yarn of distinctive color, material, or twist, laid in a strand or strands of a rope to identify the owner or the maker. Also called identification thread. [1760-70] * * *
RogueRiver
Rogue River (rōg) A river, about 322 km (200 mi) long, rising in the Cascade Range of southwest Oregon and flowing generally south and southwest to the Pacific Ocean. * * *
roguery
/roh"geuh ree/, n., pl. rogueries. 1. roguish conduct; rascality. 2. playful mischief. [1590-1600; ROGUE + -ERY] * * *
rogues' gallery
a collection of portraits of criminals and suspects maintained by the police for purposes of identification. [1855-60] * * *
rogues'gallery
rogues' gallery (rōgz) n. A collection of pictures of known and suspected criminals maintained in police files and used for making identifications. * * *
roguewave
rogue wave n. An unpredictable, abnormally large wave that occurs on a seemingly random basis in the oceans. * * *
roguish
—roguishly, adv. —roguishness, n. /roh"gish/, adj. 1. pertaining to, characteristic of, or acting like a rogue; knavish or rascally. 2. playfully mischievous: a roguish ...
roguishly
See roguish. * * *
roguishness
See roguishly. * * *
Rogun Dam
▪ dam, Tajikistan       partially finished, large rock- and earth-fill dam on the Vakhsh River in southern Tajikistan, upstream from the Nurek Dam. Construction on the ...
Roh Moo Hyun
born Aug. 6, 1946, Gimhae, near Pusan, Korea [now in South Korea] South Korean president (from 2003). Born into a poor family, Roh did not attend college but was able to pass ...
Roh Tae Woo
/noh" tay" wooh"/ born 1932, president of South Korea since 1988. * * * ▪ president of South Korea born Dec. 4, 1932, near Taegu, Korea [now in South ...
Rohan
(as used in expressions) Rohan Henri duke de Rohan Louis René Édouard prince de Chevreuse Marie de Rohan Montbazon duchess de Marie de Rohan Montbazon * * *
Rohan Family
▪ French family       one of the great families of the European nobility. Sometimes claiming descent from the first independent house of Brittany, it is traceable to the ...
Rohan, Henri, duc de
▪ French duke born 1579, Château of Blain, Brittany, France died April 13, 1638, Königsfeld, Switz.       duke of Rohan from 1603, and a soldier, writer, and leader ...
Rohan, Henri, duke de
born 1579, Château of Blain, Brittany, France died April 13, 1638, Königsfeld, Switz. French Huguenot leader. At age 16 he entered the army of Henry IV, who made him a peer ...
Rohan, Louis-René-Édouard, prince de
born Sept. 25, 1734, Paris, France died Feb. 17, 1803, Ettenheim, Baden French clergyman. A cardinal and bishop of Strasbourg (1779–1801), he spent much of his time at the ...
Róheim, Géza
▪ American ethnologist born 1891, Budapest, Austria-Hungary [Hungary] died June 7, 1953, New York, N.Y., U.S.       Hungarian-American psychoanalyst who was the first ...
Rohilkhand
▪ historical region, India       low-lying alluvial region in northwestern Uttar Pradesh state, northern India. The Rohilkhand is part of the Upper Ganges (Ganga) ...
Rohilla War
▪ Indian history       (1774), in the history of India, the conflict in which Warren Hastings (Hastings, Warren), British governor-general of Bengal, helped the Nawab of ...
Rohlfs, Christian
▪ German artist born December 22, 1849, Niendorf, Germany died January 8, 1938, Hagen       German painter and printmaker who worked in an Expressionist (Expressionism) ...
Rohlfs, Gerhard
▪ German explorer born April 14, 1831, Vegesack, near Bremen [Germany] died June 2, 1896, Rüngsdorf [near Bonn]       German explorer renowned for his dramatic ...
Röhm, Ernst
born Nov. 28, 1887, Munich, Ger. died July 1, 1934, Munich-Stadelheim German leader of the SA. He rose to the rank of major in World War I. Soon thereafter, he helped found the ...
Rohmer, Eric
orig. Jean-Marie-Maurice Scherer born April 4, 1920, Nancy, France French film director. After working as a schoolteacher, he became a founding editor of La Gazette du Cinéma ...
Rohmer, Sax
▪ British writer pseudonym of  Arthur Sarsfield Wade, or Ward   born 1883?, Birmingham, Warwickshire, Eng. died June 1, 1959, London       internationally popular ...
Rohnert Park
/roh"neuhrt/ a city in W California. 22,965. * * *
RohnertPark
Rohn·ert Park (rōʹnərt) A city of west-central California, a residential suburb of Santa Rosa. Population: 36,326. * * *
Rohrer, Heinrich
▪ Swiss physicist born June 6, 1933, Switzerland       Swiss physicist who, with Gerd Binnig (Binnig, Gerd), received half of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Physics for their ...
Rohrer,Heinrich
Roh·rer (rōʹrər), Heinrich. Born 1933. Swiss physicist. He shared a 1986 Nobel Prize for designing an electron microscope able to scan individual atoms. * * *
Rohtak
▪ India       city, central Haryana (Haryāna) state, northwestern India. It is connected by rail with Delhi and by road with Bhiwani and Panipat. Rohtak, formerly ...
rohu
      Indian fish, a species of labeo (q.v.). * * *
Rohypnol
/roh"hip nawl'/ Pharm., Trademark. a brand of flunitrazepam, a benzodiazepine: illegal in the U.S., it can cause memory blackouts and has been implicated in date rapes. * * *
Rohypnol{™}
[U] the brand name of the drug Flunitrazepam which is used in some countries to treat insomnia (= the condition of being unable to sleep). It has become known as a date-rape drug ...
ROI
return on investment. Also, R.O.I. * * *
Roi Et
▪ Thailand       town, northeastern Thailand. It is a highway junction and is located near the Chi River. The surrounding area is densely settled, hilly, and poor. ...
roil
/royl/, v.t. 1. to render (water, wine, etc.) turbid by stirring up sediment. 2. to disturb or disquiet; irritate; vex: to be roiled by a delay. v.i. 3. to move or proceed ...
roily
/roy"lee/, adj., roilier, roiliest. 1. turbid; muddy. 2. turbulent. [1815-25; ROIL + -Y1] * * *
Roiphe, Anne
▪ American feminist and author née  Anne Roth  born Dec. 25, 1935, New York, N.Y., U.S.       American feminist and author whose novels and nonfiction explore the ...
roister
—roisterer, n. —roisterous, adj. —roisterously, adv. /roy"steuhr/, v.i. 1. to act in a swaggering, boisterous, or uproarious manner. 2. to revel noisily or without ...
roisterer
See roister. * * *
roisterous
See roisterer. * * *
roisterously
See roisterer. * * *
Rojas
/roh"hahs/; Sp. /rddaw"hahs/, n. Fernando de /ferdd nahn"daw dhe/, c1475-1541?, Spanish writer. * * *
Rojas Pinilla, Gustavo
born March 12, 1900, Tunja, Colom. died Jan. 17, 1975, Bogotá Soldier and dictator of Colombia (1953–57). He rose through the ranks of the army to seize power from the ...
Rojas Villandrando, Agustín de
▪ Spanish writer born August 1572, Madrid died 1618, Paredes de Nava, Spain       Spanish actor and author whose most important work, El viaje entretenido (“The ...
Rojas Zorrilla, Francisco de
▪ Spanish dramatist born Oct. 4, 1607, Toledo, Spain died Jan. 23, 1648, Madrid       Spanish dramatist of the school of his more eminent contemporary, Pedro Calderón ...
Rojas, Fernando de
▪ Spanish writer born c. 1465, , La Puebla de Montalbán, Castile died April 1541, Talavera de la Reina, Spain       Spanish author whose single work is La Celestina ...
Rojas, Manuel
▪ Chilean writer born Jan. 8, 1896, Buenos Aires died March 11, 1973, Santiago de Chile       Chilean novelist and short-story writer.       As a youth, Rojas ...
Rok
/rok/, n. a soldier in the army of the Republic of Korea. [R(epublic) o(f) K(orea)] * * *
ROK
Republic of Korea. * * *
Rök Stone
▪ Swedish runic artifact       9th-century memorial block bearing the longest runic (runic alphabet) inscription known, found in Östergötland, Swed. Carved in granite, ...
roke
/rohk/, n. Metall. a seam or scratch filled with scale or slag on the surface of an ingot or bar. [1885-90; orig. dial. roke, rawk to scratch, flaw] * * *
Rokeby Venus
the name used in Britain for a well-known painting (1650) by Diego Velázquez held at the National Gallery, London. It shows a naked woman lying down and looking in a mirror. In ...
Rokel River
▪ river, Sierra Leone also called  Seli River,         river rising in the Guinea Highlands in north central Sierra Leone, West Africa. It drains a 4,100-sq-mi ...
Rokitansky, Karl, baron von
born Feb. 19, 1804, Königgrätz, Austria died July 23, 1878, Vienna Austrian pathologist. He inspired Ignaz Semmelweis to study medicine and supported his use of antiseptic ...
Rokitansky, Karl, Freiherr von
▪ Austrian pathologist (baron of ) born Feb. 19, 1804, Königgrätz, Austria died July 23, 1878, Vienna  Austrian pathologist whose endeavours to establish a systematic ...
Rokkaku Shisui
▪ Japanese art connoisseur original name  Rokkaku Chūtarō  born 1867, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan died 1950       authority on Japanese lacquer ...
Rokossovsky, Konstantin (Konstantinovich)
born Dec. 21, 1896, Velikiye Luki, Russia died Aug. 3, 1968, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. Russian army officer. He joined the Red Army in 1917 and rose through the ranks. ...
Rokossovsky, Konstantin Konstantinovich
▪ Soviet commander Rokossovsky also spelled  Rokossovskii   born Dec. 21 [Dec. 9, old style], 1896, Velikiye Luki, Russia died Aug. 3, 1968, Moscow       Soviet ...
Rokycana, Jan
▪ Bohemian archbishop Czech  Jan z Rokycan  born c. 1390, , Rokycany, Bohemia died Feb. 22, 1471, Prague       priest, archbishop, and follower of Jan Hus ...
Rol-Tanguy, Henri
▪ 2003 Henri Tanguy        French World War II Resistance leader (b. June 12, 1908, Morlaix, France—d. Sept. 8, 2002, Monteaux?, France), commanded the Resistance ...
rolamite
☆ rolamite [rō′lə mīt΄ ] n. 〚arbitrary coinage based on ROLL〛 an almost frictionless bearing consisting of two or more rollers on a flexible metal band, that serves ...
Roland
/roh"leuhnd/, n. 1. Italian, Orlando. the greatest of the paladins in the Charlemagne cycle of the chansons de geste, renowned for his prowess and the manner of his death in the ...
Roland Holst-van der Schalk, Henriëtte Goverdina Anna
▪ Dutch poet and socialist born Dec. 24, 1869, Noordwijk aan Zee, Neth. died Nov. 21, 1952, Amsterdam       Dutch poet and active Socialist whose work deals with the ...


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