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ross
/raws, ros/, n. 1. the rough exterior of bark. v.t. 2. to remove the rough exterior of bark from (a log or the like). [1570-80; orig. uncert.] * * * (as used in ...
Ross
/raws, ros/, n. 1. Betsy Griscom /gris"keuhm/, 1752-1836, maker of the first U.S. flag. 2. Harold Wallace, 1892-1951, U.S. publisher and editor. 3. Sir James Clark, 1800-62, ...
Ross and Cromarty
/krom"euhr tee, krum"-/ a historic county in NW Scotland. * * * ▪ former county, Scotland, United Kingdom       historic region, northern Scotland, spanning the width ...
Ross Dependency
a territory in Antarctica, including Ross Island, the coasts along the Ross Sea, and adjacent islands: a dependency of New Zealand. ab. 175,000 sq. mi. (453,250 sq. km). * * *
Ross Ice Shelf
an ice barrier filling the S part of the Ross Sea. * * * World's largest body of floating ice. It lies at the head of the Ross Sea, which forms an enormous indentation in ...
Ross Island
an island in the W Ross Sea, off the coast of Victoria Land: part of the Ross Dependency; location of Mt. Erebus. * * * ▪ island, Antarctica  volcanic formation in ...
Ross Macdonald
➡ Macdonald (II) * * *
Ross Sea
an arm of the Antarctic Ocean, S of New Zealand, extending into Antarctica. * * * ▪ sea, Pacific Ocean       southern extension of the Pacific Ocean, which, along with ...
Ross seal
▪ mammal  (Ommatophoca rossi), Antarctic seal of the family Phocidae. It has a short face, very large eyes, and coarse fur that is greenish gray above with yellowish stripes ...
Ross, Barney
▪ American boxer original name  Dov-Ber Rasofsky , also called  Beryl David Rasofsky  and  Barnet David Rasofsky  born Dec. 23, 1909, New York City, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. ...
Ross, Bertram
▪ 2004       American dancer and choreographer (b. Nov. 13, 1920, Brooklyn, N.Y.—d. April 20, 2003, New York, N.Y), for 20 years (1953–73) partnered Martha Graham ...
Ross, Betsy
orig. Elizabeth Griscom born Jan. 1, 1752, Philadelphia, Pa. died Jan. 30, 1836, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. American patriot. She worked as a seamstress and upholsterer, carrying ...
Ross, Edward A.
▪ American sociologist in full  Edward Alsworth Ross   born Dec. 12, 1866, Virden, Illinois, U.S. died July 22, 1951, Madison, Wisconsin  a founder of sociology in the ...
Ross, Harold W(allace)
born Nov. 6, 1892, Aspen, Colo., U.S. died Dec. 6, 1951, Boston, Mass. U.S. editor. He worked as a reporter and editor before launching The New Yorker in 1925 with the ...
Ross, Harold W.
▪ American editor in full  Harold Wallace Ross  born November 6, 1892, Aspen, Colorado, U.S. died December 6, 1951, Boston, Massachusetts       editor who founded and ...
Ross, Herbert David
▪ 2002       American dancer, choreographer, and film director (b. May 13, 1927, Brooklyn, N.Y.—d. Oct. 9, 2001, New York, N.Y.), had a career as a dancer on Broadway ...
Ross, John
Indian name Tsan-Usdi ("Little John") born Oct. 3, 1790, near Lookout Mountain, western district of N.C., U.S. died Aug. 1, 1866, Washington, D.C. American Indian chief. The ...
Ross, Nellie Tayloe
▪ governor of Wyoming, United States née Wynns born Nov. 29, 1876, St. Joseph, Mo., U.S. died Dec. 20, 1977, Washington, D.C.  first woman in the United States to serve as ...
Ross, Norman
▪ American athlete born May 2, 1896, Portland, Ore., U.S. died June 19, 1953, Evanston, Ill.       American swimmer who won three gold medals at the 1920 Olympics in ...
Ross, Sinclair
▪ 1997       Canadian writer of works that were exquisitely crafted and portrayed the bleakness found on the Canadian prairie; his most acclaimed book, As for Me and My ...
Ross, Sir David
▪ British philosopher in full  William David Ross   born April 15, 1877, Thurso, Caithness, Scot. died May 5, 1971       Scottish rationalistic moral philosopher and ...
Ross, Sir James Clark
▪ British explorer born April 15, 1800, London, Eng. died April 3, 1862, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire  British naval officer who carried out important magnetic surveys in the ...
Ross, Sir John
▪ British explorer born June 24, 1777, Balsarroch, Wigtownshire, Scot. died Aug. 30, 1856, London, Eng.       British naval officer whose second Arctic expedition in ...
Ross, Sir Ronald
born May 13, 1857, Almora, India died Sept. 16, 1932, Putney Heath, London, Eng. British bacteriologist. After earning a medical degree, he entered the Indian Medical Service ...
Ross, Sir William David
born April 15, 1877, Thurso, Caithness, Scot. died May 5, 1971, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Eng. Scottish moral philosopher. He served many years as provost at Oriel College, ...
Ross,Betsy Griscom
Ross (rôs, rŏs), Betsy Griscom. 1752-1836. American seamstress who, according to tradition, made the first American flag (June 1776) at the request of George Washington. * * *
Ross,Harold Wallace
Ross, Harold Wallace. 1892-1951. American publisher who founded and edited (1925-1951) the New Yorker magazine. * * *
Ross,John
Ross, John. Originally Coowescoowe or Kooweskoowe. 1790-1866. Cherokee leader who reluctantly directed the forced removal of the Cherokee from Georgia to the Oklahoma Territory ...
Ross,Nellie Tayloe
Ross, Nellie Tayloe. 1876-1977. American politician who was elected (1924) to complete her deceased husband's term as governor of Wyoming (1925-1927), thereby becoming the first ...
Ross,Sir James Clark
Ross, Sir James Clark. 1800-1862. British polar explorer who located the north magnetic pole (1831). On an Antarctic expedition (1839-1843) he discovered Victoria Land and the ...
Ross,Sir John
Ross, Sir John. 1777-1856. British naval officer and Arctic explorer whose expeditions (1818 and 1829-1833) in search of the Northwest Passage yielded several geographic ...
Ross,Sir Ronald
Ross, Sir Ronald. 1857-1932. British physician. He won a 1902 Nobel Prize for discovering that mosquitoes transmit malaria. * * *
Ross-on-Wye
▪ England, United Kingdom       town (“parish”), unitary authority and historic county of Herefordshire, west-central England. The historic market town is ...
Rossby
/raws"bee, ros"-/, n. Carl-Gustaf Arvid /kahrl"gooh"stahf ahr"vid/. 1898-1957, U.S. meteorologist, born in Sweden. * * *
Rossby wave
▪ meteorology       in meteorology, large horizontal atmospheric undulation that is associated with the polar-front jet stream and separates cold, polar air from warm, ...
Rossby, Carl-Gustaf Arvid
▪ American meteorologist born Dec. 28, 1898, Stockholm, Swed. died Aug. 19, 1957, Stockholm       Swedish American meteorologist whose innovations in the study of ...
Rosse, William Parsons, 3rd earl of
born June 17, 1800, York, Eng. died Oct. 31, 1867, Monkstown, County Cork, Ire. Irish astronomer. His "Leviathan," 54 ft (16.5 m) long, was the largest reflecting telescope of ...
Rossel Current
/raw"seuhl/ a seasonal Pacific Ocean current, a branch of the South Equatorial Current, flowing W and NW past New Guinea. [after Élisabeth-Paul-Édouard, Chevalier de Rossel ...
Rossellini
/raw'seuh lee"nee, ros'euh-/; It. /rddaws'sel lee"nee/, n. Roberto /reuh bair"toh/; It. /rddaw berdd"taw/, 1906-77, Italian motion-picture director. * * *
Rossellini, Roberto
born May 8, 1906, Rome, Italy died June 3, 1977, Rome Italian film director. He directed his first feature film, White Ship, in 1941. During World War II he made Fascist ...
Rossellini,Roberto
Ros·sel·li·ni (rô'sə-lēʹnē, rŏs'ə-, rōsʹsĕ-), Roberto. 1906-1977. Italian filmmaker whose works, such as Rome, Open City (1945), employ fictional characters to ...
Rossellino, Antonio
▪ Italian sculptor born 1427, Settignano, Florence [Italy] died c. 1479, republic of Florence  notable and prolific Italian Renaissance sculptor who was the youngest brother ...
Rossellino, Bernardo
born 1409, Settignano, Republic of Florence died Sept. 23, 1464, Florence Italian architect and sculptor. Influenced by Donatello, Filippo Brunelleschi, and Luca Della Robbia, ...
Rossendale
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       borough (district), administrative and historic county of Lancashire, England. It lies immediately north of Greater ...
rosser
/raw"seuhr, ros"euhr/, n. 1. a logger who peels the bark from, and often smooths one side of, a log so that it may be dragged easily. 2. any of various machines or devices for ...
Rossetti
/roh set"ee, -zet"ee, reuh-/, n. 1. Christina Georgina, 1830-94, English poet. 2. her brother, Dante Gabriel (Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti), 1828-82, English poet and ...
Rossetti, Christina
▪ English poet in full  Christina Georgina Rossetti,  pseudonym  Ellen Alleyne  born Dec. 5, 1830, London, Eng. died Dec. 29, 1894, London  one of the most important of ...
Rossetti, Christina (Georgina)
born Dec. 5, 1830, London, Eng. died Dec. 29, 1894, London English poet. The youngest child of Gabriele Rossetti and the sister of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, she found her highest ...
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
orig. Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti born May 12, 1828, London, Eng. died April 9, 1882, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent British painter and poet. Son of Gabriele Rossetti and ...
Rossetti, Gabriele
▪ Italian scholar in full  Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti   born Feb. 28, 1783, Vasto, Kingdom of Naples [Italy] died April 24, 1854, London, Eng.       Italian ...
Rossetti, Gabriele (Pasquale Giuseppe)
born Feb. 28, 1783, Vasto, Kingdom of Naples died April 24, 1854, London, Eng. Italian poet, revolutionary, and scholar. A librettist and later curator of a museum in Naples, ...
Rossetti, William Michael
▪ English art critic born September 25, 1829, London, England died February 5, 1919, London  English art critic, literary editor, and man of letters, brother of Dante Gabriel ...
Rossetti,Dante Gabriel
Ros·set·ti (rō-zĕtʹē), Dante Gabriel. 1828-1882. British poet and painter. A founder (1848) of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, he is known for his portraits and his ...
Rossi, Aldo
▪ 1998       Italian architect (b. May 3, 1931, Milan, Italy—d. Sept. 4, 1997, Milan), created simple yet powerful works by using such geometric shapes as cones, ...
RossIce Shelf
Ross Ice Shelf A vast area in Antarctica bordering on Ross Sea, an arm of the southern Pacific Ocean. In the western part of the sea is Ross Island, site of the active volcano ...
Rössing
▪ mine, Namibia       open-pit uranium mine, largest (in area) of its kind in the world, located in the extremely arid Namib Desert of Namibia, about 25 miles (40 km) ...
Rossini
/roh see"nee, raw-/; It. /rddaws see"nee/, n. Gioacchino Antonio /jaw'ahk kee"naw ahn taw"nyaw/, 1792-1868, Italian composer. * * *
Rossini, Gioacchino (Antonio)
born Feb. 29, 1792, Pesaro, Papal States died Nov. 13, 1868, Passy, France Italian composer. He sang in church and in minor opera roles as a child, began composing at age 12, ...
Rossini, Gioachino
▪ Italian composer Introduction in full  Gioachino Antonio Rossini  born Feb. 29, 1792, Pesaro, Papal States [Italy] died Nov. 13, 1868, Passy, near Paris, ...
Rossini,Gioacchino Antonio
Ros·si·ni (rō-sēʹnē), Gioacchino Antonio. 1792-1868. Italian composer whose numerous operas include The Barber of Seville (1816) and William Tell (1829). * * *
Rossiya
/rddu syee"yeuh/, n. Russian name of Russia. * * *
Rossland
▪ British Columbia, Canada       city, southeastern British Columbia, Canada. The city is located at the head of Trail Creek Valley, in the Selkirk Mountains, just to ...
Rossner, Judith Perelman
▪ 2006       American novelist (b. March 31, 1935, New York, N.Y.—d. Aug. 9, 2005, New York City), examined the lives and experiences of modern women as they coped ...
Rosso
(as used in expressions) Rosso Giovanni Battista di Jacopo Il Rosso Rosso Fiorentino * * * ▪ Mauritania       town, southwestern Mauritania, on the Sénégal River. It ...
Rosso Fiorentino
▪ Italian painter byname of  Giovanni Battista di Jacopo  born March 8, 1495, Florence [Italy] died Nov. 14, 1540, Paris, France  Italian painter and decorator, an exponent ...
Rosso, Giovanni Battista (di Jacopo)
known as Rosso Fiorentino or Il Rosso born March 8, 1495, Florence, Republic of Florence died Nov. 14, 1540, Paris, Fr. Italian painter and decorator. He trained under Andrea ...
Rosso, Medardo
▪ Italian sculptor born June 20, 1858, Turin, Italy died March 31, 1928, Milan       19th-century Italian sculptor generally credited, along with Rodin (Rodin, ...
Rostand
/rddaws tahonn"/, n. Edmond /ed mawonn"/, 1868-1918, French dramatist and poet. * * *
Rostand, Edmond
▪ French dramatist born April 1, 1868, Marseille, France died Dec. 2, 1918, Paris  French dramatist of the period just before World War I whose plays provide a final, very ...
Rostand, Edmond (-Eugène)
born April 1, 1868, Marseille, France died Dec. 2, 1918, Paris French playwright. He wrote poetry, essays, and plays for puppet theatre before his first stage play, The Red ...
Rostand,Edmond
Ros·tand (rôs-täɴʹ), Edmond. 1868-1918. French playwright known for his light, entertaining works, particularly Cyrano de Bergerac (1897). * * *
rostellar
See rostellum. * * *
rostellate
/ros"tl ayt', -it, ro stel"it/, adj. having a rostellum. [1820-30; < L rostell(um) ROSTELLUM + -ATE1] * * *
rostellum
/ro stel"euhm/, n., pl. rostella /ro stel"euh/. 1. Biol. any small, beaklike process. 2. Bot. a beaklike modification of the stigma in many orchids. 3. Zool. a. a projecting part ...
Rosten
/raw"steuhn, ros"teuhn/, n. Norman, born 1914, U.S. poet and playwright. * * *
Rosten, Leo
▪ American writer in full  Leo Calvin Rosten,  pseudonym  Leonard Q. Ross  born April 11, 1908, Łódź, Pol. died Feb. 19, 1997, New York, N.Y.       Polish-born ...
Rosten, Leo Calvin
▪ 1998       Polish-born American writer (b. April 11, 1908, Lodz, Pol.—d. Feb. 19, 1997, New York, N.Y.), had a six-decade-long career during which he wrote numerous ...
Rostenkowski
/ros'teuhn kow"skee/, n. Dan(iel), born 1928, U.S. politician: congressman since 1959. * * *
roster
/ros"teuhr/, n. 1. a list of persons or groups, as of military personnel or units with their turns or periods of duty. 2. any list, roll, or register: a roster of famous ...
Rostock
/ros"tok/; Ger. /rddaws"tawk/, n. a seaport in N Germany, on the Baltic. 253,990. * * * City (pop., 2002 est.: 198,964) and seaport, northeastern Germany. Located on the Warnow ...
Rostopchin, Fyodor Vasilyevich, Graf
▪ Russian statesman (Count) born March 12 [March 23, New Style], 1763, Livny, Russia died Jan. 18 [Jan. 30], 1826, Moscow       military officer and statesman who was ...
Rostov
/reuh stawf", -stof"/; Russ. /rddu stawf"/, n. a seaport in the Russian Federation in Europe, on the Don River, near the Sea of Azov. 1,020,000. Also called Rostov-on-Don /reuh ...
Rostov-na-Donu
English Rostov-on-Don City (pop., 2001 est.: 997,800), southern Russia in Europe. Located on the Don River about 30 mi (50 km) from the Sea of Azov, it was founded as a customs ...
Rostovtsev, Iakov Ivanovich
▪ Russian count born Jan. 9, 1804, [Dec. 28, 1803, Old Style], St. Petersburg, Russia died Feb. 18 [Feb. 6], 1860       leader in the formulation of the statutes ...
Rostovtzeff
/reuh stawf"tsef, -stof"-/, n. Michael Ivanovich /muy"keuhl i vah"neuh vich/, 1870-1952, U.S. historian, born in Russia. * * *
Rostovtzeff, Michael Ivanovich
▪ American archaeologist Russian  Mikhail Ivanovich Rostovtsev   born Nov. 10 [Oct. 29, Old Style], 1870, near Kiev, Ukraine, Russian Empire died Oct. 20, 1952, New Haven, ...
Rostow, Walt Whitman
▪ 2004       American economic historian and government official (b. Oct. 7, 1916, New York, N.Y.—d. Feb. 13, 2003, Austin, Texas), as an adviser to Presidents John F. ...
rostra
/ros"treuh/, n. a pl. of rostrum. * * *
rostral
—rostrally, adv. /ros"treuhl/, adj. of or pertaining to a rostrum. [1700-10; < LL rostralis, equiv. to L rostr(um) ROSTRUM + -alis -AL1] * * *
rostral column
a memorial column having sculptures representing the rams of ancient ships. [1790-1800] * * *
rostrate
/ros"trayt/, adj. furnished with a rostrum. Also, rostrated. [1350-1400; < L rostratus having a beak, curved at the end, equiv. to rostr(um) ROSTRUM + -atus -ATE1] * * *
rostrocarinate
/ros'troh kar"euh nayt', -nit/, n. a chipped flint with a beaklike shape found in the late Tertiary sediments of Suffolk, England, once thought to have been worked by humans but ...
Rostropovich
/ros'treuh poh"vich/; Russ. /rddu strddeuh paw"vyich/, n. Mstislav (Leopoldovich) /mis"teuh slahv' lee'euh pohl"deuh vich/; Russ. /mstyi slahf" lyi euh pawl"deuh vyich/, born ...
Rostropovich, Mstislav
▪ Russian musician in full  Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich  born March 27, 1927, Baku, Azerbaijan S.S.R., U.S.S.R. [now Azerbaijan] died April 27, 2007, Moscow, ...
Rostropovich, Mstislav (Leopoldovich)
born March 27, 1927, Baku, Azerbaijan S.S.R., U.S.S.R. Russian-born U.S. cellist and conductor. He studied composition (with Dmitry Shostakovich), piano, and cello at the ...
Rostropovich, Mstislav Leopoldovich
▪ 2008  Russian cellist and conductor born March 27, 1927 , Baku, Azerbaijan, U.S.S.R. [now Azerbaijan] died April 27, 2007 , Moscow, Russia was one of the 20th century's ...
Rostropovich,Mstislav Leopoldovich
Ros·tro·po·vich (rŏs'trə-pōʹvĭch, rə-strə-), Mstislav Leopoldovich. Born 1927. Russian cellist and conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. ...
rostrum
/ros"treuhm/, n., pl. rostra /-treuh/, rostrums. 1. any platform, stage, or the like, for public speaking. 2. a pulpit. 3. a beaklike projection from the prow of a ship, esp. one ...
rosulate
/roh"zeuh lit, roz"euh-/, adj. Bot. forming a rosette or rosettes. [1825-35; < LL rosul(a) (L ros(a) ROSE1 + -ula -ULE) + -ATE1] * * *
Roswell
/roz"wel, -weuhl/, n. 1. a city in SE New Mexico. 39,676. 2. a town in central Georgia. 23,337. * * * ▪ New Mexico, United States       city, seat (1889) of Chaves ...
Roswitha
Ger. /rddohs vee"tah/, n. Hrotsvitha. * * *
rosy
—rosiness, n. /roh"zee/, adj., rosier, rosiest. 1. pink or pinkish-red; roseate. 2. (of persons, the cheeks, lips, etc.) having a fresh, healthy redness. 3. bright or ...
Rosy
/roh"zee/, n. a female given name, form of Rose. * * *
rosy finch
any of several finches of the genus Leucosticte, of Asia and western North America, having dark brown plumage with a pinkish wash on the wings and rump. [1795-1805] * * *
rosy pastor.
See under pastor (def. 3). * * *
Rosyth
▪ Scotland, United Kingdom       town and naval base in Fife council area and historic county, Scotland, on the north shore of the Firth of Forth. The naval (Royal ...
Roszak
/raw"shahk, -shak/, n. Theodore, 1907-81, U.S. sculptor, born in Poland. * * *
rot
/rot/, v., rotted, rotting, n., interj. v.i. 1. to undergo decomposition; decay. 2. to deteriorate, disintegrate, fall, or become weak due to decay (often fol. by away, from, ...
ROT
rule of thumb. * * * ▪ plant disease also called  decay        any of several plant diseases, caused by any of hundreds of species of soil-borne bacteria and fungi. ...
rot.
1. rotating. 2. rotation. * * *
rota
rota1 /roh"teuh/, n. 1. Chiefly Brit. a. a round or rotation of duties; a period of work or duty taken in rotation with others. b. an agenda or circuit of sporting events, as a ...
Rota
/rddaw"tah/, n. Nino /nee"naw/, born 1911, Italian composer. * * * ▪ island, Northern Mariana Islands formerly  Sarpan         one of the Mariana Islands and part ...
Rota, Gian-Carlo
▪ 2000       Italian-born American mathematician and philosopher best known for his work in combinatorics; author of nearly 200 mathematical papers, he brought the once ...
Rota, Nino
born Dec. 31, 1911, Milan, Italy died April 10, 1979, Rome Italian composer of film scores. Rota had composed an oratorio and an opera by age 13. After studies at ...
rotameter
/roh tam"i teuhr, roh"teuh mee'-/, n. an instrument for measuring the rate of flow of a liquid, consisting of a tapered vertical tube in which a small float is forced upward ...
Rotanese
See Rota. * * *
Rotarian
—Rotarianism, n. /roh tair"ee euhn/, n. 1. a member of a Rotary Club. adj. 2. of or pertaining to Rotarians or Rotary Clubs. [1910-15; ROTARY (CLUB) + -AN] * * *
rotary
/roh"teuh ree/, adj., n., pl. rotaries. adj. 1. turning or capable of turning around on an axis, as a wheel. 2. taking place around an axis, as motion. 3. having a part or parts ...
rotary beater
a culinary utensil or device, as an eggbeater, with one or more sets of rotary blades for beating, whipping, mixing, etc. * * *
Rotary Club
a local club of business and professional men that is a member of a world-wide organization of similar clubs (Rotary International) devoted to serving the community and promoting ...
rotary dial
—rotary-dial, adj. dial (def. 4). * * *
rotary engine
1. an engine, as a turbine, in which the impelling fluid produces torque directly rather than by acting upon reciprocating parts. 2. a revolving radial engine. [1810-20] * * ...
rotary hoe
a cultivating implement consisting of a row of wheels each with many fingerlike prongs, pulled over the ground to break up the soil and destroy weeds. * * *
Rotary International
➡ Rotary Club * * * ▪ service club       civilian service club founded in the United States in 1905 by Paul P. Harris, a Chicago attorney, to foster the “ideal of ...
rotary plow
a tined auger mounted on a horizontal power-driven shaft, for pulverizing unplowed soil preparatory to planting. Also called rotary tiller. [1885-90] * * *
rotary press
Print. a printing press in which the type or plates to be printed are fastened upon a rotating cylinder and are impressed on a continuous roll of moving paper. [1925-30] * * ...
rotary pump
a pump for transferring water or other fluids by the rotating action of its component parts, as by the meshing of vanes or screws. * * *
rotary shutter
a camera shutter consisting of a rotating disk pierced with a slit that passes in front of the lens to expose the film or plate. * * *
rotary tiller
1. rototiller. 2. rotary plow. * * *
rotary valve
Mach. a valve that rotates continuously or through an arc to open and close. * * *
rotary wing
Aeron. an airfoil that rotates about an approximately vertical axis, as that supporting a helicopter or autogiro in flight. [1930-35] * * *
rotary-till
/roh"teuh ree til'/, v.t., v.i. rototill. * * *
rotary-wing aircraft
rotary-wing aircraft [rōt′ər ēwiŋ′] n. an aircraft, as the helicopter, which is partly or wholly sustained in the air by lifting surfaces (rotors) revolving around a ...
rotary-wingaircraft
ro·ta·ry-wing aircraft (rōʹtə-rē-wĭngʹ) n. A rotorcraft. * * *
rotaryengine
rotary engine n. An engine, such as a turbine, in which power is supplied directly to vanes or other rotary parts. * * *
rotaryharrow
rotary harrow n. A harrow consisting of a series of freely turning wheels rimmed with spikes. * * *
rotaryplow
rotary plow n. A plow having a series of hoes arranged on a revolving power-driven shaft. Also called rotary tiller. * * *
rotarypress
rotary press n. A printing press consisting of curved plates attached to a revolving cylinder that prints onto a continuous roll of paper. * * *
rotarytiller
rotary tiller n. See rotary plow. * * *
rotatable
See rotate. * * *
rotate
rotate1 —rotatable, adj. —rotatably, adv. /roh"tayt/ or, esp. Brit., /roh tayt"/, v., rotated, rotating. v.t. 1. to cause to turn around an axis or center point; revolve. 2. ...
rotating prism
Optics. See Dove prism. * * *
rotation
—rotational, adj. /roh tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of rotating; a turning around as on an axis. 2. Astron. a. the movement or path of the earth or a heavenly body turning on its ...
rotation axis
Crystall. an imaginary line through a crystal about which the crystal may be rotated a specified number of degrees and be brought back to its original position. Also called axis ...
rotation of axes
/ak"seez/, Math. a process of replacing the axes in a Cartesian coordinate system with a new set of axes making a specified angle with and having the same origin as the original ...
rotation of crops
rotation of crops n. a system of rotating in a fixed order the kinds of crops, as grain or grass, grown in the same field, to maintain soil fertility * * *
rotation-inversion axis
/roh tay"sheuhn in verr"zheuhn, -sheuhn/, Crystall. an axis of a crystal such that rotating about the axis and then inverting the crystal brings the crystal back to its original ...
rotational
See rotation. * * *
rotational molding
a method for molding hollow plastic objects by placing finely divided particles in a hollow mold that is rotated about two axes, exposing it to heat and then to cold. Also called ...
rotational quantum number
Physics. the quantum number that distinguishes the angular momentum states associated with the rotational motion of a molecule. [1935-40] * * *
rotational stress
▪ physiology       physiological changes that occur in the body when it is subjected to intense gyrational or centrifugal forces, as in tumbling and spinning. Tumbling ...
rotative
—rotatively /roh"tay tiv lee, -teuh-/, adv. /roh"tay tiv/, adj. 1. rotating or pertaining to rotation. 2. producing rotation. 3. happening in regular succession. [1770-80; < L ...
rotatively
See rotative. * * *
rotator
/roh"tay teuhr/ or, esp. Brit, /roh tay"-/, n., pl. rotators for 1, 3, rotatores /roh'teuh tawr"eez, -tohr"-/ for 2. 1. a person or thing that rotates. 2. Anat. a muscle serving ...
rotator cuff
a bandlike structure encircling and supporting the shoulder joint, formed by four muscles attached to and merging with the joint capsule. * * *
rotatorcuff
rotator cuff n. A set of muscles and tendons that secures the arm to the shoulder joint and permits rotation of the arm. * * *
rotatory
/roh"teuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. 1. pertaining to or of the nature of rotation: rotatory motion. 2. rotating, as an object. 3. passing or following in rotation or ...
rotavirus
/roh"teuh vuy'reuhs/, n., pl. rotaviruses. a double-stranded RNA virus of the genus Rotavirus, family Reoviridae, that is a major cause of infant diarrhea. [1974; < L rota wheel ...
Rotblat, Sir Joseph
▪ 2006       Polish-born British physicist (b. Nov. 4, 1908, Warsaw, Pol., Russian Empire [now in Poland]—d. Aug. 31, 2005, London, Eng.), served as founding ...
Rotblat,Joseph
Rot·blat (rŏtʹblăt'), Joseph. Born 1908. Polish-born British physicist who developed medical applications for radioactivity. An outspoken opponent of nuclear weapons, he won ...
ROTC
ROTC abbrev. Reserve Officers' Training Corps * * * ROTC (är'ō-tē-sēʹ, rŏtʹsē) abbr. Reserve Officers' Training Corps. * * * (in full Reserve Officers’ Training ...
rotche
rotche or rotch [räch] n. 〚for earlier rotge < Du rotje, brant goose, prob. via Fl rotgoes < Norw ròtgȧs < ON hrotgás < * hrot-, echoic of its cry + gás, akin to OE ...
rote
rote1 /roht/, n. 1. routine; a fixed, habitual, or mechanical course of procedure: the rote of daily living. 2. by rote, from memory, without thought of the meaning; in a ...
Rotella, Mimmo
▪ 2007 Domenico Rotella        Italian artist (b. Oct. 7, 1918, Catanzaro, Italy—d. Jan. 8, 2006, Milan, Italy), was best known for his extravagant “double ...
rotenone
/roht"n ohn'/, n. Chem., Pharm. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble, poisonous heterocyclic compound, C23H22O6, obtained from derris root: used chiefly as the active ingredient ...
rotgut
/rot"gut'/, n. Slang. cheap and inferior liquor. [1590-1600; ROT + GUT] * * *
Roth
/rawth, roth/, n. Phillip, born 1933, U.S. novelist and short-story writer. * * *
Roth IRA
an individual retirement account in which investments are made with taxable dollars, but withdrawals are tax-free after age 59 1/2. [1997; after William V. Roth, Jr., senator ...
Roth, Henry
▪ 1996       U.S. teacher and author (b. Feb. 8, 1906, Tysmenica, Galicia, Austria-Hungary [now in Ukraine]—d. Oct. 13, 1995, Albuquerque, N.M.), published a ...
Roth, Joseph
▪ Austrian writer born Sept. 2, 1894, Brody, Galicia, Austria-Hungary [now in Ukraine] died May 27, 1939, Paris, France       journalist and regional novelist who, ...
Roth, Klaus Friedrich
▪ British mathematician born Oct. 29, 1925, Breslau, Ger. [now Wrocław, Pol.]       German-born British mathematician who was awarded the Fields Medal in 1958 for his ...
Roth, Philip
▪ American author in full  Philip Milton Roth   born March 19, 1933, Newark, N.J., U.S.       American novelist and short-story writer whose works are characterized ...
Roth, Philip (Milton)
born March 19, 1933, Newark, N.J.,U.S. U.S. writer. Roth attended the University of Chicago and first achieved fame with Goodbye Columbus (1959), whose title story concerns the ...
Roth, William Victor, Jr.
▪ 2004       American politician (b. July 22, 1921, Great Falls, Mont.—d. Dec. 13, 2003, Washington, D.C.), served in the U.S. Congress for 34 years—in the House of ...
Roth,Philip Milton
Roth (rôth), Philip Milton. Born 1933. American writer whose witty and ironic fiction, including the novel Portnoy's Complaint (1969), concerns middle-class Jewish life. * * *
Rothaar Hills
▪ mountains, Germany German  Rothaargebirge,         southernmost mountain region of the Sauerland in the Middle Rhine Highlands of southeastern North ...
Rothe, Richard
▪ German theologian born Jan. 28, 1799, Posen, Prussia [now Poznań, Pol.] died Aug. 20, 1867, Heidelberg, Baden [Germany]       Lutheran theologian of the German ...
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
▪ Germany  city, Bavaria Land (state), south-central Germany. The city lies above the deep valley of the Tauber River, on the scenic “romantic route” between Würzburg ...
Rother
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       district, administrative county of East Sussex, historic county of Sussex, England. Rother is a mainly rural district in the ...
Rotherham
/rodh"euhr euhm/, n. a city in South Yorkshire, in N England. 248,700. * * * ▪ district, England, United Kingdom       town and metropolitan borough, metropolitan ...
Rotherham, Alan
▪ English rugby player born July 31, 1862, Eng. died Aug. 30, 1898, Eng.       English rugby player who was a member of the Oxford University team during their golden ...
Rothermere
/rodh"euhr mear'/, n. 1st Viscount. See Harmsworth, Harold Sidney. * * *
Rothermere of Hemsted, Vere Harold Esmond Harmsworth, 3rd Viscount
▪ 1999       British media mogul (b. Aug. 27, 1925, London, Eng.—d. Sept. 1, 1998, London), was one of Great Britain's last press barons; he orchestrated a series of ...
Rothermere, Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount, Baron Rothermere Of Hemsted
▪ English publisher born April 26, 1868, Hampstead, London, Eng. died Nov. 26, 1940, Bermuda       British newspaper proprietor who, with his brother Alfred ...
Rothesay
/roth"see, -say/, n. a town in the Strathclyde region, on Bute island, in SW Scotland: resort; ruins of 11th-century castle. 6524. * * * ▪ Scotland, United ...
RothIRA
Roth IRA (ī'är-āʹ) n. An individual retirement account in which a person can set aside after-tax income up to a specified amount each year. Earnings on the account are ...
Rothko
/roth"koh/, n. Mark, 1903-70, U.S. painter, born in Russia. * * *
Rothko, Mark
orig. Marcus Rothkowitz born Sept. 25, 1903, Dvinsk, Russia died Feb. 25, 1970, New York, N.Y., U.S. Russian-born U.S. painter. His family settled in Portland, Ore., in 1913, ...
Rothko,Mark
Roth·ko (rŏthʹkō), Mark. Originally Marcus Rothkovitch. 1903-1970. Russian-born American abstract expressionist painter whose works are characterized by horizontal bands of ...
Rothschild
/rawth"chuyld, rawths"-, roth-, roths"-/; Ger. /rddoht"shilt/, n. 1. Lionel Nathan, Baron de ("Lord Natty"), 1809-79, English banker: first Jewish member of Parliament (son of ...
Rothschild family
European banking dynasty. It was founded by Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744–1812), who started out in a Frankfurt banking house. The family name derived from the red shield ...
Rothschild, Baron Elie Robert de
▪ 2008       French winemaker born May 29, 1917, Paris, France died Aug. 6, 2007, near Scharnitz, Austria took charge (1946) of the family wine estate Château Lafite ...
Rothschild, Baron Guy de
▪ 2008 Baron Guy Édouard Alphonse Paul de Rothschild        French banker born May 21, 1908 , Paris, France died June 12, 2007, Paris as the scion of the French ...
Rothschild, Lionel Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron
▪ British zoologist born Feb. 8, 1868, London died Aug. 27, 1937, Tring, Buckinghamshire, Eng.       British zoologist who became a great collector and founded the ...
Rothstein, Arnold
▪ American criminal born 1882/83, New York City died Nov. 6, 1928, New York City       American big-time gambler, bootlegger, and friend of high-placed politicians and ...
rôti
/rddoh tee"/, n. French. roast. * * *
Roti Island
▪ island, Indonesia Indonesian  Pulau Roti        island about 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Timor, across the narrow Roti Strait, Nusa Tenggara Timur provinsi ...
rotifer
—rotiferal /roh tif"euhr euhl/, rotiferous, adj. /roh"teuh feuhr/, n. any microscopic animal of the phylum (or class) Rotifera, found in fresh and salt waters, having one or ...
Rotifera
/roh tif"euhr euh/, n. the phylum or class comprising the rotifers. [1820-30; < NL, equiv. to L rot(a) wheel + -i- -I- + -fera, neut. pl. of -fer -FER] * * *
rotiferal
See rotifer. * * *
rotiferous
See rotiferal. * * *
rotiform
/roh"teuh fawrm'/, adj. shaped like a wheel. [1850-55; < NL rotiformis, equiv. to L rot(a) wheel + -i- -I- + -formis -FORM] * * *
Rotimi, Ola
▪ 2001 Emmanuel Gladstone Olawale Rotimi        Nigerian playwright and director (b. April 13, 1938, Sapele, Nigeria—d. Aug. 18, 2000, Ife-Ife, Nigeria), was trained ...
rotisserie
/roh tis"euh ree/, n., v., rotisseried, rotisseriing. n. 1. a small broiler with a motor-driven spit, for barbecuing fowl, beef, etc. v.t. 2. to broil on a rotisserie. [1865-70; ...
Rotisserie League Baseball
Trademark. a game in which participants compete by running imaginary baseball teams whose results are based on the actual performances of major-league players. * * *
rotl
/rot"l/, n., pl. rotls, artal /ahr"tahl/. 1. a unit of weight used in Islamic countries, varying widely in value, but of the order of the pound. 2. a varying unit of dry measure, ...
roto
/roh"toh/, n., pl. rotos. rotogravure. [1930-35; by shortening] * * *
rotogravure
/roh'teuh greuh vyoor", -gray"vyeuhr/, n. 1. a photomechanical process by which pictures, typeset matter, etc., are printed from an intaglio copper cylinder. 2. a print made by ...
rotogravure printing
▪ printing       system of printing based on the transfer of fluid ink from depressions in a printing plate to the paper. It is an intaglio process, so-called because ...
rotor
/roh"teuhr/, n. 1. Elect. a rotating member of a machine. Cf. stator (def. 1). 2. Aeron. a system of rotating airfoils, as the horizontal ones of a helicopter or of the ...
rotor blade
Aeron. one airfoil of the rotor of a rotary-wing aircraft. [1930-35] * * *
rotor cloud
a cloud within and around which the air is rotating about a horizontal axis, occurring in the lee of a large mountain barrier. Also called roll cloud. [1955-60] * * *
rotorcraft
/roh"teuhr kraft', -krahft'/, n. a rotary-wing aircraft. Also called rotor plane. [1950-55; ROTOR + CRAFT] * * *
rotorship
rotor ship n. A ship propelled by one or more tall cylindrical rotors operated by wind power. * * *
Rotorua
/roh'teuh rooh"euh/, n. a city on N central North Island, in New Zealand. 46,650. * * * ▪ New Zealand  city (“district”), north-central North Island, New Zealand. It ...
Rotorua, Lake
▪ lake, New Zealand       lake in north-central North Island, New Zealand, and largest of a group of about 20 lakes, including Rotoiti and Tarawera, that were formerly ...
rototill
/roh"teuh til'/, v.t. 1. to break up (soil) with a rototiller. v.i. 2. to break up soil with a rototiller. [1935-40; back formation from ROTOTILLER] * * *
rototiller
/roh"teuh til'euhr/, n. a motorized device having spinning blades perpendicular to the ground and arranged like spokes, used for tilling soil. Also roto-tiller, roto tiller. Also ...
rotproof
/rot"proohf'/, adj. resistant to rotting. [ROT + -PROOF] * * *
Rotrou, Jean de
▪ French dramatist baptized Aug. 21, 1609, Dreux, France died June 28, 1650, Dreux       one of the major French Neoclassical playwrights of the first half of the 17th ...
rotta
▪ musical instrument also spelled  Rote,         medieval European stringed musical instrument. The name is frequently applied to the boxlike lyres with straight or ...
rotte
/rot/, n. Music. rote2. Also, rotta /rot"euh/. * * *
rotten
—rottenly, adv. —rottenness, n. /rot"n/, adj., rottener, rottenest. 1. decomposing or decaying; putrid; tainted, foul, or bad-smelling. 2. corrupt or morally offensive. 3. ...
rotten borough
1. (before the Reform Bill of 1832) any English borough that had very few voters yet was represented in Parliament. 2. an election district that has more representatives in a ...
rotten ice
Naut. ice pitted or honeycombed from melting. [1840-50] * * *
Rotten Row
a wide track for riders of horses that runs along the south side of Hyde Park(1), London, England. * * *
rottenborough
rotten borough n. An election district having only a few voters but the same voting power as other more populous districts. * * *
rottenly
See rotten. * * *
rottenness
See rottenly. * * *
rottenstone
/rot"n stohn'/, n. a friable stone resulting from the decomposition of a siliceous limestone, used as a powder for polishing metals. [1670-80; ROTTEN + STONE] * * *
rotter
/rot"euhr/, n. Chiefly Brit. Slang. a thoroughly bad, worthless, or objectionable person. [1890-95; ROT + -ER1] * * *
Rotterdam
/rot"euhr dam'/; for 1 also Du. /rddawt'euhrdd dahm"/, n. 1. a seaport in SW Netherlands. 558,832. 2. a town in E New York, on the Mohawk River. 29,451. * * * City (pop., 2001 ...
Rottnest Island
▪ island, Western Australia, Australia       Australian island in the Indian Ocean, lying 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Fremantle (at the mouth of the Swan River, near ...
Rottweiler
/rot"wuy leuhr/, n. one of a German breed of large, powerful dogs having a short, coarse, black coat with tan to brown markings. [1905-10; < G, after Rottweil city in southwest ...
Rotuma Island
▪ island, Fiji       island dependency of Fiji, South Pacific Ocean, 400 miles (640 km) north-northwest of Suva. Rotuma is a volcanic island surrounded by eight islets. ...
rotund
—rotundly, adv. /roh tund"/, adj. 1. round in shape; rounded: ripe, rotund fruit. 2. plump; fat. 3. full-toned or sonorous: rotund speeches. [1695-1705; < L rotundus round, ...
rotunda
/roh tun"deuh/, n. 1. a round building, esp. one with a dome. 2. a large and high circular hall or room in a building, esp. one surmounted by a dome. [1680-90; alter. of It ...
rotundity
/roh tun"di tee/, n., pl. rotundities. 1. the condition or quality of roundness or plumpness, as of an object or person. 2. fullness, as in tone or speech. 3. a full or rounded ...
rotundly
See rotundity. * * *
rotundness
See rotundity. * * *
roturier
/rddaw tyuu rddyay"/; Eng. /roh toor"ee ay', -tyoor"-/, n., pl. roturiers /-tyuu rddyay"/; Eng. /-toor"ee ayz', -tyoor"-/. French. a person of low rank; plebeian. * * *
Rouault
/rooh oh"/; Fr. /rddwoh/, n. Georges /zhawrddzh/, 1871-1958, French painter. * * *
Rouault, Georges
▪ French artist in full  Georges-henri Rouault   born May 27, 1871, Paris, France died Feb. 13, 1958, Paris       French painter, printmaker, ceramicist, and maker of ...
Rouault, Georges (-Henri)
born May 27, 1871, Paris, Fr. died Feb. 13, 1958, Paris French painter. His apprenticeship in a glazier's shop restoring medieval stained glass (1885–90) influenced his ...
Rouault,Georges
Rou·ault (ro͞o-ōʹ), Georges. 1871-1958. French artist whose paintings, often of biblical figures, clowns, or prostitutes, are characterized by brilliant colors and black ...
Roubaix
/rddooh be"/, n. a city in N France, NE of Lille. 109,797. * * * ▪ France       industrial city, Nord département, Nord-Pas-de-Calais région, northern France, just ...
Roubiliac, Louis-François
▪ French sculptor Roubiliac also spelled  Roubillac   baptized Aug. 31, 1702, Lyon, France died Jan. 11, 1762, London, Eng.  together with John Michael Rysbrack (Rysbrack, ...
rouble
/rooh"beuhl/, n. ruble. * * *
Rouch, Jean-Pierre
▪ 2005       French documentary filmmaker and ethnologist (b. May 31, 1917, Paris, France—d. Feb. 18, 2004, northern Niger), pioneered the cinéma vérité style and ...
roué
/rooh ay", rooh"ay/, n. a dissolute and licentious man; rake. [1790-1800; < F, n. use of ptp. of rouer to break on the wheel (deriv. of roue wheel
Rouen
/rooh ahonn", -ahn"/; Fr. /rddwahonn/, n. 1. a city in and the capital of Seine-Maritime, in N France, on the Seine: famous cathedral; execution of Joan of Arc 1431. 118,332. 2. ...
Rouen lilac
a shrub, Syringa chinensis, of France, having clusters of fragrant, lilac-purple flowers. [1880-85] * * *
Rouen ware
▪ pottery       faience (tin-glazed earthenware) and porcelain wares that made Rouen, Fr., a major pottery centre. In the 16th century faience was used as an element of ...
Rouergue
▪ ancient province, France       ancient province of south central France, corresponding to much of the modern départements of Aveyron and Tarn-et-Garonne. It was ...
rougail
/rooh guy"/, n. a combination of condiments and spices, as ginger, thyme, pimiento, and tomatoes, used esp. in Creole cookery. [ < F < French-based creoles of the Indian Ocean ...
rouge
/roohzh/, n., v., rouged, rouging. n. 1. any of various red cosmetics for coloring the cheeks or lips. 2. a reddish powder, chiefly ferric oxide, used for polishing metal, glass, ...
rouge et noir
/roohzh" ay nwahr"/; Fr. /rddoohzh ay nwannrdd"/ a gambling game using cards, played at a table marked with two red and two black diamond-shaped spots on which the players place ...
Rouget de Lisle
/rddooh zhe" deuh leel"/ Claude Joseph /klohd zhaw zef"/, 1760-1836, French army officer and composer of songs: wrote and composed Marseillaise. Also, Rouget de I'Isle. * * *
Rouget de Lisle, Claude-Joseph
▪ French author born May 10, 1760, Lons-le-Saunier, Fr. died June 26, 1836, Choisy-le-Roi  author of “La Marseillaise,” the French national anthem. A lowly army officer ...
Rouget de Lisle,Claude Joseph
Rouget de Lisle (də lēlʹ), Claude Joseph. 1760-1836. French soldier and songwriter who wrote “La Marseillaise” (1792), the French national anthem. * * *
Rougetcell
Rou·get cell (ro͞o-zhāʹ) n. Any of numerous branching contractile cells on the external wall of a capillary.   [After Charles Marie BenjaminRouget (1824-1904), French ...
rough
—roughly, adv. —roughness, n. /ruf/, adj., rougher, roughest, n., adv., v. adj. 1. having a coarse or uneven surface, as from projections, irregularities, or breaks; not ...
rough bluegrass
a grass, Poa trivialis, native to Eurasia and naturalized in North America, where it is used in mixtures for lawns and pasturage. [1920-25] * * *
rough breathing
1. the symbol (') used in the writing of Greek to indicate aspiration of the initial vowel or of the small greek letter Rho over which it is placed. 2. the aspirated sound ...
rough cut
Motion Pictures. the first assembly of a film following preliminary cutting and editing. Cf. final cut. [1935-40] * * *


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