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Meaning of ROGUE

Pronunciation:  rowg

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

ROGUE is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: knave, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag, varlet
 See Also: scoundrel, villain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rogue\, n. [F. rogue proud, haughty, supercilious; cf.
    Icel. hr?kr a rook, croaker (cf. {Rook} a bird), or Armor.
    rok, rog, proud, arogant.]
    1. (Eng.Law) A vagrant; an idle, sturdy beggar; a vagabond; a
    Note: The phrase rogues and vagabonds is applied to a large
          class of wandering, disorderly, or dissolute persons.
          They were formerly punished by being whipped and having
          the gristle of the right ear bored with a hot iron.
    2. A deliberately dishonest person; a knave; a cheat.
             The rogue and fool by fits is fair and wise. --Pope.
    3. One who is pleasantly mischievous or frolicsome; hence,
       often used as a term of endearment.
             Ah, you sweet little rogue, you!      --Shak.
    4. An elephant that has separated from a herd and roams about
       alone, in which state it is very savage.
    5. (Hort.) A worthless plant occuring among seedlings of some
       choice variety.
    {Rogues' gallery}, a collection of portraits of rogues or
       criminals, for the use of the police authorities.
    {Rogue's march}, derisive music performed in driving away a
       person under popular indignation or official sentence, as
       when a soldier is drummed out of a regiment.
    {Rogue's yarn}, yarn of a different twist and color from the
       rest, inserted into the cordage of the British navy, to
       identify it if stolen, or for the purpose of tracing the
       maker in case of defect. Different makers are required to
       use yarns of different colors.
  2. \Rogue\, v. i.
    To wander; to play the vagabond; to play knavish tricks.
    [Obs.] --Spenser.
  3. \Rogue\, v. t.
    1. To give the name or designation of rogue to; to decry.
       [Obs.] --Cudworth.
    2. (Hort.) To destroy (plants that do not come up to a
       required standard).
Computing Dictionary

[Unix] A Dungeons-and-Dragons-like game using character graphics, written under BSD Unix and subsequently ported to other Unix systems. The original BSD "curses(3)" screen-handling package was hacked together by Ken Arnold to support "rogue(6)" and has since become one of Unix's most important and heavily used application libraries. Nethack, Omega, Larn, and an entire subgenre of computer dungeon games all took off from the inspiration provided by "rogue(6)". See also nethack.

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are rogue, foretells that your friends will worry about you over a poor decision that you have made and gone through with. Dreaming that your lover is rogue means that you will be greatly distressed over the neglect and inconsideration of a friend.