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Meaning of ROUSE

Pronunciation:  rawz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
  2. [v]  cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
  3. [v]  force or drive out; "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."
  4. [v]  become active; "He finally bestirred himself"
 

ROUSE is a 5 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: agitate, arouse, awaken, bestir, charge, charge up, commove, drive out, excite, force out, rout out, turn on, wake, wake up, waken
 
 Antonyms: calm, calm down, cause to sleep, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize
 
 See Also: alter, be active, bother, bring around, bring back, bring round, bring to, call, change, displace, disturb, electrify, hunt, hype up, move, pother, psych up, reawaken, smoke out, trouble, upset

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Rouse\ (rouz or rous), v. i. & t. [Perhaps the same word
    as rouse to start up, ``buckle to.''] (Naut.)
    To pull or haul strongly and all together, as upon a rope,
    without the assistance of mechanical appliances.
    
    
  2. \Rouse\ (rouz), n. [Cf. D. roes drunkeness, icel. r?ss,
    Sw. rus, G. rauchen, and also E. rouse, v.t., rush, v.i. Cf.
    {Row} a disturbance.]
    1. A bumper in honor of a toast or health. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    2. A carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic.
    
             Fill the cup, and fill the can, Have a rouse before
             the morn.                             --Tennyson.
    
    
  3. \Rouse\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Roused} (rouzd); p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Rousing}.] [Probably of Scan. origin; cf. Sw. rusa to
    rush, Dan. ruse, AS. hre['o]san to fall, rush. Cf. {Rush},
    v.]
    1. To cause to start from a covert or lurking place; as, to
       rouse a deer or other animal of the chase.
    
             Like wild boars late roused out of the brakes.
                                                   --Spenser.
    
             Rouse the fleet hart, and cheer the opening hound.
                                                   --Pope.
    
    2. To wake from sleep or repose; as, to rouse one early or
       suddenly.
    
    3. To excite to lively thought or action from a state of
       idleness, languor, stupidity, or indifference; as, to
       rouse the faculties, passions, or emotions.
    
             To rouse up a people, the most phlegmatic of any in
             Christendom.                          --Atterbury.
    
    4. To put in motion; to stir up; to agitate.
    
             Blustering winds, which all night long Had roused
             the sea.                              --Milton.
    
    5. To raise; to make erect. [Obs.] --Spenser. Shak.
    
    
  4. \Rouse\, v. i.
    1. To get or start up; to rise. [Obs.]
    
             Night's black agents to their preys do rouse.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    2. To awake from sleep or repose.
    
             Morpheus rouses from his bed.         --Pope.
    
    3. To be exited to thought or action from a state of
       indolence or inattention.
    
    
 

 

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