5 letter word starting with ro

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roach noun A cockroach., A European fresh-water fish of the Carp family (Leuciscus rutilus). It is silver-white, with a greenish back., An American chub (Semotilus bullaris); the fallfish., The redfin, or shiner., A convex curve or arch cut in the edge of a sail to prevent chafing, or to secure a better fit., To cause to arch., To cut off, as a horse’s mane, so that the part left shall stand upright.
roast verb t. To cook by exposure to radiant heat before a fire; as, to roast meat on a spit, or in an oven open toward the fire and having reflecting surfaces within; also, to cook in a close oven., To cook by surrounding with hot embers, ashes, sand, etc.; as, to roast a potato in ashes., To dry and parch by exposure to heat; as, to roast coffee; to roast chestnuts, or peanuts., Hence, to heat to excess; to heat violently; to burn., To dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as ores., To banter severely., To cook meat, fish, etc., by heat, as before the fire or in an oven., To undergo the process of being roasted., That which is roasted; a piece of meat which has been roasted, or is suitable for being roasted., Roasted; as, roast beef.
robed imp. & past participle of Robe
robin noun A small European singing bird (Erythacus rubecula), having a reddish breast; — called also robin redbreast, robinet, and ruddock., An American singing bird (Merula migratoria), having the breast chestnut, or dull red. The upper parts are olive-gray, the head and tail blackish. Called also robin redbreast, and migratory thrush., Any one of several species of Australian warblers of the genera Petroica, Melanadrays, and allied genera; as, the scarlet-breasted robin (Petroica mullticolor)., Any one of several Asiatic birds; as, the Indian robins. See Indian robin, below.
roche noun Rock.
rocky adjective Full of, or abounding in, rocks; consisting of rocks; as, a rocky mountain; a rocky shore., Like a rock; as, the rocky orb of a shield., Fig.: Not easily impressed or affected; hard; unfeeling; obdurate; as, a rocky bosom.
rocoa noun The orange-colored pulp covering the seeds of the tropical plant Bixa Orellana, from which annotto is prepared. See Annoto.
roddy adjective Full of rods or twigs., Ruddy.
rodeo noun A round-up. See Round-up.
rodge noun The gadwall.
rogue noun A vagrant; an idle, sturdy beggar; a vagabond; a tramp., A deliberately dishonest person; a knave; a cheat., One who is pleasantly mischievous or frolicsome; hence, often used as a term of endearment., An elephant that has separated from a herd and roams about alone, in which state it is very savage., A worthless plant occuring among seedlings of some choice variety., To wander; to play the vagabond; to play knavish tricks., To give the name or designation of rogue to; to decry., To destroy (plants that do not come up to a required standard).
roguy adjective Roguish.
rohob noun An inspissated juice. See Rob.
roial adjective Royal.
roily adjective Turbid; as, roily water.
roint interj. See Aroint.
roist verb i. See Roister.
rokee noun Parched Indian corn, pounded up and mixed with sugar; — called also yokeage.
roman adjective Of or pertaining to Rome, or the Roman people; like or characteristic of Rome, the Roman people, or things done by Romans; as, Roman fortitude; a Roman aqueduct; Roman art., Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic religion; professing that religion., Upright; erect; — said of the letters or kind of type ordinarily used, as distinguished from Italic characters., Expressed in letters, not in figures, as I., IV., i., iv., etc.; — said of numerals, as distinguished from the Arabic numerals, 1, 4, etc., A native, or permanent resident, of Rome; a citizen of Rome, or one upon whom certain rights and privileges of a Roman citizen were conferred., Roman type, letters, or print, collectively; — in distinction from Italics.
romic noun A method of notation for all spoken sounds, proposed by Mr. Sweet; — so called because it is based on the common Roman-letter alphabet. It is like the palaeotype of Mr. Ellis in the general plan, but simpler.
rompu adjective Broken, as an ordinary; cut off, or broken at the top, as a chevron, a bend, or the like.
ronco noun See Croaker, n., 2. (a).
ronde noun A kind of script in which the heavy strokes are nearly upright, giving the characters when taken together a round look.
rondo noun A composition, vocal or instrumental, commonly of a lively, cheerful character, in which the first strain recurs after each of the other strains., See Rondeau, 1.
ronne obs. imp. pl.
roody adjective Rank in growth.
roofy adjective Having roofs.
rooky adjective Misty; gloomy.
roomy adjective Having ample room; spacious; large; as, a roomy mansion; a roomy deck.
roost noun Roast., See Roust, v. t., The pole or other support on which fowls rest at night; a perch., A collection of fowls roosting together., To sit, rest, or sleep, as fowls on a pole, limb of a tree, etc.; to perch., Fig.; To lodge; to rest; to sleep.
rooty adjective Full of roots; as, rooty ground.
roped imp. & past participle of Rope
roper noun A maker of ropes., One who ropes goods; a packer., One fit to be hanged.
roral adjective Of or pertaining to dew; consisting of dew; dewy.
roric adjective Of or pertaining to dew; resembling dew; dewy.
rorid adjective Dewy; bedewed.
rosen adjective Consisting of roses; rosy.
roser noun A rosier; a rosebush.
roset noun A red color used by painters.
rosin noun The hard, amber-colored resin left after distilling off the volatile oil of turpentine; colophony., To rub with rosin, as musicians rub the bow of a violin.
rotal adjective Relating to wheels or to rotary motion; rotary.
roted imp. & past participle of Rote
rotta noun See Rota.
rouet noun A small wheel formerly fixed to the pan of firelocks for discharging them.
rouge adjective red., A red amorphous powder consisting of ferric oxide. It is used in polishing glass, metal, or gems, and as a cosmetic, etc. Called also crocus, jeweler’s rouge, etc., A cosmetic used for giving a red color to the cheeks or lips. The best is prepared from the dried flowers of the safflower, but it is often made from carmine., To paint the face or cheeks with rouge., To tint with rouge; as, to rouge the face or the cheeks.
rough noun Having inequalities, small ridges, or points, on the surface; not smooth or plain; as, a rough board; a rough stone; rough cloth., Not level; having a broken surface; uneven; — said of a piece of land, or of a road., Not polished; uncut; — said of a gem; as, a rough diamond., Tossed in waves; boisterous; high; — said of a sea or other piece of water., Marked by coarseness; shaggy; ragged; disordered; — said of dress, appearance, or the like; as, a rough coat., Hence, figuratively, lacking refinement, gentleness, or polish., Not courteous or kind; harsh; rude; uncivil; as, a rough temper., Marked by severity or violence; harsh; hard; as, rough measures or actions., Loud and hoarse; offensive to the ear; harsh; grating; — said of sound, voice, and the like; as, a rough tone; rough numbers., Austere; harsh to the taste; as, rough wine., Tempestuous; boisterous; stormy; as, rough weather; a rough day., Hastily or carelessly done; wanting finish; incomplete; as, a rough estimate; a rough draught., Produced offhand., Boisterous weather., A rude fellow; a coarse bully; a rowdy., In a rough manner; rudely; roughly., To render rough; to roughen., To break in, as a horse, especially for military purposes., To cut or make in a hasty, rough manner; — with out; as, to rough out a carving, a sketch.
round verb i. & t. To whisper., Having every portion of the surface or of the circumference equally distant from the center; spherical; circular; having a form approaching a spherical or a circular shape; orbicular; globular; as, a round ball., Having the form of a cylinder; cylindrical; as, the barrel of a musket is round., Having a curved outline or form; especially, one like the arc of a circle or an ellipse, or a portion of the surface of a sphere; rotund; bulging; protuberant; not angular or pointed; as, a round arch; round hills., Full; complete; not broken; not fractional; approximately in even units, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.; — said of numbers., Not inconsiderable; large; hence, generous; free; as, a round price., Uttered or emitted with a full tone; as, a round voice; a round note., Modified, as a vowel, by contraction of the lip opening, making the opening more or less round in shape; rounded; labialized; labial. See Guide to Pronunciation, / 11., Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; unqualified; not mincing; as, a round answer; a round oath., Full and smoothly expanded; not defective or abrupt; finished; polished; — said of style, or of authors with reference to their style., Complete and consistent; fair; just; — applied to conduct., Anything round, as a circle, a globe, a ring. “The golden round” [the crown]., A series of changes or events ending where it began; a series of like events recurring in continuance; a cycle; a periodical revolution; as, the round of the seasons; a round of pleasures., A course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle., A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated., A circular dance., That which goes round a whole circle or company; as, a round of applause., Rotation, as in office; succession., The step of a ladder; a rundle or rung; also, a crosspiece which joins and braces the legs of a chair., A course ending where it began; a circuit; a beat; especially, one freguently or regulary traversed; also, the act of traversing a circuit; as, a watchman’s round; the rounds of the postman., A walk performed by a guard or an officer round the rampart of a garrison, or among sentinels, to see that the sentinels are faithful and all things safe; also, the guard or officer, with his attendants, who performs this duty; — usually in the plural., A general discharge of firearms by a body of troops in which each soldier fires once., Ammunition for discharging a piece or pieces once; as, twenty rounds of ammunition were given out., A short vocal piece, resembling a catch in which three or four voices follow each other round in a species of canon in the unison., The time during which prize fighters or boxers are in actual contest without an intermission, as prescribed by their rules; a bout., A brewer’s vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole., A vessel filled, as for drinking., An assembly; a group; a circle; as, a round of politicians., See Roundtop., Same as Round of beef, below., On all sides; around., Circularly; in a circular form or manner; by revolving or reversing one’s position; as, to turn one’s head round; a wheel turns round., In circumference; as, a ball is ten inches round., From one side or party to another; as to come or turn round, — that is, to change sides or opinions., By or in a circuit; by a course longer than the direct course; back to the starting point., Through a circle, as of friends or houses., Roundly; fully; vigorously., On every side of, so as to encompass or encircle; around; about; as, the people atood round him; to go round the city; to wind a cable round a windlass., To make circular, spherical, or cylindrical; to give a round or convex figure to; as, to round a silver coin; to round the edges of anything., To surround; to encircle; to encompass., To bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence, to bring to a fit conclusion., To go round wholly or in part; to go about (a corner or point); as, to round a corner; to round Cape Horn., To make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in writing., To grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection., To go round, as a guard., To go or turn round; to wheel about.
rouse verb i. & t. To pull or haul strongly and all together, as upon a rope, without the assistance of mechanical appliances., A bumper in honor of a toast or health., A carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic., To cause to start from a covert or lurking place; as, to rouse a deer or other animal of the chase., To wake from sleep or repose; as, to rouse one early or suddenly., 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 put in motion; to stir up; to agitate., To raise; to make erect., To get or start up; to rise., To awake from sleep or repose., To be exited to thought or action from a state of indolence or inattention.
roust verb t. To rouse; to disturb; as, to roust one out., A strong tide or current, especially in a narrow channel.
route noun The course or way which is traveled or passed, or is to be passed; a passing; a course; a road or path; a march.
roved imp. & past participle of Rove
rover verb i. One who practices robbery on the seas; a pirate., One who wanders about by sea or land; a wanderer; a rambler., Hence, a fickle, inconstant person., A ball which has passed through all the hoops and would go out if it hit the stake but is continued in play; also, the player of such a ball., Casual marks at uncertain distances., A sort of arrow.
rowed imp. & past participle of Row, Formed into a row, or rows; having a row, or rows; as, a twelve-rowed ear of corn.
rowan noun Rowan tree.
rowdy noun One who engages in rows, or noisy quarrels; a ruffianly fellow.
rowel noun The little wheel of a spur, with sharp points., A little flat ring or wheel on horses’ bits., A roll of hair, silk, etc., passed through the flesh of horses, answering to a seton in human surgery., To insert a rowel, or roll of hair or silk, into (as the flesh of a horse).
rowen noun A stubble field left unplowed till late in the autumn, that it may be cropped by cattle., The second growth of grass in a season; aftermath.
rower noun One who rows with an oar.
royal adjective Kingly; pertaining to the crown or the sovereign; suitable for a king or queen; regal; as, royal power or prerogative; royal domains; the royal family; royal state., Noble; generous; magnificent; princely., Under the patronage of royality; holding a charter granted by the sovereign; as, the Royal Academy of Arts; the Royal Society., Printing and writing papers of particular sizes. See under paper, n., A small sail immediately above the topgallant sail., One of the upper or distal branches of an antler, as the third and fourth tynes of the antlers of a stag., A small mortar., One of the soldiers of the first regiment of foot of the British army, formerly called the Royals, and supposed to be the oldest regular corps in Europe; — now called the Royal Scots., An old English coin. See Rial.
royne verb t. To bite; to gnaw.