Associations to the word «Ross»


ROSS, proper noun. An English and Scottish habitational surname​ derived from any of several places of that name, from Gaelic ros "headland".
ROSS, proper noun. A male given name, transferred use of the surname since early nineteenth century.
ROSS, noun. (US) (dialect) The rough, scaly surface on the bark of trees.
ROSS, verb. (US) (dialect) (transitive) To divest of the ross, or rough, scaly surface.
ROSS ISLAND, proper noun. A volcanic island in the Ross Sea near Antarctica.
ROSS RIVER, proper noun. One of three rivers in Australia and Yukon, Canada
ROSS RIVER, proper noun. A community in Yukon, Canada
ROSS RIVER FEVER, noun. Epidemic polyarthritis, a mosquito-borne infectious disease caused by infection with Ross River virus.
ROSS RIVER VIRUS, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the genus Alphavirus.
ROSS RIVER VIRUS, noun. A small encapsulated single-strand RNA alphavirus endemic to Australia and the South Pacific, responsible for Ross River fever.
ROSS SEA, proper noun. A bay in the Southern Ocean, between Victoria Land and Marie Byrd Land
ROSS SEAL, noun. A seal, Ommatophoca rossii, which is found around Antarctica

Dictionary definition

ROSS, noun. Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856).
ROSS, noun. British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862).
ROSS, noun. British physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932).
ROSS, noun. A politician in Wyoming who was the first woman governor in the United States (1876-1977).
ROSS, noun. American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752-1836).

Wise words

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