Associations to the word «Rouse»


ROUSE, noun. An arousal
ROUSE, noun. (military) (British and Canada) The sounding of a bugle in the morning after reveille, to signal that soldiers are to rise from bed, often the rouse.
ROUSE, verb. To wake or be awoken from sleep, or from apathy.
ROUSE, verb. ​ To provoke (someone) to anger or action.
ROUSE, verb. To cause to start from a covert or lurking place.
ROUSE, verb. (nautical) To pull by main strength; to haul
ROUSE, verb. (obsolete) To raise; to make erect.
ROUSE, noun. An official ceremony over drinks
ROUSE, noun. A carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic.
ROUSE, noun. Wine or other liquor considered an inducement to mirth or drunkenness; a full glass; a bumper.
ROUSE, proper noun. A surname​.
ROUSE, proper noun. A CDP in California.
ROUSE NUMBER, noun. A ratio used in fluid dynamics to define a concentration profile of suspended sediment and which determines how sediment will be transported in a flowing fluid.

Dictionary definition

ROUSE, verb. Become active; "He finally bestirred himself".
ROUSE, verb. Force or drive out; "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.".
ROUSE, verb. Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks".
ROUSE, verb. Cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM.".

Wise words

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