Definitions for ROTrɒt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rot*rɒt(v.; n.; interj.)rot•ted, rot•ting

  1. (v.i.)to undergo decomposition; decay.

  2. to deteriorate, disintegrate, or become weak due to decay (often fol. by away, off, etc.).

  3. to languish, as in confinement.

  4. to become morally corrupt or offensive.

  5. (v.t.)to cause to rot.

  6. to cause to become morally corrupt.

  7. to ret (flax, hemp, etc.).

  8. (n.)the process of rotting.

  9. the state of being rotten; decay.

  10. rotting or rotten matter.

  11. moral or social decay or corruption.

  12. any of various animal or plant diseases caused by a fungal or bacterial infection and characterized by decay.

    Category: Pathology, Plant Pathology

  13. nonsense.

  14. (interj.)(used to express disagreement or disgust.)

* Syn: See decay.

Origin of rot:

bef. 900; (v.) ME rot(t)en, OE rotian, c. OHG rōzzēn ; (n.) ME, perh. < ON rot; cf. ret , rotten

Princeton's WordNet

  1. putrefaction, rot(noun)

    a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor

  2. decomposition, rot, rotting, putrefaction(noun)

    (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action

  3. bunk, bunkum, buncombe, guff, rot, hogwash(verb)

    unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

  4. decompose, rot, molder, moulder(verb)

    break down

    "The bodies decomposed in the heat"

  5. waste, rot(verb)

    become physically weaker

    "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rot(verb)ɒt

    to decay or cause to decay

    The water had rotted the wood.; as the leaves rot on the ground


  1. rot(Noun)

    The process of becoming rotten; putrefaction.

  2. rot(Noun)

    Any of several diseases in which breakdown of tissue occurs.

  3. rot(Noun)

    Verbal nonsense.

  4. rot(Verb)

    to decay or decompose; to become bad

  5. Origin: From rotten, roten, from rotian, from rutōnan, from reud-, from . Cognate with rotsje, rotten, rößen and verrotten, rotna. See rotten.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rot(verb)

    to undergo a process common to organic substances by which they lose the cohesion of their parts and pass through certain chemical changes, giving off usually in some stages of the process more or less offensive odors; to become decomposed by a natural process; to putrefy; to decay

  2. Rot(verb)

    figuratively: To perish slowly; to decay; to die; to become corrupt

  3. Rot(verb)

    to make putrid; to cause to be wholly or partially decomposed by natural processes; as, to rot vegetable fiber

  4. Rot(verb)

    to expose, as flax, to a process of maceration, etc., for the purpose of separating the fiber; to ret

  5. Rot(noun)

    process of rotting; decay; putrefaction

  6. Rot(noun)

    a disease or decay in fruits, leaves, or wood, supposed to be caused by minute fungi. See Bitter rot, Black rot, etc., below

  7. Rot(noun)

    a fatal distemper which attacks sheep and sometimes other animals. It is due to the presence of a parasitic worm in the liver or gall bladder. See 1st Fluke, 2


  1. ROT

    All aircraft must be able to perform a standard rate turn, also known as a rate one turn. A standard rate turn for airplanes is defined as a 3° per second turn, which completes a 360° turn in 2 minutes. This is known as a 2-minute turn, or rate one. For heavy airplanes a standard rate turn is a 4-minute turn. Instruments, either the turn and bank indicator or the turn coordinator, have the standard rate turn clearly marked. Light aircraft are equipped with 2-minute turn indicators while heavy aircraft are equipped with 4-minute turn indicators. This is very useful to pilots who are out of visual contact with the ground and for air traffic control when appropriate separation of aircraft is desired. The pilot banks the airplane such that the turn and slip indicator points to the standard rate turn mark and then uses a watch to time the turn. The pilot can pull out at any desired direction depending on the length of time in the turn. A rate half turn is normally used when flying faster than 250 kt. The term rate two turn used on some low speed aircraft. Angle of Bank formula The formula for calculating the angle of bank for a specific True Airspeed is:

Anagrams of ROT

  1. ort, OTR, RTO, TOR, Tor, tor, TRO

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