Definitions for Roteroʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. routine; a fixed, habitual, or mechanical course of procedure.

Idioms for rote:

  1. by rote,from memory, without thought of the meaning; in a mechanical way:

    to learn a language by rote.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of rote:

1275–1325; ME; of obscure orig.


  1. crowd2.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of rote:

1350–1400; ME < OF < Frankish *hrota (cf. OHG hruozza); akin to crowd2


  1. the sound of the surf.

Origin of rote:

1600–10; perh. < ON rauta roar

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rote, rote learning(noun)

    memorization by repetition

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rote(noun)

    a root

  2. Rote(noun)

    a kind of guitar, the notes of which were produced by a small wheel or wheel-like arrangement; an instrument similar to the hurdy-gurdy

  3. Rote(noun)

    the noise produced by the surf of the sea dashing upon the shore. See Rut

  4. Rote(noun)

    a frequent repetition of forms of speech without attention to the meaning; mere repetition; as, to learn rules by rote

  5. Rote(verb)

    to learn or repeat by rote

  6. Rote(verb)

    to go out by rotation or succession; to rotate

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to make a mistake.

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