rogue, knave, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag, varlet(noun)
a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
A scoundrel, rascal or unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person.
A mischievous scamp.
Deceitful software pretending to be anti-spyware, but in fact being malicious software itself.
An aggressive animal separate from the herd, especially an elephant.
A plant that shows some undesirable variation.
cull, term used by gardeners, especially when saving seed, rogue or unwanted plants are removed before pollination.
Vicious and solitary.
Large, destructive and unpredictable.
Origin: rogue, from rogre, from hrokr
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)
Origin: [F. rogue proud, haughty, supercilious; cf. Icel. hrkr a rook, croaker (cf. Rook a bird), or Armor. rok, rog, proud, arogant.]
Rogue is a fictional character appearing in most of the Marvel Comics X-Men related titles. She was created by author Chris Claremont and artist Michael Golden, and debuted in Avengers Annual #10 as a villain. An earlier story intended for Ms. Marvel #25 went unpublished until 1992. Rogue was born as a mutant. More so than most, Rogue considers her powers a curse: she involuntarily absorbs and sometimes also removes the memories, physical strength, and the special and unique abilities of anyone she touches. For most of her life, this potentially fatal ability prevented her from making any physical contact with others, including her on-off romantic love interest, Gambit, but after many years Rogue finally gained full control over her mutant ability. Hailing from Caldecott, Mississippi, Rogue is the X-Men's self-described southern belle. A runaway, she was adopted by Mystique of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and grew up as a villain. After Rogue permanently absorbed Ms. Marvel's psyche and Kree powers, she reformed and turned to the X-Men, fearing for her sanity. Writer Chris Claremont played a significant role in the character's subsequent development. Rogue is unusual among the X-Men as her real name and her early history were not revealed until more than twenty years after her introduction. Until the back story provided by Robert Rodi in the ongoing Rogue series began in September 2004, Rogue's background was only hinted at. Her name was revealed as Anna Marie, although her surname is still unknown. She has sometimes been called Raven which is really the first name of her foster mother Mystique.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rōg, n. a dishonest person: a knave: a mischievous or frolicsome person: a vagrant, a sturdy beggar: a wag: a playful person: a plant that falls short of a standard.—v.i. to play the rogue.—v.t. to cheat.—ns. Rogue′-el′ephant, one which lives solitarily, and is of dangerous temper; Rogue′-house, a lock-up; Rogue′-mon′ey, an assessment formerly levied in every county in Scotland for the expenses of catching and prosecuting criminals; Rog′uery, knavish tricks: fraud: mischievousness: waggery; Rogue′ship; Rogue's′-march, music played when drumming a soldier from a regiment, or driving any one away in disgrace.—adj. Rog′uish, knavish: mischievous: waggish.—adv. Rog′uishly.—n. Rog′uishness.—adj. Rō′guy (obs.).—Rogues' gallery, a collection of photographs of criminals kept at police headquarters. [O. Fr. rogue, proud; either from Bret. rok, proud, or acc. to Diez, from Ice. hrók-r, proud.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. [Unix] n. A Dungeons-and-Dragons-like game using character graphics, written under BSD Unix and subsequently ported to other Unix systems. The original BSD curses(3) screen-handling package was hacked together by Ken Arnold primarily to support games, and the development of rogue(6) popularized its use; it has since become one of Unix's most important and heavily used application libraries. Nethack, Omega, Larn, Angband, and an entire subgenre of computer dungeon games (all known as ‘roguelikes’) all took off from the inspiration provided by rogue(6); the popular Windows game Diablo, though graphics-intensive, has very similar play logic. See also nethack, moria, Angband. 2. [Usenet] adj. An ISP which permits net abuse (usually in the form of spamming) by its customers, or which itself engages in such activities. Rogue ISPs are sometimes subject to IDPs or UDPs. Sometimes deliberately misspelled as “rouge”.
The numerical value of rogue in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of rogue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Society produces rogues, and education makes one rogue cleverer than another.
Society produces rogues, and education makes one rogue more clever than another.
Through all the employments of life each neighbor abuses his brother; whore and rogue they call husband and wife: All professions be-rogue one another.
Trading Mr Gross for three convicted criminals sets and extremely dangerous precedent, it invites dictatorial and rogue regimes to use Americans serving overseas as bargaining chips.
It’s no longer college kids just trying to show they can break into a network, it’s now rogue nations. It’s rogue individuals, rogue groups, that are actually using cyber attacks as a way to promote their agenda.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- απατεώνας, κάθαρμα, παλιόμουτρο, κατεργάρης, αλήτηςGreek
- roisto, kulkuri, konna, veijariFinnish
- clochard, incontrôlable, voyou, canaille, fripouille, sans scrupules, coquin, garnement, vagabondFrench
- briccone, canaglia, buono a nullaItalian
- ಪೋಕ, ಹೋಕ, ಪೋಕರಿKannada
- furcifer, profugus, defectorLatin
- വഞ്ചകൻ, ചതിയൻ, കുറുക്കൻMalayalam
- inescrupuloso, patife, velhaco, tratantePortuguese
- негодяй, проказник, шалун, подлец, бродяга, лжеантивирусRussian
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