Definitions for rouseraʊz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rouse*raʊz(v.; n.)roused, rous•ing

  1. (v.t.)to bring out of a state of sleep, unconsciousness, inactivity, fancied security, apathy, etc.

  2. to stir or incite to strong indignation or anger.

  3. to cause (game) to start from a covert or lair.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  4. Naut. to pull by main strength; haul.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  5. (v.i.)to come out of a state of sleep, unconsciousness, inactivity, apathy, etc.

  6. (n.)a rousing.

  7. a signal for rousing; reveille.

* Syn: See incite.

Origin of rouse:

1480–90, in sense “(of a hawk) to shake the feathers”; orig. uncert.

rous′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bestir, rouse(verb)

    become active

    "He finally bestirred himself"

  2. rout out, drive out, force out, rouse(verb)

    force or drive out

    "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."

  3. agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up(verb)

    cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

    "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"

  4. awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse(verb)

    cause to become awake or conscious

    "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."

Wiktionary

  1. rouse(Noun)

    an arousal

  2. rouse(Noun)

    an official ceremony over drinks

  3. rouse(Noun)

    The sounding of a bugle in the morning after reveille, to signal that soldiers are to rise from bed, often the rouse.

  4. rouse(Verb)

    to wake or be awoken from sleep, or from apathy

  5. rouse(Verb)

    to provoke (someone) to anger or action

  6. rouse(Verb)

    To pull by main strength; to haul

  7. rouse(Verb)

    To be excited to thought or action from a state of indolence or inattention.

  8. Origin: From rowsen, rouzen, rusen, from *, from rūsanan, from (o)rewǝ-. Cognate with rusa, ruse, rusen, rusen. More at rush.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rouse

    to pull or haul strongly and all together, as upon a rope, without the assistance of mechanical appliances

  2. Rouse(noun)

    a bumper in honor of a toast or health

  3. Rouse(noun)

    a carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic

  4. Rouse

    to cause to start from a covert or lurking place; as, to rouse a deer or other animal of the chase

  5. Rouse

    to wake from sleep or repose; as, to rouse one early or suddenly

  6. Rouse

    to excite to lively thought or action from a state of idleness, languor, stupidity, or indifference; as, to rouse the faculties, passions, or emotions

  7. Rouse

    to put in motion; to stir up; to agitate

  8. Rouse

    to raise; to make erect

  9. Rouse(verb)

    to get or start up; to rise

  10. Rouse(verb)

    to awake from sleep or repose

  11. Rouse(verb)

    to be exited to thought or action from a state of indolence or inattention


Translations for rouse

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

rouse(verb)

to awaken

I'll rouse you at 6 o'clock.

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