What does ROT mean?

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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"


  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

  8. Origin: [Cf. G. rotz glanders.]


  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:

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rot

    rot, v.i. to putrefy: to become decomposed: to become morally corrupt: to become affected with sheep-rot.—v.t. to cause to rot: to bring to corruption:—pr.p. rot′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. rot′ted.n. decay: putrefaction: a special disease of the sheep, as of the potato: a decay (called dry-rot) which attacks timber: (slang) rant, bosh.—ns. Rot′-grass, the soft grass: the butterwort: the penny-rot; Rot′gut, bad liquor; Rot′-steep, the process of steeping cottons to remove impurities. [A.S. rotian, pa.p. rotod; cf. Ice. rotinn, putrid.]

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  1. ROT

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Anagrams for ROT »

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ROT in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ROT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aaron J. Munzer:

    Stop the rot or lose the plot.

  2. John Rechy:

    You can rot here without feeling it.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    You either keep your childhood innocence or you rot!

  4. Frank A. Clark:

    Why not upset the apple cart If you don't, the apples will rot anyway.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    To use violence against a peaceful man is the greatest immorality and the biggest rot ever!

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