Definitions for Ross
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Ross, John Ross, Sir John Rossnoun
Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
Ross, James Clark Ross, Sir James Clark Rossnoun
British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
Ross, Sir Ronald Rossnoun
British physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932)
Ross, Nellie Ross, Nellie Tayloe Rossnoun
a politician in Wyoming who was the first woman governor in the United States (1876-1977)
Ross, Betsy Ross, Betsy Griscom Rossnoun
American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752-1836)
derived from any of several places of that name, from Gaelic ros "headland".
An English and Scottish habitational surname derived from any of several places of that name, from Scottish Gaelic ros.
A male given name transferred from the surname, of early 19th century and later usage.
A town in Marin County, California, United States.
A city and village in North Dakota.
A census-designated place in Ohio.
A city and town in Texas.
A town in Wisconsin.
A small town in New Zealand on the West Coast of the South Island.
Ross can have different meanings in various contexts. Here are a few: 1. As a first name, Ross is an English and Scottish origin name derived from a region in Scotland, or from the Gaelic word 'Ros' meaning 'headland'. 2. Ross may also be a surname in English-speaking countries, being one of the derived names for those who lived on the peninsula. 3. In the geographical sense, Ross is the name of several places in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, United States, and Antarctica. 4. The Ross Sea is a deep bay of the Southern Ocean in Antarctica between Victoria Land and Marie Byrd Land. 5. Ross is used as the name of businesses, like Ross Stores Inc., a leading American chain of discount department stores. 6. Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine offer medical and veterinary education in the Caribbean. It's always essential to determine the context for the proper definition.
the rough, scaly matter on the surface of the bark of trees
to divest of the ross, or rough, scaly surface; as, to ross bark
Etymology: [Etymol. uncertain.]
Ross is a region of Scotland and a former mormaerdom, earldom, sheriffdom and county. The name Ross allegedly derives from a Gaelic word meaning a headland - perhaps a reference to the Black Isle. The Norse word for Orkney - Hrossay meaning horse island - is another possible origin. The area once belonged to the Norse earldom of Orkney. Ross is a historical comital region, perhaps predating the Mormaerdom of Ross.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ros, n. the scaly matter on the surface of trees: (Scot.) the refuse of plants.—v.t. to strip the bark from.—n. Ross′ing-machine′, a machine for removing the bark of a tree. [Norw. ros, scale.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A term from the Celtic, signifying a promontory.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ross is ranked #98 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Ross surname appeared 229,368 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 78 would have the surname Ross.
68.9% or 158,172 total occurrences were White.
24.4% or 56,103 total occurrences were Black.
2.7% or 6,308 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.3% or 5,321 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.9% or 2,064 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.6% or 1,399 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Ross' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4612
The numerical value of Ross in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Ross in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
I was looking forward to asking Secretary Ross why Secretary Ross misled me during Secretary Ross last appearance, one year ago, when Secretary Ross asserted that Commerce Department was' the one who made the request' to include a controversial citizenship question on the Census.
Ricardo Ross never saw a bike in the front yard... Ricardo Ross never saw a skateboard... A scooter... Ricardo Ross never saw that, these children that Both Turpins saw who I believe were the ones in their 20’s... Social, mentally, emotionally... They are not in their 20’s. A woman who identified Kimberly Milligan to the Daily Mail as Louise's sister said she had n’t seen her relative in 19 years, and never got an invite to do so.
It just looks scary. ricardo Ross never saw a bike in the front yard... Ricardo Ross never saw a skateboard... A scooter... Ricardo Ross never saw that.
Ross is and was and will be, if we have more children, a wonderful father, ross is a wonderful daddy and leader for our household. Cooper meant the world to him.
Am I angry with Ross? absolutely not. It has never crossed my mind. Ross is and was and will be, if we have more children, a wonderful father. Ross is a wonderful daddy and leader for our household. Cooper meant the world to him.
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