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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ross, John Ross, Sir John Ross(noun)

    Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)

  2. Ross, James Clark Ross, Sir James Clark Ross(noun)

    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)

  3. Ross, Sir Ronald Ross(noun)

    British physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932)

  4. Ross, Nellie Ross, Nellie Tayloe Ross(noun)

    a politician in Wyoming who was the first woman governor in the United States (1876-1977)

  5. Ross, Betsy Ross, Betsy Griscom Ross(noun)

    American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752-1836)


  1. Ross(ProperNoun)

    derived from any of several places of that name, from Gaelic ros "headland".

  2. Ross(ProperNoun)

    , transferred use of the surname since early nineteenth century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ross(noun)

    the rough, scaly matter on the surface of the bark of trees

  2. Ross(verb)

    to divest of the ross, or rough, scaly surface; as, to ross bark

  3. Origin: [Etymol. uncertain.]


  1. Ross

    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

  1. Ross

    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.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Ross' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4612


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ross in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ross in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Ross in a Sentence

  1. Mike Bendickson:

    I have a lot of faith in him, just like when Ross Perot was in.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Donald Trump is a combination of Ross Perot and Howard Stern. And a Howard Stern doesn't succumb to controversy ; he thrives in it.

  3. Lisa Kott:

    When Ross showed him that preview, he composed himself, it was the oddest thing. And I think we probably watched it a hundred times after that.

  4. Sky News:

    There we go Ross Cameron, consent for changing nappies, i ’m sure that that would, I think that might get a bit, er, anyway we wo n’t go there.

  5. Kimberly Milligan:

    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.

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