What does rogue mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rogue, knave, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag, varletnoun

    a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel


  1. roguenoun

    A scoundrel, rascal or unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person.

  2. roguenoun

    A mischievous scamp.

  3. roguenoun

    A vagrant.

  4. roguenoun

    Deceitful software pretending to be anti-spyware, but in fact being malicious software itself.

  5. roguenoun

    An aggressive animal separate from the herd, especially an elephant.

  6. roguenoun

    A plant that shows some undesirable variation.

  7. rogueverb

    cull, term used by gardeners, especially when saving seed, rogue or unwanted plants are removed before pollination.

  8. rogueadjective

    Vicious and solitary.

  9. rogueadjective

    Large, destructive and unpredictable.

  10. rogueadjective

    Deceitful, unprincipled.

  11. Etymology: rogue, from rogre, from hrokr

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roguenoun

    a vagrant; an idle, sturdy beggar; a vagabond; a tramp

  2. Roguenoun

    a deliberately dishonest person; a knave; a cheat

  3. Roguenoun

    one who is pleasantly mischievous or frolicsome; hence, often used as a term of endearment

  4. Roguenoun

    an elephant that has separated from a herd and roams about alone, in which state it is very savage

  5. Roguenoun

    a worthless plant occuring among seedlings of some choice variety

  6. Rogueverb

    to wander; to play the vagabond; to play knavish tricks

  7. Rogueverb

    to give the name or designation of rogue to; to decry

  8. Rogueverb

    to destroy (plants that do not come up to a required standard)

  9. Etymology: [F. rogue proud, haughty, supercilious; cf. Icel. hrkr a rook, croaker (cf. Rook a bird), or Armor. rok, rog, proud, arogant.]


  1. Rogue

    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 Marvel #25 went unpublished until 1992.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

  1. Rogue

    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. rogue

    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”.

Editors Contribution

  1. Rogue

    A place were you can go.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 16, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rogue in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rogue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of rogue in a Sentence

  1. Proverb:

    If thoughts were legal witnesses, many an honest man would be proved a rogue.

  2. Daniel Roth:

    With regards to the job itself, it looks like Müller will follow in the footsteps of his predecessor at UNIDO. China’s Li Yong continued funding Iran projects every single year during his eight-year term and clearly enjoyed good relations with Tehran, since Germany nominated him as its candidate, Müller has given no indication that he is concerned about dangerous tech getting into Iranian hands via UNIDO. Nor has he hinted that the existing programs will be reviewed. Bearing in mind Germany’s poor record when it comes to selling dual-use tech to rogue regimes, one would hope that Müller – as a senior German minister – would be especially determined to resolve these problems.

  3. Matt Rushing:

    As we start to take the operators off these machines, Brian Headon're going to have questions about,' Can the machines go rogue ?'.

  4. Richie Greenberg:

    We have a rogue DA.

  5. Proverb:

    He who has left a rogue behind him, has made a good day's journey.

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    candy and other sweets considered collectively
    • A. substitute
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