Definitions for rogue
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word rogue.
rogue, knave, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag, varletnoun
a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
A scoundrel, rascal or unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person.
A mischievous scamp.
Deceitful software pretending to be anti-spyware, but in fact being malicious software itself.
An aggressive animal separate from the herd, especially an elephant.
A plant that shows some undesirable variation.
cull, term used by gardeners, especially when saving seed, rogue or unwanted plants are removed before pollination.
Vicious and solitary.
Large, destructive and unpredictable.
Etymology: rogue, from rogre, from hrokr
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A "rogue" generally refers to a person or entity that behaves in a deceitful, dishonest, or unpredictable manner, often disregarding rules or authority. Rogues typically exhibit unconventional or disruptive behavior and are often seen as outcasts or troublemakers within a particular community or organization. The term can also be extended to describe a computer program, virus, or hacker that intentionally acts in a malicious or unauthorized way.
a vagrant; an idle, sturdy beggar; a vagabond; a tramp
a deliberately dishonest person; a knave; a cheat
one who is pleasantly mischievous or frolicsome; hence, often used as a term of endearment
an elephant that has separated from a herd and roams about alone, in which state it is very savage
a worthless plant occuring among seedlings of some choice variety
to wander; to play the vagabond; to play knavish tricks
to give the name or designation of rogue to; to decry
to destroy (plants that do not come up to a required standard)
Etymology: [F. rogue proud, haughty, supercilious; cf. Icel. hrkr a rook, croaker (cf. Rook a bird), or Armor. rok, rog, proud, arogant.]
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 Marvel #25 went unpublished until 1992.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
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. [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”.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rogue is ranked #15005 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Rogue surname appeared 1,968 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Rogue.
87.5% or 1,723 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
8.8% or 175 total occurrences were White.
1.4% or 28 total occurrences were Asian.
1% or 20 total occurrences were Black.
0.8% or 17 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.2% or 5 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of rogue in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of rogue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Society produces rogues, and education makes one rogue more clever than another.
It’s no longer college kids just trying to show they can break into a network, it’s now rogue nations. It’s rogue individuals, rogue groups, that are actually using cyber attacks as a way to promote their agenda.
I always had a lot of respect for his maverick nature, he going rogue -- wish he would have been kind of going rogue more on the common-sense conservative side of some issues. No, I certainly have respect for many of the things that he's accomplished.
There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge, and fox, and squirrel.
(He Jiankui) is not the only concern in this area. One of our big concerns I always have is the possibility that there will be rogue companies, rogue scientists setting up to do genome editing in an inappropriate way.
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Translations for rogue
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- κάθαρμα, απατεώνας, παλιόμουτρο, κατεργάρης, αλήτηςGreek
- kulkuri, konna, roisto, veijariFinnish
- vagabond, fripouille, canaille, garnement, sans scrupules, coquin, voyou, clochard, incontrôlableFrench
- bajingan, penipuIndonesian
- briccone, buono a nulla, canagliaItalian
- ಪೋಕರಿ, ಹೋಕ, ಪೋಕKannada
- defector, furcifer, profugus, perfideLatin
- വഞ്ചകൻ, കുറുക്കൻ, ചതിയൻMalayalam
- tratante, velhaco, inescrupuloso, patifePortuguese
- бродяга, негодяй, проказник, шалун, подлец, лжеантивирусRussian
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