What does rook mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. castle, rook(noun)

    (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard

  2. rook, Corvus frugilegus(verb)

    common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow

  3. victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con(verb)

    deprive of by deceit

    "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rook(noun)

    mist; fog. See Roke

  2. Rook(verb)

    to squat; to ruck

  3. Rook(noun)

    one of the four pieces placed on the corner squares of the board; a castle

  4. Rook(noun)

    a European bird (Corvus frugilegus) resembling the crow, but smaller. It is black, with purple and violet reflections. The base of the beak and the region around it are covered with a rough, scabrous skin, which in old birds is whitish. It is gregarious in its habits. The name is also applied to related Asiatic species

  5. Rook(noun)

    a trickish, rapacious fellow; a cheat; a sharper

  6. Rook

    to cheat; to defraud by cheating

  7. Origin: [F. roc (cf. Sp. roque), fr. Per. & Ar. rokh, or rukh, the rook or castle at chess, also the bird roc (in this sense perhaps a different word); cf. Hind. rath a war chariot, the castle at chess, Skr. ratha a car, a war car. Cf. Roll.]


  1. Rook

    Rook is a trick-taking game, usually played with a specialized deck of cards. Sometimes referred to as "Christian cards" or "missionary poker", Rook playing cards were introduced by Parker Brothers in 1906 to provide an alternative to standard playing cards for those in the Puritan tradition or Mennonite culture who considered the face cards in a regular deck inappropriate because of their association with gambling and cartomancy.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rook

    rook, n. a species of crow—from its croak: the ruddy duck: a cheat: a simpleton.—v.i. to cheat.—ns. Rook′er, a swindler; Rook′ery, a group of trees on which rooks build: a cluster of mean tenements: a resort of thieves: a disturbance.—adj. Rook′y (Shak.), inhabited by rooks. [A.S. hróc; Goth. hrukjan, to croak.]

  2. Rook

    rook, n. a castle or piece used in playing chess. [O. Fr. roc—Pers. rokh.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rook in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rook in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of rook in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The people who create strain & stress for the population play life as a chess and they could be seen talking of making moves like queen, rook, bishop, knight and others.

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