What does rouge mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rouge, paint, blusherverb

    makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks

  2. rougeverb

    redden by applying rouge to

    "she rouged her cheeks"


  1. rougenoun

    Red or pink makeup to add colour to the cheeks; blusher.

  2. rougenoun

    Any reddish pink colour.

  3. rougenoun

    A single point awarded when a team kicks the ball out of its opponent's end zone, or when a kicked ball becomes dead within the non-kicking team's end zone. Etymology uncertain; it is thought that in the early years of the sport, a red flag indicated that a single had been scored.

  4. rougeverb

    To apply rouge (makeup.)

    She rouged her face before setting out for the party.

  5. rougeadjective

    Of a reddish pink colour.

  6. Etymology: From rouge.

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Rougeadjective


  2. Rougenoun

    a red amorphous powder consisting of ferric oxide. It is used in polishing glass, metal, or gems, and as a cosmetic, etc. Called also crocus, jeweler's rouge, etc

  3. Rougenoun

    a cosmetic used for giving a red color to the cheeks or lips. The best is prepared from the dried flowers of the safflower, but it is often made from carmine

  4. Rougeverb

    to paint the face or cheeks with rouge

  5. Rougeverb

    to tint with rouge; as, to rouge the face or the cheeks

  6. Etymology: [F.]


  1. Rouge

    Rouge is a 1988 Hong Kong film, directed by Stanley Kwan. The movie is the adaptation of the novel by Lilian Lee.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rouge

    rōōzh, n. a powder used to give artificial colour to the cheeks or lips.—v.t. to colour with rouge.—v.i. to use rouge: to blush.—ns. Rouge′-berr′y, a shrub of tropical America, whose berries supply a cosmetic; Rouge′-dish, a saucer containing a thin layer of dry rouge; Rouge-et-noir, a modern game of chance, played by the aid of packs of cards on a table covered with green cloth—also Trente-un and Trente-et-quarante.—Rouge croix, one of the four pursuivants of the English College of Heralds; Rouge dragon, one of the pursuivants of the Heralds' College. [Fr. rouge (It. roggio, robbio)—L. rubeus, red.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ROUGE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rouge is ranked #93513 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rouge surname appeared 196 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rouge.

    70.9% or 139 total occurrences were White.
    22.4% or 44 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.5% or 9 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. rogue

  2. orgue

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rouge in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rouge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of rouge in a Sentence

  1. Leann Westman:

    It makes me angry that five women in Baton Rouge did what the government couldn’t do, and we're feeding babies in our area.

  2. Edward Shihadeh:

    Three of the highest crime cities in America -- Shreveport, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans -- are all in Louisiana, which is among the poorest( states) in the country.

  3. Pat LeDuff:

    Baton Rouge police was about building relationship, getting along, working together, coming together.

  4. Sophat Yin:

    We Buddhists believe in afterlife, reincarnation and karma, if I were to die during the Khmer Rouge time, I would ask Mormons to leave me alone.

  5. Deacon Luigi Mandile:

    The last month or so, I'll put down a minimum of 13-14 names between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, i just think everyone should be remembered. It's a reminder of what's happening in our city. It's out of control.

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