What does rouse mean?

Definitions for rouse
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bestir, rouse(verb)

    become active

    "He finally bestirred himself"

  2. rout out, drive out, force out, rouse(verb)

    force or drive out

    "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."

  3. agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up(verb)

    cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

    "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"

  4. awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse(verb)

    cause to become awake or conscious

    "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."

Wiktionary

  1. rouse(Noun)

    an arousal

    Etymology: From rowsen, rouzen, rusen, from *, from rūsanan, from (o)rewǝ-. Cognate with rusa, ruse, rusen, rusen. More at rush.

  2. rouse(Noun)

    an official ceremony over drinks

    Etymology: From rowsen, rouzen, rusen, from *, from rūsanan, from (o)rewǝ-. Cognate with rusa, ruse, rusen, rusen. More at rush.

  3. rouse(Noun)

    The sounding of a bugle in the morning after reveille, to signal that soldiers are to rise from bed, often the rouse.

    Etymology: From rowsen, rouzen, rusen, from *, from rūsanan, from (o)rewǝ-. Cognate with rusa, ruse, rusen, rusen. More at rush.

  4. rouse(Verb)

    to wake or be awoken from sleep, or from apathy

    Etymology: From rowsen, rouzen, rusen, from *, from rūsanan, from (o)rewǝ-. Cognate with rusa, ruse, rusen, rusen. More at rush.

  5. rouse(Verb)

    to provoke (someone) to anger or action

    Etymology: From rowsen, rouzen, rusen, from *, from rūsanan, from (o)rewǝ-. Cognate with rusa, ruse, rusen, rusen. More at rush.

  6. rouse(Verb)

    To pull by main strength; to haul

    Etymology: From rowsen, rouzen, rusen, from *, from rūsanan, from (o)rewǝ-. Cognate with rusa, ruse, rusen, rusen. More at rush.

  7. rouse(Verb)

    To be excited to thought or action from a state of indolence or inattention.

    Etymology: From rowsen, rouzen, rusen, from *, from rūsanan, from (o)rewǝ-. Cognate with rusa, ruse, rusen, rusen. More at rush.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rouse

    to pull or haul strongly and all together, as upon a rope, without the assistance of mechanical appliances

    Etymology: [Probably of Scan. origin; cf. Sw. rusa to rush, Dan. ruse, AS. hresan to fall, rush. Cf. Rush, v.]

  2. Rouse(noun)

    a bumper in honor of a toast or health

    Etymology: [Probably of Scan. origin; cf. Sw. rusa to rush, Dan. ruse, AS. hresan to fall, rush. Cf. Rush, v.]

  3. Rouse(noun)

    a carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic

    Etymology: [Probably of Scan. origin; cf. Sw. rusa to rush, Dan. ruse, AS. hresan to fall, rush. Cf. Rush, v.]

  4. Rouse

    to cause to start from a covert or lurking place; as, to rouse a deer or other animal of the chase

    Etymology: [Probably of Scan. origin; cf. Sw. rusa to rush, Dan. ruse, AS. hresan to fall, rush. Cf. Rush, v.]

  5. Rouse

    to wake from sleep or repose; as, to rouse one early or suddenly

    Etymology: [Probably of Scan. origin; cf. Sw. rusa to rush, Dan. ruse, AS. hresan to fall, rush. Cf. Rush, v.]

  6. Rouse

    to excite to lively thought or action from a state of idleness, languor, stupidity, or indifference; as, to rouse the faculties, passions, or emotions

    Etymology: [Probably of Scan. origin; cf. Sw. rusa to rush, Dan. ruse, AS. hresan to fall, rush. Cf. Rush, v.]

  7. Rouse

    to put in motion; to stir up; to agitate

    Etymology: [Probably of Scan. origin; cf. Sw. rusa to rush, Dan. ruse, AS. hresan to fall, rush. Cf. Rush, v.]

  8. Rouse

    to raise; to make erect

    Etymology: [Probably of Scan. origin; cf. Sw. rusa to rush, Dan. ruse, AS. hresan to fall, rush. Cf. Rush, v.]

  9. Rouse(verb)

    to get or start up; to rise

    Etymology: [Probably of Scan. origin; cf. Sw. rusa to rush, Dan. ruse, AS. hresan to fall, rush. Cf. Rush, v.]

  10. Rouse(verb)

    to awake from sleep or repose

    Etymology: [Probably of Scan. origin; cf. Sw. rusa to rush, Dan. ruse, AS. hresan to fall, rush. Cf. Rush, v.]

  11. Rouse(verb)

    to be exited to thought or action from a state of indolence or inattention

    Etymology: [Probably of Scan. origin; cf. Sw. rusa to rush, Dan. ruse, AS. hresan to fall, rush. Cf. Rush, v.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rouse

    rowz, v.t. to raise up: to stir up: to awaken: to excite to anything: to put into action: to startle or start, as an animal: to work about in salt, to roil.—v.i. to awake: to be excited to action.—n. the reveille.—adv. (obs.) vehemently.—adj. Rous′ant (her.), starting up, as a bird in the attitude of rising.—ns. Rouse′ment, an awakening religious discourse; Rous′er, one who, or that which, rouses, anything astonishing.—adj. Rous′ing, having power to awaken: great, violent.—adv. Rous′ingly.—adj. Rous′y, noisy, riotous. [Scand., Sw. rusa, Dan. ruse, to rush.]

  2. Rouse

    rowz, n. a carousal: a bumper. [Scand., Sw. rus, drunkenness, Ice. rúss; cf. Dut. roes, Ger. rausch.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of rouse in a Sentence

  1. Author Unknown:

    A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner, neither do uninterrupted prosperity and success qualify for usefulness and happiness. The storms of adversity, like those of the ocean, rouse the faculties, and excite the invention, prudence, skill and fortitude or the voyager. The martyrs of ancient times, in bracing their minds to outward calamities, acquired a loftiness of purpose and a moral heroism worth a lifetime of softness and security.

  2. Bharavi:

    As drops of bitter medicine, though minute, may have a salutary force, so words, though few and painful, uttered seasonably, may rouse the prostrate energies of those who meet misfortune with despondency.

  3. William Ellery Channing:

    Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aidthem to judge for themselves.

  4. William Ellery Channing:

    Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.

  5. Anthony Wrobel:

    Las Vegas police know right now if he had taken a flight and is in another city -- Las Vegas police already know that so Las Vegas police'll be working with authorities to try and track him down, if this was a rouse and he just left that car in the parking lot and left from that parking lot ; that's also something they'll be looking at and that might make him a little more difficult to find.

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