What does rouse mean?

Definitions for rouseraʊz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word rouse.

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."


  1. rouse(Noun)

    an arousal

  2. rouse(Noun)

    an official ceremony over drinks

  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.

  4. rouse(Verb)

    to wake or be awoken from sleep, or from apathy

  5. rouse(Verb)

    to provoke (someone) to anger or action

  6. rouse(Verb)

    To pull by main strength; to haul

  7. rouse(Verb)

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

  8. Origin: 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

  2. Rouse(noun)

    a bumper in honor of a toast or health

  3. Rouse(noun)

    a carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic

  4. Rouse

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

  5. Rouse

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

  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

  7. Rouse

    to put in motion; to stir up; to agitate

  8. Rouse

    to raise; to make erect

  9. Rouse(verb)

    to get or start up; to rise

  10. Rouse(verb)

    to awake from sleep or repose

  11. Rouse(verb)

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

  12. Origin: [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.]

Anagrams for rouse »

  1. euros, Euros

  2. Euros


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Ellery Channing:

    Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.

  2. William Ellery Channing:

    Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

  3. Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues:

    You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character.

  4. 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.

  5. Robert Costa:

    The Clinton-Sanders dynamic, and the sparks from it, will likely dominate, so 'winning' for the non-front-runners means finding a way into the conversation, that means understanding how to use your moment, however brief, to rouse those watching.

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