What does rouse mean?
Definitions for rouse
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word rouse.
"He finally bestirred himself"
rout out, drive out, force out, rouseverb
force or drive out
"The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."
agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge upverb
cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
"The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouseverb
cause to become awake or conscious
"He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
an official ceremony over drinks
The sounding of a bugle in the morning after reveille, to signal that soldiers are to rise from bed, often the rouse.
to wake or be awoken from sleep, or from apathy
to provoke (someone) to anger or action
To pull by main strength; to haul
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
to pull or haul strongly and all together, as upon a rope, without the assistance of mechanical appliances
a bumper in honor of a toast or health
a carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic
to cause to start from a covert or lurking place; as, to rouse a deer or other animal of the chase
to wake from sleep or repose; as, to rouse one early or suddenly
to excite to lively thought or action from a state of idleness, languor, stupidity, or indifference; as, to rouse the faculties, passions, or emotions
to put in motion; to stir up; to agitate
to raise; to make erect
to get or start up; to rise
to awake from sleep or repose
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
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.]
rowz, n. a carousal: a bumper. [Scand., Sw. rus, drunkenness, Ice. rúss; cf. Dut. roes, Ger. rausch.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rouse is ranked #1330 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Rouse surname appeared 26,519 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 9 would have the surname Rouse.
68.8% or 18,253 total occurrences were White.
25.2% or 6,704 total occurrences were Black.
2.3% or 634 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2% or 536 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1% or 273 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.4% or 117 total occurrences were Asian.
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The numerical value of rouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of rouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of rouse in a Sentence
This is not something we should have to call out, this is something that should be pervasive in how the government does its business. So Cecilia Rouse may not see a line item, and I think that's more than appropriate with the way The President has asked The President government to address these long-pervasive issues.
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.
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.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
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.
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- غرق شدنPersian
- éveiller, réveillerFrench
- togScottish Gaelic
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