from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person; a scoundrel or rascal.
- n. One who is playfully mischievous; a scamp.
- n. A wandering beggar; a vagrant.
- n. A vicious and solitary animal, especially an elephant that has separated itself from its herd.
- n. An organism, especially a plant, that shows an undesirable variation from a standard.
- adj. Vicious and solitary. Used of an animal, especially an elephant.
- adj. Large, destructive, and anomalous or unpredictable: a rogue wave; a rogue tornado.
- adj. Operating outside normal or desirable controls: "How could a single rogue trader bring down an otherwise profitable and well-regarded institution?” ( Saul Hansell).
- transitive v. To defraud.
- transitive v. To remove (diseased or abnormal specimens) from a group of plants of the same variety.
- intransitive v. To remove diseased or abnormal plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A scoundrel, rascal or unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person.
- n. A mischievous scamp.
- n. A vagrant.
- n. Deceitful software pretending to be anti-spyware, but in fact being malicious software itself.
- n. An aggressive animal separate from the herd, especially an elephant.
- n. A plant that shows some undesirable variation.
- adj. Vicious and solitary.
- adj. Large, destructive and unpredictable.
- adj. Deceitful, unprincipled.
- v. To cull; to destroy plants not meeting a required standard. Especially when saving seed, rogue or unwanted plants are removed before pollination.
- v. To give the name or designation of rogue to; to decry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vagrant; an idle, sturdy beggar; a vagabond; a tramp.
- n. A deliberately dishonest person; a knave; a cheat.
- n. One who is pleasantly mischievous or frolicsome; hence, often used as a term of endearment.
- n. An elephant that has separated from a herd and roams about alone, in which state it is very savage.
- n. A worthless plant occuring among seedlings of some choice variety.
- intransitive v. To wander; to play the vagabond; to play knavish tricks.
- transitive v. To give the name or designation of rogue to; to decry.
- transitive v. To destroy (plants that do not come up to a required standard).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To play the rogue; play knavish tricks.
- To wander; tramp; play the vagabond.
- To call (one) a rogue; denounce as a rogue; stigmatize as a cheat or impostor.
- To cheat; injure by roguery.
- To uproot or destroy, as plants which do not conform to a desired standard.
- n. A vagrant; a sturdy beggar; a tramp.
- n. A knave; a dishonest person; a rascal: applied generally to males.
- n. A sly fellow; a wag.
- n. A mischievous or playful person: applied in slight endearment to children or women. Compare roguish, 3.
- n. A rogue elephant (which see, under elephant).
- n. A plant that falls short of a standard required by nurserymen, gardeners, etc.
- n. Synonyms Cheat, sharper, scamp, swindler.
- n. A bait, used in the sardine fishery, consisting of an oily dough made of the roe and entrails of codfish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
One of the most terrifying sights in the animal world is an elephant in a state of must: Huge bulls, oozing a weird, foul-smelling, greenish glop from glands near their eyes, behave with violent abandon, taking risks and defying the basic rules of pachyderm propriety and also giving rise to the term "rogue elephant".
A ranger-rogue is an expert with the bow and can summon animals, while a assassin rogue-can be a melee instrument of death using stealth to strike quickly and disappear.
I guess going rogue is code for, "I never finish what I start".
Google, like other Internet companies, has struggled for years to deal with what it calls "rogue online pharmacies."
Sin challenged the missile defense systems "being pushed under the pretext of responding to so-called ballistic missile developments by what they call 'rogue states'."
Doesn't she know that a rogue is a loner with no following and no friends?
Typically, a rogue is antisocial and destructive – unable to get along with others.
Turns out that the sword rogue is a very common pvp build, and even I am fairly effective against horde players with it.
REMNANT: I have a colleague that sets up a-- a what we call a rogue access point to -- to lure someone in.
U.S. negotiators were due in Warsaw on Wednesday for the next round of talks on the shield, which Washington wants to deploy in central Europe against ballistic missiles that could be fired by what it calls rogue states.
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