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roach 1

 (rōch)
n. pl. roach or roach·es
1. An edible freshwater cyprinid fish (Rutilus rutilus) of northern Europe.
2. Any of various similar fishes, such as some North American freshwater sunfishes.

[Middle English roche, from Old French roce, roche.]

roach 2

 (rōch)
n. pl. roach·es
1. A cockroach.
2. Slang The butt of a marijuana cigarette.

roach 3

 (rōch)
n. pl. roach·es
1. A roll of hair brushed up from the forehead or temple.
2. A hairstyle especially among certain Native American peoples in which the head is shaved except for a strip from front to back across the top.
3. Nautical
a. An outward curve in the leech of a fore-and-aft sail.
b. An inward curve in the foot of a square sail.
tr.v. roached, roach·ing, roach·es
1. To brush (hair) in a roach.
2. To shave (the mane of a horse) to a short bristle.

[Origin unknown.]

Roach

(rəʊtʃ)
n
(Biography) Hal, full name Harald Eugene Roach. 1892–1992, US film producer, whose company produced numerous comedy films in the 1920s and 1930s, including those featuring Harold Lloyd and Laurel and Hardy

roach

(rəʊtʃ)
n
1. (Animals) short for cockroach
2. (Recreational Drugs) slang the butt of a cannabis cigarette

roach

(rəʊtʃ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) the amount by which the leech of a fore-and-aft sail projects beyond an imaginary straight line between the clew and the head
2. (Nautical Terms) the curve at the foot of a square sail
[C18: of unknown origin]

Roach

(rəʊtʃ)
n
(Biography) Hal, full name Harald Eugene Roach. 1892–1992, US film producer, whose company produced numerous comedy films in the 1920s and 1930s, including those featuring Harold Lloyd and Laurel and Hardy

roach1

(roʊtʃ)

n.
1. a cockroach.
2. Slang. the butt of a marijuana cigarette.
[1830–40, Amer.; by shortening]

roach2

(roʊtʃ)

n., pl. roach•es, (esp. collectively) roach.
1. a European freshwater fish, Rutilus rutilus, of the carp family.
2. a freshwater sunfish of the genus Lepomis, found in E North America.
[1275–1325; Middle English roche < Old French, of obscure orig.]

roach3

(roʊtʃ)

n.
1. hair combed up from the forehead in a roll or curve.
v.t.
2. to clip or cut off (the mane of a horse); hog.
3. to comb (hair) into a roach.
[1785–95]

Roach

To trim a horse’s mane short enough that it stands up straight.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roach - a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
2.Roach - the butt of a marijuana cigaretteroach - the butt of a marijuana cigarette  
stub, butt - the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
3.roach - street names for flunitrazepan
flunitrazepan, Rohypnol - a depressant and tranquilizer (trade name Rohypnol) often used in the commission of sexual assault; legally available in Europe and Mexico and Colombia
4.Roach - any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insectsroach - any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests
dictyopterous insect - cockroaches and mantids
Blattaria, Blattodea, suborder Blattaria, suborder Blattodea - cockroaches; in some classifications considered an order
Asiatic cockroach, blackbeetle, Blatta orientalis, oriental cockroach, oriental roach - dark brown cockroach originally from orient now nearly cosmopolitan in distribution
American cockroach, Periplaneta americana - large reddish brown free-flying cockroach originally from southern United States but now widely distributed
Australian cockroach, Periplaneta australasiae - widely distributed in warm countries
Blattella germanica, Croton bug, crotonbug, German cockroach, water bug - small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from Europe; a common household pest
giant cockroach - large tropical American cockroaches
5.Roach - European freshwater food fish having a greenish backroach - European freshwater food fish having a greenish back
cyprinid, cyprinid fish - soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
Verb1.roach - comb (hair) into a roach
comb - straighten with a comb; "comb your hair"
2.roach - cut the mane off (a horse)
chop off, lop off, cut off - remove by or as if by cutting; "cut off the ear"; "lop off the dead branch"
Translations
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płoć
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roach

[rəʊtʃ] N (roach or roaches (pl))
1. (= fish) → gobio m
2. (US) (= cockroach) → cucaracha f
3. (Drugs) → cucaracha f

roach

[ˈrəʊtʃ] n
(mainly US) (= cockroach) → cafard m
(= fish) → gardon m

roach

nPlötze f; (inf: = cockroach) → Schabe f

roach

n. cucaracha.
References in classic literature ?
Jerry says, "These are my friends, Miss Tuxton--Mr Bailey and Mr Roach.
Bailey," he says, "and you, Mr Roach, I expect you both seen how it is with me.
The river abounds in pike, roach, dace, gudgeon, and eels, just here; and you can sit and fish for them all day.
There have been caught in Walden pickerel, one weighing seven pounds -- to say nothing of another which carried off a reel with great velocity, which the fisherman safely set down at eight pounds because he did not see him -- perch and pouts, some of each weighing over two pounds, shiners, chivins or roach (Leuciscus pulchellus), a very few breams, and a couple of eels, one weighing four pounds -- I am thus particular because the weight of a fish is commonly its only title to fame, and these are the only eels I have heard of here; -- also, I have a faint recollection of a little fish some five inches long, with silvery sides and a greenish back, somewhat dace-like in its character, which I mention here chiefly to link my facts to fable.
The river Avon at Rugby is a slow and not very clear stream, in which chub, dace, roach, and other coarse fish are (or were) plentiful enough, together with a fair sprinkling of small jack, but no fish worth sixpence either for sport or food.
To suppose that Wakem had the same sort of inveterate hatred toward Tulliver that Tulliver had toward him would be like supposing that a pike and a roach can look at each other from a similar point of view.
The American roach is the biggest of the house-infesting cockroaches.
David Roach will welcome patients at his new Nashville address on June 15[[/para]]
Nigel Roach, 49, had denied trying to kill Christine Lewis, his partner of 16 years, but he now waits to be sentenced after he was found guilty by a jury.
Nigel Roach, 49, of Chaucer Close, Llanrumney, had denied trying to kill Christine Lewis, but now waits to be sentenced after he was found guilty by a jury.
Pacquiao super fight has been hotly discussed the past few weeks and Roach is wasting no time in planting seeds of doubt on the mind of the undefeated American.
The porcupine hair roach has become an indispensable part of every energetic powwow dancer's outfit.