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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; akin to Medieval Latin rocea (attested in a source from England from around AD 1000) and Anglo-Norman roche and ultimately of unknown origin.]

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.

[Originally meaning "inward curve in a square sail," from roach and (in reference to the relatively high arch of the fish's back).]

roach

(rəʊtʃ)
n, pl roaches or roach
1. (Animals) a European freshwater cyprinid food fish, Rutilus rutilus, having a deep compressed body and reddish ventral and tail fins
2. (Animals) any of various similar fishes
[C14: from Old French roche, of obscure origin]

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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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 ?
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.
'Jerry says, "These are my friends, Miss Tuxton--Mr Bailey and Mr Roach. They are staying with me for a visit.
"Bailey," he says, "and you, Mr Roach, I expect you both seen how it is with me.
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.
The river abounds in pike, roach, dace, gudgeon, and eels, just here; and you can sit and fish for them all day.
Of course it had not the least effect, except upon a few roaches which had the misfortune to drink water after eating it, and so got their inwards set in a coating of plaster of Paris.
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Campbell), 2-13 (Bravo), 3-13 (Brooks), 4-13 (Chase), 5-22 (Brathwaite), 6-67 (Hetmyer), 7-78 (Holder), 8-97 (Cornwall), 9-117 (Hamilton), 10-117 (Roach)
Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, and Jason Holder were paid respect, while Miguel Cummins was a little wasteful in his first test in more than a year.
The personages involve two key men in camp: Freddie Roach and Buboy Fernandez.
Pacquiao retirement on Roach's mind anew !-- -- Dino Maragay (Philstar.com) - July 22, 2019 - 2:20pm LOS ANGELES Freddie Roach might again suggest retirement to Manny Pacquiao after seeing the Filipino star in a tough battle against Keith Thurman in Las Vegas Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).
It might also interest Thurman to know that Freddie Roach again works as full-time trainer for Pacquiao.