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rogue

 (rōg)
n.
1. An unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person; a scoundrel or rascal.
2. One who is playfully mischievous; a scamp.
3. A wandering beggar; a vagrant.
4. A vicious and solitary animal, especially an elephant that has separated itself from its herd.
5. An organism, especially a plant, that shows an undesirable variation from a standard.
adj.
1. Vicious and solitary. Used of an animal, especially an elephant.
2. Large, destructive, and anomalous or unpredictable: rogue tornado.
3. Operating outside normal or desirable controls: "How could a single rogue trader bring down an otherwise profitable and well-regarded institution?" (Saul Hansell).
v. rogued, rogu·ing, rogues
v.tr.
To remove (diseased or abnormal specimens) from a group of plants of the same variety.
v.intr.
To remove diseased or abnormal plants.

[Origin unknown.]

rogue

(rəʊɡ)
n
1. a dishonest or unprincipled person, esp a man; rascal; scoundrel
2. often jocular a mischievous or wayward person, often a child; scamp
3. (Agriculture) a crop plant which is inferior, diseased, or of a different, unwanted variety
4.
a. any inferior or defective specimen
b. (as modifier): rogue heroin.
5. archaic a vagrant
6. (Zoology)
a. an animal of vicious character that has separated from the main herd and leads a solitary life
b. (as modifier): a rogue elephant.
vb
(Agriculture)
a. (tr) to rid (a field or crop) of plants that are inferior, diseased, or of an unwanted variety
b. to identify and remove such plants
[C16: of unknown origin; perhaps related to Latin rogāre to beg]

rogue

(roʊg)

n., v. rogued, ro•guing. n.
1. a dishonest person; scoundrel.
2. a playfully mischievous person; scamp.
3. a tramp or vagabond.
4. a rogue elephant or other animal.
5. a usu. inferior organism, esp. a plant, varying markedly from the normal.
v.i.
6. to live or act as a rogue.
v.t.
7. to uproot or destroy (plants, etc., that do not conform to a desired standard).
8. to perform this operation upon: to rogue a field.
[1555–65; earlier also roge, roag, perhaps akin to rogation or Latin rogāre to ask]
syn: See knave.

rogue


Past participle: rogued
Gerund: roguing

Imperative
rogue
rogue
Present
I rogue
you rogue
he/she/it rogues
we rogue
you rogue
they rogue
Preterite
I rogued
you rogued
he/she/it rogued
we rogued
you rogued
they rogued
Present Continuous
I am roguing
you are roguing
he/she/it is roguing
we are roguing
you are roguing
they are roguing
Present Perfect
I have rogued
you have rogued
he/she/it has rogued
we have rogued
you have rogued
they have rogued
Past Continuous
I was roguing
you were roguing
he/she/it was roguing
we were roguing
you were roguing
they were roguing
Past Perfect
I had rogued
you had rogued
he/she/it had rogued
we had rogued
you had rogued
they had rogued
Future
I will rogue
you will rogue
he/she/it will rogue
we will rogue
you will rogue
they will rogue
Future Perfect
I will have rogued
you will have rogued
he/she/it will have rogued
we will have rogued
you will have rogued
they will have rogued
Future Continuous
I will be roguing
you will be roguing
he/she/it will be roguing
we will be roguing
you will be roguing
they will be roguing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been roguing
you have been roguing
he/she/it has been roguing
we have been roguing
you have been roguing
they have been roguing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been roguing
you will have been roguing
he/she/it will have been roguing
we will have been roguing
you will have been roguing
they will have been roguing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been roguing
you had been roguing
he/she/it had been roguing
we had been roguing
you had been roguing
they had been roguing
Conditional
I would rogue
you would rogue
he/she/it would rogue
we would rogue
you would rogue
they would rogue
Past Conditional
I would have rogued
you would have rogued
he/she/it would have rogued
we would have rogued
you would have rogued
they would have rogued
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rogue - a deceitful and unreliable scoundrelrogue - a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
scoundrel, villain - a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately

rogue

noun
1. scoundrel, crook (informal), villain, fraudster, sharper, fraud, cheat, devil, deceiver, charlatan, con man (informal), swindler, knave (archaic), ne'er-do-well, reprobate, scumbag (slang), blackguard, mountebank, grifter (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), skelm (S. African) He wasn't a rogue at all.
2. scamp, rascal, scally (Northwest English dialect), rapscallion a loveable rogue

rogue

noun
One who causes minor trouble or damage:
Informal: cutup.
Translations
ماكِر، مُحْتالوَغْد
darebák-iceuličník
gavtyvgavtyveagtig
gazfickó
òrjóturprakkari
nenaudėlisniekšas
blēdisnelietispalaidnis
afacandalaverecidüzenbazmaskara

rogue

[rəʊg]
A. N
1. (= thief etc) → pícaro/a m/f, pillo/a m/f (hum) → granuja mf
you rogue!¡canalla!
B. ADJ
1. (Zool) [lion, male] → solitario, apartado de la manada
rogue elephantelefante m solitario (y peligroso)
2. (Bio, Med) [gene] → defectuoso
3. (= maverick) [person] → que va por libre, inconformista; [company] → sin escrúpulos
rogue cop (= criminal) → policía mf corrupto/a
C. CPD rogue's gallery Nfichero m de delincuentes

rogue

[ˈrəʊg]
n
(= unscrupulous person) → fripouille f
(= mischievous person) → fripouille f
modif
[elephant] → solitaire
[gene] → aberrant(e)
(= maverick) [government] → voyou; [cop] → solitaire rogue state, rogue traderrogue state nÉtat m hors-la-loi, État m voyourogue trader nopérateur m sans scrupules

rogue

n
(= scoundrel)Gauner(in) m(f), → Schurke m; (= scamp)Schlingel m; you little rogue!du kleiner Gauner!
(Zool) → Einzelgänger(in) m(f)
adj
(Zool) a rogue maleein Einzelgänger m; rogue elephantEinzelgänger(elefant) m
(= maverick) personeinzelgängerisch; (= criminal) person, organizationverbrecherisch, skrupellos
(= abnormal, aberrant)abnormal, entartet; (Biol, Med) cellaberrant, entartet; satellite, rocketfehlgeleitet; a rogue firework flew into the crowdein fehlgezündeter Feuerwerkskörper flog in die Menge

rogue

[rəʊg]
1. nmascalzone m
rogues' gallery → foto fpl di pregiudicati
2. adj (elephant) → solitario/a

rogue

(rəug) noun
1. a dishonest person. I wouldn't buy a car from a rogue like him.
2. a mischievous person, especially a child. She's a little rogue sometimes.
References in classic literature ?
In the original form of publication the Rogue was very favorably received.
The Rogue may surely claim two merits, at least, in the eyes of the new generation--he is never serious for two moments together; and he "doesn't take long to read.
One of these authors," says another writer, "(the fellow that was pilloried, I have forgotten his name), is indeed so grave, sententious, dogmatical a rogue that there is no enduring him.
Wait till you get across the Oregon line into the Rogue River Valley," they were told.
As Bradley walked on meditating, the Rogue walked on at his side muttering.
They moved quickly, following my smallest gesture, and they gave him the look of a very thorough rogue.
Here are hanging the great rogue of the name of John de Witt, and the little rogue Cornelius de Witt, his brother, two enemies of the people, but great friends of the king of France.
Partridge certainly saw it in that light; for he testified much dissatisfaction on the occasion, quoted an old proverb, and said, he should not wonder if the rogue attacked them again before they reached London.
Mine is not that," said Sancho; "I mean he has nothing of the rogue in him; on the contrary, he has the soul of a pitcher; he has no thought of doing harm to anyone, only good to all, nor has he any malice whatever in him; a child might persuade him that it is night at noonday; and for this simplicity I love him as the core of my heart, and I can't bring myself to leave him, let him do ever such foolish things.
The hero's rogue servant, Chispa, seemed to me, then and long afterwards, so fine a bit of Spanish character that I chose his name for my first pseudonym when I began to write for the newspapers, and signed my legislative correspondence for a Cincinnati paper with it.
One day, two rogues, calling themselves weavers, made their appearance.
My public servants have been fools and rogues from the date of your accession to power," replied the State; "my legislative bodies, both State and municipal, are bands of thieves; my taxes are insupportable; my courts are corrupt; my cities are a disgrace to civilisation; my corporations have their hands at the throats of every private interest - all my affairs are in disorder and criminal confusion.