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A translucent yellowish to dark brown resin derived from the stumps or sap of various pine trees, composed chiefly of abietic acid and related compounds, and used to increase sliding friction, as on the bows of certain stringed instruments, and to manufacture a wide variety of products including varnishes, inks, linoleum, adhesives, and soldering compounds. Also called colophony.
tr.v. ros·ined, ros·in·ing, ros·ins
To coat or rub with rosin.

[Middle English, variant of resin; see resin.]

ros′in·y adj.


1. (Elements & Compounds) Also called: colophony a translucent brittle amber substance produced in the distillation of crude turpentine oleoresin and used esp in making varnishes, printing inks, and sealing waxes and for treating the bows of stringed instruments
2. (Elements & Compounds) (not in technical usage) another name for resin1
(Elements & Compounds) (tr) to treat or coat with rosin
[C14: variant of resin]
ˈrosiny adj


(ˈrɒz ɪn)

1. the yellowish to amber, translucent, brittle resin left after distilling the oil of turpentine from the crude oleoresin of the pine: used esp. in making varnishes and for rubbing on the bows of stringed instruments.
2. resin.
3. to cover or rub with rosin.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old French rosine (or < Medieval Latin rosīna), unexplained alter. of resine resin]
ros′in•y, adj.


Past participle: rosined
Gerund: rosining

I rosin
you rosin
he/she/it rosins
we rosin
you rosin
they rosin
I rosined
you rosined
he/she/it rosined
we rosined
you rosined
they rosined
Present Continuous
I am rosining
you are rosining
he/she/it is rosining
we are rosining
you are rosining
they are rosining
Present Perfect
I have rosined
you have rosined
he/she/it has rosined
we have rosined
you have rosined
they have rosined
Past Continuous
I was rosining
you were rosining
he/she/it was rosining
we were rosining
you were rosining
they were rosining
Past Perfect
I had rosined
you had rosined
he/she/it had rosined
we had rosined
you had rosined
they had rosined
I will rosin
you will rosin
he/she/it will rosin
we will rosin
you will rosin
they will rosin
Future Perfect
I will have rosined
you will have rosined
he/she/it will have rosined
we will have rosined
you will have rosined
they will have rosined
Future Continuous
I will be rosining
you will be rosining
he/she/it will be rosining
we will be rosining
you will be rosining
they will be rosining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rosining
you have been rosining
he/she/it has been rosining
we have been rosining
you have been rosining
they have been rosining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rosining
you will have been rosining
he/she/it will have been rosining
we will have been rosining
you will have been rosining
they will have been rosining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rosining
you had been rosining
he/she/it had been rosining
we had been rosining
you had been rosining
they had been rosining
I would rosin
you would rosin
he/she/it would rosin
we would rosin
you would rosin
they would rosin
Past Conditional
I would have rosined
you would have rosined
he/she/it would have rosined
we would have rosined
you would have rosined
they would have rosined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rosin - any of a class of solid or semisolid viscous substances obtained either as exudations from certain plants or prepared by polymerization of simple moleculesrosin - any of a class of solid or semisolid viscous substances obtained either as exudations from certain plants or prepared by polymerization of simple molecules
East India kino, Malabar kino, kino gum - reddish or black juice or resin from certain trees of the genus Pterocarpus and used in medicine and tanning etc
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
natural resin - a plant exudate
synthetic resin - a resin having a polymeric structure; especially a resin in the raw state; used chiefly in plastics
Verb1.rosin - rub rosin onto; "rosin the violin bow"
rub - move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin"
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[ˈrɒzɪn] Ncolofonia f


nHarz nt, → Kolophonium nt (esp Mus)
vtmit Harz or Kolophonium behandeln


(ˈrozin) noun
the hardened resin of some trees, used on the bows of stringed musical instruments.
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When all the keeper's goods were flung upon this costly pile, to the last fragment, they smeared it with the pitch, and tar, and rosin they had brought, and sprinkled it with turpentine.
Our carpenter being prepared to grave the outside of the ship, as well as to pay the seams where he had caulked her to stop the leaks, had got two kettles just let down into the boat, one filled with boiling pitch, and the other with rosin, tallow, and oil, and such stuff as the shipwrights use for that work; and the man that attended the carpenter had a great iron ladle in his hand, with which he supplied the men that were at work with the hot stuff.
His fiddle is out of tune, and there is no rosin on his bow, but still he is an inspired man--the hands of the muses have been laid upon him.
Rosin comes to MidCap with over 25 years of asset based lending experience and a track record whereby he and his origination teams have been responsible for over 300 funded transactions with commitments and fundings exceeding USD4.
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Rosin was the lead assistant for the Beacons the previous two seasons under former coach Mike Gaffney, and she helped NCU to postseason appearances both seasons.
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Rosin argues that in a post-industrial service economy, manufacturing jobs are few since the number of factories that require manual labor is declining.
Spencer obviously enjoyed the project saying: "Mama Rosin are a rare band that combines familiar influences in subtle and striking ways to achieve a wholly unique and very personal form of music.
The title is a bit of a misnomer, and the book itself a bit of a collage--a survey of various aspects of life in (mostly) America in the 21st century and how power relations between men and women have changed in the past generation, in a way that Rosin understands to be both historic and permanent.
Using examples from around the world, from South Korea to Iceland to India, Rosin argues that, because of the new service economy that favors female qualities like "social intelligence, open communication, the ability to sit still and focus," women are starting to dominate education, the home, and previously male-dominated professions like pharmacology and other growing job categories.