English dictionary


roach |roʊtʃ| — a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead

road |roʊd| — an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

roadblock |ˈroʊdblɑːk| — any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective

roadhog  — a driver who obstructs others

roadless |ˈroʊdləs| — lacking pathways

roadman |ˈroʊdmæn| — a salesman who travels to call on customers

roadside |ˈroʊdsaɪd| — edge of a way or road or path

roadstead |ˈroʊdsted| — a partly sheltered anchorage

roadster |ˈroʊdstər| — an open automobile having a front seat and a rumble seat

roadway |ˈroʊdweɪ| — a road (especially that part of a road) over which vehicles travel

roam |roʊm| — move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

roan |roʊn| — a soft sheepskin leather that is colored and finished to resemble morocco; used in bookbinding

roar |rɔːr| — a deep prolonged loud noise

roarer |ˈrɔːrə| — someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice

roaring |ˈrɔːrɪŋ| — a deep prolonged loud noise

roast |roʊst| — a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion

roasted |ˈroʊstɪd| — (meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven

roaster |ˈroʊstə| — a harsh or humorous critic (sometimes intended as a facetious compliment)

roasting |ˈroʊstɪŋ| — cooking (meat) by dry heat in an oven (usually with fat added)

rob |rɑːb| — take something away by force or without the consent of the owner

robber |ˈrɑːbər| — a thief who steals from someone by threatening violence

robbery |ˈrɑːbəri| — larceny by threat of violence

robe |roʊb| — any loose flowing garment

robin |ˈrɑːbɪn| — small Old World songbird with a reddish breast

robot |ˈroʊbɑːt| — a mechanism that can move automatically

robotic |roʊˈbɑːtɪk| — resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine

robotics |roʊˈbɑːtɪks| — the area of AI concerned with the practical use of robots

robust |roʊˈbʌst| — marked by richness and fullness of flavor

robustious |roʊˈbʌstʃəs| — noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline

robustly |roʊˈbʌstli| — in a robust manner

robustness |roʊˈbʌstnəs| — the property of being strong and healthy in constitution

roc |ˈrɑːk| — mythical bird of prey having enormous size and strength

rocambole |ˈrɑːkəmˌboʊl| — European leek cultivated and used like leeks

rock |rɑːk| — a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter

rock'n'roll |ˈrɑːkənˈrol| — a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western

rock-and-roll |ˈrɑːkænˈdrol| — a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western

rock-bottom |rɒk ˈbɒtəm| — well below normal (especially in price)

rock-ribbed  — abounding in or bordered by rocky cliffs or scarps

rocker |ˈrɑːkər| — an attendant who rocks a child in a cradle

rockery |ˈrɑːkəri| — a garden featuring rocks; usually alpine plants

rocket |ˈrɑːkɪt| — any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine

rocketry |ˈrɑːkɪtri| — the branch of engineering science that studies rocket design and operation

rockfish |ˈrɒkfɪʃ| — the lean flesh of any of various valuable market fish caught among rocks

Rockies |ˈrɑːkiz| — the chief mountain range of western North America; extends from British Columbia to northern New Mexico; forms the continental divide

rockiness  — the quality of abounding in rocks and stones

rocklike  — hard as granite

rockslide |ˈrɒkslʌɪd| — a landslide of rocks

rocky |ˈrɑːki| — abounding in rocks or stones

rococo |rəˈkoʊkoʊ| — fanciful but graceful asymmetric ornamentation in art and architecture that originated in France in the 18th century

rod |rɑːd| — a long thin implement made of metal or wood

rodent |ˈroʊdnt| — relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing

rodeo |ˈroʊdioʊ| — an exhibition of cowboy skills

rodomontade |ˌrɒdəmɒnˈteɪd| — vain and empty boasting

roe |roʊ| — fish eggs or egg-filled ovary; having a grainy texture

roebuck |ˈroʊbʌk| — male roe deer

roentgenogram  — a radiogram made by exposing photographic film to X rays; used in medical diagnosis

rogation |roʊˈɡeɪʃən| — a solemn supplication ceremony prescribed by the church

rogue |roʊɡ| — a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

roguery |ˈroʊɡəri| — reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

roguish |ˈroʊɡɪʃ| — playful in an appealingly bold way

roil |rɔɪl| — be agitated

roily |ˈrɔɪliː| — (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence

roister |ˈroistər| — engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking

roisterer |ˈrɔɪstərər| — an especially noisy and unrestrained merrymaker

role |roʊl| — the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

roll |roʊl| — rotary motion of an object around its own axis

roll in |roʊl ɪn| — pour or flow in a steady stream

roll out |roʊl ˈaʊt| — flatten or spread with a roller

roll over |roʊl ˈoʊvr̩| — make a rolling motion or turn

roll up |roʊl ʌp| — form into a cylinder by rolling

rolled |roʊld| — especially of petals or leaves in bud; having margins rolled inward

roller |ˈroʊlər| — a grounder that rolls along the infield

rollick |ˈrɑːlɪk| — play boisterously

rollicking |ˈrɑːlɪkɪŋ| — given to merry frolicking

rolling |ˈroʊlɪŋ| — a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)

roly-poly |ˌroʊli ˈpoʊli| — a rotund individual

Rom |rɑːm| — (computer science) memory whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed

Roma |ˈromə| — a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa,

Romaic |roʊˈmeɪɪk| — the modern Greek vernacular

Roman |ˈroʊmən| — a resident of modern Rome

romance |ˈroʊmæns| — a relationship between two lovers

Romanesque |ˌroʊməˈnesk| — a style of architecture developed in Italy and western Europe between the Roman and the Gothic styles after 1000 AD; characterized by round arches and vaults and by the substitution of piers for columns and profuse ornament and arcades

Romanian |roˈmeɪniən| — a native or inhabitant of Romania

Romanic |roʊˈmænɪk| — of or relating to or derived from Rome (especially ancient Rome)

Romanism |ˈroʊmənɪzəm| — the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church based in Rome

Romanist |ˈroʊmənɪst| — of or relating to or supporting Romanism

Romanize |ˈrəʊmənaɪz| — write in the Latin alphabet

romantic |roʊˈmæntɪk| — a soulful or amorous idealist

romanticism |roʊˈmæntɪsɪzəm| — impractical romantic ideals and attitudes

romanticist |rəˈmæntɪsɪst| — someone who indulges in excessive sentimentality

romanticize |roʊˈmæntɪsaɪz| — interpret romantically

Romany |ˈrɑːməni| — a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa,

Romish |ˈroʊmɪʃ| — of or relating to or supporting Romanism

romp |rɑːmp| — an easy victory

romper |ˈrɒmpər| — a person who romps or frolics

rondeau |ranˈdoʊ| — a musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata

rondel |ˈrɒndəl| — a French verse form of 10 or 13 lines running on two rhymes; the opening phrase is repeated as the refrain of the second and third stanzas

rondo |ˈrɑːndoʊ| — a musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata

rood |ˈruːd| — representation of the cross on which Jesus died

roof |ruːf| — a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building

roofer |ˈruːfər| — a craftsman who lays or repairs roofs

roofing |ˈruːfɪŋ| — material used to construct a roof

roofless |ˈruːfləs| — physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security

rooftop |ˈruːftɑːp| — the top of a (usually flat) roof

rook |rʊk| — (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard

rookery |ˈrʊkəri| — a breeding ground for gregarious birds (such as rooks)

rookie |ˈrʊki| — an awkward and inexperienced youth

room |ruːm| — an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

roomer |ˈruːmər| — a tenant in someone's house

roomette |ruːˈmet| — a small private compartment for one on a sleeping car

roomful |ˈruːmˌfʊl| — the quantity a room will hold

roomie |ˈruːmi| — an associate who shares a room with you

roominess |ˈruːminəs| — intellectual breadth

roommate |ˈrumˌmeɪt, ˈrʊm-| — an associate who shares a room with you

rooms |ˈruːmz| — apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms used as a living unit (as in a hotel)

roomy |ˈruːmi| — an associate who shares a room with you

roost |ruːst| — a shelter with perches for fowl or other birds

rooster |ˈruːstər| — adult male chicken

root |ruːt| — (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground

root out |ˈruːt ˈaʊt| — pull up by or as if by the roots

rooted |ˈruːtəd| — absolutely still

rooter |ˈruːtər| — an enthusiastic devotee of sports

rootless |ˈruːtləs| — wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community

rootlet |ˈruːtlɪt| — small root or division of a root

roots |ˈruːts| — the condition of belonging to a particular place or group by virtue of social or ethnic or cultural lineage

rootstock |ˈruːtstɒk| — a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure

rope |roʊp| — a strong line

rope in |roʊp ɪn| — divide by means of a rope

rope off |roʊp ˈɒf| — divide by means of a rope

roper |ˈropər| — a decoy who lures customers into a gambling establishment (especially one with a fixed game)

ropewalker |ˈroʊpwɔːrkər| — an acrobat who performs on a rope stretched at some height above the ground

ropeway |ˈroʊpweɪ| — a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers

ropiness  — the property of being cohesive and sticky

ropy |ˈroʊpi| — forming viscous or glutinous threads

Roquefort |ˈroʊkfərt| — French blue cheese

rorqual |ˈrɔːrkwəl| — any of several baleen whales of the family Balaenopteridae having longitudinal grooves on the throat and a small pointed dorsal fin

rosaceous |roʊˈzeɪʃəs| — of something having a dusty purplish pink color

rosary |ˈroʊzəri| — a string of beads used in counting prayers (especially by Catholics)

rose |roʊz| — any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses

rose-colored  — reflecting optimism

roseate |ˈroʊziət| — of something having a dusty purplish pink color

rosebud |ˈroʊzbʌd| — the bud of a rose

rosebush |ˈrozˌbʊʃ| — any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses

rosemary |ˈroʊzmeri| — widely cultivated for its fragrant grey-green leaves used in cooking and in perfumery

roseola |roʊˈziːələ| — any red eruption of the skin

rosette |roʊˈzet| — an ornament or pattern resembling a rose that is worn as a badge of office or as recognition of having won an honor

rosewood |ˈroʊzwʊd| — hard dark reddish wood of a rosewood tree having a strongly marked grain; used in cabinetwork

rosin |ˈrɑːzn| — any of a class of solid or semisolid viscous substances obtained either as exudations from certain plants or prepared by polymerization of simple molecules

roster |ˈrɑːstər| — a list of names

rostrate |ˈrɒstreɪt| — having a beak or beaklike snout or proboscis

rostrum |ˈrɑːstrəm| — a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

rosy |ˈroʊzi| — reflecting optimism

rot |rɑːt| — a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor

rota |ˈroʊtə| — (Roman Catholic Church) the supreme ecclesiastical tribunal for cases appealed to the Holy See from diocesan courts

rotary |ˈroʊtəri| — a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island

rotate |ˈroʊteɪt| — turn on or around an axis or a center

rotation |roʊˈteɪʃn| — the act of rotating as if on an axis

rotational |roʊˈteɪʃənəl| — of or pertaining to rotation

rotatory |ˈroʊtətəri| — of or relating to or characteristic or causing an axial or orbital turn

rote |roʊt| — memorization by repetition

rotogravure |ˌroʊtoʊɡrəˈvjʊər| — printing by transferring an image from a photogravure plate to a cylinder in a rotary press

rotor |ˈroʊtər| — the rotating armature of a motor or generator

rotten |ˈrɑːtn| — very bad

rottenness |ˈrɒtn nəs| — in a state of progressive putrefaction

rotter |ˈrɑːtər| — a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible

rotting |ˈrɑːtɪŋ| — (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action

rotund |roʊˈtʌnd| — spherical in shape

rotunda |roʊˈtʌndə| — a building having a circular plan and a dome

rotundity |roʊˈtʌndɪti| — the roundness of a 3-dimensional object

rouble |ˈruːbl| — the basic unit of money in Russia

roue |ruːˈeɪ| — a dissolute man in fashionable society

rouge |ruːʒ| — makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks

rough |rʌf| — the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short

rough in |ˈrəf ɪn| — prepare in preliminary or sketchy form

rough out |ˈrəf ˈaʊt| — prepare in preliminary or sketchy form

rough up |ˈrəf ʌp| — treat violently

rough-and-ready |ˈrediː| — crude but effective for the purpose at hand

rough-and-tumble |rəf and ˈtəmbəl| — disorderly fighting

rough-dry |ˈrʌf draɪ| — dry without smoothing or ironing

rough-hew |hjuː| — hew roughly, without finishing the surface

rough-house |ˈrʌf haʊs| — treat in a rough or boisterous manner

rough-spoken |rʌf ˈspoʊkən| — rude or uncouth in speech

roughage |ˈrʌfɪdʒ| — coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis

roughcast |ˈrʌfkæst| — a coarse plaster for the surface of external walls

roughen |ˈrʌfn| — make rough or rougher

roughhouse |ˈrʌfhaʊs| — engage in rough or disorderly play

roughly |ˈrʌfli| — (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct

roughneck |ˈrʌfnek| — a cruel and brutal fellow

roughness |ˈrʌfnəs| — a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven

roughrider |ˈrʌfraɪdər| — a horseman skilled at breaking wild horses to the saddle

roughshod |ˈrʌfʃɑːd| — (of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping

roulade |ruːˈlɑːd| — a dish consisting of a slice of meat that is rolled around a filling and cooked

rouleau |ruːˈloʊ| — a roll of ribbon

roulette |ruːˈlet| — a line generated by a point on one figure rolling around a second figure

Roumanian |rʊˈmeɪniːən| — of or relating to or characteristic of the country of Romania or its people or languages

round |raʊnd| — a charge of ammunition for a single shot

round off |ˈraʊnd ˈɒf| — make round

round out |ˈraʊnd ˈaʊt| — fill out

round up |ˈraʊnd ʌp| — seek out and bring together

round-shouldered |raʊnd ˈʃoʊldəd| — having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect

round-the-clock |ˌraʊnd ðə ˈklɑːk| — at all times

round-trip ticket |ˌrɑːwndˈtrɪp ˈtɪkət| — a ticket to a place and back (usually over the same route)

roundabout |ˈraʊndəbaʊt| — a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island

rounded |ˈraʊndɪd| — curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged

roundel |ˈraʊndl| — English form of rondeau having three triplets with a refrain after the first and third

roundelay |ˈraʊndəleɪ| — a song in which a line or phrase is repeated as the refrain

rounder |ˈroundər| — a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained

rounders |ˈraʊndərz| — an English ball game similar to baseball

roundhead |ˈraʊndhed| — a brachycephalic person

roundhouse |ˈraʊndhaʊs| — workplace consisting of a circular building for repairing locomotives

rounding |ˈraʊndɪŋ| — (mathematics) a miscalculation that results from rounding off numbers to a convenient number of decimals

roundish |ˈraʊndɪʃ| — somewhat round in appearance or form

roundly |ˈraʊndli| — in a round manner

roundsman |ˈraʊndzmən| — a workman employed to make rounds (to deliver goods or make inspections or so on)

roundtable |ˈrɑʊndˌteɪbəl| — a meeting of peers for discussion and exchange of views

roundup |ˈrɑʊndˌʌp| — the activity of gathering livestock together so that they can be counted or branded or sold

rouse |raʊz| — become active

rousing |ˈraʊzɪŋ| — the act of arousing

roustabout |ˈraʊstəbaʊt| — a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor

rout |raʊt| — a disorderly crowd of people

route |ruːt| — an established line of travel or access

router |ˈruːtər| — a worker who routes shipments for distribution and delivery

routine |ruːˈtiːn| — an unvarying or habitual method or procedure

routinely |ruːˈtiːnli| — according to routine or established practice

rove |roʊv| — move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

rover |ˈroʊvər| — someone who leads a wandering unsettled life

roving |ˈroʊvɪŋ| — travelling about without any clear destination

row |roʊ| — an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line

rowan |ˈroʊən| — Eurasian tree with orange-red berrylike fruits

rowanberry  — decorative red berrylike fruit of a rowan tree

rowboat |ˈroʊboʊt| — a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled

rowdiness |ˈraʊdinəs| — rowdy behavior

rowdy |ˈraʊdi| — a cruel and brutal fellow

rowdyism |ˈraʊdɪɪzəm| — rowdy behavior

rowel |ˈrou(ə)l| — a small spiked wheel at the end of a spur

rower |ˈroʊə| — someone who rows a boat

rowing |ˈroʊɪŋ| — the act of rowing as a sport

rowlock |ˈrɑːlək| — a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing

royal |ˈrɔɪəl| — a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast

royalist |ˈrɔɪəlɪst| — an advocate of the principles of monarchy

royally |ˌrɔɪəli| — in a royal manner

royalty |ˈrɔɪəlti| — payment to the holder of a patent or copyright or resource for the right to use their property