Rote
Rote \Rote\, n. A root. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
/ (of the sea)


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  • rote — [rəut US rout] n [U] [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Perhaps from Latin rota ( ROTATE) or from Old French route ( ROUTE1)] formal when you learn something by repeating it many times, without thinking about it carefully or without understanding it ▪ In… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rote — c.1300, in phrase bi rote by heart, of uncertain origin, sometimes said to be connected with O.Fr. rote route (see ROUTE (Cf. route)), or from L. rota wheel (see ROTARY (Cf. rotary)), but OED calls both suggestions groundless …   Etymology dictionary

  • rote — rote1 [rōt] n. [ME < ?] a fixed, mechanical way of doing something; routine by rote by memory alone, without understanding or thought [to answer by rote] rote2 [rōt] n. [prob. via ME dial. < Scand, as in ON rauta, to roar, akin to OHG rōz,… …   English World dictionary

  • Rote — Rote, n. [Cf. {Rut} roaring.] The noise produced by the surf of the sea dashing upon the shore. See {Rut}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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