Rook

  • 1 Rook — may refer to:Bird*Rook (bird), a member of the passerine order of birds and the crow familyGames*Rook (chess), a piece in the board game of chess **Rook and pawn versus rook endgame, chess endgame **Rook s graph, a graph that represents all legal …

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  • 2 Rook — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Rook fue un cohete experimental británico desarrollado a finales de los años 1950 utilizado incialmente para probar modelos de aeronaves a velocidades supersónicas. Utilizaba combustible sólido (con un impulso… …

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  • 3 rook — rook·er; rook·ery; rook·ie; rook; …

    English syllables

  • 4 rook|ie — or rook|y1 «RUK ee», noun, plural rook|ies. Informal. 1. an inexperienced recruit: »a police rookie, a rookie in the army. 2. a beginner; novice. 3. a new player on an athletic team, especially a professional baseball, football, basketball, or… …

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  • 5 rook|y — rook|ie or rook|y1 «RUK ee», noun, plural rook|ies. Informal. 1. an inexperienced recruit: »a police rookie, a rookie in the army. 2. a beginner; novice. 3. a new player on an athletic team, especially a professional baseball, football,… …

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  • 6 Rook — Rook, n. [F. roc (cf. Sp. roque), fr. Per. & Ar. rokh, or rukh, the rook or castle at chess, also the bird roc (in this sense perhaps a different word); cf. Hind. rath a war chariot, the castle at chess, Skr. ratha a car, a war car. Cf. {Roll}.]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Rook — Rook, n. [AS. hr[=o]c; akin to OHG. hruoh, ruoh, ruoho, Icel. hr[=o]kr, Sw. roka, Dan. raage; cf. Goth. hrukjan to crow.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A European bird ({Corvus frugilegus}) resembling the crow, but smaller. It is black, with purple and violet… …

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  • 8 Rook — bezeichnet eine britische Versuchsrakete, siehe Rook (Rakete) ein bestimmtes Piercing in der Ohrmuschel, siehe Rook (Piercing) eine der Hauptpersonen der Klippenland Chroniken Diese Seite ist eine Begrif …

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  • 9 rook — rook1 [rook] n. [ME roc < OE hroc, akin to Ger ruch < IE echoic base * ker > CROW1, RAVEN1] 1. a gregarious European crow (Corvus frugilegus) with a bare spot by its bill 2. a swindler; cheat vt., vi. [ …

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  • 10 Rook — Rook, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Rooked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rooking}.] To cheat; to defraud by cheating. A band of rooking officials. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 11 Rook — (r[oo^]k), n. Mist; fog. See {Roke}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 Rook — Rook, v. i. To squat; to ruck. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 13 rook — Ⅰ. rook [1] ► NOUN ▪ a crow with black plumage and a bare face, nesting in colonies in treetops. ► VERB informal ▪ defraud, swindle, or overcharge. ORIGIN Old English. Ⅱ. rook [2] …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 Rook — (spr. Ruck), Insel im Australocean, zwischen Neu Britannia u. Neu Guinea …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 15 rook — [ruk] n [Sense: 1; Origin: Old English hroc] [Sense: 2; Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: roc, from Arabic rukhkh, from Persian] 1.) a large black European bird like a ↑crow 2.) one of the pieces in a …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 rook|er|y — «RUK uhr ee», noun, plural er|ies. 1. a breeding place of rooks; colony of rooks. 2. a breeding place or colony where other birds or animals are crowded together: »a rookery of seals. [He] led a small troop across 4 miles of unsettled ice to a… …

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  • 17 rook — rook1 /rook/, n. 1. a black, European crow, Corvus frugilegus, noted for its gregarious habits. 2. a sharper at cards or dice; swindler. v.t. 3. to cheat; fleece; swindle. [bef. 900; ME rok(e), OE hroc; c. ON hrokr, OHG hruoh] rook2 …

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  • 18 Rook — Recorded in several spellings including Rook, Rookes and Ruck (English), De Roeck and Roeck (Dutch & Flemish), this interesting surname is medieval. In a sense it is a nickname either for somebody who lived at a house or inn which had the sign of …

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  • 19 rook — I. /rʊk / (say rook) noun 1. a large black, white beaked, gregarious corvine bird, Corvus frugilegus, found throughout Eurasia; nests in colonies (rookeries) in trees near buildings. 2. a sharper, as at cards or dice; a swindler. 3. a swindle:… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 rook — rook1 [ ruk ] noun count 1. ) a piece in the shape of a tower used in the game of CHESS: CASTLE 2. ) a large black European bird like a CROW that lives in big noisy groups rook rook 2 [ ruk ] verb transitive INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED to get money… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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