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rote

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noun \ˈrōt\

Definition of rote

  1. :  3crowd 1



Origin of rote

Middle English, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German hruozza crowd


First Known Use: 14th century


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rote

noun

Definition of rote

  1. 1 :  the use of memory usually with little intelligence <learn by rote>

  2. 2 :  mechanical or unthinking routine or repetition <a joyless sense of order, rote, and commercial hustle — L. L. King>



Origin of rote

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


3

rote

adjective

Definition of rote

  1. 1 :  learned or memorized by rote

  2. 2 :  mechanical 3a



1641

First Known Use of rote

1641


4

rote

noun

Definition of rote

  1. :  the noise of surf on the shore



Origin of rote

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse rauta to roar — more at rout


First Known Use: 1610


ROTE Defined for Kids

rote

play
noun \ˈrōt\

Definition of rote

  1. :  the act of repeating over and over often without attention to meaning <I learned the poem by rote.>




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