(Roun"dure) n. [Cf. Rondure.] Roundness; a round or circle. [Obs.] Shak.
(Round"worm`) n. (Zoöl.) A nematoid worm.
(Round"y) a. Round. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.
(Roup) v. i. & t. [Cf. AS. hrpan to cry out, G. rufen, Goth. hrpian. Cf. Roop.] To cry or shout; hence,
to sell by auction. [Scot.] Jamieson.
1. An outcry; hence, a sale of gods by auction. [Scot.] Jamieson.
To roup, that is, the sale of his crops, was over.J. C. Shairp.
2. A disease in poultry. See Pip.
(Rous"ant) a. (her.) Rising; applied to a bird in the attitude of rising; also, sometmes, to a
bird in profile with wings addorsed.
(Rouse) v. i. & t. [Perhaps the same word as rouse to start up, "buckle to."] (Naut.) To pull or
haul strongly and all together, as upon a rope, without the assistance of mechanical appliances.
(Rouse) n. [Cf. D. roes drunkeness, icel. rss, Sw. rus, G. rauchen, and also E. rouse, v.t.,
rush, v.i. Cf. Row a disturbance.]
1. A bumper in honor of a toast or health. [Obs.] Shak.
2. A carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic.
Fill the cup, and fill the can,Tennyson.
Have a rouse before the morn.
(Rouse), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Roused (rouzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Rousing.] [Probably of Scan.
origin; cf. Sw. rusa to rush, Dan. ruse, AS. hreósan to fall, rush. Cf. Rush, v.]
1. To cause to start from a covert or lurking place; as, to rouse a deer or other animal of the chase.
Like wild boars late roused out of the brakes.Spenser.
Rouse the fleet hart, and cheer the opening hound.Pope.
2. To wake from sleep or repose; as, to rouse one early or suddenly.
3. To excite to lively thought or action from a state of idleness, languor, stupidity, or indifference; as, to
rouse the faculties, passions, or emotions.
To rouse up a people, the most phlegmatic of any in Christendom.Atterbury.
4. To put in motion; to stir up; to agitate.
Blustering winds, which all night longMilton.
Had roused the sea.
5. To raise; to make erect. [Obs.] Spenser. Shak.
(Rouse), v. i.