(Rout"er) n. (Carp.) (a) A plane made like a spokeshave, for working the inside edges of circular
sashes. (b) A plane with a hooked tool protruding far below the sole, for smoothing the bottom of a
(Routhe) n. Ruth; sorrow. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Rou"ti*na*ry) a. Involving, or pertaining to, routine; ordinary; customary. [R.] Emerson.
(Rou*tine") n. [F., fr. route a path, way, road. See Route, Roterepetition.]
1. A round of business, amusement, or pleasure, daily or frequently pursued; especially, a course of
business or offical duties regularly or frequently returning.
2. Any regular course of action or procedure rigidly adhered to by the mere force of habit.
(Rou*tin""ism) n. the practice of doing things with undiscriminating, mechanical regularity.
(Rou*tin"ist), n. One who habituated to a routine.
(Rout"ish) a. Uproarious; riotous. [Obs.]
(Rout"ous*ly) adv. (Law) With that violation of law called a rout. See 5th Rout, 4.
(||Roux) n. [F. beurre roux brown butter.] (Cookery) A thickening, made of flour, for soups and
(Rove) v. t. [perhaps fr. or akin to reeve.]
1. To draw through an eye or aperture.
2. To draw out into flakes; to card, as wool. Jamieson.
3. To twist slightly; to bring together, as slivers of wool or cotton, and twist slightly before spinning.
1. A copper washer upon which the end of a nail is clinched in boat building.
2. A roll or sliver of wool or cotton drawn out and slighty twisted, preparatory to further process; a roving.
(Rove), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Roved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Roving.] [Cf. D. rooven to rob; akin to E.
reave. See Reave, Rob.]
1. To practice robbery on the seas; to wander about on the seas in piracy. [Obs.] Hakluyt.
2. Hence, to wander; to ramble; to rauge; to go, move, or pass without certain direction in any manner, by
sailing, walking, riding, flying, or otherwise.
For who has power to walk has power to rove.Arbuthnot.
3. (Archery) To shoot at rovers; hence, to shoot at an angle of elevation, not at point-blank (rovers usually
being beyond the point-blank range).
Fair Venus' son, that with thy cruel dartSpenser.
At that good knight so cunningly didst rove.
Syn. To wander; roam; range; ramble stroll.