rook

7 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Roke \Roke\, noun [See {Reek}.]

1. Mist; smoke; damp [Prov. Eng.] [Written also {roak}, {rook}, and {rouk}.]

2. A vein of ore. [Pov.Eng.] --Halliwell. Rokeage

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rook \Rook\ (r[oo^]k), noun Mist; fog. See {Roke}. [Obs.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rook \Rook\, verb (used without an object) To squat; to ruck. [Obs.] --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rook \Rook\, noun [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}.] (Chess) One of the four pieces placed on the corner squares of the board; a castle.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rook \Rook\, noun [AS. hr[=o]c; akin to OHG. hruoh, ruoh, ruoho, Icel. hr[=o]kr, Sw. roka, Dan. raage; cf. Goth. hrukjan to crow.]

1. (Zool.) A European bird ({Corvus frugilegus}) resembling the crow, but smaller. It is black, with purple and violet reflections. The base of the beak and the region around it are covered with a rough, scabrous skin, which in old birds is whitish. It is gregarious in its habits. The name is also applied to related Asiatic species.

The rook . . . should be treated as the farmer's friend. --Pennant.

2. A trickish, rapacious fellow; a cheat; a sharper. --Wycherley.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rook \Rook\, verb (used with an object) & i. [imp. & p. p. {Rooked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rooking}.] To cheat; to defraud by cheating. "A band of rooking officials." --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

rook

noun

1: (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard [syn: {castle}, {rook}]

2: common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow [syn: {rook}, {Corvus frugilegus}]

verb

1: deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change" [syn: {victimize}, {swindle}, {rook}, {goldbrick}, {nobble}, {diddle}, {bunco}, {defraud}, {scam}, {mulct}, {gyp}, {gip}, {hornswoggle}, {short-change}, {con}]


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