• WordNet 3.6
    • n rogue a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rogue A deliberately dishonest person; a knave; a cheat. "The rogue and fool by fits is fair and wise."
    • Rogue (Eng.Law) A vagrant; an idle, sturdy beggar; a vagabond; a tramp.
    • Rogue (Hort) A worthless plant occuring among seedlings of some choice variety.
    • Rogue An elephant that has separated from a herd and roams about alone, in which state it is very savage.
    • Rogue One who is pleasantly mischievous or frolicsome; hence, often used as a term of endearment. "Ah, you sweet little rogue , you!"
    • Rogue (Hort) To destroy (plants that do not come up to a required standard).
    • Rogue To give the name or designation of rogue to; to decry.
    • v. i Rogue To wander; to play the vagabond; to play knavish tricks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rogue A vagrant; a sturdy beggar; a tramp. Persons of this character were, by the old laws of England, to be punished by whipping and having the ear bored with a hot iron.
    • n rogue A knave; a dishonest person; a rascal: applied generally to males.
    • n rogue A sly fellow; a wag.
    • n rogue A mischievous or playful person: applied in slight endearment to children or women. Compare roguish, 3.
    • n rogue A rogue elephant (which see, under elephant).
    • n rogue A plant that falls short of a standard required by nurserymen, gardeners, etc.
    • n rogue Synonyms Cheat, sharper, scamp, swindler.
    • rogue To play the rogue; play knavish tricks.
    • rogue To wander; tramp; play the vagabond.
    • rogue To call (one) a rogue; denounce as a rogue; stigmatize as a cheat or impostor.
    • rogue To cheat; injure by roguery.
    • rogue To uproot or destroy, as plants which do not conform to a desired standard.
    • n rogue A bait, used in the sardine fishery, consisting of an oily dough made of the roe and entrails of codfish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rogue rōg a dishonest person: a knave: a mischievous or frolicsome person: a vagrant, a sturdy beggar: a wag: a playful person: a plant that falls short of a standard
    • v.i Rogue to play the rogue
    • v.t Rogue to cheat
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  • (Frederick II) Frederick The Great
    “Rogues, would you live forever?”
  • Henry Fielding
    “A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “I am bewitched with the rogue's company. If the rascal have not given me medicines to make me love him, I'll be hanged.”
  • John Gay
    “A rich rogue nowadays is fit company for any gentleman; and the world, my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine.”
  • Henry Fielding
    “Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor.”
  • Scottish Proverb
    Scottish Proverb
    “A thread will tie an honest man better than a chain a rogue.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. rogue, proud, haughty, supercilious; cf. Icel. hrkr, a rook, croaker (cf. Rook a bird), or Armor. rok, rog, proud, arogant


In literature:

That is necessarily in the hands of the rogues, as before.
"A Cynic Looks at Life" by Ambrose Bierce
And she told me she had no sweethearts, the rogue!
"Sunrise" by William Black
The rogue laughed lightly.
"Hearts and Masks" by Harold MacGrath
Each time he heard the sound of hoofs his rage increased against the dishonest rogue who had robbed him of his pony.
"The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood" by Arthur Griffiths
God bless them as discoovered the way to make a rogue so useful.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
As plausible a rogue as ever I see, an' as full o' swank as a negg is o' meat.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
You charming rogue, you know I remember you no bigger than your fan.
"The House by the Church-Yard" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Rogues and rasqueals, Mr.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
The rogue in question is a well-known malefactor.
"Oriental Encounters" by Marmaduke Pickthall
One day two rogues came along, saying they were weavers, and that they knew how to weave the finest stuff one could imagine.
"Tell Me Another Story" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

In poetry:

But all I dread is want of bread,
And dying through starvation;
And this, I fear, will end me here
If rogues must rule the nation!
"Extract From - The Evils Of Monopoly, And The Curses Of War" by Joseph Hodgson
My friends, I guess you know by now,
Who these thieves are in part;
The Savior loves the little rogues,
The children steal my heart.
"Heart Thieves. I John, 3:18" by Frank Barbour Coffin
"If you and I should but agree
To settle here for good and all,
Could you give all your heart to me,
And grudge that poor old rogue a stall?
"Abner And The Widow Jones" by Robert Bloomfield
I speak not the English well, but Pachita,
She speak for me; is it not so, my Pancha?
Eh, little rogue? Come, salute me the stranger
"In The Mission Garden" by Francis Bret Harte
Ah! there's the Angelus. Will you not enter?
Or shall you walk in the garden with Pancha?
Go, little rogue--st! attend to the stranger!
Adios, Senor.
"In The Mission Garden" by Francis Bret Harte
Upon my dark-hued eyes he pressed
His lips with breath of passion rare.
The rogue! 'Twas not my eyes he kissed;
He kissed his picture mirrored there.
"The Mirror" by Yehudah ha-Levi

In news:

The Rogues Gallery's Inaugural Showcase: Black Friday with the Rogues.
Bond villains, a rogues' gallery.
Rogues' gallery: Five celebrities' kids who got totally out of control.
Michael Gross Gets Lots of Dirty Looks But Little Buzz for Rogues' Gallery.
Marshall to direct Rogue's ' Sacrilege '.
As Rogue Pictures prepares to release Neil Marshall's "Doomsday" on Friday, the Focus Features genre arm has made a deal for the writer-director's follow-up, " Sacrilege ," a horror film to be set in the Old West.
They're goal is to protect their fans from the rogue ticket scalpers , specifically in Tennessee.
Rogues Gallery printed cotton T-shirt, $58 at Barneys New York.
A regulator alleged on Monday that Standard Chartered hid at least $250 billion of transactions with the government of Iran and other rogue states for nearly a decade, reaping millions of dollars in fees.
Environmental officials in Canada are investigating what some have called a "rogue climate change experiment".
A villager points to a spot where a family was allegedly shot by a rogue US soldier in Alkozai, Afghanistan.
Police said two 17-year-old boys and 33-year-old Alvin Theodore Prue were charged with theft under $10,000, rogue and vagabond, malicious destruction of property and unlawful taking of motor vehicle.
Floating restaurant, the Rogue Gentlemen, Lincoln's foodie + more.
In 2007, Kerns and about four or five other racist skinheads participated in two brutal attacks: one on a Hispanic man wearing an anti-Nazi T-shirt at the Phoenix bar Rogue West.
Catch the Vore CD Release show at Rogue Pizza Cafe this Friday Dec 16.

In science:

Set-ups proposed in Ref. [32, 33] can be exploited to observe and characterize spatial vector rogue waves in SBN.
Deterministic Vector Freak Waves
Because of the universality of the vector NLSE model (1), our solutions contribute to a better control and understanding of rogue wave phenomena in a variety of complex dynamics, ranging from optical communications to Bose-Einstein condensates and financial systems.
Deterministic Vector Freak Waves
General rogue waves in the Davey-Stewartson-I equation are derived by the bilinear method.
Rogue waves in the Davey-Stewartson equation
It is shown that the simplest (fundamental) rogue waves are line rogue waves which arise from the constant background with a line profile and then disappear into the constant background again.
Rogue waves in the Davey-Stewartson equation
It is also shown that multi-rogue waves describe the interaction of several fundamental rogue waves.
Rogue waves in the Davey-Stewartson equation