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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rouge redden by applying rouge to "she rouged her cheeks"
    • n rouge makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rouge A cosmetic used for giving a red color to the cheeks or lips. The best is prepared from the dried flowers of the safflower, but it is often made from carmine.
    • Rouge (Chem) A red amorphous powder consisting of ferric oxide. It is used in polishing glass, metal, or gems, and as a cosmetic, etc. Called also crocus jeweler's rouge, etc.
    • a Rouge red.
    • v. i Rouge To paint the face or cheeks with rouge.
    • v. t Rouge To tint with rouge; as, to rouge the face or the cheeks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rouge Red: as in the French rouge croix, rouge et noir, etc.
    • n rouge Any red cosmetic or coloring for the skin. There are many coloring matters used for this purpose. That obtained from the safflower, Carthamus tinctorius, is rather a stain than a paint, and is thought to be harmless to the skin. Rouge has been used at many epochs by women, and even by men. The custom was carried to a great extent in Europe in the eighteenth century, at which time, at least in court circles, there was little attempt at imitating the natural blush of the cheek, but the red was applied, as patches were, to produce a supposed decorative effect.
    • n rouge A scarlet, bright-crimson, or dark-red polishing-powder (peroxid of iron, sometimes intermingled with black oxid) made by a variety of processes, and varying in color according to the mode of production. Common rouge is made by calcining iron sulphate (copperas), its color being lighter or darker according to the prolongation of the heating. The darker product is called crocus and the lighter rouge. A general name for both rouge and crocus is colcothar. A fine scarlet rouge used by jewelers for polishing gold and silver is made from iron oxalate either by calcination or precipitation. Rouge obtained from the sulphate of iron is much used for polishing glass, metals, and other hard substances. A polishing-powder for plate is a mixture of prepared chalk and fine rouge.
    • rouge To color (the skin, especially the cheeks) with rouge.
    • rouge To cause to become red, as from blushing.
    • rouge To use rouge, especially on the cheeks.
    • rouge To become red; redden; blush.
    • n rouge A finely powdered red oxid of iron, or hematite (which see), generally mixed with a paste or glue and sold in sticks or in the form of powder.
    • n rouge In roulette, a bet that the color of the number will be red.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rouge rōōzh a powder used to give artificial colour to the cheeks or lips
    • v.t Rouge to colour with rouge
    • v.i Rouge to use rouge: to blush
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  • George Santayana
    “It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. rubeus, red, akin to rubere, to be red, ruber, red. See Red


In literature:

A moment later an array of bottles, jars, and rouge-pots stood on the table before her.
"The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories" by Gertrude Atherton
They left the rue du Regard, in which Durtal lived, and went down the rue du Cherche-Midi as far as the Croix-Rouge.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
For his daughter's lips were rouged, and they had reminded him of his youth.
"His Family" by Ernest Poole
Rouge, M. le Vicomte de, 109 (note).
"Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt" by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
French, "Rouge-queue," "Bec-fin des murailles.
"Birds of Guernsey (1879)" by Cecil Smith
For him I filed my nails, put cream on my skin, perfume on my handkerchief, and even rouge on my lips.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
Paris (containing the principal articles of De Rouge on Egypt).
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Now her hair was dyed, her cheeks and lips rouged, and her former air of health and good spirits gone.
"Vandover and the Brute" by Frank Norris
I must be at Baton Rouge to-morrow night, or all my hopes up the river are lost.
"Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue" by Warren T. Ashton
He might, if he had known it, have found a boat nearer at hand, Rouge Terrier way or in Breniere Bay.
"A Maid of the Silver Sea" by John Oxenham

In poetry:

Hair, wax, rouge, honey, teeth you buy,
A multifarious store!
A mask at once would all supply Nor would it cost you more.
"On A Battered Beauty (From The Greek)" by William Cowper
So let me have the rouge again,
And comb my hair the curly way.
The poor young men, the dear young men
They'll all be here by noon today.
"Ninon De Lenclos, On Her Last Birthday" by Dorothy Parker
Cravats like towels, thick and broad,
Long tippets made of bear-skin,
Muffs that a RUSSIAN might applaud,
And rouge to spoil a fair skin.
"Female Fashions for 1799" by Mary Darby Robinson
She blushes! Ah, reluctant maid,
Love's drapeau rouge the truth has told!
O' er girlhood's yielding barricade
Floats the great Leveller's crimson fold!
"The Last Blossom" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
And rend la flamme',
you know the deathless verses.
I search the features, the avaricious features
Pulled by the kohl and rouge out of resemblance
Six pence the object for a change of passion.
"To A Friend Writing On Cabaret Dancers" by Ezra Pound
See how I hold the flute in my left hand;
In right the pheasant's plume, waved like a wand;
With visage red, where rouge you think to trace,
While the duke pleased, sends down the cup of grace!
"An Officer Tells Of His Mean Employment" by Confucius

In news:

Former Khmer Rouge minister Ieng Thirith.
BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — One of the features of the Great Baton Rouge State Fair this year is the Mutton Bustin Contest on Sunday afternoons.
BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — If you're looking for a way to save money on your Halloween costume, check out the Baton Rouge Little Theatre .
Emily Turner (WGMB-TV, Baton Rouge, La.).
Former River Rouge official convicted of bribery, mail fraud .
Baton Rouge's Manship Theatre hosts its first fundraising gala.
BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Celebrity endorsements are not new to the campaign trail.
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Celebrity endorsements are not new to the campaign trail.
BATON ROUGE, LA — The Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts has announced an exciting new season filled with a diverse selection of performances for every type of audience.
BATON ROUGE, LA — The Manship Theatre and Zolia Bistro Enoteca announced an exciting new series that will feature a delicious dinner and movie every Thursday during June, for just $25 (per person).
BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) – Now ranked as one of the top places in the nation to live and work, Baton Rouge is expanding more and more everyday.
Led by the Detroit Party Marching Band, a crowd of thousands donned costumes to avoid detection by the Nain Rouge while they chased him through the Cass Corridor.
The Nain Rouge making his way to the steps of The Masonic Temple.
He spent 15 years in internal medicine practice at the Baton Rouge Clinic.
John is scheduled to perform at Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday.

In science:

Figure 3: Plot of Rouge average recall scores for docset B summaries in relation to the novelty factor Nf for the TAC 2008 update task.
Improving Update Summarization by Revisiting the MMR Criterion
Redundancy is the main factor for these high Rouge scores.
Improving Update Summarization by Revisiting the MMR Criterion
Rouge: A package for automatic evaluation of summaries.
Improving Update Summarization by Revisiting the MMR Criterion
Rouge: A package for automatic evaluation of summaries.
MUDOS-NG: Multi-document Summaries Using N-gram Graphs (Tech Report)
If µ < mf then the logarithm in (1.2.2) is rougly independent on p2 , and it is again canceled by a constant counterterm. • If µ > mf the correction starts being logarithmically energy dependent.
A Motivated Non-Standard Supersymmetric Spectrum