Rogue meaning

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Operating outside normal or desirable controls.
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Deceitful software pretending to be anti-spyware, but in fact being malicious software itself.
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Acting in defiance of established laws, customs, etc.

A rogue nation.

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A fun-loving, mischievous person.
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One who is playfully mischievous; a scamp.
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A rogue is defined as a scoundrel or a playful trouble-maker.

A playboy who treats women badly is an example of a rogue.

An actor who frequently is in the news for bad-boy behavior is an example of a rogue.

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To remove such plants, etc. from (land, etc.)
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Lacking required authorization, supervision, etc.

A rogue intelligence operation.

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A wandering beggar; a vagrant.
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Vicious and solitary. Used of an animal, especially an elephant.
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Large, destructive, and anomalous or unpredictable.

Rogue tornado.

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A rascal; scoundrel.
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An elephant or other animal that wanders apart from the herd and is fierce and wild.
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To cheat.
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A plant that shows some undesirable variation.
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(obs.) A wandering beggar or tramp; vagabond.
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An organism, especially a plant, that shows an undesirable variation from a standard.
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To remove (diseased or abnormal specimens) from a group of plants of the same variety.
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To remove diseased or abnormal plants.
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To live or act like a rogue.
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An aggressive animal separate from the herd, especially an elephant.
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(role-playing games) A character class focusing on stealthy conduct.
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(of an animal, especially an elephant) Vicious and solitary.
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(by extension) Large, destructive and unpredictable.
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(by extension) Deceitful, unprincipled.
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(horticulture) To cull; to destroy plants not meeting a required standard. Especially when saving seed, rogue or unwanted plants are removed before pollination.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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The definition of rogue is something that is out of ordinary, or against the rules.

A wave that comes without warning is an example of something rogue; a rogue wave.

An elephant that wanders away from the herd is rogue; a rogue elephant.

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A vicious and solitary animal, especially an elephant that has separated itself from its herd.
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To destroy (plants, etc.) as biological rogues.
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An unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person; a scoundrel or rascal.
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(biol.) An individual varying markedly from the standard, esp. an inferior one.
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Origin of rogue

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle French rogue (“arrogant, haughty"), from Old Northern French rogre, Old Norse hrokr (“excess, exuberance"), though OED sees no evidence of this connection.

    From Wiktionary

  • Celtic; see Breton rog (“haughty")

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin rogare (“to ask")

    From Wiktionary