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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rouse  \Rouse\  (rouz  or  rous),  v.  i.  &  t.  [Perhaps  the  same  word 
  as  rouse  to  start  up  ``buckle  to.'']  (Naut.) 
  To  pull  or  haul  strongly  and  all  together,  as  upon  a  rope, 
  without  the  assistance  of  mechanical  appliances. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rouse  \Rouse\  (rouz),  n.  [Cf.  D.  roes  drunkeness,  icel.  r?ss, 
  Sw  rus,  G.  rauchen  and  also  E.  rouse,  v.t.,  rush,  v.i.  Cf 
  {Row}  a  disturbance.] 
  1.  A  bumper  in  honor  of  a  toast  or  health.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  2.  A  carousal;  a  festival;  a  drinking  frolic. 
  Fill  the  cup,  and  fill  the  can,  Have  a  rouse  before 
  the  morn.  --Tennyson. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rouse  \Rouse\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Roused}  (rouzd);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Rousing}.]  [Probably  of  Scan.  origin;  cf  Sw  rusa  to 
  rush,  Dan.  ruse,  AS  hre['o]san  to  fall,  rush.  Cf  {Rush}, 
  1.  To  cause  to  start  from  a  covert  or  lurking  place  as  to 
  rouse  a  deer  or  other  animal  of  the  chase. 
  Like  wild  boars  late  roused  out  of  the  brakes. 
  Rouse  the  fleet  hart,  and  cheer  the  opening  hound. 
  2.  To  wake  from  sleep  or  repose;  as  to  rouse  one  early  or 
  3.  To  excite  to  lively  thought  or  action  from  a  state  of 
  idleness,  languor,  stupidity,  or  indifference;  as  to 
  rouse  the  faculties,  passions,  or  emotions. 
  To  rouse  up  a  people,  the  most  phlegmatic  of  any  in 
  Christendom.  --Atterbury. 
  4.  To  put  in  motion;  to  stir  up  to  agitate. 
  Blustering  winds,  which  all  night  long  Had  roused 
  the  sea.  --Milton. 
  5.  To  raise;  to  make  erect.  [Obs.]  --Spenser.  Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rouse  \Rouse\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  get  or  start  up  to  rise.  [Obs.] 
  Night's  black  agents  to  their  preys  do  rouse. 
  2.  To  awake  from  sleep  or  repose. 
  Morpheus  rouses  from  his  bed.  --Pope. 
  3.  To  be  exited  to  thought  or  action  from  a  state  of 
  indolence  or  inattention. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  become  active:  "He  finally  bestirred  himself"  [syn:  {bestir}] 
  2:  force  or  drive  out  "The  police  routed  them  out  of  bed  at  2 
  A.M."  [syn:  {rout  out},  {drive  out},  {force  out}] 
  3:  cause  to  be  agitated,  excited,  or  roused;  "The  speaker 
  charged  up  the  crowd  with  his  inflammatory  remarks"  [syn: 
  {agitate},  {charge},  {commove},  {excite},  {charge  up}] 
  [ant:  {calm}] 
  4:  cause  to  become  awake  or  conscious;  "He  was  roused  by  the 
  drunken  men  in  the  street";  "Please  wake  me  at  6  AM." 
  [syn:  {awaken},  {waken},  {wake  up},  {arouse}]  [ant:  {cause 
  to  sleep}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Rouse,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  41014 

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