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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rough  \Rough\,  a.  [Compar.  {Rougher};  superl.  {Roughest}.]  [OE. 
  rou?,  rou,  row,  rugh,  ruh,  AS  r?h;  akin  to  LG  rug,  D.  rug, 
  D.  ruig,  ruw,  OHG.  r?h,  G.  rauh,  rauch;  cf  Lith.  raukas 
  wrinkle,  rukti  to  wrinkle.  [root]  18.  Cf  {Rug},  n.] 
  1.  Having  inequalities,  small  ridges,  or  points,  on  the 
  surface;  not  smooth  or  plain;  as  a  rough  board;  a  rough 
  stone;  rough  cloth.  Specifically: 
  a  Not  level;  having  a  broken  surface;  uneven;  --  said  of 
  a  piece  of  land,  or  of  a  road.  ``Rough,  uneven  ways.'' 
  b  Not  polished;  uncut;  --  said  of  a  gem;  as  a  rough 
  c  Tossed  in  waves;  boisterous;  high;  --  said  of  a  sea  or 
  other  piece  of  water. 
  More  unequal  than  the  roughest  sea.  --T.  Burnet. 
  d  Marked  by  coarseness;  shaggy;  ragged;  disordered;  -- 
  said  of  dress,  appearance,  or  the  like  as  a  rough 
  coat.  ``A  visage  rough.''  --Dryden.  ``Roughsatyrs.'' 
  2.  Hence  figuratively,  lacking  refinement,  gentleness,  or 
  polish.  Specifically: 
  a  Not  courteous  or  kind  harsh;  rude;  uncivil;  as  a 
  rough  temper. 
  A  fiend,  a  fury,  pitiless  and  rough.  --Shak. 
  A  surly  boatman,  rough  as  wayes  or  winds. 
  b  Marked  by  severity  or  violence;  harsh;  hard;  as  rough 
  measures  or  actions. 
  On  the  rough  edge  of  battle.  --Milton. 
  A  quicker  and  rougher  remedy.  --Clarendon. 
  Kind  words  prevent  a  good  deal  of  that 
  perverseness  which  rough  and  imperious  usage 
  often  produces.  --Locke. 
  c  Loud  and  hoarse;  offensive  to  the  ear;  harsh;  grating; 
  --  said  of  sound,  voice,  and  the  like  as  a  rough 
  tone;  rough  numbers.  --Pope. 
  d  Austere;  harsh  to  the  taste;  as  rough  wine. 
  e  Tempestuous;  boisterous;  stormy;  as  rough  weather;  a 
  rough  day 
  He  stayeth  his  rough  wind.  --Isa.  xxvii. 
  Time  and  the  hour  runs  through  the  roughest  day 
  f  Hastily  or  carelessly  done  wanting  finish; 
  incomplete;  as  a  rough  estimate;  a  rough  draught. 
  {Rough  diamond},  an  uncut  diamond;  hence  colloquially,  a 
  person  of  intrinsic  worth  under  a  rude  exterior. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rough  \Rough\,  n. 
  1.  Boisterous  weather.  [Obs.]  --Fletcher. 
  2.  A  rude  fellow;  a  coarse  bully;  a  rowdy. 
  {In  the  rough},  in  an  unwrought  or  rude  condition; 
  unpolished;  as  a  diamond  or  a  sketch  in  the  rough. 
  Contemplating  the  people  in  the  rough.  --Mrs. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rough  \Rough\,  adv 
  In  a  rough  manner;  rudely;  roughly. 
  Sleeping  rough  on  the  trenches,  and  dying  stubbornly  in 
  their  boats.  --Sir  W. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rough  \Rough\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  render  rough;  to  roughen. 
  2.  To  break  in  as  a  horse,  especially  for  military  purposes. 
  3.  To  cut  or  make  in  a  hasty,  rough  manner;  --  with  out  as 
  to  rough  out  a  carving,  a  sketch. 
  {Roughing  rolls},  rolls  for  reducing,  in  a  rough  manner,  a 
  bloom  of  iron  to  bars. 
  {To  rough  it},  to  endure  hard  conditions  of  living;  to  live 
  without  ordinary  comforts. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  having  or  caused  by  an  irregular  surface;  "trees  with  rough 
  bark";  "rough  ground";  "a  rough  ride";  "rough  skin"; 
  "rough  blankets";  "his  unsmooth  face";  "unsmooth 
  writing"  [syn:  {unsmooth}]  [ant:  {smooth}] 
  2:  (of  persons  or  behavior)  lacking  refinement  or  finesse;  "she 
  was  a  diamond  in  the  rough";  "rough  manners" 
  3:  not  quite  exact  or  correct;  "the  approximate  time  was  10 
  o'clock";  "a  rough  estimate"  [syn:  {approximate},  {approximative}] 
  4:  full  of  hardship  or  trials;  "the  rocky  road  to  success"; 
  "they  were  having  a  rough  time"  [syn:  {rocky}] 
  5:  violently  agitated  and  turbulent;  "boisterous  winds  and 
  waves";  "the  fierce  thunders  roar  me  their  music"-  Ezra 
  Pound;  "rough  weather";  "rough  seas"  [syn:  {boisterous},  {fierce}] 
  6:  unpleasantly  harsh  or  grating  in  sound;  "a  gravelly  voice" 
  [syn:  {grating},  {gravel},  {gravelly},  {rasping},  {raspy}] 
  7:  ready  and  able  to  resort  to  force  or  violence;  "pugnacious 
  spirits...lamented  that  there  was  so  little  prospect  of  an 
  exhilarating  disturbance"-  Herman  Melville;  "they  were 
  rough  and  determined  fighting  men"  [syn:  {pugnacious}] 
  8:  (botany)  of  the  margin  of  a  leaf  shape;  having  the  edge  cut 
  or  fringed  or  scalloped  [ant:  {smooth}] 
  9:  not  shaped  by  cutting  or  trimming;  "an  uncut  diamond"; 
  "rough  gemstones"  [syn:  {uncut}]  [ant:  {cut}] 
  10:  not  carefully  or  expertly  made  "managed  to  make  a  crude 
  splint";  "a  crude  cabin  of  logs  with  bark  still  on  them"; 
  "rough  carpentry"  [syn:  {crude}] 
  11:  not  perfected;  "a  rough  draft";  "a  few  rough  sketches" 
  12:  unpleasantly  stern;  "wild  and  harsh  country  full  of  hot  sand 
  and  cactus";  "the  nomad  life  is  rough  and  hazardous" 
  [syn:  {harsh}] 
  n  :  the  part  of  a  golf  course  bordering  the  fairway  where  the 
  grass  is  not  cut  short 
  adv  1:  with  roughness  or  violence;  "he  was  pushed  roughly  aside"; 
  (`rough'  is  informal  as  in  "they  treated  him  rough") 
  [syn:  {roughly}] 
  2:  with  rough  motion  as  over  a  rough  surface;  "ride  rough" 
  [syn:  {roughly}] 
  v  1:  prepare  in  preliminary  or  sketchy  form  [syn:  {rough  in},  {rough 
  2:  draw  up  an  outline  or  sketch  for  something  "draft  a  speech" 
  [syn:  {draft},  {outline}] 

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