Definition of Roach

1. Noun. A roll of hair brushed back from the forehead.

Generic synonyms: Coif, Coiffure, Hair Style, Hairdo, Hairstyle

2. Verb. Comb (hair) into a roach.
Generic synonyms: Comb

3. Noun. The butt of a marijuana cigarette.
Generic synonyms: Butt, Stub

4. Verb. Cut the mane off (a horse).
Generic synonyms: Chop Off, Cut Off, Lop Off

5. Noun. Street names for flunitrazepan.
Exact synonyms: Circle, Forget Me Drug, Mexican Valium, R-2, Roofy, Rope, Rophy
Generic synonyms: Flunitrazepan, Rohypnol

6. Noun. Any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests.

7. Noun. European freshwater food fish having a greenish back.
Exact synonyms: Rutilus Rutilus
Generic synonyms: Cyprinid, Cyprinid Fish
Group relationships: Genus Rutilus, Rutilus

Definition of Roach

1. n. A cockroach.

2. n. A European fresh-water fish of the Carp family (Leuciscus rutilus). It is silver-white, with a greenish back.

3. v. t. To cause to arch.

Definition of Roach

1. Noun. A small freshwater fish in the carp family (''Cyprinidae''), (spelink Rutilus rutilus). ¹

2. Noun. (US slang smoking) A butt of a marijuana cigarette. ¹

3. Noun. (UK slang smoking) The filter of a rolled cigarette or joint, made from card or paper. ¹

4. Noun. (American English) a cockroach. ¹

5. Noun. (nautical) A curve in the bottom of a sail to prevent it snagging deck equipment. ¹

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Definition of Roach

1. to cause to arch [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Roach

1. A cockroach. 1. A European fresh water fish of the Carp family (Leuciscus rutilus). It is silver-white, with a greenish back. An American chub (Semotilus bullaris); the fallfish. The redfin, or shiner. 2. A convex curve or arch cut in the edge of a sail to prevent chafing, or to secure a better fit. As sound as a roach [roach perhaps being a corruption of a F. Roche a rock], perfectly sound. Origin: OE. Rroche; cf. AS. Reohha, D. Rog, roch, G. Roche, LG. Ruche, Dan. Rokke ray, Sw. Rocka, and E. Ray a fish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roach

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roach (current term)
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roach coach
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Literary usage of Roach

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Boston Directory (1862)
"81 Sudbury roach Frank, bricklayer, boards 21 Rochester roach Frederick G. ... 2 East street place roach James H. moulder, house 35 Village roach James H. ..."

2. The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton (1904)
"CHAPTER XVII Of roach and Dace, and how to Fish for them ; and of Cadis. EN. ... dI have said so little of roach and dace, I will give you some directions ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"CATHARINE HAYNES by her will, reciting the will of David Franco (1), and that he had given to Ann roach an annuity of 300/. for life, and two other ..."

4. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1883)
"That veteran archaeologist, Mr. roach Smith, has just printed the first volume of his ... Stormy days indeed were those ; but what Mr. roach Smith tells, ..."

5. Library of Southern Literature by John Calvin Metcalf (1909)
"As a writer, Mrs. roach eludes both classification and comparison. ... And though, to quote one critic, "Mrs. roach chooses situations typical of ordinary ..."

6. History of Charles Dixon, One of the Early English Settlers of Sackville, N.B. by James Dunbar Dixon (1891)
"Mrs. roach died in 1884. 4 Marshall, sixth son of Charles D. and Rebecca C. ... Mr. roach is a mechanic. 4 Botsford Allison, youngest son of Charles D. and ..."

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