Definition of Rouge

1. Noun. Makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks.

Exact synonyms: Blusher, Paint
Generic synonyms: Make-up, Makeup, War Paint
Derivative terms: Blush

2. Verb. Redden by applying rouge to. "She rouged her cheeks"
Generic synonyms: Make Up

Definition of Rouge

1. a. red.

2. n. 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.

3. v. i. To paint the face or cheeks with rouge.

4. v. t. To tint with rouge; as, to rouge the face or the cheeks.

Definition of Rouge

1. Adjective. Of a reddish pink colour. ¹

2. Noun. Red or pink makeup to add colour to the cheeks; blusher. ¹

3. Noun. Any reddish pink colour. ¹

4. Noun. (Canadian football) A single point awarded when a team kicks the ball out of its opponent's end zone, or when a kicked ball becomes dead within the non-kicking team's end zone. Etymology uncertain; it is thought that in the early years of the sport, a red flag indicated that a single had been scored. ¹

5. Verb. To apply rouge (makeup.) ¹

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Definition of Rouge

1. to color with a red cosmetic [v ROUGED, ROUGING, ROUGES]

Medical Definition of Rouge

1. 1. 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. 2. A cosmetic used for giving a red colour to the cheeks or lips. The best is prepared from the dried flowers of the safflower, but it is often made from carmine. Origin: F. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rouge

rouge (current term)
rouge et noir
rouge plant

Literary usage of Rouge

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1. Bulletinby Louisiana Geological Survey by Louisiana Geological Survey (1907)
"THE BULLETINS AND REPORTS will be sent free of charge to all farmers, on application to the Director of the Stations, Baton rouge, La. ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
"Complainants, as executors and trustees • Suit to compel payment of 30 bonds issued by the New Orleans, Baton rouge & Vicks- burg Railroad Company under the ..."

3. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1862)
"The red coloring matter collects on the cotton, aud this being washed with water in order to remove the yellow matter also present, the rouge is again ..."

4. Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York by Solomon Northup (1855)
"IN the month of June, 1852, in pursuance of a previous contract, Mr. Avery, a carpenter of Bayou rouge, commenced the erection of a house for Master Epps. ..."

5. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1837)
"... Baton rouge, in the year, and for some time subsequent thereto, praying compensation for their services. Mr. Christopher H. Williams presented a like ..."

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