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Meaning of ROSS

Pronunciation:  ros

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752-1836)
  2. [n]  a politician in Wyoming who was the first woman governor in the United States (1876-1977)
  3. [n]  British physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932)
  4. [n]  British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
  5. [n]  Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)

ROSS is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: Betsy Griscom Ross, Betsy Ross, James Clark Ross, John Ross, Nellie Ross, Nellie Tayloe Ross, Sir James Clark Ross, Sir John Ross, Sir Ronald Ross
 See Also: adventurer, doc, doctor, Dr., dressmaker, explorer, MD, medico, modiste, needlewoman, physician, pol, political leader, politician, politico, seamstress, sempstress



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ross\; 115), n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
    The rough, scaly matter on the surface of the bark of trees.
    [Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.]
  2. \Ross\, v. t.
    To divest of the ross, or rough, scaly surface; as, to ross
    bark. [Local, U.S.]