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Meaning of ROOK

Pronunciation:  rûk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow
  2. [n]  (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
  3. [v]  deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

ROOK is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: bunco, castle, con, Corvus frugilegus, defraud, diddle, goldbrick, gyp, mulct, nobble, scam, swindle, victimize
 See Also: beat, cheat, chess piece, chessman, chisel, corvine bird, Corvus, genus Corvus, rip off, short, short-change



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rook\ (r[oo^]k), n.
    Mist; fog. See {Roke}. [Obs.]
  2. \Rook\, v. i.
    To squat; to ruck. [Obs.] --Shak.
  3. \Rook\, n. [F. roc (cf. Sp. roque), fr. Per. & Ar. rokh, or
    rukh, the rook or castle at chess, also the bird roc (in this
    sense perhaps a different word); cf. Hind. rath a war
    chariot, the castle at chess, Skr. ratha a car, a war car.
    Cf. {Roll}.] (Chess)
    One of the four pieces placed on the corner squares of the
    board; a castle.
  4. \Rook\, n. [AS. hr[=o]c; akin to OHG. hruoh, ruoh, ruoho,
    Icel. hr[=o]kr, Sw. roka, Dan. raage; cf. Goth. hrukjan to
    1. (Zo["o]l.) A European bird ({Corvus frugilegus})
       resembling the crow, but smaller. It is black, with purple
       and violet reflections. The base of the beak and the
       region around it are covered with a rough, scabrous skin,
       which in old birds is whitish. It is gregarious in its
       habits. The name is also applied to related Asiatic
             The rook . . . should be treated as the farmer's
             friend.                               --Pennant.
    2. A trickish, rapacious fellow; a cheat; a sharper.
  5. \Rook\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Rooked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To cheat; to defraud by cheating. ``A band of rooking
    officials.'' --Milton.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing rooks in your dream means that your modest friends are not meeting your needs in your pursuit for pleasure, vitality and joy. Seeing a dead rook in your dream, forewarns of a serious illness or death in your family.