Having an uneven or irregular surface; not smooth or level
she stumbled on the rough ground
The American plaice, Hippoglossoides platessoides; more fully long rough dab.
The process of installing basic plumbing or wiring prior to full installation of fittings; an instance of this.
= rough logbook.
A preliminary mix of separately recorded tracks of music.
The post oak Quercus stellata of North America, which has hard close-grained durable wood.
Any of various rough-skinned rays; specifically (in recent use) Raja radula of the Mediterranean.
The first version of a film after preliminary editing
Dry (something) roughly or imperfectly
A disorderly fight or brawl
An arch constructed of ordinary bricks rather than cut or tapered stones, often built into a wall as a discharging or relieving arch.
A band playing rough music on improvised instruments.
Attributive Designating something made of or covered by rough boarding.
A book in which rough notes are written, (now especially) a jotter.
Tanned calfskin used with the flesh side outermost to bind books.
The first coat of plaster applied to a wall or other surface.
A first, preliminary, or original draft (of a document, story, etc.).
To draft in a rough or preliminary form.
To draw, draft, or design roughly or in a preliminary way.
To beat and scrape (flax or hemp) in order to remove the coarser particles. Compare swingle. Now chiefly historical.
(Frequently in plural) an imperfection or lack of polish.
Having a rough edge or edges.
Having a rough face; with a rough surface.
A file with a deeply cut face; a coarse file.
With plural concord. Fish of inferior quality, especially those of a species considered too coarse or ill-tasting for general consumption, or unsuitable for sportfishing, and hence formerly caught or bought chiefly by the poor; sometimes opposed to game fish. Also in singular: a fish of this sort.
To grind roughly, or so as to leave an unsmoothed or uneven surface.
A rough or unsophisticated seaman.
A kind of lemon tree, Citrusx jambhiri, often used as a rootstock for raising other citrus fruits; (also) the fruit of this tree, which has thick skin and relatively little juice compared to other varieties and so is rarely cultivated.
A device, as a chain or shoe, which prevents a wheel from turning or a log from rolling and thus acts as a brake on a steep slope.
An undressed spar suitable for making a mast; = rough-tree.
Extemporized music of a violent kind, made with any available tools, household utensils, etc., especially to express public outrage at the behaviour of others.
To subject (a person) to rough music as an expression of public outrage.
Pâté made with coarsely chopped or coarsely minced meat; a portion or variety of this.
Plate glass before polishing and grinding; a piece of this.
Unhusked rice, paddy.
To treat roughly or forcefully, especially in order to train or instruct; (later chiefly) to domineer over, tyrannize. Compare to ride roughshod over.
A low, coarse, rough, or disreputable person, a ruffian. Also (with singular or plural concord): such people collectively; riff-raff, rabble.
The ringed seal, Pusa hispida.
An area of land used for rough-shooting.
To participate in rough-shooting.
A roughneck, a thug; specifically (usually with capital initials) a member of a mid-19th cent. Baltimore gang supporting the American Party and renowned for its violent behaviour; usually in plural.
Of yarn, fabric, etc.: crudely or roughly spun.
Any of various fishes.
To dry or rub with a long-napped towel.
A roughly shaped but unfinished spar, especially one carried on a ship as a spare mast.
Any of various small moths of the genera Acleris and Phtheochroa (family Tortricidae) which have a fringe of long scales on the edge of the wing (now rare); also rough-wing tortrix.
Preliminary, unpolished, or unfinished work. Also concrete: the result of this.
Australian the Australian herring, Arripis georgianus (family Arripidae), a small, edible, rough-scaled fish found in coastal waters of southern Australia (also called roughy).
Live and sleep outdoors as a consequence of having no proper home