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ross

[raws, ros] /rɔs, rɒs/
noun
1.
the rough exterior of bark.
verb (used with object)
2.
to remove the rough exterior of bark from (a log or the like).
Origin of ross
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; origin uncertain

Ross

[raws, ros] /rɔs, rɒs/
noun
1.
Betsy Griscom
[gris-kuh m] /ˈgrɪs kəm/ (Show IPA),
1752–1836, maker of the first U.S. flag.
2.
Harold Wallace, 1892–1951, U.S. publisher and editor.
3.
Sir James Clark, 1800–62, English navigator: explorer of the Arctic and the Antarctic.
4.
his uncle, Sir John, 1777–1856, Scottish naval officer and arctic explorer.
5.
John (CoowescooweorKooweskoowe) 1790–1866, Cherokee leader.
6.
Nellie Tayloe [tey-loh] /ˈteɪ loʊ/ (Show IPA), 1876–1977, U.S. politician and governor of Wyoming: first woman U.S. governor 1925–27.
7.
Sir Ronald, 1857–1932, English physician: Nobel prize 1902.
8.
a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for ross
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  • Why, I just happened to recollect a fact related by Captain ross in his voyages.

    The Field of Ice Jules Verne
  • She declared Miss ross to be middle-aged, to look younger than she was.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • Peter learned a good deal about the ross family in those talks with Jan.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • Miss ross, he feared, was not nearly so sensible as he had thought.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • In 1797 lines 5-10 were restored to the Man of ross and omitted from the Monody.

British Dictionary definitions for ross

Ross

/rɒs/
noun
1.
Diana. born 1944, US singer: lead vocalist (1961–69) with Motown group the Supremes, whose hits include "Baby Love" (1964). Her subsequent recordings include Lady Sings the Blues (film soundtrack, 1972), and Chain Reaction (1986)
2.
Sir James Clark. 1800–62, British naval officer; explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic. He located the north magnetic pole (1831) and discovered the Ross Sea during an Antarctic voyage (1839–43)
3.
his uncle, Sir John. 1777–1856, Scottish naval officer and Arctic explorer
4.
Sir Ronald. 1857–1932, English bacteriologist, who discovered the transmission of malaria by mosquitoes: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1902
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ross in Medicine

Ross (rôs), Sir Ronald. 1857-1932.

British physician. He won a 1902 Nobel Prize for proving that malaria is transmitted to humans by the bite of the mosquito.

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