Definition of Rook

1. Noun. (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard.

Exact synonyms: Castle
Category relationships: Chess, Chess Game
Generic synonyms: Chess Piece, Chessman
Derivative terms: Castle



2. Verb. Deprive of by deceit. "They rook him of all his money"; "The cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

3. Noun. Common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow.
Exact synonyms: Corvus Frugilegus
Generic synonyms: Corvine Bird
Group relationships: Corvus, Genus Corvus

Definition of Rook

1. n. Mist; fog. See Roke.

2. v. i. To squat; to ruck.

3. n. One of the four pieces placed on the corner squares of the board; a castle.

4. n. 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 species.

5. v. t. & i. To cheat; to defraud by cheating.

Definition of Rook

1. Noun. A European bird, ''Corvus frugilegus'', of the crow family. ¹

2. Noun. A swindler; someone who betrays. ¹

3. Noun. (British) a type of firecracker used by farmers to scare birds of the same name. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To cheat or swindle. ¹

5. Noun. (chess) A piece shaped like a castle tower, that can be moved only up, down, left or right (but not diagonally) or in castling. ¹

6. Noun. (rare) A castle or other fortification. ¹

7. Noun. An Amish card game. ¹

8. Noun. (context: baseball slang) A rookie. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rook

1. to swindle [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: swindle

Medical Definition of Rook

1. 1. 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 species. "The rook . . . Should be treated as the farmer's friend." (Pennant) 2. A trickish, rapacious fellow; a cheat; a sharper. Origin: AS. Hrc; akin to OHG. Hruoh, ruoh, ruoho, Icel. Hrkr, Sw. Roka, Dan. Raage; cf. Goth. Hrukjan to crow. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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