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Definition 1: the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short - [noun denoting location]

(rough is a kind of ...) the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)

"a good site for the school"

(... is part of rough) course consisting of a large landscaped area for playing golf

Definition 2: prepare in preliminary or sketchy form - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for rough in the sense of this definition

(rough is a kind of ...) to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery

"prepare a report" "prepare a speech"

Definition 3: having or caused by an irregular surface - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where rough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • trees with rough bark
  • rough ground
  • rough skin
  • rough blankets
  • his unsmooth face

Synonyms for rough in the sense of this definition

(rough is similar to ...) (of skin) covered with warts or projections that resemble warts

(rough is similar to ...) used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as scales or shingles

(rough is similar to ...) rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf

(rough is similar to ...) covered with tiny scales

(rough is similar to ...) (used especially of skin) marked by lines or seams

"their lined faces were immeasurably sad" "a seamed face"

(rough is similar to ...) used of paved surfaces having holes or pits

(rough is similar to ...) abounding in or bordered by rocky cliffs or scarps

"the rock-ribbed coast of Maine"

(rough is similar to ...) abounding in rocks or stones

"rocky fields" "stony ground" "bouldery beaches"

(rough is similar to ...) abounding in small stones

"landed at a shingly little beach"

(rough is similar to ...) somewhat rough

(rough is similar to ...) of leaves; ridged or wrinkled

(rough is similar to ...) having the abrasive texture of sandpaper

(rough is similar to ...) having rough edges that can be used for sawing

(rough is similar to ...) covered with scabs

(rough is similar to ...) having a very rough nap or covered with hanging shags

"junipers with shagged trunks" "shaggy rugs"

(rough is similar to ...) having surface roughness

"a textured wall of stucco" "a rough-textured tweed"

(rough is similar to ...) of textiles; having a rough surface

"a sweater knitted of nubbly homespun yarns"

(rough is similar to ...) treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance

"crushed velvet"

(rough is similar to ...) causing abrasion

(rough is similar to ...) of paint or varnish; having the appearance of alligator hide

(rough is similar to ...) resembling the rough bark of a tree

"the rattlesnake's barky scales"

(rough is similar to ...) topographically very uneven

"broken terrain" "rugged ground"

(rough is similar to ...) of leaves; appearing puckered as if blistered

(rough is similar to ...) covered with or full of bumps

"a bumpy country road"

(rough is similar to ...) used of skin roughened as a result of cold or exposure

"chapped lips"

(rough is similar to ...) of textiles; having parallel raised lines

(rough is similar to ...) (of the surface) having a rough, riblike texture

(rough is similar to ...) having hills and crags

"hilly terrain"

(means also ...) (of linens or clothes) not ironed

"a pile of unironed laundry" "wore unironed jeans"

(means also ...) not carefully reworked or perfected or made smooth by polishing

"dull unpolished shoes"

(means also ...) contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice

"irregular hiring practices"

(means also ...) of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles

"coarse meal" "coarse sand" "a coarse weave"

(means also ...) not slippery; not likely to slip or skid

(means also ...) not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture

"an uneven color" "uneven ground" "uneven margins" "wood with an uneven grain"

Definition 4: of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped - [adjective denoting all]

(rough is similar to ...) having spines

(rough is similar to ...) having an irregularly notched or toothed margin as though gnawed

(rough is similar to ...) having a fringe of slender processes

(rough is similar to ...) having edges irregularly and finely slashed

"a laciniate leaf"

(rough is similar to ...) irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn

"lacerate leaves"

(rough is similar to ...) like a comb

(rough is similar to ...) having a surface covered with a network of cracks and small crevices

"a tree with rimose bark"

(rough is similar to ...) having incised margins with the lobes or teeth pointing toward the base; as dandelion leaves

(rough is similar to ...) notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex

(rough is similar to ...) minutely serrated

(rough is similar to ...) having a notched tip

(rough is similar to ...) having a very finely toothed margin

(rough is similar to ...) having toothlike projections that are themselves toothed

(rough is similar to ...) having saw-like notches with the notches themselves similarly notched

(rough is similar to ...) having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections

(rough is similar to ...) having a margin with rounded scallops

(rough is similar to ...) having a margin with small rounded teeth

"a crenulate leaf"

(rough is similar to ...) wavy or notched and curled very irregularly

(rough is similar to ...) having toothlike projections in the margin

(means also ...) composed of more than one part

"compound leaves are composed of several lobes" "compound flower heads"

(means also ...) (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions

(rough belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies plants

Definition 5: causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where rough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a rough ride

Synonyms for rough in the sense of this definition

Definition 6: not shaped by cutting or trimming - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where rough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an uncut diamond
  • rough gemstones

Synonyms for rough in the sense of this definition

(rough is similar to ...) (used especially of fur or wool) not having been sheared

"unsheared beaver"

Definition 7: with rough motion as over a rough surface - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where rough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ride rough

Synonyms for rough in the sense of this definition

Definition 8: with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly') - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where rough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was pushed roughly aside
  • they treated him rough

Synonyms for rough in the sense of this definition

(rough is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 9: ready and able to resort to force or violence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance
  • they were rough and determined fighting men

Synonyms for rough in the sense of this definition

(rough is similar to ...) having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends

"an aggressive businessman" "an aggressive basketball player" "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions" "aggressive drivers"

Definition 10: unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a gravelly voice

Synonyms for rough in the sense of this definition

(rough is similar to ...) having an unpleasant sound

"as cacophonous as a henyard"

Definition 11: full of hardship or trials - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the rocky road to success
  • they were having a rough time

Synonyms for rough in the sense of this definition

(rough is similar to ...) not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

"a difficult task" "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access" "difficult times" "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

Definition 12: not quite exact or correct - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the approximate time was 10 o'clock
  • a rough guess
  • a ballpark estimate

Synonyms for rough in the sense of this definition

(rough is similar to ...) not exact

Definition 13: violently agitated and turbulent - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • boisterous winds and waves
  • the fierce thunders roar me their music
  • rough weather
  • rough seas

Synonyms for rough in the sense of this definition

(rough is similar to ...) (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion

"a stormy day" "wide and stormy seas"

Definition 14: unkind or cruel or uncivil - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • had harsh words
  • a harsh and unlovable old tyrant
  • a rough answer

Synonyms for rough in the sense of this definition

(rough is similar to ...) lacking kindness

"a thoughtless and unkind remark" "the unkindest cut of all"

Definition 15: unpleasantly stern - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus
  • the nomad life is rough and hazardous

Synonyms for rough in the sense of this definition

(rough is similar to ...) offensive or disagreeable; causing discomfort or unhappiness

"an unpleasant personality" "unpleasant repercussions" "unpleasant odors"

Definition 16: not perfected - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a rough draft
  • a few rough sketches

(rough is similar to ...) not carefully reworked or perfected or made smooth by polishing

"dull unpolished shoes"

Definition 17: (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was a diamond in the rough
  • rough manners

(rough is similar to ...) (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth

"how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"

Definition 18: not carefully or expertly made - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • managed to make a crude splint
  • a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them
  • rough carpentry

Synonyms for rough in the sense of this definition

(rough is similar to ...) not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency

"unskilled in the art of rhetoric" "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber" "unskilled labor" "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities" "unskilled workmanship"

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