noun, plural rostra
[ros-truh] /ˈrɒs trə/ (Show IPA), rostrums.
any platform, stage, or the like, for public speaking.
a beaklike projection from the prow of a ship, especially one on an ancient warship for ramming an enemy ship; beak; ram.
Roman Antiquity. (in the forum) the raised platform, adorned with the beaks of captured warships, from which orations, pleadings, etc., were delivered.
Biology. a beaklike process or extension of some part; rostellum.
British Theater. a raised platform or dais, especially one with hinged sides that can be folded and stored within a relatively small space.
noun (pl) -trums, -tra (-trə)
any platform, stage, or dais on which public speakers stand to address an audience
a platform or dais in front of an orchestra on which the conductor stands
another word for ram (sense 5)
the prow or beak of an ancient Roman ship
(biology, zoology) a beak or beaklike part
rostrum ros·trum (rŏs’trəm)
n. pl. ros·trums or ros·tra (-trə)
A beaklike or snoutlike projection.
ros’tral (-trəl) adj.
noun 1. a pigment derived from anthraquinone and hydrated oxide of aluminum, characterized chiefly by its reddish color and permanence: used in painting. Compare madder lake (def 2).
noun 1. a borough in NE New Jersey.
noun 1. Hrotsvitha.
adjective, rosier, rosiest. 1. pink or pinkish-red; roseate. 2. (of persons, the cheeks, lips, etc.) having a fresh, healthy redness. 3. bright or promising: a rosy future. 4. cheerful or optimistic: rosy anticipations. 5. made or consisting of roses: a rosy bower. noun 1. a female given name, form of Rose. adjective rosier, rosiest 1. […]