Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


routine; a fixed, habitual, or mechanical course of procedure:
the rote of daily living.
proceeding mechanically and repetitiously; being mechanical and repetitious in nature; routine; habitual: rote performance; rote implementation;
His behavior became more rote with every passing year.
by rote, from memory, without thought of the meaning; in a mechanical way:
to learn a language by rote.
crowd2 .
the sound of waves breaking on the shore.
Contemporary Examples

Autism and Child Pornography: A Toxic Combination Eustacia Cutler August 4, 2013
The Tiger Mom’s SAT Surprise Amy Chua March 19, 2011
James Dyson: America’s School Science Crisis James Dyson September 30, 2010
Following Tuberculosis From Death Sentence to Cure Tessa Miller April 15, 2014

Historical Examples

White Shadows in the South Seas Frederick O’Brien
Just Patty Jean Webster
Ten Great Religions James Freeman Clarke
Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith
The Eddy Clarence L. Cullen
Shakespeare Jest-Books; Unknown

a habitual or mechanical routine or procedure
by rote, by repetition; by heart (often in the phrase learn by rote)
an ancient violin-like musical instrument; crwth
see: by heart (rote)


Read Also:

  • Token

    something serving to represent or indicate some fact, event, feeling, etc.; sign: Black is a token of mourning. a characteristic indication or mark of something; evidence or proof: Malnutrition is a token of poverty. a memento; souvenir; keepsake: The seashell was a token of their trip. something used to indicate authenticity, authority, etc.; emblem; badge: […]

  • Seat

    something designed to support a person in a sitting position, as a chair, bench, or pew; a place on or in which one sits. the part of a chair, sofa, or the like, on which one sits. the part of the body on which one sits; the buttocks. the part of the garment covering it: […]

  • By-skin-teeth

    the external covering or integument of an animal body, especially when soft and flexible. such an integument stripped from the body of an animal, especially a small animal; pelt: a beaver skin. the tanned or treated pelt or hide of an animal, especially when used in apparel and accessories; leather (usually used in combination): pigskin; […]

  • By-storm

    see: take by storm

Disclaimer: Rote definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.