- Mangling of wrote
- Alternatively, c.1300, in phrase bi rote âby heartâ
a|RP: IPA|/É¹ÉÊt/, SAMPA|/[email protected]/
a|US: IPA|/roÊt/, SAMPA|/roUt/
- The process of committing to memory without logical aid.
#:Students were forced to learn by rote without really understanding the content.
This noun is mostly found in the phrase "by rote", and in attributive use: "rote learning", "rote memorization", and so on. It is not normally considered an adjective, but the derived adverb term|rotely is attested.
- inflected form of rot.
- to untidy, to make a mess
- slang to fool around (engage in casual or flirtatious sexual acts)