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rampant Tweet Definition of rampant Like Definition of rampant on Facebook
adjective 
  1. unrestrained or unchecked.
Weeds are in my garden.
  1. rife, or occurring widely, frequently or menacingly.
There was corruption in the city.
  1. (heraldry): rearing on its hind legs.
  2. (architecture) of an arch, with one side higher than the other.
     
Rose Tweet Definition of Rose Like Definition of Rose on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), vernacular form of the medieval Rosa, reinforced by the English noun rose
  2. A diminutive of the given name Rosemary
     
roundel Tweet Definition of roundel Like Definition of roundel on Facebook
noun 
  1. Anything having a round form; a round figure; a circle.
  2. (music) A rondelay.
Quotations
  • 1595: Come, now a roundel and a fairy song ... Fairies sing. — William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act II, Scene II, line 1.
  • ????: Sung all the roundel lustily. — Chaucer?
    1. (Armor) A small circular shield, sometimes not more than a foot in diameter, used by soldiers in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
  • Quotations
  • 1786: The roundel or rondache derived its name from its circular figure, it was made of oziers boards of light wood, sinews or ropes, covered with leather, plates of metal, or stuck full of nails in concentric circles or other figures. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 26.
    1. (heraldry): A circular spot; a charge in the form of a small coloured circle.
    2. (Fortification) A bastion of a circular form.
    3. (aircraft) a circular insignia painted on an aircraft to identify its nationality or service.
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