Definitions for: Rote

[n] memorization by repetition

Webster (1913) Definition: Rote, n.
A root. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Rote, n. [OE. rote, probably of German origin; cf. MHG.
rotte, OHG. rota, hrota, LL. chrotta. Cf. Crowd a kind of
violin.] (Mus.)
A kind of guitar, the notes of which were produced by a small
wheel or wheel-like arrangement; an instrument similar to the

Well could he sing and play on a rote. --Chaucer.

extracting mistuned dirges from their harps, crowds,
and rotes. --Sir W.

Rote, n. [Cf. Rut roaring.]
The noise produced by the surf of the sea dashing upon the
shore. See Rut.

Rote, n. [OF. rote, F. route, road, path. See Route,
and cf. Rut a furrow, Routine.]
A frequent repetition of forms of speech without attention to
the meaning; mere repetition; as, to learn rules by rote.

till he the first verse could [i. e., knew] all by
rote. --Chaucer.

Thy love did read by rote, and could not spell. --Shak.

Rote, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Roted; p. pr. & vb. n.
To learn or repeat by rote. [Obs.] --Shak.

Rote, v. i.
To go out by rotation or succession; to rotate. [Obs.]

Synonyms: rote learning

See Also: committal to memory, memorisation, memorization

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