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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A special carmine stick replaced rouge on the cheeks followed by a dusting of face powder.
▪ He had only the slightest touch of rouge and a little mascara, which made him look healthy.
▪ Her hands shook so much that she smudged the rouge and had to start again.
▪ Jack Duckworth won't be forsaking the ale for a drop of vin rouge.
▪ Louella says ask for rouge, Father.
▪ No powder, no rouge, no overwhelming smell of cheap perfume.
▪ One was young with a cupid face dotted with two splotches of rouge, and long brown hair.
▪ Their faces were barren of rouge, and most of them were pale and troubled looking.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Rouge \Rouge\, v. t. To tint with rouge; as, to rouge the face or the cheeks.


Rouge \Rouge\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rouged; p. pr. & vb. n. Rouging .] To paint the face or cheeks with rouge.


Rouge \Rouge\, n. [F.]

  1. (Chem.) A red amorphous powder consisting of ferric oxide. It is used in polishing glass, metal, or gems, and as a cosmetic, etc. Called also crocus, jeweler's rouge, etc.

  2. A cosmetic used for giving a red color to the cheeks or lips. The best is prepared from the dried flowers of the safflower, but it is often made from carmine.


Rouge \Rouge\, a. [F., fr. L. rubeus red, akin to rubere to be red, ruber red. See Red.] red. [R.]

Rouge et noir[F., red and black], a game at cards in which persons play against the owner of the bank; -- so called because the table around which the players sit has certain compartments colored red and black, upon which the stakes are deposited.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1753, in cosmetic sense, "blush," from French rouge "red coloring matter," noun use of adjective "red" (12c.), from Latin rubeus, related to ruber "red" (see red). Replaced native paint in this sense. The verb is attested from 1777. Related: Rouged; rouging. The same word had been borrowed from French in Middle English with the sense "red color; red" (early 15c.).

  1. Of a reddish pink colour. n. 1 red or pink makeup to add colour to the cheeks; blusher. 2 Any reddish pink colour. 3 (context Canadian football English) A single point awarded when a team kicks the ball out of its opponent's end zone, or when a kicked ball becomes dead within the non-kicking team's end zone. Etymology uncertain; it is thought that in the early years of the sport, a red flag indicated that a single had been scored. 4 In the Eton College field game, a five-point score awarded for kicking the ball so that it deflects off one of the opposing players and goes beyond the opposition's end of the pitch, and then touching the ball. 5 (context chemistry archaic English) A red amorphous powder consisting of ferric oxide, used in polishing and as a cosmetic; crocus; jeweller's rouge. v

  2. To apply rouge (makeup).


n. makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks [syn: paint, blusher]


v. redden by applying rouge to; "she rouged her cheeks"

Rouge (film)

Rouge (; Jyutping: Jin1zi1 kau3) is a 1988 Hong Kong film, directed by Stanley Kwan. The movie is the adaptation of the novel by Lilian Lee.


Rõuge is a small town () in Rõuge Parish, Võru County in southeastern Estonia.

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Rougé is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.

It lies near Rennes.

The name "Rougé" comes from the Latin "Rubiacus", means the red place. The name was used to call "the red place" because of the high iron-composition of the ground.

Rouge (pop group)

Rouge were a commercially successful girl group, formed in the first season of the Brazilian reality show Popstars, broadcast by SBT in 2002. In four years of career, they achieved four Gold, three Platinum and one Diamond album in Brazil and released various hit singles, becoming the most successful Brazilian girl group of all time. As of August 2010, the Rouge have sold approximately 6 million records.

Rouge (cosmetics)

Rouge (; ), also called blush or blusher, is a cosmetic typically used by women to redden the cheeks so as to provide a more youthful appearance, and to emphasize the cheekbones.

ROUGE (metric)

ROUGE, or Recall-Oriented Understudy for Gisting Evaluation, is a set of metrics and a software package used for evaluating automatic summarization and machine translation software in natural language processing. The metrics compare an automatically produced summary or translation against a reference or a set of references (human-produced) summary or translation.

Rouge (album)

is a 1993 album recorded by the trio Fredericks Goldman Jones. It was their second studio album and was recorded at the studios , ICP and , located in France and Belgium. The album was released on 29 November 1993 and was not as successful as the singers' first studio album, but still spawned three singles which achieved some success in France : "" (#14), "" (#32) and "" (#33).

Rouge (TV series)

Rouge was an English-language Action/ Adventure television series from Singapore that ran on both Channel 5 and throughout Southeast Asia on MTV Asia in 2004 (both companies also co-produced the program). The show also ran in Australia (on MTV Australia) and the United States (on AZN Television).

The 13-part series follows a Southeast Asian all-girl rock band who are also high-tech special operatives working for a global crime-fighting organization (aptly titled "The Organization"), as they take on a counter-espionage network known as "The Brotherhood."

Rouge (film journal)

Rouge is a triannually-published online film journal edited by Adrian Martin, Helen Bandis and Grant McDonald. Based in Australia, it publishes essays by critics from all over the world, many of them as translations. It is often cited as one of the premier online-only film journals and has been described as "[maintaining] one of the highest standards of writing of any online film journal" and as "championing some of the most exciting and innovative critical writing being done anywhere in the world."

Over the years, it has published articles and other contributions by Gilbert Adair, Thom Andersen, Nicole Brenez, Pedro Costa, Serge Daney, Raymond Durgnat, Victor Erice, Chris Fujiwara, Jean-Pierre Gorin, José Luis Guerin, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Kent Jones, Dave Kehr, Jonas Mekas, Luc Moullet, Mark Rappaport, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Peter Tscherkassky and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

The journal also publishes books under the Rouge Press imprint. Its most recent release is a collection of essays on Raul Ruiz.

Usage examples of "rouge".

O leurs essors fougueux, leurs flammes dispersees, Leur rouge acharnement ou leur accord vermeil!

Valley of Chamonix, bounded on one side by the Mont Blanc range and on the other by the Aiguilles Rouges chain, was like a natural platform from which to view the highest peak of Europe.

When he was eleven years of age, both his parents were killed in a climbing accident in the Aiguilles Rouges above Chamonix, and the youth came under the guardianship of an aunt, since deceased, Miss Charmian Bond, and went to live with her at the quaintly-named hamlet of Pett Bottom near Canterbury in Kent.

Pleased, she bagged that and moved to the top drawer, where she found more lipsticks, rouges, bases, and powders.

One step would lead to another until Marino discovered Jay Talley and Bev Kiffin in Baton Rouge and eliminated them.

A frowning middle-aged woman with conspicuously rouged cheeks, chunky bifocal glasses.

Buffo the Great, the terrible Buffo, hilarious, appalling, devastating Buffo with his round, white face and the inch-wide rings of rouge round his eyes, and his four-cornered mouth, like a bow tie, and, mockery of mockeries, under his roguishly cocked, white, conical cap, he wears a wig that does not simulate hair.

I drove while Cece reapplied her China Rouge lipstick and freshened her make-up.

Critias, Tempus, and Cime, her cheeks smeared with blood like rouge, a lock of hair hanging down before her eyes.

Connie Lon Crum had contrasted a French education with marriage to a senior Khmer Rouge officer, whom she had later killed in a fit of jealous rage.

That file shows that Connie Crum is in command of the Khmer Rouge in the Cardamom mountains.

Pale tunes irresolute And traceries of old sounds Blown from a rotted flute Mingle with noise of cymbals rouged with rust, Nor not strange forms and epicene Lie bleeding in the dust, Being wounded with wounds.

A small paper cup, a pin, a jar of cold cream, Witch Hazel, and a tube of gelled rouge.

Et la voila qui tresse les fleurs bleues, les fleurs jaunes et les fleurs rouges pour en faire un chapeau.

I begin to see the roadside stalls and even a little cluster of shops with names like Tek it Eazy, Katie Rouge Kitchins and Yaso Jerk Center.