1. A root.
  2. A kind of guitar, the notes of which were produced by a small wheel or wheel-like arrangement; an instrument similar to the hurdy-gurdy.
  3. The noise produced by the surf of the sea dashing upon the shore. See Rut.
  4. A frequent repetition of forms of speech without attention to the meaning; mere repetition; as, to learn rules by rote.

v. t.

  1. To learn or repeat by rote.

v. i.

  1. To go out by rotation or succession; to rotate.