1. an arousal
  2. an official ceremony over drinks
    And the King's rouse the heaven shall bruit again,
    Re-speaking earthly thunder. - "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, act 1 scene 2 lines 127-128
  3. A carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic.
  4. The sounding of a bugle in the morning after reveille, to signal that soldiers are to rise from bed, often the rouse.


  1. to wake or be awoken from sleep, or from apathy.
    to rouse the faculties, passions, or emotions
  2. To provoke (someone) to anger or action.
  3. To cause to start from a covert or lurking place.
    to rouse a deer or other animal of the chase
  4. To pull by main strength; to haul
  5. To raise; to make erect.

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