Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word rot. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in rot.
Definitions and meaning of rot
From Middle Englishrotten, roten, from Old Englishrotian(“to rot, become corrupted, ulcerate, putrefy”), from Proto-Germanic*rutāną(“to rot”).
(UK) IPA(key): /ɹɒt/
(General American) IPA(key): [ɹɑt]
(General Australian, General New Zealand) IPA(key): /ɹɔt/
Homophone: wrought(in accents with the cot-caught merger)
rot (third-person singular simple presentrots, present participlerotting, simple past and past participlerotted)
(intransitive) To suffer decomposition due to biological action, especially by fungi or bacteria.
(intransitive) To decline in function or utility.
(transitive, intransitive) To (cause to) deteriorate in any way, as in morals; to corrupt.
(transitive) To make putrid; to cause to be wholly or partially decomposed by natural processes.
to rot vegetable fiber
(intransitive, figurative) To spend a long period of time (in an unpleasant place).
to rot in prison
to rot in Hell
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Four of the sufferers were left to rot in irons.
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Rot, poor bachelor, in your club.
(transitive) To expose, as flax, to a process of maceration, etc., for the purpose of separating the fiber; to ret.
(dated, slang) To talk nonsense.
1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 37:
Adrian thought it worth while to try out his new slang. ‘I say, you fellows, here's a rum go. Old Biffo was jolly odd this morning. He gave me a lot of pi-jaw about slacking and then invited me to tea. No rotting! He did really.’
rot (countable and uncountable, pluralrots)
The process of becoming rotten; putrefaction.
Any of several diseases in which breakdown of tissue occurs.
(uncountable) Verbal nonsense.
(nonsense): See also Thesaurus:nonsense
ORT, OTR, RTO, TOR, TRO, Tor, ort, tor
From Dutchrot, dialectal form of rat.
rout, ruat, ròt, röts
From Middle High Germanrōt(“red, red-haired”), from Old High Germanrōt(“red, scarlet, purple-red, brown-red, yellow-red”), from Proto-Germanic*raudaz. Cognate with Germanrot, Dutchrood, Englishred, West Frisianread, Danishrød.
“rot” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien
“rot” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
rot (comparativerotter, superlativerotst)
rotten, spoiled, decayed, putrid
rotten, tedious, unkind, mean
rotn (pluralrotten, diminutiverotjen)
rot, something rotten, something rotting
From Middle Dutchrotte.
rotf (pluralrotten, diminutiverotjen)
(dialectal, Northern)Alternative form of rat.
From Middle Dutchrote.
rotn or f (pluralrotten, diminutiverotjen)
(military) a file (of men)
(obsolete) multitude, band, throng
Synonyms:drom, massa, menigte, schare
Homophones: rhô, ros, rôt
(colloquial) belch, burp
“rot” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
From Middle High Germanrōt(“red, red-haired”), from Old High Germanrōt(“red, scarlet, purple-red, brown-red, yellow-red”), from Proto-Germanic*raudaz, from Proto-Indo-European*h₁rowdʰós, from *h₁rewdʰ-. Compare Low Germanroot, rod, rot, Dutchrood, Englishred, West Frisianread, Danishrød.