Bernard, 1893–1968, U.S. composer.
Bruce, 1870–1957, U.S. book designer and printer.
Carl (Ransom) 1902–87, U.S. psychologist.
Ginger (Virginia Katherine McMath) 1911–1995, U.S. actress and dancer: longtime partner of Fred Astaire.
James Gamble, 1867–1947, U.S. architect.
John, 1829–1904, U.S. sculptor.
Robert, 1731–95, American pioneer and commander in the British regular army during the French and Indian War.
Samuel, 1763–1855, English poet.
Will(iam Penn Adair) [uh-dair] , 1879–1935, U.S. actor and humorist.
William P(ierce) 1913–2001, U.S. lawyer: Attorney General 1957–61; secretary of state 1969–73.
a city in NW Arkansas. Unabridged


a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “fame” and “spear.” Unabridged
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roger (ˈrɒdʒə)
1.  Compare wilco (used in signalling, telecommunications, etc) message received
2.  an expression of agreement
3.  slang (of a man) to copulate (with)
usage  The verb sense of this word was formerly considered to be taboo, and it was labelled as such in previous editions of Collins English Dictionary. However, it has now become acceptable in speech, although some older or more conservative people may object to its use

Rogers (ˈrɒdʒəz)
1.  Ginger, real name Virginia McMath. 1911--95, US dancer and film actress, who partnered Fred Astaire
2.  Richard, Baron Rogers of Riverside. born 1933, British architect. His works include the Pompidou Centre in Paris (1971--77; with Renzo Piano), the Lloyd's building in London (1986), and the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, London
3.  William Penn Adair, known as Will. 1879--1935, US actor, newspaper columnist, and humorist in the homespun tradition

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masc. proper name, from O.Fr. Rogier, from O.H.G. Hrotger, lit. "famous with the spear," from hruod- "fame, glory" + ger "spear." As a generic name for "a person," attested from 1631. Slang meaning "penis" was popular c.1650-c.1870; hence the slang verb sense of "to copulate with (a woman)," attested
from 1711. The use of the word in radio communication to mean "yes, I understand" is attested from 1941, from the U.S. military phonetic alphabet word for the letter -R-, in this case an abbreviation for "received." Said to have been used by the R.A.F. since 1938. The Jolly Roger pirate flag is first attested 1723, of unknown origin; jolly here has its otherwise obs. M.E. sense "high-hearted, gallant."
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Medical Dictionary

Rogers , Carl Ransom. 1902-1987.

American psychologist who founded humanistic psychology

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city, Benton county, northwestern Arkansas, U.S. It lies about 20 miles (32 km) north of Fayetteville, near the Beaver Dam and Lake, in the Ozark Mountains. B.F. Sikes, who owned the original town site, gave a right-of-way to the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway. The community, founded in May 1881 after the arrival of the first train, was incorporated one month later and named for C.W. Rogers, a railway official. It developed as a marketing and processing centre for poultry and farm produce.

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