What is Ross?

  • (noun): American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752-1836).
    Synonyms: Betsy Ross, Betsy Griscom Ross
    See also — Additional definitions below


Ross (Ros in Scottish Gaelic) is a region of Scotland and a former mormaerdom, earldom, sheriffdom and county. The name Ross allegedly derives from a Gaelic word meaning a headland - perhaps a reference to the Black Isle. The Norse word for Orkney - Hrossay meaning horse island - is another possible origin. The area once belonged to the Norse earldom of Orkney. Ross is a historical comital region, perhaps predating the Mormaerdom of Ross.

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Dick Quax - Politician
... Howick Citizens Ratepayers Quax stood with Jami-Lee Ross for Citizens Ratepayers in the 2010 Auckland Council elections ... Quax missed out on a seat, losing to Ross by 253 votes ... to the council after a by election was held in Howick due to Ross resigning after becoming a Member of Parliament ...
Ross Robertson
... Harold Valentine Ross Robertson (known as Ross Robertson) (born 1949) is a New Zealand politician for the Labour Party ...
Scott Base
... leader of two British expeditions to the Ross Sea area of Antarctica ... Located on Ross Island near Mount Erebus in New Zealand's Ross Dependency territorial claim, it was set up as support to field research and the centre for research into earth sciences, but now conducts ...
Herbert Ross - Early Life and Career
... Born Herbert David Ross in Brooklyn, New York, he made his stage debut as Third Witch with a touring company of Macbeth in 1942 ... In 1968, Ross worked with Barbra Streisand as choreographer and director of musical numbers for the film Funny Girl ... Other movies followed for Ross, including The Owl and the Pussycat, Funny Lady (both starred Barbra Streisand), Pennies From Heaven, T.R ...
Ross, New Zealand - Demographics and Education
... Ross School, a coeducational contributing primary school with a decile rating of six and a roll of 24, is located within the town ...

More definitions of "Ross":

  • (noun): British physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932).
    Synonyms: Sir Ronald Ross
  • (noun): British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862).
    Synonyms: James Clark Ross, Sir James Clark Ross
  • (noun): Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856).
    Synonyms: John Ross, Sir John Ross

Famous quotes containing the word ross:

    The New Yorker will be the magazine which is not edited for the old lady from Dubuque.
    —Harold W. Ross (1892–1951)

    If we did not have such a thing as an airplane today, we would probably create something the size of N.A.S.A. to make one.
    —H. Ross Perot (b. 1930)