uneven ground with long grass on an area where people play golf [≠ green]
to accept the bad things in life as well as the good ones:
You have to learn to take the rough with the smooth.
a picture drawn very quickly, not showing all the details [= sketch]:
a rough of the proposed housing development
4 British English
if you write or draw something in rough, you do it without paying attention to details or tidiness, because you are going to do it again later:
It's best to work in rough first, and then write it out neatly.
5 British English informal
someone from a lower social class than you, with whom you have a sexual relationship