Ruby definition

ro͝obē
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Something having this color.
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Deep-red.
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(person, proper) A feminine name.
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A red bird-of-paradise, Paradisaea rubra.
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(printing) Agate (a size of type)
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Of a deep red colour.
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(poetic) To make red; to redden.

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A clear, deep, red variety of corundum, valued as a precious stone.
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A deep red colour.

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A ruby hummer, a South American hummingbird, Clytolaema rubricauda.
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A female given name.
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A dynamic, reflective, general-purpose object-oriented programming language developed in the 1990s.
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A city in Alaska.
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A town in South Carolina.
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A town in Wisconsin.
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A settlement on the island of Saint Croix in the United States Virgin Islands.
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(Cockney rhyming slang) A curry, short for Ruby Murray.

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A deep red, translucent variety of the mineral corundum, highly valued as a precious stone.
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A clear, deep-red variety of corundum, valued as a precious stone.
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Something, such as a watch bearing, that is made from a ruby.
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A dark or deep red to deep purplish red.
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Of the color ruby.
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Deep red.
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A deep-red, translucent variety of the mineral corundum, containing small amounts of chromium and valued as a gem.
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(typography, UK) Type having a height of 5.5 points.
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Something made of this stone, as a watch bearing.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ruby
Plural:
rubies

Origin of ruby

  • Middle English from Old French rubi from Medieval Latin rubīnus (lapis) red (stone), ruby from Latin rubeus red reudh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the British 5.5-point font Ruby, used for annotations in printed documents.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin rubeus (“red").

    From Wiktionary

  • From the precious stone.

    From Wiktionary