Ruby meaning

ro͝o'bē
A deep red, translucent variety of the mineral corundum, highly valued as a precious stone.
noun
1
1
Something made of this stone, as a watch bearing.
noun
1
1
Deep-red.
adjective
0
0
A feminine name.
noun
0
0
A deep-red, translucent variety of the mineral corundum, containing small amounts of chromium and valued as a gem.
0
0
Advertisement
An interpreted, object-oriented programming language that is somewhat similar to Perl in syntax. Known for its easy manipulation of text strings, everything in Ruby is an object, including primitive elements. Ruby programs and libraries are distributed in Ruby's "gem" format using the RubyGems package manager. JRuby is a Ruby implementation written in Java, and eRuby is an embedded version.Ruby on RailsRuby on Rails (RoR) is an open source application framework for Ruby that is widely used for writing Web applications.Rubies and PearlsWritten by Yukihiro Matsumoto and introduced in 1995, Ruby was named after the July birthstone that followed the Pearl birthstone of June. The design goal for Ruby was to create a language that was more intuitive for the programmer than previous languages. For more information, visit www.ruby-lang.org.
0
0
A clear, deep, red variety of corundum, valued as a precious stone.
noun
0
0
A deep red colour.

noun
0
0
(typography, UK) Type having a height of 5.5 points.
noun
0
0
A ruby hummer, a South American hummingbird, Clytolaema rubricauda.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
A red bird-of-paradise, Paradisaea rubra.
noun
0
0
(printing) Agate (a size of type)
noun
0
0
Of a deep red colour.
adjective
0
0
(poetic) To make red; to redden.

verb
0
0
A pronunciation guide written above or beside Chinese or Japanese characters.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
A female given name.
pronoun
0
0
A dynamic, reflective, general-purpose object-oriented programming language developed in the 1990s.
pronoun
0
0
A city in Alaska.
pronoun
0
0
A town in South Carolina.
pronoun
0
0
A town in Wisconsin.
pronoun
0
0
Advertisement
A settlement on the island of Saint Croix in the United States Virgin Islands.
pronoun
0
0
(Cockney rhyming slang) A curry, short for Ruby Murray.

We're going down the Indian for a Ruby - wanna join us?

noun
0
0
Something, such as a watch bearing, that is made from a ruby.
noun
0
1
A dark or deep red to deep purplish red.
noun
0
1
Of the color ruby.
adjective
0
1
Advertisement
A clear, deep-red variety of corundum, valued as a precious stone.
noun
0
1

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