Definition of Ruby

1. Adjective. Of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies.

2. Noun. A transparent piece of ruby that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem.
Generic synonyms: Gem, Jewel, Precious Stone

3. Noun. A transparent deep red variety of corundum; used as a gemstone and in lasers.
Generic synonyms: Corundom, Corundum, Transparent Gem

4. Noun. A deep and vivid red color.
Exact synonyms: Crimson, Deep Red
Generic synonyms: Red, Redness
Derivative terms: Crimson, Crimson, Rubify

Definition of Ruby

1. n. A precious stone of a carmine red color, sometimes verging to violet, or intermediate between carmine and hyacinth red. It is a red crystallized variety of corundum.

2. a. Ruby-colored; red; as, ruby lips.

3. v. t. To make red; to redden.

Definition of Ruby

1. Proper noun. (English female given name). ¹

2. Proper noun. A dynamic, reflective, general-purpose object-oriented programming language developed in the 1990s. ¹

3. Noun. (Cockney rhyming slang) A curry, short for ''Ruby Murray''. ¹

4. Noun. A clear, deep, red variety of corundum, valued as a precious stone. ¹

5. Noun. A deep red colour. ¹

6. Noun. (typesetting British) Type having a height of 5.5 points. ¹

7. Noun. A genus of South American hummingbird. ¹

8. Adjective. Of a deep red colour (having any of numerous bright colours reminiscent of the colour of blood or cherries or tomatoes). ¹

9. Noun. A pronunciation guide written above or beside Chinese or Japanese characters. ¹

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Definition of Ruby

1. of a deep-red color [adj -BIER, -BIEST] / to tint with the color of a ruby (a deep-red precious stone) [v -BIED, -BYING, -BIES]

Medical Definition of Ruby

1. Origin: F. Rubis (cf. Pr. Robi), LL. Rubinus, robinus, fr. L. Rubeus = red, reddish, akin to ruber. See Rouge, red. 1. A precious stone of a carmine red colour, sometimes verging to violet, or intermediate between carmine and hyacinth red. It is a red crystallized variety of corundum. Besides the true or Oriental ruby above defined, there are the balas ruby, or ruby spinel, a red variety of spinel, and the rock ruby, a red variety of garnet. "Of rubies, sapphires, and pearles white." (Chaucer) 2. The colour of a ruby; carmine red; a red tint. "The natural ruby of your cheeks." (Shak) 3. That which has the colour of the ruby, as red wine. Hence, a red blain or carbuncle. 4. See Agate. 5. Any species of South American humming birds of the genus Clytolaema. The males have a ruby-coloured throat or breast. Ruby of arsenic, Ruby of sulphur, red silver. See Red. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ruby

rubrobulbar tract
rubroreticular fasciculi
rubroreticular tract
rubrospinal decussation
rubrospinal tract
rubs out
rubulavirus infections
ruby (current term)
ruby-crowned kinglet
ruby-crowned wren
ruby slippers
ruby spinel
ruby spots
ruby wedding
ruby wood

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