rut

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See also: Rut, Rút, and rūt

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French rut (noise, roar, bellowing), from Latin rugitus, from rugire (to roar).

Noun[edit]

rut (plural ruts)

  1. (zoology) Sexual desire or oestrus of cattle, and various other mammals
  2. Roaring, as of waves breaking upon the shore; rote.
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Verb[edit]

rut (third-person singular simple present ruts, present participle rutting, simple past and past participle rutted)

  1. (intransitive) to be in the annual rut
  2. (intransitive) to have sexual intercourse
  3. (transitive) To mount or cover during copulation.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
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Etymology 2[edit]

16th century. Probably from French route ‘road’

Noun[edit]

rut (plural ruts)

  1. A furrow, groove, or track worn in the ground, as from the passage of many wheels along a road
  2. A fixed routine, procedure, line of conduct, thought or feeling (See also rutter)
  3. A dull routine
    Dull job, no interests, no dates. He's really in a rut.
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Verb[edit]

rut (third-person singular simple present ruts, present participle rutting, simple past and past participle rutted)

  1. (transitive) To make a furrow
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Noun[edit]

rut m (plural ruts)

  1. rut (sexual excitement)

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Rafsi[edit]

rut

  1. rafsi of grute.