rut

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See also: Rut, Rút, and rüt

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French rut (noise, roar, bellowing), from Latin rugītus, from rugīre (to roar).

Noun[edit]

rut (plural ruts)

  1. (zoology) Sexual desire or oestrus of cattle, and various other mammals. [from early 15th c.]
  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 or mating season.
  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]

a rut on a main road (sense 1)

Probably from Middle English route, from Middle French route (road). See also rutter.

Noun[edit]

rut (plural ruts)

  1. (automotive) A furrow, groove, or track worn in the ground, as from the passage of many wheels along a road. [from 16th c.]
    Synonyms: groove, furrow
  2. (figuratively) A fixed routine, procedure, line of conduct, thought or feeling. [from 19th c.]
    Synonyms: routine
  3. (figuratively) 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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Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • rot (southern Moselle Franconian)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German rōt.

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Adjective[edit]

rut (masculine rude, feminine rut, comparative ruder, superlative rutste)

  1. (Ripuarian, northern Moselle Franconian) red

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French rut, from Latin rugītus. Compare also rugir.

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Noun[edit]

rut m (plural ruts)

  1. rut (sexual excitement)

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

rut

  1. rafsi of grute.

Vilamovian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German rōt (red, red-haired), from Old High German rōt (red, scarlet, purple-red, brown-red, yellow-red), akin to German rot, Old Saxon rōd, Old Dutch rōd (modern Dutch rood); from Proto-Germanic *raudaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rewdʰ-.

Adjective[edit]

rūt

  1. red