- 1 English
- 2 Central Franconian
- 3 French
- 4 Hungarian
- 5 Vilamovian
rut (plural ruts)
- (zoology) Sexual desire or oestrus of cattle, and various other mammals. [from early 15th c.]
- The noise made by deer during sexual excitement.
- Roaring, as of waves breaking upon the shore; rote.
- (intransitive) To be in the annual rut or mating season.
- (intransitive) To have sexual intercourse.
- (transitive, rare) To have sexual intercourse with.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
rut (plural ruts)
- A furrow, groove, or track worn in the ground, as from the passage of many wheels along a road. [from 16th c.]
- (figuratively) A fixed routine, procedure, line of conduct, thought or feeling. [from 19th c.]
- Synonym: routine
- (figuratively) A dull routine.
- Dull job, no interests, no dates. He's really in a rut.
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- rot (southern Moselle Franconian)
rut m (plural ruts)
- rut (sexual excitement)
- “rut” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- gobble (representation of the sound of a turkey; can be used repetitively)
- xxxx, Csanádi Imre, Hangverseny (Concert) (in Hungarian):
- Pulyka mondja: rut, rut, rut! / Aki kapzsi, mindig rút!
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-.