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EnglishEdit

 
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A ruby (gem).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹuː.bi/
  • Rhymes: -uːbi
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English ruby, rube, from Old French rubi, from Latin rubeus (red).

NounEdit

ruby (countable and uncountable, plural rubies)

  1. A clear, deep, red variety of corundum, valued as a precious stone.
    • 2012 March 1, Lee A. Groat, “Gemstones”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 2, page 128:
      Although there are dozens of different types of gems, among the best known and most important are diamond, ruby and sapphire, emerald and other gem forms of the mineral beryl, chrysoberyl, tanzanite, tsavorite, topaz and jade.
  2. (obsolete) A red spinel.
  3. A deep red colour.
    ruby:  
  4. (heraldry) The tincture red or gules.
  5. (uncountable, printing, Britain, dated) The size of type between pearl and nonpareil, standardized as 5½-point.
    Synonym: (US) agate
  6. A ruby hummer, a South American hummingbird, Clytolaema rubricauda.
  7. A red bird-of-paradise, Paradisaea rubra.
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AdjectiveEdit

ruby (comparative more ruby, superlative most ruby)

  1. Of a deep red colour.
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VerbEdit

ruby (third-person singular simple present rubies, present participle rubying, simple past and past participle rubied)

  1. (transitive, poetic) To make red; to redden.

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2021), “Ruby”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
  • ruby”, in Mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.

Etymology 2Edit

From the British 5.5-point font Ruby, used for annotations in printed documents.

NounEdit

ruby (plural rubies)

  1. A pronunciation guide written above or beside Chinese or Japanese characters.
    Synonym: rubi
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See alsoEdit

  •   Ruby characters on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
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    CzechEdit

    PronunciationEdit

    NounEdit

    ruby

    1. nominative/accusative/vocative/instrumental plural of rub

    Middle EnglishEdit

    Etymology 1Edit

    Borrowed from Old French rubi, itself borrowed from Latin rubeus.

    Alternative formsEdit

    PronunciationEdit

    • IPA(key): /ˈriu̯biː/, /ˈriu̯beː/

    NounEdit

    ruby (plural rubies)

    1. A ruby (red precious stone)
    2. (figuratively) A precious individual.
    DescendantsEdit
    • English: ruby
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    Etymology 2Edit

    VerbEdit

    ruby

    1. Alternative form of robben

    SilesianEdit

    Alternative formsEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    From Proto-Slavic *grubъ.

    AdjectiveEdit

    ruby

    1. fat, thick