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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rutrʌt(n.; v.)rut•ted, rut•ting.

  1. (n.)a furrow or track in the ground, esp. one made by the passage of vehicles.

  2. any furrow, groove, etc.

  3. a fixed or established mode of procedure or course of life, usu. dull or unpromising:

    to fall into a rut.

  4. (v.t.)to make a rut or ruts in; furrow.

Origin of rut:

1570–80; perh. alter. of route

rutrʌt(n.; v.)rut•ted, rut•ting.

  1. (n.)the periodically recurring sexual excitement of the deer, goat, sheep, etc.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  2. (v.i.)to be in the condition of rut.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

Origin of rut:

1375–1425; rutte < MF rut, ruit < VL *rūgitus, for LL rugītus roaring < L rugī(re) to roar

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rut(noun)

    a groove or furrow (especially one in soft earth caused by wheels)

  2. rut, groove(noun)

    a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape

    "they fell into a conversational rut"

  3. estrus, oestrus, heat, rut(verb)

    applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity

  4. rut(verb)

    be in a state of sexual excitement; of male mammals

  5. furrow, rut, groove(verb)

    hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove

    "furrow soil"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rut(noun)ʌt

    a frustrating situation that you feel you cannot change

    If you're stuck in a rut at work, look for a new job.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rut(noun)

    sexual desire or oestrus of deer, cattle, and various other mammals; heat; also, the period during which the oestrus exists

  2. Rut(noun)

    roaring, as of waves breaking upon the shore; rote. See Rote

  3. Rut(verb)

    to have a strong sexual impulse at the reproductive period; -- said of deer, cattle, etc

  4. Rut(verb)

    to cover in copulation

  5. Rut(noun)

    a track worn by a wheel or by habitual passage of anything; a groove in which anything runs. Also used figuratively

  6. Rut(verb)

    to make a rut or ruts in; -- chiefly used as a past participle or a participial adj.; as, a rutted road


  1. Rut

    The rut is the mating season of ruminant animals such as deer, sheep, elk, moose, caribou, ibex, goats, pronghorn and Asian and African antelope. During the rut, males often rub their antlers or horns on trees or shrubs, fight with each other, wallow in mud or dust, and herd estrus females together. The rut in many species is triggered by a shortening of the length of daylight hours each day. The timing of the rut for different species depends on the length of their gestation period, usually occurring so the young are born in the spring, shortly after new green growth has appeared, and when the temperatures are warm enough that the young will not die of hypothermia.

Anagrams of RUT

  1. RTU

  2. Tur

Translations for RUT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a deep track made by a wheel etc in soft ground

The road was full of ruts.

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