Definitions for ruffrʌf
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a neckpiece or collar of lace, lawn, or the like, gathered into deep, full, regular folds, worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
a collar, or set of lengthened or specially marked hairs or feathers, on the neck of an animal.
a Eurasian sandpiper, Philomachus pugnax, the male of which has a large erectile ruff of feathers during the breeding season.
Ref: Compare reeve3. 3
Origin of ruff:
1515–25; perh. back formation from ruffle1
an act or instance of trumping in cards when one cannot follow suit.
an old game of cards resembling whist.
(v.i.)to trump when unable to follow suit.
Origin of ruff:
1580–90; prob. < F ro(u)ffle, akin to It ronfa a card game, prob. < G Trumpftrump1
a small European freshwater fish, Acerina cernua, of the perch family.
Origin of ruff:
1400–50; ME ruf, roffe; perh. identical with rough
an external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal
choker, ruff, ruffle, neck ruff(noun)
a high tight collar
ruff, Philomachus pugnax(noun)
common Eurasian sandpiper; the male has an erectile neck ruff in breeding season
(card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit
play a trump
A card game similar to whist, and the predecessor of it ruff and honours.
To play a trump card to a trick, other than when trumps were led
The bark of a dog; woof.
Origin: A shortening of ruffle
a game similar to whist, and the predecessor of it
the act of trumping, especially when one has no card of the suit led
a muslin or linen collar plaited, crimped, or fluted, worn formerly by both sexes, now only by women and children
something formed with plaits or flutings, like the collar of this name
an exhibition of pride or haughtiness
wanton or tumultuous procedure or conduct
a low, vibrating beat of a drum, not so loud as a roll; a ruffle
a collar on a shaft ot other piece to prevent endwise motion. See Illust. of Collar
a set of lengthened or otherwise modified feathers round, or on, the neck of a bird
a limicoline bird of Europe and Asia (Pavoncella, / Philommachus, pugnax) allied to the sandpipers. The males during the breeding season have a large ruff of erectile feathers, variable in their colors, on the neck, and yellowish naked tubercles on the face. They are polygamous, and are noted for their pugnacity in the breeding season. The female is called reeve, or rheeve
a variety of the domestic pigeon, having a ruff of its neck
to ruffle; to disorder
to beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum
to hit, as the prey, without fixing it
alt. of Ruffe
The Ruff is a medium-sized wading bird that breeds in marshes and wet meadows across northern Eurasia. This highly gregarious sandpiper is migratory and sometimes forms huge flocks in its winter grounds, which include southern and western Europe, Africa, southern Asia and Australia. It is usually considered to be the only member of its genus, and the Broad-billed and Sharp-tailed Sandpipers are its closest relatives. The Ruff is a long-necked, pot-bellied bird. This species shows marked sexual dimorphism; the male is much larger than the female, and has a breeding plumage that includes brightly coloured head tufts, bare orange facial skin, extensive black on the breast, and the large collar of ornamental feathers that inspired this bird's English name. The female and the non-breeding male have grey-brown upperparts and mainly white underparts. Three differently plumaged types of male, including a rare form that mimics the female, use a variety of strategies to obtain mating opportunities at a lek, and the colourful head and neck feathers are erected as part of the elaborate main courting display. The female has one brood per year and lays four eggs in a well-hidden ground nest, incubating the eggs and rearing the chicks, which are mobile soon after hatching, on her own. Predators of wader chicks and eggs include mammals such as foxes, feral cats and stoats, and birds such as large gulls, corvids and skuas.
Translations for ruff
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
uneven or uncultivated ground on a golf course
I lost my ball in the rough.
- أرْض مَلْعَب الغولف الخَشِنَه غَيْر المقصوصَهArabic
- неравна част на голф игрищеBulgarian
- matoPortuguese (BR)
- unebener BodenGerman
- udenfor fairway'enDanish
- ανώμαλη περιοχή γηπέδου γκολφGreek
- بخ شچمن زنی نشدهFarsi
- שֶׁטָח לא יַשָרHebrew
- ऊबड़-खाबड़ जमीनHindi
- hepehupás terepHungarian
- tanah kasarIndonesian
- röff, kargiIcelandic
- (terreno accidentato)Italian
- (골프) 러프Korean
- nelygi aikštelėLithuanian
- nelīdzens laukumsLatvian
- kawasan tidak rataMalay
- utenfor fairwayen, roughNorwegian
- !!dzika część pola golfowegoPolish
- بخ شچمن زنی نشدهPersian
- اومه موادPashto
- teren accidentatRomanian
- zunaj igriščaSlovenian
- kaba alanTurkish
- 高爾夫球場的起伏地面Chinese (Trad.)
- нерівне полеUkrainian
- ناہموار زمینUrdu
- nơi đất gồ ghềVietnamese
- 高尔夫球场上的障碍区Chinese (Simp.)
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