What does RUT mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word RUT.

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"

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

  7. Origin: [variant of route.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rut

    rut, n. a track left by a wheel: an established course.—v.t. to form ruts in:—pr.p. rut′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. rut′ted.adj. Rut′ty, full of ruts. [O. Fr. route—Low L. rupta, a way.]

  2. Rut

    rut, n. the noise made by deer during sexual excitement: the periodic time of heat of animals.—v.i. to be in heat.—v.t. (rare) to copulate with.—adj. Rut′tish, inclined to rut: lustful.—n. Rut′tishness, libidinousness. [O. Fr. ruit, rut—L. rugitusrugīre, to roar.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of RUT in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of RUT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Laurence J. Peter:

    A rut is a grave with the ends knocked out.

  2. Gerald Burrill:

    The difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

  3. Ellen Glasgow:

    The only difference between a rut and a grave... is in their dimensions.

  4. Vance Havner:

    Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave--with both ends kicked out.

  5. Thomas Arnold Bennett:

    The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is.

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Translations for RUT

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • شبقArabic
  • říje, říjetCzech
  • vane, trummerumDanish
  • Brunst, Spur, Brunft, Furche, brunften, furchen, brunsten, Trott, SpurrilleGerman
  • estar en brama, surcar, brama, estro, rodada, celo, estar en celoSpanish
  • ura, kiima-aika, uurtaa, kiima, uurreFinnish
  • sillonner, voie de garage, ornière, rutFrench
  • dàmhair, claisScottish Gaelic
  • 発情, 轍, 盛りがつくJapanese
  • riestsLatvian
  • bronstDutch
  • koleinaPolish
  • cio, sulco, [[estar]] [[em]] [[cio]]Portuguese
  • половая охота, колея, привычка, быть в охоте, гон, рутина, половое возбуждение, бороздаRussian
  • goniti se, estrus, tjerati seSerbo-Croatian
  • brunst, löpaSwedish
  • kızışma, kızışmak, boğasamakTurkish

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