What does ruby mean?

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ˈru biru·by

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rubynoun

    a transparent piece of ruby that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

  2. rubynoun

    a transparent deep red variety of corundum; used as a gemstone and in lasers

  3. crimson, ruby, deep redadjective

    a deep and vivid red color

  4. red, reddish, ruddy, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarletadjective

    of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

Wiktionary

  1. Rubynoun

    A curry, short for Ruby Murray.

    We're going down the Indian for a Ruby - wanna join us?

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

  2. Rubynoun

    A female given name from English.

    And those are her two daughters, Opal and Ruby. Her husband, Joshua, named them. He said they were to be the jewels of his old age. She would never have thought of names like that. There wasn't an ounce of sentiment in her body.

    Etymology: The female name derives from ruby in the 19th century.

  3. Rubynoun

    A surname.

    Etymology: The female name derives from ruby in the 19th century.

  4. Rubynoun

    A male given name.

    Etymology: The female name derives from ruby in the 19th century.

  5. Rubynoun

    A dynamic, reflective, general-purpose object-oriented programming language developed in the 1990s.

    Etymology: The female name derives from ruby in the 19th century.

  6. Rubynoun

    A city in Alaska.

    Etymology: The female name derives from ruby in the 19th century.

  7. Rubynoun

    A ghost town in Arizona

    Etymology: The female name derives from ruby in the 19th century.

  8. Rubynoun

    A town in South Carolina.

    Etymology: The female name derives from ruby in the 19th century.

  9. Rubynoun

    A town in Wisconsin.

    Etymology: The female name derives from ruby in the 19th century.

  10. Rubynoun

    A settlement on the island of Saint Croix in the United States Virgin Islands.

    Etymology: The female name derives from ruby in the 19th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rubynoun

    a precious stone of a carmine red color, sometimes verging to violet, or intermediate between carmine and hyacinth red. It is a red crystallized variety of corundum

    Etymology: [F. rubis (cf. Pr. robi), LL. rubinus, robinus, fr. L. rubeus red, reddish, akin to ruber. See Rouge, red.]

  2. Rubynoun

    the color of a ruby; carmine red; a red tint

    Etymology: [F. rubis (cf. Pr. robi), LL. rubinus, robinus, fr. L. rubeus red, reddish, akin to ruber. See Rouge, red.]

  3. Rubynoun

    that which has the color of the ruby, as red wine. Hence, a red blain or carbuncle

    Etymology: [F. rubis (cf. Pr. robi), LL. rubinus, robinus, fr. L. rubeus red, reddish, akin to ruber. See Rouge, red.]

  4. Rubynoun

    see Agate, n., 2

    Etymology: [F. rubis (cf. Pr. robi), LL. rubinus, robinus, fr. L. rubeus red, reddish, akin to ruber. See Rouge, red.]

  5. Rubynoun

    any species of South American humming birds of the genus Clytolaema. The males have a ruby-colored throat or breast

    Etymology: [F. rubis (cf. Pr. robi), LL. rubinus, robinus, fr. L. rubeus red, reddish, akin to ruber. See Rouge, red.]

  6. Rubyadjective

    ruby-colored; red; as, ruby lips

    Etymology: [F. rubis (cf. Pr. robi), LL. rubinus, robinus, fr. L. rubeus red, reddish, akin to ruber. See Rouge, red.]

  7. Rubyverb

    to make red; to redden

    Etymology: [F. rubis (cf. Pr. robi), LL. rubinus, robinus, fr. L. rubeus red, reddish, akin to ruber. See Rouge, red.]

Freebase

  1. Ruby

    A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum. The red color is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. The ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, together with the sapphire, the emerald, and the diamond. Prices of rubies are primarily determined by color. The brightest and most valuable "red" called pigeon blood-red, commands a large premium over other rubies of similar quality. After color follows clarity: similar to diamonds, a clear stone will command a premium, but a ruby without any needle-like rutile inclusions may indicate that the stone has been treated. Cut and carat are also an important factor in determining the price.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ruby

    rōō′bi, n. a pure transparent red-coloured corundum, inferior in hardness to the diamond only among gems: redness, anything red: (her.) the tincture red or gules: (print.) a type smaller than nonpareil and larger than pearl—5½ points in the new system: the red bird of Paradise: the ruby hummer of Brazil.—adj. red.—v.t. to make red:—pa.t. and pa.p. ru′bied.adj. Ru′bied (Shak.), red as a ruby.—n. Ru′bine (Spens.), same as Ruby.—adj. Ru′bious (Shak.), ruby, red, ruddy.—ns. Ru′by-blende, a clear red variety of zinc sulphide: ruby silver; Ru′by-tail, a gold-wasp, or cuckoo-fly.—adj. Ru′by-throat′ed, like a humming-bird, with a ruby gorget.—ns. Ru′by-tī′ger, a British moth; Ru′by-wood, red sandalwood.—Rock ruby, a ruby-red garnet. [O. Fr. rubi—L. rubeusruber, red.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ruby

    a gem which in value and hardness ranks next to the diamond; is dichroic, of greater specific gravity than any other gem, and belongs to the hexagonal system of crystals; is a pellucid, ruddy-tinted stone, and, like the sapphire, a variety of corundum, also found (but rarely) in violet, pink, and purple tints; the finest specimens come from Upper Burmah; these are the true Oriental rubies, and when above 5 carats exceed in value, weight for weight, diamonds; the Spinel ruby is the commoner jeweller's stone; is of much less value, specific gravity and hardness, non-dichroic, and forms a cubical crystal.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ruby in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ruby in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of ruby in a Sentence

  1. Ruby Roman:

    Ruby Roman grapes look big and red -- like a ruby. It's been a painstaking process to achieve that red color.

  2. Chris Yakymchuk:

    The graphite inside this ruby is really unique. It's the first time we've seen evidence of ancient life in ruby-bearing rocks.

  3. Don Lemon:

    If you get someone in a ruby red state or rural state to understand that … then it’s a win for you, republicans … are going around the country and they are winning with a lie. They’re able to get people on their side with a total lie and Democrats can’t get people motivated with the truth that will help them.

  4. Naveen Patnaik:

    When he speaks his words are akin to pearls strung on a silken thread....when he should speak it s like lustre shed by a ruby...when he does speak it s like crystal splash that cleaves the blue....

  5. David Bennett:

    In over 40 years, I cannot recall ever having seen another Burmese ruby of this exceptional size possessing such outstanding colour.

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