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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rudd, Scardinius erythrophthalmusnoun

    European freshwater fish resembling the roach


  1. ruddnoun

    A species of freshwater game fish (Scardinius erythropthalmus).


  1. rudd

    Scardinius is a genus of ray-finned fish in the family Cyprinidae commonly called rudds. Locally, the name "rudd" without any further qualifiers is also used for individual species, particularly the common rudd (S. erythrophthalmus). The rudd can be distinguished from the very similar roach by way of the rudd's upturned mouth, allowing it to pick food items such as aquatic insects from the surface of the water with minimal disturbance. The Greek rudd (S. graecus) is a similar fish, about 40 cm long. It occurs only in the southern tip of the Greek mainland. It lives in lakes and slow-flowing rivers, forming large schools. It spawns around April–June among underwater plants in shallow water. It feeds on small crustaceans, the larvae and pupae of insects, and on plant material. The majority of its food is taken at or near the surface of the water. The fish is not usually found in deep water. Very little is known about the biology of this species. It is important locally, both to anglers and commercial companies.


  1. rudd

    A rudd is a type of freshwater fish, native to Europe, which is known for its slender body and reddish color. The term 'rudd' can also refer to a flat device, often made of wood or metal, attached vertically to the stern of a boat or ship and used to steer the vessel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ruddnoun

    a fresh-water European fish of the Carp family (Leuciscus erythrophthalmus). It is about the size and shape of the roach, but it has the dorsal fin farther back, a stouter body, and red irises. Called also redeye, roud, finscale, and shallow. A blue variety is called azurine, or blue roach

  2. Etymology: [See Rud, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rudd

    rud, n. the fish red-eye.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. RUDD

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rudd is ranked #2451 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rudd surname appeared 14,732 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Rudd.

    79.8% or 11,761 total occurrences were White.
    14.1% or 2,082 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 355 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 301 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 155 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 80 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rudd in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rudd in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of rudd in a Sentence

  1. Professor Mark Kenny:

    In 2008, then prime minister Kevin Rudd managed to convince Australians that even if they could not understand the scale and duration of the financial meltdown, their government did. Mr Morrison on the other hand, seems unsure and has failed to inspire confidence.

  2. New York:

    This nation is still battling the Covid-19 pandemic and young people are not immune from it, we all need to do our part and wear a mask. Thanks to Paul Rudd for helping us spread this crucial message and reach young people like him.

  3. Ramin Setoodeh:

    From Angelina Jolie to Paul Rudd, A-list stars are appearing on Netflix – and there’s no doubt it’s been good for them, expect that to continue.

  4. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:

    Kevin Rudd has requested that the Australian government nominate him, and as the prime minister has indicated on a number of occasions that'll be a matter for the cabinet, i'll certainly put the matter forward. It'll be a matter for the cabinet.

  5. Angus Young:

    As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man, he always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted. He took great pride in all that he endeavored. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed. Rock band AC/DC, from left, Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, and Cliff Williams performing on stage during a concert in German in 2003. ((AP Photo/Jan Pitman).

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. contagious
    • B. defiant
    • C. butch
    • D. equivalent

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