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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rutnoun

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

  2. rut, groovenoun

    a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape

    "they fell into a conversational rut"

  3. estrus, oestrus, heat, rutverb

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

  4. rutverb

    be in a state of sexual excitement; of male mammals

  5. furrow, rut, grooveverb

    hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove

    "furrow soil"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rutnoun

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

    Etymology: [variant of route.]

  2. Rutnoun

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

    Etymology: [variant of route.]

  3. Rutverb

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

    Etymology: [variant of route.]

  4. Rutverb

    to cover in copulation

    Etymology: [variant of route.]

  5. Rutnoun

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

    Etymology: [variant of route.]

  6. Rutverb

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

    Etymology: [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

Examples of RUT in a Sentence

  1. Gerald Burrill:

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

  2. Janet Helm:

    They have lots of stringy roots and big, hard-looking shells on them that people don't know how to peel or prepare, but I've never met a veggie I didn't like, so [the challenge is] getting people out of their culinary rut and into trying new things.

  3. John Restrepo:

    It's going to be a long slog out of this rut here in southern Nevada.

  4. Christine Lavin:

    There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts.

  5. Laurence J. Peter:

    A rut is a grave with the ends knocked out.

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  • شبقArabic
  • říjet, říjeCzech
  • trummerum, vaneDanish
  • brunften, furchen, Furche, Brunft, Spurrille, Trott, Spur, Brunst, brunstenGerman
  • rodada, estro, celo, brama, estar en brama, surcar, estar en celoSpanish
  • kiima-aika, kiima, uurre, ura, uurtaaFinnish
  • voie de garage, ornière, sillonner, rutFrench
  • clais, dàmhairScottish Gaelic
  • 盛りがつく, 轍, 発情Japanese
  • 암내Korean
  • riestsLatvian
  • bronstDutch
  • koleinaPolish
  • [[estar]] [[em]] [[cio]], cio, sulcoPortuguese
  • половая охота, колея, борозда, половое возбуждение, привычка, рутина, гон, быть в охотеRussian
  • goniti se, tjerati se, estrusSerbo-Croatian
  • brunst, löpaSwedish
  • boğasamak, kızışma, kızışmakTurkish

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    very close or connected in space or time
    • A. unsealed
    • B. equivalent
    • C. adscripted
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