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Definitions of ruby

  1. To make red; to redden. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To make red. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. To make red:-pa.t. rubied. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The color of a ruby; carmine red; a red tint. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. That which has the color of the ruby, as red wine. Hence, a red blain or carbuncle. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. See Agate, n., 2. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Any species of South American humming birds of the genus Clytolaema. The males have a ruby-colored throat or breast. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A precious stone, usually a variety of corundum, varying in color from carmine-red to crimson; the color of the stone. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Redness: anything red: a precious stone of a red color. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. A gem of a red color. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Of the color of a ruby. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A transparent gem stone of a deep red color. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A rich red like that of a ruby. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A precious stone, of a carmine-red colour; anything red; redness; a carbuncle; a small-sized type. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A precious stone, varying in colour between a bright scarlet and crimson, next in value to the diamond; among printers, a letter of particular size. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Ruby-colored; red; as, ruby lips. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Having the color of the ruby: red. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Pertaining to or like a ruby; crimson. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Of the colour of the ruby. Ruby of zinc, red blende. Rock ruby, a fine red variety of garnet. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. Of the colour of the ruby; red. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for ruby

  1. But the boy blushed ruby red, and the colour told its own story. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  2. And, by the way, I've been hoping they'd turn up like that ruby of yours. – The Voice in the Fog by Harold MacGrath
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