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Rug·by 1

 (rŭg′bē)
A borough of central England east-southeast of Birmingham. It is the site of Rugby School (founded 1567), where the game of Rugby was developed in the 1800s.

Rug·by 2

or rug·by  (rŭg′bē)
n.
A game played by two teams of 15 players each on a rectangular field 110 yards long with goal lines and goal posts at either end, the object being to run with an oval ball across the opponent's goal line or kick it through the upper portion of the goal posts, with forward passing and time-outs not permitted.

[After Rugby School, England.]

Rugby

(ˈrʌɡbɪ)
n
(Placename) a town in central England, in E Warwickshire: famous public school, founded in 1567. Pop: 61 988 (2001)

Rugby

(ˈrʌɡbɪ)
n
(Placename) a town in central England, in E Warwickshire: famous public school, founded in 1567. Pop: 61 988 (2001)

Rug•by

(ˈrʌg bi)

n.
1. a city in E Warwickshire, in central England: boys' school, founded 1567. 86,400.
2. (sometimes l.c.) Also called Rug′by foot′ball. a form of football, played between two teams of 15 members each, that differs from soccer in freedom to carry the ball, block with the hands and arms, and tackle; characterized by continuous action and prohibition against substitute players.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Rugby - a form of football played with an oval ballrugby - a form of football played with an oval ball
throw-in - (rugby) an act or instance of throwing a ball in to put it into play
goal-kick - (rugby) an attempt to kick a goal
scrum, scrummage - (rugby) the method of beginning play in which the forwards of each team crouch side by side with locked arms; play starts when the ball is thrown in between them and the two sides compete for possession
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
knock on - (rugby) knocking the ball forward while trying to catch it (a foul)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
hooker - (rugby) the player in the middle of the front row of the scrum who tries to capture the ball with the foot
winger - (sports) player in wing position
hook - secure with the foot; "hook the ball"
hack - kick on the shins

rugby

Rugby terms

back, back row, ball, centre, conversion, crossbar, drop goal, lock forward, loose forward, loose head, five-eighth (Austral. & N.Z.), flanker or wing forward (rugby union), forward, front row, full back, garryowen (rugby union), goalpost, half back, hooker, knock on, line-out (rugby union), mark (rugby union), maul (rugby union), number eight forward (rugby union), scrum or scrummage, stand-off half, fly half, or outside half, pack, pass, penalty, prop forward, punt, referee, ruck (rugby union), scrum half, second row, tackle, three-quarter, tight head, touch judge, try, up and under (rugby league), winger
Translations
رُكْبِيلُعْبَة الرُّغْبي
ragby
rugby
rugbeo
rugby
ragbi
rögbi
rugby
ラグビー
럭비
regbis
rugby
ragbi
rugby
กีฬารักบี้
ragbirugbi
môn bóng bầu dục

rugby

[ˈrʌgbɪ]
A. N (also rugby football) → rugby m
B. CPD [player, match] → de rugby
rugby league Nrugby m a trece
rugby union N tipo de rugby en que los equipos tienen quince jugadores
RUGBY
Se cree que el rugby comenzó a jugarse en el colegio Rugby de Inglaterra en 1823. Sin embargo, cuando la Rugby Football Union estableció las reglas de este deporte, el juego profesional quedó prohibido, por lo que un grupo decidió formar el Rugby League, lo que dio origen a dos tipos distintos de rugby. El Rugby League se juega con 13 jugadores por equipo, tiene sus propias reglas y sistema de tanteo y sus jugadores pueden ser profesionales. Se juega sobre todo en el norte de Inglaterra y Australia.
Por su parte, el Rugby Union se juega con equipos compuestos por 15 jugadores y es un deporte muy popular en todo el mundo. El carácter amateur de esta versión del rugby se mantuvo hasta 1995, año en que la Federación Internacional de este deporte (International Rugby Board) decidió permitir que los jugadores y directivos pudiesen cobrar. Como deporte escolar en el Reino Unido, el rugby es frecuente en los colegios privados, mientras que, en los colegios públicos, el fútbol es el deporte más extendido.

rugby

[ˈrʌgbi]
n (also rugby football) → rugby m
I play rugby → Je joue au rugby.
modif [ball, shirt, club, coach, field, ground, pitch, game, match] → de rugby; [team, squad] → de rugbyrugby league nrugby m à treizerugby player njoueur/euse m/f de rugbyrugby tackle
nplaquage m
vtplaquerrugby union nrugby m à quinze

rugby

n (also rugby football)Rugby nt; rugby footballerRugbyspieler(in) m(f)

rugby

:
Rugby League
nRugby nt (mit 13 (Profi)spielern pro Team)
rugby player
nRugbyspieler(in) m(f)
rugby tackle
nRugby-Tackling nt
vtzu Boden bringen
Rugby Union
nRugby nt (mit 15 (Amateur)spielern pro Team)

rugby

[ˈrʌgbɪ]
1. nrugby m
2. adj (team, player) → di rugby

Rugby,

rugby

(ˈragbi) noun
(also Rugby / rugby football. abbreviation rugger (ˈragə) ) a kind of football using an oval ball which can be carried.

Rugby

رُكْبِي ragby rugby Rugby ράγκμπι rugby rugby rugby ragbi rugby ラグビー 럭비 rugby rugby rugby râguebi, rúgbi регби rugby กีฬารักบี้ rugbi môn bóng bầu dục 橄榄球
References in classic literature ?
Oh, the Willoughbys, Lord Rugby and his wife, our hostess, Geoffrey Clouston, the usual set.
By the way, are you by any chance the Malone who is expected to get his Rugby cap for Ireland?
I never miss a Rugby match if I can help it, for it is the manliest game we have left.
For one who had never played Rugby football George handled the situation well.
He had been an assistant master at Wellington and then at Rugby.
The lower of the three is Gilchrist, a fine scholar and athlete, plays in the Rugby team and the cricket team for the college, and got his Blue for the hurdles and the long jump.
On leaving Rugby he declined to go to an English university, where I would gladly have placed him, and chose what I must consider the anomalous course of studying at Heidelberg.
The creature before her realized it, too, for he moved cautiously, though swiftly, to intercept her, as a Rugby fullback might maneuver in the realization that he alone stood between the opposing team and a touchdown.
We were about as ready for war as Lady Conyers there is to play Rugby football for Oxford.
Thomas Arnold who later became the famous headmaster of Rugby School and did more than any other man of the century to elevate the tone of English school life.
The Squire was not quite so pleased as Master Tom to see that young gentleman's brown, merry face appear at home, some two months before the proper time, for the Christmas holidays; and so, after putting on his thinking cap, he retired to his study and wrote several letters, the result of which was that, one morning at the breakfast-table, about a fortnight after Tom's return, he addressed his wife with--"My dear, I have arranged that Tom shall go to Rugby at once, for the last six weeks of this half-year, instead of wasting them in riding and loitering about home.
In and out we went like a fast half-back at the Rugby game, yet where the traffic was thinnest, there were we.