Rugby


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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) or

rugby football

n
1. (Rugby) Also called: rugger a form of football played with an oval ball in which the handling and carrying of the ball is permitted
2. (Rugby) Canadian another name for Canadian football
[C19: named after the public school at Rugby, where it was first played]

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 ?
Tom and his father arrived in town from Berkshire the day before, and finding, on inquiry, that the Birmingham coaches which ran from the city did not pass through Rugby, but deposited their passengers at Dunchurch, a village three miles distant on the main road, where said passengers had to wait for the Oxford and Leicester coach in the evening, or to take a post-chaise, had resolved that Tom should travel down by the Tally-ho, which diverged from the main road and passed through Rugby itself.
But as soon as he found that the Peacock arrangement would get him to Rugby by twelve o'clock in the day, whereas otherwise he wouldn't be there till the evening, all other plans melted away, his one absorbing aim being to become a public school-boy as fast as possible, and six hours sooner or later seeming to him of the most alarming importance.
Young gen'lm'n, Rugby; three parcels, Leicester; hamper o' game, Rugby," answers hostler.
Then he has been forward into the mysterious boy-future, speculating as to what sort of place Rugby is, and what they do there, and calling up all the stories of public schools which he has heard from big boys in the holidays.
Toot-toot-tootle-too goes the horn, and away they are again, five-and-thirty miles on their road (nearly half-way to Rugby, thinks Tom), and the prospect of breakfast at the end of the stage.
He is too full of his destination to talk about anything else, and so asks the guard if he knows Rugby.
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.
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.
He had been an assistant master at Wellington and then at Rugby.
We were about as ready for war as Lady Conyers there is to play Rugby football for Oxford.
Oh, the Willoughbys, Lord Rugby and his wife, our hostess, Geoffrey Clouston, the usual set.