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ru·by

 (ro͞o′bē)
n. pl. ru·bies
1. A red, translucent variety of the mineral corundum, highly valued as a precious stone.
2. Something, such as a watch bearing, that is made from a ruby.
3. A dark or deep red to deep purplish red.
adj.
Of the color ruby.

[Middle English, from Old French rubi, from Medieval Latin rubīnus (lapis), red (stone), ruby, from Latin rubeus, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.]

ruby

(ˈruːbɪ)
n, pl -bies
1. (Minerals) a deep red transparent precious variety of corundum: occurs naturally in Myanmar and Sri Lanka but is also synthesized. It is used as a gemstone, in lasers, and for bearings and rollers in watchmaking. Formula: Al2O3
2. (Colours)
a. the deep-red colour of a ruby
b. (as adjective): ruby lips.
3.
a. something resembling, made of, or containing a ruby
b. (as modifier): ruby necklace.
4. (modifier) denoting a fortieth anniversary: our ruby wedding.
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (formerly) a size of printer's type approximately equal to 5 point
[C14: from Old French rubi, from Latin rubeus reddish, from ruber red]
ˈruby-ˌlike adj

ru•by

(ˈru bi)

n., pl. -bies,
adj. n.
1. a red variety of corundum, used as a gem.
2. something made of this stone or an imitation, as a bearing in a watch.
3. a deep red; carmine.
adj.
4. ruby-colored.
5. containing or set with rubies.
[1275–1325; rubi (n.) < Old French < Old Provençal robi(n) < Medieval Latin rubīnus (lapis) red (stone), derivative of Latin ruber red]

ru·by

(ro͞o′bē)
A deep-red, translucent form of the mineral corundum that is valued as a precious stone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ruby - a transparent piece of ruby that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gemruby - a transparent piece of ruby that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
jewel, precious stone, gem - a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
2.ruby - a transparent deep red variety of corundum; used as a gemstone and in lasers
corundom, corundum - very hard mineral used as an abrasive
transparent gem - a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
3.ruby - a deep and vivid red colorruby - a deep and vivid red color    
red, redness - red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
Adj.1.ruby - of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations
أحْمَر داكِن، قُرْمُزيياقوت أحْمَر
rubínrubínová červeňrubínově červený
rubinrubinrød
rubiin
rubinrubinvörös
rúbínrúbínrauîur litur
ルビー
rubinasryškiai raudona spalvaryškiai raudonas
rubínrubínová červeňrubínovo červenýrubínový

ruby

[ˈruːbɪ]
A. Nrubí m
B. ADJ (in colour) → color rubí
C. CPD [necklace, ring] → de rubí(es)

ruby

[ˈruːbi]
nrubis m
modif [ring, necklace] → de rubis ruby-red, ruby weddingruby-red ruby red [ˌruːbiˈrɛd] adjrubis invruby wedding nnoces fpl de rubis

ruby

n (= stone)Rubin m; (colour: also ruby red) → Rubinrot nt
adj (= ruby-coloured) wine, lipsrubinrot; (= made of rubies)Rubin-; ruby ringRubinring m

ruby

[ˈruːbɪ]
1. nrubino
2. adj (colour) → (color) rubino inv; (lips) → rosso/a; (made of rubies, necklace, ring) → di rubini

ruby

(ˈruːbi) plural ˈrubies noun
1. a kind of deep red precious stone. a ring set with rubies; (also adjective) a ruby necklace.
2. (also adjective) (of) its colour. a ruby dress.
References in periodicals archive ?
37) "Afghanistan's Fabulous Ruby Mines Plundered by Thieves," BBC News, May 22, 2012.
There are emerald mines in Mohmand and Bajaur Agencies and Swat, topaz mine of Katlang, tourmaline mine of Stak Nala, Ruby mines of Hunza and AJK and peridot mine of Spat, Naran-Kohistan.
They visit a phantom rodeo with ghost cowboys and horses, then, go to the ruby mines of Blood Mountain.