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Definition of "ruby" []

  • A deep red, translucent variety of the mineral corundum, highly valued as a precious stone. (noun)
  • Something, such as a watch bearing, that is made from a ruby. (noun)
  • A dark or deep red to deep purplish red. (noun)
  • Of the color ruby. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ruby" in a sentence
  • "I think he covered the motivation and implementation details of what we call ruby-ng. eclass pretty well, so I'll try to give a little end-user info."
  • "If ‘going-to-church’ had any meaning and effect upon me as a child, it was the glitter of gold and silver chalices; the sheen of sacred vestments, vigil candles flickering in ruby light; stained glass windows romancing the morning and evening light; the blue of the statuesque Blessed Virgin and blood-red robe of Christ, the Sacred Heart arm and hand outstretched to the multitudes; statues draped in purple during Lent."
  • "The ruby is supposed by Moslems to be a common mineral thoroughly"