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1. ruby

noun. ['ˈruːbi'] a transparent piece of ruby that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem.

Synonyms

  • gem
  • precious stone

Antonyms

  • ink-black
  • bluish-gray
  • sooty-black

Etymology

  • rubeus (Latin)
  • rubeo (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Ruby

  • trubey
  • scooby
  • kuby
  • rubie
  • rubi
  • rubey
  • newby
  • luby
  • looby
  • duby
  • dubhi
  • booby

Example sentences of the word ruby


1. Noun, singular or mass
Place the ruby or rubies in the separate bowl to rinse them off.

2. Verb, base form
Lambrusco has a bright purple to ruby color.

Quotes containing the word ruby


1. I love my Force Fins, which are the kind of fins Special Forces use and really are adapted from the fins of fish. They're very efficient. They are so beautiful, a pair is in the Museum of Modern Art. The set I have are ruby red. I call them my ruby flippers.
- Sylvia Earle

2. Ruby: ...What's so good about being 20? I call them the materialist years. The years we get distracted by all the bullshit. Then we cop on when we hit our 30s and spend those years trying to make up for the 20s. But your 40s? Those years are for enjoying it.Rosie: Hmmm good point. What are the 50s for?Ruby: Fixing what you fucked up in your 40s.Rosie: Great. Looking forward to it.
- Cecelia Ahern, Love, Rosie

3. Miss Mitchell had a lovely voice, it was true, but Miss Mitchell speaking Italian was something celestial. Her ruby mouth opening and closing, the delicate way she almost sang the words, her tongue peeking out to wet her lips from time to time...Professor Emerson had to remind himself to close his mouth after it had dropped open.
- Sylvain Reynard, Gabriel's Inferno

2. ruby-crowned_wren

noun. American kinglet with a notable song and in the male a red crown patch.

Synonyms

  • Regulus calendula
  • ruby-crowned kinglet

3. ruby-red

adjective. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies.

Synonyms

  • crimson
  • reddish
  • cherry
  • red
  • carmine
  • blood-red
  • scarlet
  • chromatic
  • cerise
  • ruby
  • cherry-red

Antonyms

  • unhealthy
  • uncolored
  • bloodless
  • achromatic color

4. ruby-crowned_kinglet

noun. American kinglet with a notable song and in the male a red crown patch.

Synonyms

  • Regulus calendula
  • ruby-crowned wren

5. ruby

adjective. ['ˈruːbi'] of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies.

Synonyms

  • ruddy
  • crimson
  • reddish
  • cherry
  • red
  • carmine
  • blood-red
  • scarlet
  • chromatic
  • cerise
  • cherry-red

Antonyms

  • unhealthy
  • uncolored
  • bloodless
  • achromatic color

Etymology

  • rubeus (Latin)
  • rubeo (Latin)

6. ruby

noun. ['ˈruːbi'] a transparent deep red variety of corundum; used as a gemstone and in lasers.

Synonyms

  • corundom
  • transparent gem

Antonyms

  • grayish-white
  • gray
  • slate-black

Etymology

  • rubeus (Latin)
  • rubeo (Latin)

7. ruby

noun. ['ˈruːbi'] a deep and vivid red color.

Synonyms

  • deep red
  • red
  • redness

Antonyms

  • paper profit
  • off-white
  • blue-gray
  • iron-gray

Etymology

  • rubeus (Latin)
  • rubeo (Latin)
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