rut

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1rut

noun \ˈrət\

Definition of RUT

1
:  an annually recurrent state of sexual excitement in the male deer; broadly :  sexual excitement in a mammal especially when periodic
2
:  the period during which rut normally occurs —often used with the

Origin of RUT

Middle English rutte, from Middle French ruit rut, disturbance, from Late Latin rugitus roar, from Latin rugire to roar; akin to Middle Irish rucht roar, Old Church Slavic rŭžati to neigh
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast

Rhymes with RUT

2rut

intransitive verb
rut·tedrut·ting

Definition of RUT

:  to be in or enter into a state of rut

First Known Use of RUT

circa 1625

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

3rut

noun

Definition of RUT

1
a :  a track worn by a wheel or by habitual passage
b :  a groove in which something runs
c :  channel, furrow
2
:  a usual or fixed practice; especially :  a monotonous routine <fall easily into a conversational rut>

Origin of RUT

perhaps modification of Middle French route way, route
First Known Use: 1552

4rut

transitive verb
rut·tedrut·ting

Definition of RUT

:  to make a rut in :  furrow

First Known Use of RUT

1607

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