Definition of ruble
the basic monetary unit of Russia — see money table
Examples of ruble in a Sentence
She gave the driver a ruble.
The ruble fell against the U.S. dollar.
Recent Examples of ruble from the Web
The mayor said families of those killed will receive one million rubles ($17,760) each, according to Tass.
According to Moscow’s mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, the families of those killed will each receive one million rubles—around $17,760—as compensation for their loss.
The trades effectively converted rubles to dollars, and the cash flowed from the U.K. through Cyprus, Estonia and the U.S., investigators say.
Over all, sales in 2016 were about 14 billion rubles, or $248 million.
Russian citizens swamped banks trying to withdraw their savings, and the central bank was forced to cancel dollar sales to financial institutions after the ruble plunged in value against other currencies.
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Origin and Etymology of ruble
First Known Use: 1557
RUBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ruble for English Language Learners
: the basic unit of money of Russia
: a coin representing one ruble
the ruble : the value of the ruble compared with the value of the money of other countries
RUBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of ruble for Students
: a Russian coin or bill
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