ru·​ble | \ ˈrü-bəl How to pronounce ruble (audio) \
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Definition of ruble

1 the basic monetary unit of Russia — see Money Table
2 : the basic monetary unit of Belarus — 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 on the Web The Russian ruble was little changed against the dollar, trading at 73.20 against the greenback. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, 3 June 2021 Once the best performers of 2021, the rand and ruble were among those that knocked an index of emerging-market currencies lower in June for the first time in three months. Maria Elena Vizcaino, Fortune, 5 July 2021 So, a weaker ruble means more profits for Russian oil companies, and the reverse of course. Michael Lynch, Forbes, 11 June 2021 China handed out $30 of its new digital currency each to 50,000 Beijing residents in a pilot scheme in February, and Russia plans to launch a digital ruble in 2023. Adrian Croft, Fortune, 29 May 2021 In currency markets, the Russian ruble weakened 0.9% against the dollar. Anna Hirtenstein, WSJ, 19 Apr. 2021 The ruble has lost nearly 3% of its value this year. Anna Hirtenstein, WSJ, 19 Apr. 2021 At that time, Estonia’s currency was the hyperinflating Russian ruble and the newly independent Baltic state hadn’t yet approved a post-Soviet constitution. Jacques De Larosière And Steve H. Hanke, WSJ, 21 Apr. 2021 The Russian ruble declined nearly 1% against the US dollar Thursday and the country's stock market retreated modestly. Matt Egan, CNN, 15 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of ruble

1557, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ruble

Russian rubl'

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19 Jul 2021

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“Ruble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ruble

: the basic unit of money of Russia
: a coin representing one ruble
technical : the value of the ruble compared with the value of the money of other countries


ru·​ble | \ ˈrü-bəl \

Kids Definition of ruble

: a Russian coin or bill

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