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
A kopek is a Russian monetary unit equal to one hundredth of a ruble.
But with a year to go, some serious concerns remain around Russia’s 643.5-billion-ruble ($10.8 billion) World Cup dream.
The recession sparked a Russian ruble devaluation, and many Russians were hit hard by the currency shakeup.
This year through May, the ruble has risen nearly 8% against the dollar, cushioning RSX’s performance a bit.
But in 2014, when the ruble plummeted 45.7% against the greenback as the price of oil fell and international sanctions took their toll on Russia, RSX shed 47.2%.
The settlements involved what are known as mirror trades, in which bankers purchased Russian stocks in rubles while selling the same amount of shares in London.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of ruble
First Known Use: 1557See Words from the same year
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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