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rut

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noun \ˈrət\

Definition of rut

  1. 1 :  a periodic and often annually recurring state of certain male animals (such as deer or elk) during which behavior associated with the urge to breed is displayed

  2. 2 :  the period of time during which rut occurs :  breeding season

Origin and Etymology 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 Slavonic rŭžati to neigh


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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rut

verb

Definition of rut

rutted

;

rutting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to be in or enter into a state of rut

1600

First Known Use of rut

1600

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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rut

noun

Definition of rut

  1. 1a :  a track worn by a wheel or by habitual passageb :  a groove in which something runsc :  channel, furrow

  2. 2 :  a usual or fixed practice; especially :  a monotonous routine fall easily into a conversational rut

Origin and Etymology of rut

perhaps modification of Middle French route way, route


First Known Use: 1552


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rut

verb

Definition of rut

rutted

;

rutting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make a rut in :  furrow

1607

First Known Use of rut

1607


RUT Defined for Kids

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rut

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noun \ˈrət\

Definition of rut for Students

  1. 1 :  a track worn by a wheel or by habitual passage

  2. 2 :  1routine 1


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rut

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verb

Definition of rut for Students

rutted

;

rutting

  1. :  to make a track in


Medical Dictionary

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rut

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noun \ˈrət\

Medical Definition of rut

  1. 1:  a periodic and often annually recurring state of certain male animals (such as deer or elk) during which behavior associated with the urge to breed is displayed

  2. 2:  the period of time during which rut occurs :  breeding season


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rut

intransitive verb

Medical Definition of rut

rutted

;

rutting

  1. :  to be in or enter into a state of rut



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