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rut

noun \ ˈrət \

Definition of rut

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 : 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

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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rut

verb

Definition of rut

rutted; rutting
intransitive verb
: to be in or enter into a state of rut

First Known Use of rut

1600

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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rut

noun

Definition of rut

1 a : a track worn by a wheel or by habitual passage
b : a groove in which something runs
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


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rut

verb

Definition of rut

rutted; rutting
transitive verb
: to make a rut in : furrow

First Known Use of rut

1607


RUT Defined for Kids

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rut

noun \ ˈrət \

Definition of rut for Students

1 : a track worn by a wheel or by habitual passage
2 : 1routine 1

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rut

verb

Definition of rut for Students

rutted; rutting
: to make a track in

Medical Dictionary

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rut

noun \ ˈrət \

medical Definition of rut

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

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rut

intransitive verb

medical Definition of rut

rutted; rutting
: to be in or enter into a state of rut


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