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Definition of Ruby


  1. A precious stone of a carmine red color, sometimes verging to violet, or intermediate between carmine and hyacinth red. It is a red crystallized variety of corundum.
  2. The color of a ruby; carmine red; a red tint.
  3. That which has the color of the ruby, as red wine. Hence, a red blain or carbuncle.
  4. See Agate, n., 2.
  5. Any species of South American humming birds of the genus Clytolaema. The males have a ruby-colored throat or breast.
  6. Ruby-colored; red; as, ruby lips.
  7. To make red; to redden.

Ruby Quotations

I asked my girlfriend, 'Will you marry me?' She said, 'We'll have to ask my father.' So we had a seance and Jack Ruby says, 'Hello!'
Emo Philips

If I decide to make a coat red in the show, it's not just red, I think: is it communist red? Is it cherry cordial? Is it ruby red? Or is it apple red? Or the big red balloon red?
Lady Gaga

I love my Force Fins, which are the kind of fins Special Forces use and really are adapted from the fins of fish. They're very efficient. They are so beautiful, a pair is in the Museum of Modern Art. The set I have are ruby red. I call them my ruby flippers.
Sylvia Earle

Jesus Christ came into my prison cell last night, and every stone flashed like a ruby.
Samuel Rutherford

We've never had nannies. We've had great grandparents, great support from family, and the kids have been on every set: they've seen me play Gollum, King Kong, Captain Haddock, the lot. They totally get it, and they want to go into the business. Ruby, my daughter, is very keen to become an actress.
Andy Serkis
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Ruby Translations

ruby in Afrikaans is robyn
ruby in Dutch is robijn
ruby in French is rubis
ruby in German is rubinrot, Rubin
ruby in Italian is rubino
ruby in Swedish is rubin

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