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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

We should note that this latter type of shift was successfully amplified to a considerable extent by Russian physicists using the intense light of a ruby laser whose wavelength is close to that of a transition of the potassium atom.
Alfred Kastler

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

Ruby inherited the Perl philosophy of having more than one way to do the same thing. I inherited that philosophy from Larry Wall, who is my hero actually. I want to make Ruby users free. I want to give them the freedom to choose.
Yukihiro Matsumoto

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
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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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