noun, plural ru·bies.
Origin of ruby
Related Words for rubyrose, flaming, maroon, glowing, cardinal, crimson, coral, wine, pink, cherry, sanguine, carmine, brick, blooming, blush, rust, copper, russet, puce, bittersweet
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Contemporary Examples of ruby
Ruby also danced in a chorus of a Hollywood club for a while, as her marriage deteriorated and finally ended in divorce.
But Ruby Pearl kept order, and the more responsibility she took the more Spahn relied upon her.
In the last few years, however, Spahn gradually began to notice changes in Ruby Pearl.
After Spahn had obtained the movie ranch, Ruby applied for a job there and was hired.
At one community fair, in Thousand Oaks, Ruby met a man, a wrestler, who would become her next husband.
Historical Examples of ruby
There was a pen the nibs of which were of ruby, set in gold, made by Doughty.The Story of the Invention of Steel Pens
I ain't hired him to loaf 'round all day with Ruby and to sulk when she's gone.
I did all I could to make Ruby's visit a happy one—don't you know I did?
I cottoned to ye fust time I see ye, and so did Ruby, and we still do.
I ain't got nobody but you, Ruby—don't go 'way from me, child—stay with me.'
noun plural -bies
- the deep-red colour of a ruby
- (as adjective)ruby lips
- something resembling, made of, or containing a ruby
- (as modifier)ruby necklace
Word Origin for ruby
"clear rich-red variety of corundum," c.1300, from Old French rubi (12c.), from Medieval Latin rubinus lapis "red stone" (cf. Italian rubino), from Latin rubeus "red," related to ruber (see red). As a color name from 1570s. As an adjective from late 15c. Modern French rubis is not explained; Klein suggests a plural mistaken for singular.