noun, plural ru·bies.
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Origin of ruby
OTHER WORDS FROM rubyru·by·like, adjective
Words nearby ruby
Definition for ruby (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for ruby
Tokuyama and her colleagues also noticed that a female bonobo named Chio, estimated to be in her mid-50s, had adopted an orphan the team dubbed Ruby.Two bonobos adopted infants outside their group, marking a first for great apes|Carolyn Wilke|March 18, 2021|Science News
Ruby’s father lost his job when he refused to pull his daughter from the school, and the local grocery store began turning away the family’s business.Lucille Bridges, who stood by daughter Ruby through school desegregation, dies at 86|Emily Langer|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
I tried to explain to Ruby what had happened, and she listened, but I didn’t raise my kids with television so she listened and heard but didn’t necessarily grasp how crazy of a moment this brief moment was for me.Catching Shade From Your (and the Beastie Boys’) Favorite TV Cop|Eugene Robinson|October 14, 2020|Ozy
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.
He went back to his praying mat and bent again toward the west, where the Holy Kaaba enshrines the ruby sent down from heaven.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
As a rule, Ruby Ann was popular with the majority of the people, and there had been some opposition to a change.
Mrs. Biggs had not expected Ruby Ann to call, and her face wore a vinegary expression when she opened the door to her.
Then he spoke of Ruby Ann, the biggest woman he ever saw, he believed, and just the one for a school-teacher.
But he did not want any money but his own spent for it, and he believed he'd speak to Ruby Ann and have it put aside for him.
British Dictionary definitions for ruby
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