noun, plural ru·bies.
- rubrospinal decussation,
- rubrum lily,
- ruby glass,
- ruby laser,
- ruby silver,
- ruby spinel,
- ruby-crowned kinglet
Origin of ruby
Examples from the Web for 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.
The dichroism of tourmaline is stronger than that of ruby and more obvious to the unaided eye.A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public|Frank Bertram Wade
Jenny longed to peep round the kitchen door at the visitor, but she was afraid that Ruby would carry on about it.
RUBY, although she was something of a tomboy, was a pretty and clever girl.
Ruby lifted her heavy-lidded eyes and sent him a meaning look.Cheerful--By Request|Edna Ferber
Neither her mother nor Ruby nor Alfie nor Edie nor anyone in the household had been a perfect audience.
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.