Definition of Rut

1. Noun. A groove or furrow (especially one in soft earth caused by wheels).

Generic synonyms: Channel, Groove
Derivative terms: Rutty

2. Verb. Be in a state of sexual excitement; of male mammals.
Generic synonyms: Be

3. Noun. A settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape. "They fell into a conversational rut"
Exact synonyms: Groove
Generic synonyms: Modus Operandi, Routine

4. Verb. Hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove. "Furrow soil"
Exact synonyms: Furrow, Groove
Generic synonyms: Cut Into, Delve, Dig, Turn Over
Derivative terms: Furrow, Groove, Groove

5. Noun. Applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity.
Exact synonyms: Estrus, Heat, Oestrus
Generic synonyms: Physical Condition, Physiological Condition, Physiological State
Antonyms: Anestrus
Derivative terms: Estrous

Definition of Rut

1. n. Sexual desire or œstrus of deer, cattle, and various other mammals; heat; also, the period during which the œstrus exists.

2. v. i. To have a strong sexual impulse at the reproductive period; -- said of deer, cattle, etc.

3. v. t. To cover in copulation.

4. n. A track worn by a wheel or by habitual passage of anything; a groove in which anything runs. Also used figuratively.

5. v. t. To make a rut or ruts in; -- chiefly used as a past participle or a participial adj.; as, a rutted road.

Definition of Rut

1. Noun. (zoology) Sexual desire or oestrus of cattle, and various other mammals ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) to be in the annual rut ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) to have sexual intercourse ¹

4. Noun. A furrow, groove, or track worn in the ground, as from the passage of many wheels along a road ¹

5. Noun. A fixed routine, procedure, line of conduct, thought or feeling (See also rutter) ¹

6. Noun. A dull routine ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To make a furrow ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rut

1. to make ruts (grooves) in [v RUTTED, RUTTING, RUTS]

Medical Definition of Rut

1. 1. Sexual desire or oestrus of deer, cattle, and various other mammals; heat; also, the period during which the oestrus exists. 2. Roaring, as of waves breaking upon the shore; rote. See Rote. Origin: F. Rut, OF. Ruit, L. Ruditus a roaring, fr. Rugire to roar; -sp called from the noise made by deer in rutting time. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rut

rustre
rustred
rustres
rusts
rustumite
rusty
rusty blackbird
rusty grackle
rusty nail
rusty rig
rusty sputum
rusty tinamou
rusty tinamous
rusty trombone
rusty woodsia
rut (current term)
ruta-baga
rutabaga
rutabaga plant
rutabagas
rutaceous
rutamycin
rutate
rutates
ruth
ruthenacycle
ruthenacycles
ruthenarsenite
ruthenate
ruthenates

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