5 letter word starting with ru

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
rubin noun A ruby.
ruble noun The unit of monetary value in Russia. It is divided into 100 copecks, and in the gold coin of the realm (as in the five and ten ruble pieces) is worth about 77 cents. The silver ruble is a coin worth about 60 cents.
rubus noun A genus of rosaceous plants, including the raspberry and blackberry.
ruche noun A plaited, quilled, or goffered strip of lace, net, ribbon, or other material, — used in place of collars or cuffs, and as a trimming for women’s dresses and bonnets., A pile of arched tiles, used to catch and retain oyster spawn.
ruddy noun Of a red color; red, or reddish; as, a ruddy sky; a ruddy flame., Of a lively flesh color, or the color of the human skin in high health; as, ruddy cheeks or lips., To make ruddy.
ruing present participle & vb. noun of Rue
ruffe noun A small freshwater European perch (Acerina vulgaris); — called also pope, blacktail, and stone, / striped, perch.
rufol noun A phenol derivative of anthracene obtained as a white crystalline substance, which on oxidation produces a red dyestuff related to anthraquinone.
rugae plural of Ruga
ruggy adjective Rugged; rough.
rugin noun A nappy cloth.
ruled imp. & past participle of Rule
ruler noun One who rules; one who exercises sway or authority; a governor., A straight or curved strip of wood, metal, etc., with a smooth edge, used for guiding a pen or pencil in drawing lines. Cf. Rule, n., 7 (a).
rumbo noun Grog.
rumen noun The first stomach of ruminants; the paunch; the fardingbag. See Illust. below., The cud of a ruminant.
rummy adjective Of or pertaining to rum; characteristic of rum; as a rummy flavor., One who drinks rum; an habitually intemperate person., Strange; odd.
rumor noun A flying or popular report; the common talk; hence, public fame; notoriety., A current story passing from one person to another, without any known authority for its truth; — in this sense often personified., A prolonged, indistinct noise., To report by rumor; to tell.
runch noun The wild radish.
runer noun A bard, or learned man, among the ancient Goths.
runic adjective Of or pertaining to a rune, to runes, or to the Norsemen; as, runic verses; runic letters; runic names; runic rhyme.
runty adjective Like a runt; diminutive; mean.
rupee noun A silver coin, and money of account, in the East Indies.
rupia noun An eruption upon the skin, consisting of vesicles with inflamed base and filled with serous, purulent, or bloody fluid, which dries up, forming a blackish crust.
rural adjective Of or pertaining to the country, as distinguished from a city or town; living in the country; suitable for, or resembling, the country; rustic; as, rural scenes; a rural prospect., Of or pertaining to agriculture; as, rural economy.
rushy adjective Abounding with rushes., Made of rushes.
rusma noun A depilatory made of orpiment and quicklime, and used by the Turks. See Rhusma.
rusty superl. Covered or affected with rust; as, a rusty knife or sword; rusty wheat., Impaired by inaction, disuse, or neglect., Discolored and rancid; reasty; as, rusty bacon., Surly; morose; crusty; sullen., Rust-colored; dark., Discolored; stained; not cleanly kept; filthy., Resembling, or covered with a substance resembling, rust; affected with rust; rubiginous.
rutic adjective Pertaining to, or obtained from, rue (Ruta); as, rutic acid, now commonly called capric acid.
rutin noun A glucoside resembling, but distinct from, quercitrin. Rutin is found in the leaves of the rue (Ruta graveolens) and other plants, and obtained as a bitter yellow crystalline substance which yields quercitin on decomposition.
rutty adjective Ruttish; lustful., Full of ruts; as, a rutty road., Rooty.