6 letter word starting with ru

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
rubbed imp. & past participle of Rub
rubato adjective Robbed; borrowed.
rubber noun One who, or that which, rubs., An instrument or thing used in rubbing, polishing, or cleaning., A coarse file, or the rough part of a file., A whetstone; a rubstone., An eraser, usually made of caoutchouc., The cushion of an electrical machine., One who performs massage, especially in a Turkish bath., Something that chafes or annoys; hence, something that grates on the feelings; a sarcasm; a rub., In some games, as whist, the odd game, as the third or the fifth, when there is a tie between the players; as, to play the rubber; also, a contest determined by the winning of two out of three games; as, to play a rubber of whist., India rubber; caoutchouc., An overshoe made of India rubber.
rubble noun Water-worn or rough broken stones; broken bricks, etc., used in coarse masonry, or to fill up between the facing courses of walls., Rough stone as it comes from the quarry; also, a quarryman’s term for the upper fragmentary and decomposed portion of a mass of stone; brash., A mass or stratum of fragments or rock lying under the alluvium, and derived from the neighboring rock., The whole of the bran of wheat before it is sorted into pollard, bran, etc.
rubbly adjective Relating to, or containing, rubble.
rubian noun One of several color-producing glycosides found in madder root.
rubify verb t. To redden.
rubigo noun same as Rust, n., 2.
rubric noun That part of any work in the early manuscripts and typography which was colored red, to distinguish it from other portions., A titlepage, or part of it, especially that giving the date and place of printing; also, the initial letters, etc., when printed in red., The title of a statute; — so called as being anciently written in red letters., The directions and rules for the conduct of service, formerly written or printed in red; hence, also, an ecclesiastical or episcopal injunction; — usually in the plural., Hence, that which is established or settled, as by authority; a thing definitely settled or fixed., To adorn ith red; to redden; to rubricate., Alt. of Rubrical
rubies plural of Ruby
rubied imp. & past participle of Ruby
rucked imp. & past participle of Ruck
rudder noun A riddle or sieve., The mechanical appliance by means of which a vessel is guided or steered when in motion. It is a broad and flat blade made of wood or iron, with a long shank, and is fastened in an upright position, usually by one edge, to the sternpost of the vessel in such a way that it can be turned from side to side in the water by means of a tiller, wheel, or other attachment., Fig.: That which resembles a rudder as a guide or governor; that which guides or governs the course.
ruddle verb t. To raddle or twist., A riddle or sieve., A species of red earth colored by iron sesquioxide; red ocher., To mark with ruddle; to raddle; to rouge.
rudish adjective Somewhat rude.
rudity noun Rudeness; ignorance.
rueful adjective Causing one to rue or lament; woeful; mournful; sorrowful., Expressing sorrow.
ruelle noun A private circle or assembly at a private house; a circle.
ruffed imp. & past participle of Ruff, Furnished with a ruff.
ruffin adjective Disordered.
ruffle verb t. To make into a ruff; to draw or contract into puckers, plaits, or folds; to wrinkle., To furnish with ruffles; as, to ruffle a shirt., To oughen or disturb the surface of; to make uneven by agitation or commotion., To erect in a ruff, as feathers., To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum., To discompose; to agitate; to disturb., To throw into disorder or confusion., To throw together in a disorderly manner., To grow rough, boisterous, or turbulent., To become disordered; to play loosely; to flutter., To be rough; to jar; to be in contention; hence, to put on airs; to swagger., That which is ruffled; specifically, a strip of lace, cambric, or other fine cloth, plaited or gathered on one edge or in the middle, and used as a trimming; a frill., A state of being ruffled or disturbed; disturbance; agitation; commotion; as, to put the mind in a ruffle., A low, vibrating beat of a drum, not so loud as a roll; — called also ruff., The connected series of large egg capsules, or oothecae, of any one of several species of American marine gastropods of the genus Fulgur. See Ootheca.
rufous adjective Reddish; of a yellowish red or brownish red color; tawny.
rugate adjective Having alternate ridges and depressions; wrinkled.
rugged noun Full of asperities on the surface; broken into sharp or irregular points, or otherwise uneven; not smooth; rough; as, a rugged mountain; a rugged road., Not neat or regular; uneven., Rough with bristles or hair; shaggy., Harsh; hard; crabbed; austere; — said of temper, character, and the like, or of persons., Stormy; turbulent; tempestuous; rude., Rough to the ear; harsh; grating; — said of sound, style, and the like., Sour; surly; frowning; wrinkled; — said of looks, etc., Violent; rude; boisterrous; — said of conduct, manners, etc., Vigorous; robust; hardy; — said of health, physique, etc.
rugine noun An instrument for scraping the periosteum from bones; a raspatory., To scrape or rasp, as a bone; to scale.
rugosa noun pl. An extinct tribe of fossil corals, including numerous species, many of them of large size. They are characteristic of the Paleozoic formations. The radiating septs, when present, are usually in multiples of four. See Cyathophylloid.
rugose adjective Wrinkled; full of wrinkles; specifically (Bot.), having the veinlets sunken and the spaces between them elevated, as the leaves of the sage and horehound.
rugous adjective Wrinkled; rugose.
ruined imp. & past participle of Ruin
ruiner noun One who, or that which, ruins.
ruling present participle & vb. noun of Rule, Predominant; chief; reigning; controlling; as, a ruling passion; a ruling sovereign., Used in marking or engraving lines; as, a ruling machine or pen., The act of one who rules; ruled lines., A decision or rule of a judge or a court, especially an oral decision, as in excluding evidence.
rumble verb i. To make a low, heavy, continued sound; as, the thunder rumbles at a distance., To murmur; to ripple., A noisy report; rumor., A low, heavy, continuous sound like that made by heavy wagons or the reverberation of thunder; a confused noise; as, the rumble of a railroad train., A seat for servants, behind the body of a carriage., A rotating cask or box in which small articles are smoothed or polished by friction against each other., To cause to pass through a rumble, or shaking machine. See Rumble, n., 4.
rumkin noun A popular or jocular name for a drinking vessel.
rummer noun A large and tall glass, or drinking cup.
rumney noun A sort of Spanish wine.
rumper noun A member or a supporter of the Rump Parliament.
rumple verb t. & i. To make uneven; to form into irregular inequalities; to wrinkle; to crumple; as, to rumple an apron or a cravat., A fold or plait; a wrinkle.
rumply adjective Rumpled.
rumpus noun A disturbance; noise and confusion; a quarrel.
rundel noun A moat with water in it; also, a small stream; a runlet., A circle.
rundle noun A round; a step of a ladder; a rung., A ball., Something which rotates about an axis, as a wheel, or the drum of a capstan., One of the pins or trundles of a lantern wheel.
runlet noun A little run or stream; a streamlet; a brook., Same as Rundlet.
runnel noun A rivulet or small brook.
runner noun One who, or that which, runs; a racer., A detective., A messenger., A smuggler., One employed to solicit patronage, as for a steamboat, hotel, shop, etc., A slender trailing branch which takes root at the joints or end and there forms new plants, as in the strawberry and the common cinquefoil., The rotating stone of a set of millstones., A rope rove through a block and used to increase the mechanical power of a tackle., One of the pieces on which a sled or sleigh slides; also the part or blade of a skate which slides on the ice., A horizontal channel in a mold, through which the metal flows to the cavity formed by the pattern; also, the waste metal left in such a channel., A trough or channel for leading molten metal from a furnace to a ladle, mold, or pig bed., The movable piece to which the ribs of an umbrella are attached., A food fish (Elagatis pinnulatus) of Florida and the West Indies; — called also skipjack, shoemaker, and yellowtail. The name alludes to its rapid successive leaps from the water., Any cursorial bird., A movable slab or rubber used in grinding or polishing a surface of stone., A tool on which lenses are fastened in a group, for polishing or grinding.
runnet noun See Rennet.
runway noun The channel of a stream., The beaten path made by deer or other animals in passing to and from their feeding grounds.
rupial adjective Of or pertaining to rupia.
rushed imp. & past participle of Rush, Abounding or covered with rushes.
rusher noun One who rushes., One who strewed rushes on the floor at dances.
rusine adjective Of, like, or pertaining to, a deer of the genus Rusa, which includes the sambur deer (Rusa Aristotelis) of India.
russet adjective Of a reddish brown color, or (by some called) a red gray; of the color composed of blue, red, and yellow in equal strength, but unequal proportions, namely, two parts of red to one each of blue and yellow; also, of a yellowish brown color., Coarse; homespun; rustic., A russet color; a pigment of a russet color., Cloth or clothing of a russet color., A country dress; — so called because often of a russet color., An apple, or a pear, of a russet color; as, the English russet, and the Roxbury russet.
russia noun A country of Europe and Asia.
rusted imp. & past participle of Rust
rustic adjective Of or pertaining to the country; rural; as, the rustic gods of antiquity., Rude; awkward; rough; unpolished; as, rustic manners., Coarse; plain; simple; as, a rustic entertainment; rustic dress., Simple; artless; unadorned; unaffected., An inhabitant of the country, especially one who is rude, coarse, or dull; a clown., A rural person having a natural simplicity of character or manners; an artless, unaffected person.
rustle verb i. To make a quick succession of small sounds, like the rubbing or moving of silk cloth or dry leaves., To stir about energetically; to strive to succeed; to bustle about., To cause to rustle; as, the wind rustles the leaves., A quick succession or confusion of small sounds, like those made by shaking leaves or straw, by rubbing silk, or the like; a rustling.
rutted imp. & past participle of Rut
rutate noun A salt of rutic acid.
rutile noun A mineral usually of a reddish brown color, and brilliant metallic adamantine luster, occurring in tetragonal crystals. In composition it is titanium dioxide, like octahedrite and brookite.
rutter noun A horseman or trooper., That which ruts.
ruttle noun A rattling sound in the throat arising from difficulty of breathing; a rattle.