7 letter word starting with ru

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
rubbing present participle & vb. noun of Rub, a. & n. from Rub, v.
rubbage noun Rubbish.
rubbish noun Waste or rejected matter; anything worthless; valueless stuff; trash; especially, fragments of building materials or fallen buildings; ruins; debris., Of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish; trashy.
rubelet noun A little ruby.
rubella noun An acute specific disease with a dusky red cutaneous eruption resembling that of measles, but unattended by catarrhal symptoms; — called also German measles.
rubelle noun A red color used in enameling.
rubeola noun the measles., Rubella.
rubican adjective Colored a prevailing red, bay, or black, with flecks of white or gray especially on the flanks; — said of horses.
rubicon noun A small river which separated Italy from Cisalpine Gaul, the province alloted to Julius Caesar.
rubidic adjective Of or pertaining to rubidium; containing rubidium.
rubific adjective Making red; as, rubific rays.
rubious adjective Red; ruddy.
rubying present participle & vb. noun of Ruby
ruching noun A ruche, or ruches collectively.
rucking present participle & vb. noun of Ruck
ruction noun An uproar; a quarrel; a noisy outbreak.
ruddied adjective Made ruddy or red.
ruddily adverb In a ruddy manner.
ruddock noun The European robin., A piece of gold money; — probably because the gold of coins was often reddened by copper alloy. Called also red ruddock, and golden ruddock.
rudesby noun An uncivil, turbulent fellow.
ruffing present participle & vb. noun of Ruff
ruffian noun A pimp; a pander; also, a paramour., A boisterous, cruel, brutal fellow; a desperate fellow ready for murderous or cruel deeds; a cutthroat., brutal; cruel; savagely boisterous; murderous; as, ruffian rage., To play the ruffian; to rage; to raise tumult.
ruffled imp. & past participle of Ruffle
ruffler noun One who ruffles; a swaggerer; a bully; a ruffian., That which ruffles; specifically, a sewing machine attachment for making ruffles.
rugging noun A coarse kind of woolen cloth, used for wrapping, blanketing, etc.
ruining present participle & vb. noun of Ruin
ruinate verb t. To demolish; to subvert; to destroy; to reduce to poverty; to ruin., To cause to fall; to cast down., To fall; to tumble., Involved in ruin; ruined.
ruinous adjective Causing, or tending to cause, ruin; destructive; baneful; pernicious; as, a ruinous project., Characterized by ruin; ruined; dilapidated; as, an edifice, bridge, or wall in a ruinous state., Composed of, or consisting in, ruins.
rulable adjective That may be ruled; subject to rule; accordant or conformable to rule.
rumbler noun One who, or that which, rumbles.
rumicin noun A yellow crystalline substance found in the root of yellow dock (Rumex crispus) and identical with chrysophanic acid.
ruminal adjective Ruminant; ruminating.
rummage noun A place or room for the stowage of cargo in a ship; also, the act of stowing cargo; the pulling and moving about of packages incident to close stowage; — formerly written romage., A searching carefully by looking into every corner, and by turning things over., To make room in, as a ship, for the cargo; to move about, as packages, ballast, so as to permit close stowage; to stow closely; to pack; — formerly written roomage, and romage., To search or examine thoroughly by looking into every corner, and turning over or removing goods or other things; to examine, as a book, carefully, turning over leaf after leaf., To search a place narrowly.
rummies plural of Rummy
rumored imp. & past participle of Rumor
rumorer noun A teller of news; especially, one who spreads false reports.
rumpled imp. & past participle of Rumple, Wrinkled; crumpled.
running present participle & vb. noun of Run, Moving or advancing by running., Having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer., trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse., Successive; one following the other without break or intervention; — said of periods of time; as, to be away two days running; to sow land two years running., Flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand., Continuous; keeping along step by step; as, he stated the facts with a running explanation., Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem; as, a running vine., Discharging pus; as, a running sore., The act of one who, or of that which runs; as, the running was slow., That which runs or flows; the quantity of a liquid which flows in a certain time or during a certain operation; as, the first running of a still., The discharge from an ulcer or other sore.
runaway noun One who, or that which, flees from danger, duty, restraint, etc.; a fugitive., The act of running away, esp. of a horse or teams; as, there was a runaway yesterday., Running away; fleeing from danger, duty, restraint, etc.; as, runaway soldiers; a runaway horse., Accomplished by running away or elopement, or during flight; as, a runaway marriage., Won by a long lead; as, a runaway victory., Very successful; accomplishing success quickly; as, a runaway bestseller.
rundlet noun A small barrel of no certain dimensions. It may contain from 3 to 20 gallons, but it usually holds about 14/ gallons.
runnion noun See Ronion.
ruption noun A breaking or bursting open; breach; rupture.
rupture noun The act of breaking apart, or separating; the state of being broken asunder; as, the rupture of the skin; the rupture of a vessel or fiber; the rupture of a lutestring., Breach of peace or concord between individuals; open hostility or war between nations; interruption of friendly relations; as, the parties came to a rupture., Hernia. See Hernia., A bursting open, as of a steam boiler, in a less sudden manner than by explosion. See Explosion., To part by violence; to break; to burst; as, to rupture a blood vessel., To produce a hernia in., To suffer a breach or disruption.
rurales noun pl. The gossamer-winged butterflies; a family of small butterflies, including the hairstreaks, violets, and theclas.
rurally adverb In a rural manner; as in the country.
rushing present participle & vb. noun of Rush
russety adjective Of a russet color; russet.
russian adjective Of or pertaining to Russia, its inhabitants, or language., A native or inhabitant of Russia; the language of Russia.
russify verb t. To Russianize; as, to Russify conquered tribes.
rusting present participle & vb. noun of Rust
rustful adjective Full of rust; resembling rust; causing rust; rusty.
rustily adverb In a rusty state.
rustled imp. & past participle of Rustle
rustler noun One who, or that which, rustles., A bovine animal that can care for itself in any circumstances; also, an alert, energetic, driving person.
rutting present participle & vb. noun of Rut
ruthful adjective Full of ruth, Pitiful; tender., Full of sorrow; woeful., Causing sorrow.
ruttier noun A chart of a course, esp. at sea.
ruttish adjective Inclined to rut; lustful; libidinous; salacious.