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Definitions of Rut

Pronunciation : Rut
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. rut, OF. ruit, L. ruditus a roaring, fr. rugire to roar; -sp called from the noise made by deer in rutting time.]
Definition : 1. (Physiol.)

Defn: 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Rut
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To have a strong sexual impulse at the reproductive period; -- said of deer, cattle, etc.

i. [imp. & p. p. Rutted; p. pr. & vb. n. Rutting.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Rut
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To cover in copulation. Dryden.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Rut
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [variant of route.]
Definition : Defn: A track worn by a wheel or by habitual passage of anything; a groove in which anything runs. Also used figuratively. in a rut.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Rut
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To make a rut or ruts in; -- chiefly used as a past participle or a participial adj; as, a rutted road.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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