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Meaning of RUT

Pronunciation:  rut

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape; "they fell into a conversational rut"
  2. [n]  a groove or furrow (especially one in soft earth caused by wheels)
  3. [n]  applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
  4. [v]  hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove; "furrow soil"
  5. [v]  be in a state of sexual excitement; of male mammals

RUT is a 3 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: estrus, furrow, groove, groove, heat, oestrus
 Antonyms: anestrum, anestrus, anoestrum, anoestrus
 See Also: be, channel, cut into, delve, dig, groove, modus operandi, physiological condition, physiological state, routine, turn over



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rut\, n. [F. rut, OF. ruit, L. rugitus a roaring, fr.
    rugire to roar; -- so called from the noise made by deer in
    rutting time.]
    1. (Physiol.) Sexual desire or [oe]strus of deer, cattle, and
       various other mammals; heat; also, the period during which
       the [oe]strus exists.
    2. Roaring, as of waves breaking upon the shore; rote. See
  2. \Rut\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rutted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To have a strong sexual impulse at the reproductive period;
    -- said of deer, cattle, etc.
  3. \Rut\, v. t.
    To cover in copulation. --Dryden.
  4. \Rut\, n. [variant of route.]
    A track worn by a wheel or by habitual passage of anything; a
    groove in which anything runs. Also used figuratively.