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9 definitions found
 for Ruby
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ruby \Ru"by\, n.; pl. Rubies. [F. rubis (cf. Pr. robi), LL.
     rubinus, robinus, fr. L. rubeus red, reddish, akin to ruber.
     See Rouge, red.]
     1. (Min.) A precious stone of a carmine red color, sometimes
        verging to violet, or intermediate between carmine and
        hyacinth red. It is a red crystallized variety of
        corundum.
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     Note: Besides the true or Oriental ruby above defined, there
           are the balas ruby, or ruby spinel, a red variety of
           spinel, and the rock ruby, a red variety of garnet.
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                 Of rubies, sapphires, and pearles white.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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     2. The color of a ruby; carmine red; a red tint.
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              The natural ruby of your cheeks.      --Shak.
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     3. That which has the color of the ruby, as red wine. Hence,
        a red blain or carbuncle.
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     4. (Print.) See Agate, n., 2. [Eng.]
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     5. (Zool.) Any species of South American humming birds of the
        genus Clytolaema. The males have a ruby-colored throat
        or breast.
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     Ruby of arsenic, Ruby of sulphur (Chem.), a glassy
        substance of a red color and a variable composition, but
        always consisting chiefly of the disulphide of arsenic; --
        called also ruby sulphur.
  
     Ruby of zinc (Min.), zinc sulphide; the mineral zinc blende
        or sphalerite.
  
     Ruby silver (Min.), red silver. See under Red.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ruby \Ru"by\, a.
     Ruby-colored; red; as, ruby lips.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ruby \Ru"by\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rubied; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Rubying.]
     To make red; to redden. [R.] --Pope.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ruby
      adj 1: of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to
             orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or
             tomatoes or rubies [syn: red, reddish, ruddy,
             blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red,
             crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet]
      n 1: a transparent piece of ruby that has been cut and polished
           and is valued as a precious gem
      2: a transparent deep red variety of corundum; used as a
         gemstone and in lasers
      3: a deep and vivid red color [syn: crimson, ruby, deep
         red]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  107 Moby Thesaurus words for "ruby":
     Titian, Titian-red, adamant, agate, alexandrite, amethyst,
     aquamarine, beryl, bloodstone, bricky, brilliant, carbuncle,
     cardinal, carmine, carnation, carnelian, cerise, chalcedony,
     cherry, cherry-colored, cherry-red, chrysoberyl, chrysolite,
     citrine, coral, crimson, damask, demantoid, diamond, emerald,
     ferruginous, fiery, fire-red, flame-colored, flame-red, flaming,
     garnet, girasol, glowing, gules, harlequin opal, heliotrope, hot,
     hyacinth, incarmined, incarnadine, inflamed, infrared, iron-red,
     jade, jadestone, jargoon, jasper, lake-colored, laky, lapis lazuli,
     lateritious, lobster-red, lurid, maroon, moonstone, morganite,
     onyx, opal, peridot, plasma, port-wine, puce, red, red-dyed,
     red-looking, reddened, reddish, reddish-amber, reddish-brown,
     rose quartz, rubicund, rubify, rubiginous, rubric, rubricose,
     ruby-colored, ruby-red, ruddied, ruddle, ruddy, rufescent, rufous,
     rust, rust-red, rusty, sapphire, sard, sardonyx, scarlet, spinel,
     spinel ruby, stammel, tile-red, topaz, turquoise, vermilion,
     vinaceous, warm, wine, wine-colored, wine-red
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Ruby
  
     
  
     1. A relational language designed by Jones and M. Sheeran in
     1986 for describing and designing circuits (a hardware
     description language).  Ruby programs denote binary
     relations and programs are built-up inductively from
     primitive relations using a pre-defined set of relational
     operators.  Ruby programs also have a geometric
     interpretation as networks of primitive relations connected by
     wires, which is important when layout is considered in circuit
     design.
  
     Ruby has been continually developed since 1986, and has been
     used to design many different kinds of circuits, including
     systolic arrays, butterfly networks and arithmetic
     circuits.
  
     ftp://ftp.cs.chalmers.se/pub/misc/ruby/)">(ftp://ftp.cs.chalmers.se/pub/misc/ruby/).
  
     E-mail: .
  
     ["Ruby - A Language of Relations and Higher-Order Functions",
     M. Sheeran, Proc 3rd Banff Workshop on Hardware Verification,
     Springer 1990].
  
     (1994-10-27)
  
     2. One of five pedagogical languages based on Markov
     algorithms, used in Higman's report (below).  The other
     languages are Brilliant, Diamond, Nonpareil, and
     Pearl.
  
     ["Nonpareil, a Machine Level Machine Independent Language for
     the Study of Semantics", B. Higman, ULICS Intl Report No ICSI
     170, U London (1968)].
  
     (1994-10-27)
  
     3. A fully object oriented interpreted scripting
     language by Yukihiro Matsumoto .
  
     Similar in scope to Perl and Python, Ruby has high-level
     data types, automatic memory management, dynamic typing,
     a module system, exceptions, and a rich standard library.
     Other features are CLU-style iterators for loop
     abstraction, singleton classes/{methods} and lexical
     closures.
  
     In Ruby, everything is an object, including the basic data
     types.  For example, the number 1 is an instance of class
     Fixnum.
  
     Current version (stable): 1.6.7, as of 2002-03-01.
  
     http://ruby-lang.org/)">Ruby Home (http://ruby-lang.org/).
  
     http://rubycentral.com/)">Ruby Central (http://rubycentral.com/).
  
     ["Programming Ruby - The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide", David
     Thomas, Andrew Hunt, Yukihiro Matsumoto pub. Addison Wesley
     2000].
  
     (2002-06-19)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Ruby
     (Heb. peninim), only in plural (Lam. 4:7). The ruby was one of
     the stones in the high priest's breastplate (Ex. 28:17). A
     comparison is made between the value of wisdom and rubies (Job
     28:18; Prov. 3:15; 8:11). The price of a virtuous woman is said
     to be "far above rubies" (Prov. 31:10). The exact meaning of the
     Hebrew word is uncertain. Some render it "red coral;" others,
     "pearl" or "mother-of-pearl."
     

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Ruby, AK -- U.S. city in Alaska
     Population (2000):    188
     Housing Units (2000): 107
     Land area (2000):     7.550772 sq. miles (19.556408 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    7.550772 sq. miles (19.556408 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            65590
     Located within:       Alaska (AK), FIPS 02
     Location:             64.737306 N, 155.487693 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     99768
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Ruby, AK
      Ruby
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Ruby, SC -- U.S. town in South Carolina
     Population (2000):    348
     Housing Units (2000): 182
     Land area (2000):     3.107268 sq. miles (8.047788 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.021608 sq. miles (0.055964 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.128876 sq. miles (8.103752 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            62080
     Located within:       South Carolina (SC), FIPS 45
     Location:             34.745626 N, 80.175903 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     29741
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Ruby, SC
      Ruby
  

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