n.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.
2.The color of a ruby; carmine red; a red tint.
The natural ruby of your cheeks.
- Shak.
3.That which has the color of the ruby, as red wine. Hence, a red blain or carbuncle.
4.(Print.) See Agate, n., 2.
5.(Zool.) Any species of South American humming birds of the genus Clytolæma. The males have a ruby-colored throat or breast.
Ruby of arsenic
(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.
a.1.Ruby-colored; red; as, ruby lips.
v. t.1.To make red; to redden.
[imp. & p. p. Rubied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Rubying.]
Noun1.Rubyruby - a transparent piece of ruby that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
2.ruby - a transparent deep red variety of corundum; used as a gemstone and in lasers
3.ruby - a deep and vivid red
Synonyms: crimson, deep red
Adj.1.ruby - having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
(language)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.


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["Ruby - A Language of Relations and Higher-Order Functions", M. Sheeran, Proc 3rd Banff Workshop on Hardware Verification, Springer 1990].
To see a ruby in your dream, symbolizes passion, vitality and sexual desire. To see ruby slippers in your dream, represents your path to spiritual enlightenment. You need to venture onto a journey in order to find who you are as a person.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
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Rubus flagellaris
Rubus fruticosus
Rubus hispidus
Rubus idaeus
Rubus idaeus strigosus
Rubus loganobaccus
Rubus occidentalis
Rubus odoratus
Rubus parviflorus
Rubus phoenicolasius
Rubus saxatilis
Rubus spectabilis
Rubus strigosus
Rubus trivialis
Rubus ursinus
Rubus ursinus loganobaccus
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Ruby of arsenic
Ruby of zinc
Ruby silver
ruby spinel
ruby sulphur
ruby wood
ruby-crowned kinglet
ruby-crowned wren
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