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ruffle to disturb the smoothness or evenness of; agitate or ripple. [9 definitions]
rufiyaa the chief monetary unit of the Maldives, equaling one hundred laris; rupee.
rufous of or pertaining to a reddish or reddish brown color.
rug a piece of fabric, usu. of thick, woven material, used to cover part of a floor. [2 definitions]
rugby a team sport similar to football in which an oval-shaped ball is passed, kicked, and carried, and the play is continuous throughout the two forty-minute halves.
rugged having a surface that is rough, broken, or jagged. [6 definitions]
rugosa rose a variety of hardy rose having very thorny stems and rough leaves, often used for hedges.
ruin complete destruction or decay. [10 definitions]
ruination the act of ruining or the state of being ruined. [2 definitions]
ruinous causing or tending to cause ruin. [2 definitions]
rule a code, law, or principle that governs conduct, as in legislative or sports activities. [13 definitions]
Rule 22 the rule of the U.S. Senate that lists the precedence of U.S. Senate motions and describes the procedure for ending a filibuster. [2 definitions]
rulebook a book or pamphlet containing the official rules governing a sport, game, organization, and the like. [2 definitions]
ruleless combined form of rule.
rule of three the method of finding the fourth term of a mathematical proportion when three terms are given, the product of the first and fourth terms being equal to the product of the second and third.
rule of thumb a useful general principle or method based on practical experience rather than scientific proof.
rule out to remove from consideration.
ruler one who rules or governs. [2 definitions]
Rules Committee a powerful committee of the U.S. House of Representatives that determines when and how new legislation will be considered by House members. Also referred to as House Rules Committee, its formal name is United States House Committee on Rules. [2 definitions]
rule the roost to dominate or control one's family or associates.
ruling a decision by an authority, as in a court of law. [3 definitions]