Rut (?), n. [F. rut, OF. ruit, L. ruditus a roaring, fr. rugire to roar; -sp called from the noise made by deer in rutting time.]

1. Physiol.

Sexual desire or estrus of deer, cattle, and various other mammals; heat; also, the period during which the estrus exists.

2.

Roaring, as of waves breaking upon the shore; rote. See Rote.

 

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Rut, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rutted; p. pr. & vb. n. Rutting.]

To have a strong sexual impulse at the reproductive period; -- said of deer, cattle, etc.

 

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Rut, v. t.

To cover in copulation.

Dryden.

 

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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.

<-- (Fig.) Habitual, unvarying activity -- usually used in the phrase in a rut. -->

 

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Rut, v. t.

To make a rut or ruts in; -- chiefly used as a past participle or a participial adj; as, a rutted road.

 

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