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ruby a valuable, deep red stone used in making jewelry. [2 definitions]
rudder a movable blade at the rear end of a ship or airplane, used to control direction.
rude showing poor manners; not polite. [2 definitions]
ruff a high, round, stiff collar worn by men and women in the 1500s and 1600s. [2 definitions]
ruffle to disturb a smooth, even surface. [3 definitions]
rug a piece of thick material used to cover part of a floor.
rugged having a surface that is rough and broken. [4 definitions]
ruin complete destruction. [8 definitions]
rule a law or direction that guides behavior or action. [7 definitions]
rule out to decide not to include in the set of choices.
ruler a person who rules or leads. [2 definitions]
ruling a decision by an authority, as in a court of law. [2 definitions]
rum an alcoholic beverage made from molasses or sugar cane.
rumble to make a long, low, rolling sound. [3 definitions]
rummage to make a thorough search by turning over and looking through the contents of. [2 definitions]
rumor a piece of information or a story passed from one person to another without any proof that it is true. [2 definitions]
rumour a spelling of "rumor" used in Canada and Britain. See "rumor" for more information.
rump the back section of an animal. [2 definitions]
run to make oneself go forward by moving the legs very quickly. [30 definitions]
run across to meet by chance.
runaway a person or animal that has run away or escaped. [2 definitions]