Ruby vs Rubylike - What's the difference?

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As a proper noun ruby

is .

As a noun ruby

is (cockney rhyming slang) a curry, short for ruby murray .

As an adjective rubylike is

resembling a ruby or some aspect of one.

ruby

English

(wikipedia ruby)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) rubi, from (etyl) .

Noun

(rubies)
  • A clear, deep, red variety of corundum, valued as a precious stone.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author=Lee A. Groat , title=Gemstones , volume=100, issue=2, page=128 , magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=Although there are dozens of different types of gems, among the best known and most important are diamond, ruby and sapphire, emerald and other gem forms of the mineral beryl, chrysoberyl, tanzanite, tsavorite, topaz and jade.}}
  • (obsolete) A red spinel.
  • A deep red colour.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the natural ruby of your cheeks
  • (typesetting, British) Type having a height of 5.5 points.
  • A (ruby hummer), a South American hummingbird, .
  • A red bird-of-paradise, .
  • (printing) agate (a size of type)
  • Synonyms
    * (typesetting) agate (US)

    See also

    * * carbuncle * corundum * spinel * (Ruby)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of a deep red colour.
  • Derived terms

    * balas ruby * Colorado ruby * rubasse * rubicund * rubious * rubric * ruby port * ruby spinel * ruby wedding * ruby-throated hummingbird * star ruby

    Verb

  • (poetic) To make red; to redden.
  • (Alexander Pope)

    Etymology 2

    From the British 5.5-point font Ruby , used for annotations in printed documents.

    Noun

    (rubies)
  • A pronunciation guide written above or beside Chinese or Japanese characters.
  • {, border="1" cellpadding="5" align="center" , +caption , The Japanese ruby characters (furigana'') for ''Tokyo ("") , - ! hiragana ! katakana ! romaji , - , {, border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" , - , style="text-align: center; font-size: 120%" lang="ja" , ?? , style="text-align: center; font-size: 120%" lang="ja" , ??? , - , style="text-align: center; font-size: 200%" lang="ja" , ? , style="text-align: center; font-size: 200%" lang="ja" , ? , } , {, border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" , - , style="text-align: center; font-size: 120%" lang="ja" , ?? , style="text-align: center; font-size: 120%" lang="ja" , ??? , - , style="text-align: center; font-size: 200%" lang="ja" , ? , style="text-align: center; font-size: 200%" lang="ja" , ? , } , {, border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" , - , - , style="text-align: center; font-size: 120%" , t? , style="text-align: center; font-size: 120%" , ky? , - , style="text-align: center; font-size: 200%" lang="ja" , ? , style="text-align: center; font-size: 200%" lang="ja" , ? , } , }
    Synonyms
    * rubi

    See also

    * furigana * yomigana * pinyin * Zhuyin * (Ruby characters)

    Anagrams

    * bury

    rubylike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a ruby or some aspect of one.
  • See also

    * topazlike * diamondlike * sapphirelike * emeraldlike