WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
rut•ty  (rutē), 
adj., -ti•er, -ti•est. 
  1. full of or abounding in ruts, as a road.
Etymology:
  • rut1 + -y1 1590–1600
rutti•ly, adv. 
rutti•ness, n. 

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
rut1 /rʌt/USA pronunciation   n., v., rut•ted, rut•ting. 

n. [countable]
  1. a narrow, deep track in the ground, esp. one made by vehicles.
  2. a fixed way of proceeding, usually dull or unpromising:to fall into a rut with his job.

v. [+ object; usually: be + ~-ed]
  1. to make a rut or ruts in:The road was badly rutted.
rut•ty, adj., -ti•er, -ti•est. 

rut2 /rʌt/USA pronunciation   n., v., rut•ted, rut•ting. 

n. [countable;
usually singular]
  1. Animal Husbandrythe period of year or time when deer, goats, etc., are sexually excited.

v. [no object]
  1. Animal Husbandryto be in the condition of rut.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
rut1 (rut), 
n., v., rut•ted, rut•ting. 

n. 
  1. a furrow or track in the ground, esp. one made by the passage of a vehicle or vehicles.
  2. any furrow, groove, etc.
  3. a fixed or established mode of procedure or course of life, usually dull or unpromising:to fall into a rut.

v.t. 
  1. to make a rut or ruts in;
    furrow.
Etymology:
  • perh. variant of route 1570–80

rut2 (rut), 
n., v., rut•ted, rut•ting. 

n. 
  1. Animal Husbandrythe periodically recurring sexual excitement of the deer, goat, sheep, etc.

v.i. 
  1. Animal Husbandryto be in the condition of rut.
Etymology:
  • Late Latin rugītus a roaring, equivalent. to Latin rugī(re) to roar + -tus suffix of verb, verbal action
  • Middle French rut, ruit
  • late Middle English rutte 1375–1425


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

rutty /ˈrʌtɪ/ adj ( -tier, -tiest)
  1. full of ruts or holes: a rutty track

ˈruttily adv ˈruttiness n



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