rut /ˈrət/ 名詞
1. Physiol. Sexual desire or oestrus of deer, cattle, and various other mammals; heat; also, the period during which the oestrus exists.
2. Roaring, as of waves breaking upon the shore; rote. See Rote.
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.
Rut, v. t. To cover in copulation.
Rut, n. A track worn by a wheel or by habitual passage of anything; a groove in which anything runs. Also used figuratively.
Rut, v. t. To make a rut or ruts in; -- chiefly used as a past participle or a participial adj.; as, a rutted road.
n 1: a groove or furrow (especially one in soft earth caused by
2: a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape;
"they fell into a conversational rut" [syn: groove]
3: applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened
sexual arousal and activity [syn: estrus, oestrus, heat]
v 1: be in a state of sexual excitement; of male mammals
2: hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove; "furrow soil"
[syn: furrow, groove]
[also: rutting, rutted]