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      • British Dictionary definitions for rout (1 of 2) rout1 / (raʊt) / noun an overwhelming defeat a disorderly retreat a noisy rabble law a group of three or more people proceeding to commit an illegal act
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  2. Definition of rut. (Entry 1 of 4) 1 : a periodic and often annually recurring state of certain male animals (such as deer or elk) during which behavior associated with the urge to breed is displayed. 2 : the period of time during which rut occurs : breeding season.

  3. In a settled or established habit or course of action, especially a boring one. For example, We go to the seashore every summer—we're in a rut, or After ten years at the same job she says she's in a rut. This expression alludes to having a wheel stuck in a groove in the road. [Early 1800s]

  4. ruth: 1. a Moabite woman who married Boaz and became an ancestor of David: the daughter-in-law of Naomi.

  5. any overwhelming defeat: a rout of the home team by the state champions. a tumultuous or disorderly crowd of persons. the rabble or mob. Law. a disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons acting together in a manner that suggests an intention to riot although they do not actually carry out the intention.

  6. › library › lectureWhat is the meaning Ruth?

    English : from Middle English reuthe 'pity' (a derivative of rewen to pity, Old English hrēowan) nickname for a charitable person or for a pitiable one. The personal name Ruth was little used in England in the Middle Ages among non-Jews, and is unlikely to have had any influence on the surname. Who wrote the book of Ruth? prophet Samuel

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