Meaning of rut

rut

Pronunciation: (rut), [key]
— 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.

rut

Pronunciation: (rut), [key]
— n., v., rut•ted, rut•ting.
—n.
  1. the periodically recurring sexual excitement of the deer, goat, sheep, etc.
—v.i.
  1. to be in the condition of rut.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • rut (Thesaurus)