- ruble unit of Russian monetary system, 1550s, via French, from Rus. rubl', perhaps from rubiti "to chop, cut," so called because the original metallic currency of Russia (14c.) consisted of silver bars, from which the necessary amount was cut off.
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ruble — FINANCE another spelling of rouble * * * ruble UK US (UK ALSO rouble) /ˈruːbl/ noun [C] MONEY ► the currency used in Russia, Abkhazia, Belarus, South Ossetia, and Transnistria, and formerly in the Soviet Union: »The increasing value of the ruble… … Financial and business terms
Ruble — Ru ble, n. [Russ. ruble.] The unit of monetary value in Russia. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
ruble — [ro͞o′bəl] n. [Russ rubl ] the basic monetary unit of Belarus, Russia, and Tajikistan: see the table of monetary units in the Reference Supplement … English World dictionary
Ruble — 5000 Russian rubles issued in 2006 … Wikipedia
ruble — /rooh beuhl/, n. a silver or copper alloy coin and monetary unit of Russia, the Soviet Union, and its successor states, equal to 100 kopecks. Also, rouble. [1545 55; < Russ rubl ; ORuss rubli lit., stump, plug, deriv. of rubiti to chop; prob.… … Universalium
Ruble — The ruble (rubl’), sometimes spelled “rouble,” is the main unit of currency in the Russian Federation. One ruble is divided into 100 kopecks (kopeika). The word “ruble” derives from the Russian verb rubit’, which means “to chop off,” and… … Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation
ruble — var. of ROUBLE. * * * ruble [ruble rubles] noun (especially NAmE) = ↑rouble * * * ruble variant of rouble; obs. f … Useful english dictionary
ruble — noun /ˈruble/lang=jbo The ruble (French derived transliteration rouble), a monetary unit of Russia, Belarus and Transnistria equal to 100 kopeks. See Also: carmi, vlipa, tsali, kandi, milxe … Wiktionary
ruble — also rouble noun Etymology: Russian rubl Date: 1554 see money table … New Collegiate Dictionary
ruble — Synonyms and related words: Deutschmark, Mark, Reichsmark, afghani, anna, baht, cent, centavo, centime, conto, dollar, dong, florin, franc, guilder, gulden, kip, kopeck, krona, krone, lira, milreis, peseta, pie, piece of eight, pistareen, pound,… … Moby Thesaurus