Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Table at currency.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The ruble (French-derived transliteration rouble), a monetary unit of Russia, Belarus and Transnistria equal to 100 kopeks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The unit of monetary value in Russia. It is divided into 100 copecks, and in the gold coin of the realm (as in the five and ten ruble pieces) is worth about 77 cents. The silver ruble is a coin worth about 60 cents.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A silver coin of Russia, current since the seventeenth century.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the basic unit of money in Tajikistan
  • n. the basic unit of money in Russia

Etymologies

Russian rubl', from Old Russian rublĭ, cut, piece (probably originally a piece cut from a silver bar), from rubiti, to chop, hew.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • "In the short term, the ruble is more likely to strengthen than weaken," First Deputy Central Bank Chairman Alexei Ulyukayev said at an investment conference in Moscow.

    Ruble Soars As Central Banker Talks Up Currency

  • Short-term ruble lending by the bank, equivalent to as much as $13 billion, sharply reduced the supply of rubles.

    Russia Tightens Monetary Policy, Halts Ruble's Slide

  • "I wouldn't call it a safe haven currency," Mr. Roubini said, comparing the currency to Russia's ruble, which is closely linked to commodity prices.

    Roubini Sees Robust China Growth Into 2013

  • The stronger euro against the ruble was the main driver for Metro's sales growth, but the weaker Turkish lira, Chinese yuan and Indian rupee also helped the company, a spokesman said.

    Poor Weather Hurts Metro's Sales

  • Wednesday's jump in the ruble was the biggest since the current composition of the basket -- at 45% euros and 55% dollars -- was set two years ago.

    Europe Ends Mixed as Drug Makers Gain, Banks Tumble

  • In addition a successful weakening of the ruble, that is taking place, will make Gazel more competitive.

    'The Russian Economy Is Turned Inside Out'

  • But I, by the most complicated, and cunning, and evil practices, which have been heaped up for centuries, have acquired for myself the position of an owner of the inexhaustible ruble, that is to say, one in which, never working myself,

    What to Do?

  • The ruble is the third-best performer against the dollar this among more than 20 emerging-market currencies tracked by Bloomberg, having gained 3.9 percent.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Answering a question from Russian Kommersant daily about whether the ruble could be a reserve currency, Medvedev said there were no essential objections to the idea.

    RIA Novosti

  • The ruble, which is managed by the central bank against a dollar-euro basket to limit swings, was little changed at 30.6100 per dollar in Moscow yesterday, its strongest level since Nov. 11.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

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