Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the basic unit of money in Tajikistan
  • noun the basic unit of money in Russia

Etymologies

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

[Russian rubl', from Old Russian rublĭ, cut, piece (probably originally a piece cut from a silver bar), from rubiti, to chop, hew; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]

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

  • 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

  • "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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Russian ruble posts biggest jump

  • 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

  • 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

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