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Meaning of RUCK

Pronunciation:  ruk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things; "his brilliance raised him above the ruck"; "the children resembled a fairy herd"
  2. [n]  an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
  3. [v]  become puckered

RUCK is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: herd, pucker, pucker, ruck up
 See Also: bend, concourse, crease, crease, crimp, crinkle, crisp, flexure, fold, multitude, plication, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, throng, wrinkle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ruck\, n.
    A roc. [Obs. or prov. Eng.] --Drayton.
  2. \Ruck\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Rucked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Rucking}.] [Icel hrukkast to wrinkle, hrukka wrinkle, fold.]
    To draw into wrinkles or unsightly folds; to crease; as, to
    ruck up a carpet. --Smart.
  3. \Ruck\, n. [Icel. hrukka. Cf. {Ruck}, v. t.]
    A wrinkle or crease in a piece of cloth, or in needlework.
  4. \Ruck\, v. i. [Cf. Dan. ruge to brood, to hatch.]
    To cower; to huddle together; to squat; to sit, as a hen on
    eggs. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Gower. South.
          The sheep that rouketh in the fold.      --Chaucer.
  5. \Ruck\, n. [Cf. {Ruck}.]
    1. A heap; a rick. [Prov Eng. & Scot.]
    2. The common sort, whether persons or things; as, the ruck
       in a horse race. [Colloq.]
             The ruck in society as a whole.       --Lond. Sat.