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4 letters words from 'ruse'

RUES 4RUSE 4
SUER 4SURE 4
URES 4USER 4

3 letters words from 'ruse'

ERS 3RES 3
RUE 3SER 3
SUE 3SUR 3
URE 3USE 3

2 letters words from 'ruse'

ER 2ES 2
RE 2UR 2
US 2 

All 4 letters words made out of ruse

ruse urse rsue srue usre sure rues ures reus erus uers eurs rseu sreu resu ersu seru esru user suer uesr eusr seur esur

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word ruse. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in ruse.

Definitions and meaning of ruse

ruse

Etymology

From Middle English rūse (evasive movements of a pursued animal; circuitous course taken by a hunter to pursue a game animal), from Old French rëuse, ruse (evasive movements of a pursued animal; trickery) (modern French ruse (trick, ruse; cunning, guile)), from ruser (to use cunning, to be crafty, beguile), possibly from Latin rursus (backward; on the contrary; again, in return) or Latin recūsāre, from recūsō (to decline, refuse; to object to, protest, reject).

The verb is derived from the noun. Compare Middle French ruser (to use cunning, to be crafty, beguile); see further above.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: ro͞oz, IPA(key): /ɹuːz/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɹuz/
  • Rhymes: -uːz
  • Homophones: roos, rues

Noun

ruse (countable and uncountable, plural ruses)

  1. (countable, often hunting, archaic, rare) A turning or doubling back, especially of animals to get out of the way of hunting dogs.
  2. (countable, by extension) An action intended to deceive; a trick.
    Synonym: stratagem
  3. (uncountable) Cunning, guile, trickery.

Related terms

  • ruse de guerre
  • recuse

Translations

Verb

ruse (third-person singular simple present ruses, present participle rusing, simple past and past participle rused)

  1. (intransitive) To deceive or trick using a ruse.
  2. (intransitive, hunting, archaic, rare) Of an animal: to turn or double back to elude hunters or their hunting dogs.

Translations

References

Anagrams

  • ERUs, Ersu, Reus, Rues, US'er, rues, suer, sure, ures, user

Danish

Etymology

From Old Danish ruse, from the same root as German Reuse (fish-trap).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ruːsə/, [ˈʁoːsə]

Noun

ruse c (singular definite rusen, plural indefinite ruser)

  1. fish-trap

Inflection


Esperanto

Etymology

rusa (Russian) +‎ -e (adverbial suffix).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈru.se/

Adverb

ruse

  1. in the Russian language
  2. in the manner of a Russian person

Related terms

  • rusa (Russian)
  • Rusio (Russia)
  • ruso (a Russian person)

French

Etymology

From ruser.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁyz/

Noun

ruse f (plural ruses)

  1. (uncountable) cunning, guile
  2. ruse, trick

Further reading

  • “ruse” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • rues, suer, sure, sûre, user

Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈrʉːsə/

Etymology 1

Possibly from a Celtic word, from Gaulish *ruskā, from Proto-Celtic *rūskos (bark), possibly from earlier *rukskos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rewk- (to dig up), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *h₃er- (to move, to stir).

Cognate with Danish ruse (fish trap), Swedish ryssja (fish trap) and German Reuse (fish trap).

Noun

ruse f or m (definite singular rusa or rusen, indefinite plural ruser, definite plural rusene)

  1. fish trap

Etymology 2

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Verb

ruse (imperative rus, present tense ruser, passive ruses, simple past rusa or ruset or ruste, past participle rusa or ruset or rust, present participle rusende)

  1. to rev an engine
  2. to rush

Etymology 3

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Verb

ruse (imperative rus, present tense ruser, passive ruses, simple past and past participle rusa or ruset, present participle rusende)

  1. (reflexive) To use illegal drugs
  2. to intoxicate

References

  • “ruse” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

ruse

  1. Alternative form of rusa

Old French

Etymology

Probably based on Latin rursus (backwards)

Noun

ruse f (oblique plural ruses, nominative singular ruse, nominative plural ruses)

  1. evasive movements of a pursued animal
  2. (by extension) trickery
  3. (by extension) dream; daydream; fantasy
  4. (by extension) lie; untruth

Descendants

  • English: ruse
  • French: ruse

Further reading

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈru.sɛ/

Adjective

ruse

  1. inflection of rusy:
    1. neuter nominative/accusative/vocative singular
    2. nonvirile nominative/accusative/vocative plural

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈruse/

Adjective

ruse f pl or n pl

  1. feminine plural of rus
  2. neuter plural of rus

Source: wiktionary.org
  • RUSA, an East Indian deer.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)