Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Rugby may refer to:
The Rugby was a brand of automobile assembled by the Durant Motors Company of New York City, New York (USA). Beside badges and right hand drive for some models, the vehicle was identical to Durant's Star car, and was assigned to export markets by Durant Motors, due to the name Star being under copyright by The Star Motor Company in the British Commonwealth. The Rugby was built from 1923 (Star: 1922) and production ended in 1928 together with the Star.
There were also commercial cars based on the Rugby. Very few Durant commercial vehicles were rebadged Rugbys and sold in the USA for 1928.
Production of is confirmed for the Durant plants:
- Elizabeth, New Jersey (Star and Rugby)
- Lansing, Michigan (Star and Rugby)
- Long Island City, New York (Star)
- Oakland, California (Star)
- Leaside (Toronto), Canada (Star and Rugby)
Rugby (UK Parliament constituency)
Rugby is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 recreation by Mark Pawsey, a Conservative.
Rugby (video game)
Rugby (known as EA Sports Rugby, and as Rugby 2001 in the European PC version; often mislabeled as Rugby 2002) is the 2000 installment of Electronic Arts' Rugby video game series. The game was developed by Creative Assembly and published by EA Sports. The game is EA Sports' first rugby union game on Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 2, and is succeeded by Rugby 2004. Rugby features over 20 teams, over 500 players and over 20 stadiums. The game's commentators are Bill McLaren and former England International Jamie Salmon.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
type of football, 1864, after Rugby, public school where the game was played, from city of Rugby in Warwickshire, central England. The place name is Rocheberie (1086), probably "fortified place of a man called *Hroca;" with second element from Old English burh (dative byrig), replaced by 13c. with Old Norse -by "village" due to the influence of Danish settlers. Otherwise it might be *Rockbury today. Or first element perhaps is Old English hroc "rook." Rugby Union formed 1871. Slang rugger for "rugby" is from 1893.
n. A sport where players can hold or kick an ovoid ball. The ball cannot be handled forwards and points are scored by touching the ball to the ground in the area past their opponent’s territory or kicking the ball between goalposts and over a crossbar.
Rugby, ND -- U.S. city in North Dakota
Housing Units (2000): 1434
Land area (2000): 1.933402 sq. miles (5.007488 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.933402 sq. miles (5.007488 sq. km)
FIPS code: 68860
Located within: North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38
Location: 48.367129 N, 99.995979 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Usage examples of "rugby".
Wellbeloved was bent across the table near to the far-away Sinclair who was trying to remember whether the eight-forty for Euston from Birkenhead changed engines at Rugby on winter Saturdays.
She was at breakpoint with her most recent beau, bored with his rugby, his healthy hedonism, the smooth self-assured way he embraced her in bed.
He trained in classic, rather old-fashioned jiujitsu, and he played rugby with the international side against the sons of the British taipans with an effectiveness that bordered on brutality.
A careful examination of the line between Willesden and Rugby resulted in one discovery which might or might not have a bearing upon the tragedy.
This meeting between the two universities was one of the high spots of the rugby season, and the aficionados travelled thousands of miles to watch it.
Rugby, and she went at night to the standing stone on the edge of the woodland, and she put some bread that Bartholomew had been eating but had left unfinished on the stone, wrapped in a cut strand of her own hair.
His son was at Cambridge, he'd sent him to Rugby, fine school Rugby, nice class of boys there, in a couple of years his son would be articled, that would be nice for Philip, he'd like his son, thorough sportsman.
In the 1990s, indigenous players have comprised about half the backline in the Queensland State of Origin rugby league team.
Cogger was the hearty type of quack who once played rugby football for Barts and seemed to believe in the short, sharp shock treatment for most illnesses.
I was equally suspicious of rugby matches and cricket matches and boat trips and days out to Silverstone and Longleat.
But the Aboriginal community in Brisbane honoured her with a gift of a traditional dot painting at a ceremony attended by Test rugby league player Sam Backo, and Jeffrey Dynevor, the first Aborigine to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal, in boxing in Perth in 1962.
Her references to the fact that Stim, rugby, or whatever the game was called looked like a bastardized form of American football, and Bruce's towering rage at this comment, undoubtedly contributed to her making herself scarce for a while.
Cathy and Nick flew in with rugby league great Wally Lewis, and Aboriginal players, Ricky Walford of St George, and Larry Corowa who had coached with Lewis on the Gold Coast.
The administration block was surrounded by green lawns and flowering gardens, and beyond that there were an eighteen-hole golf course, a cricket pitch and a rugby field for the white miners.
She was wearing a crumpled Oxford-blue shirt tucked into black rugby shorts, white pumps on her feet, no socks.