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Life was very simple. My parents had come from the North of England, which is a fairly rugged, bleak, hard-working part of England, and so there was not the expectation of luxury.
Roger Bannister

Meaning of "rugged" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RUGGED

From Scandinavian; compare Swedish rugga to make rough.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RUGGED

rugged  [ˈrʌɡɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RUGGED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rugged is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES RUGGED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of rugged in the English dictionary

The first definition of rugged in the dictionary is having an uneven or jagged surface. Other definition of rugged is rocky or steep. Rugged is also strong-featured or furrowed.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RUGGED


cragged
ˈkræɡɪd
cross-legged
ˈkrɒsˈlɛɡɪd
dogged
ˈdɒɡɪd
gid
ɡɪd
jagged
ˈdʒæɡɪd
legged
ˈlɛɡɪd
pongid
ˈpɒŋɡɪd
ragged
ˈræɡɪd
three-legged
ˈθriːˌlɛɡɪd
two-legged
ˈtuːˌleɡɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RUGGED

rugate
Rugbeian
rugby
rugby football
rugby head
rugby league
rugby player
rugby tackle
rugby union
rugelach
ruggedisation
ruggedise
ruggedization
ruggedize
ruggedly
ruggedness
rugger
rugger bugger
ruggy
ruglike

WORDS THAT END LIKE RUGGED

bugged
chugged
debugged
drugged
flagged
hugged
humbugged
jitterbugged
jugged
logged
lugged
mugged
plugged
pugged
shrugged
slugged
snugged
tagged
tugged
unplugged

Synonyms and antonyms of rugged in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RUGGED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «rugged» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of rugged

Translation of «rugged» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RUGGED

Find out the translation of rugged to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of rugged from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rugged» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

崎岖多岩的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

accidentado
570 millions of speakers

English

rugged
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बीहड़
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прочный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

acidentado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শ্রমসাধ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

accidenté
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lasak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

rau
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

起伏の多い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바위투성이의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rugged
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quanh co
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முரட்டுத்தனமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खडबडीत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

engebeli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

accidentato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chropowaty
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

міцний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

robust
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τραχιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ruwe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

robust
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

robuste
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rugged

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RUGGED»

The term «rugged» is very widely used and occupies the 15.142 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RUGGED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rugged

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10 QUOTES WITH «RUGGED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rugged.
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George Ade
Only the more rugged mortals should attempt to keep up with current literature.
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Colin Angle
If you want to make a serious, rugged, reliable robot, you can start with the Create platform and just build stuff on top of it.
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Kurt Angle
The cool thing about pro wrestling is we do a lot more acting as far as characters in general than MMA. I know a lot of people like the MMA fighters because they like the rugged look.
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William Henry Ashley
The only very rugged part of the route is in crossing the Big Horn mountain, which is about 30 miles wide.
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Abhishek Bachchan
I'm not a model; hence I don't see the reason to have a six-pack abs. I can pull off a tough and rugged look of a cop in 'Dhoom' series without taking my shirt off. Cops don't have to move around without a shirt to flaunt their machismo. What makes the character of a cop stand out is his attitude and not his six-pack abs.
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Roger Bannister
Life was very simple. My parents had come from the North of England, which is a fairly rugged, bleak, hard-working part of England, and so there was not the expectation of luxury.
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Alan Bean
The moon is very rugged.
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Barbara Bush
I mean Afghanistan is a very rugged, complicated country.
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Julian Castro
Now, in Texas, we believe in the rugged individual. Texas may be the one place where people actually still have bootstraps, and we expect folks to pull themselves up by them. But we also recognize there are some things we can't do alone. We have to come together and invest in opportunity today for prosperity tomorrow.
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Susan Ford
I want somebody athletic, outgoing, at least two inches taller than I am, rugged, very outdoorsy, a leader, someone who would overpower me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RUGGED»

Discover the use of rugged in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rugged and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Rugged and Relentless
Roll into Hope Falls, Colorado, where three women are seeking mates to help them establish a sawmill.
Kelly Eileen Hake, 2011
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Your Rugged Constitution: How America's House of Freedom is ...
Each part of the famous document is explained and interpreted in order to point up its meanings and its significance today
United States, Bruce Allyn Findlay, Esther (Blair) Findlay, 1969
3
Great Lakes & Rugged Ground: Imagining Ontario
Combining evocative haiku, informative text and luminous illustrations, Great Lakes and Rugged Ground is a celebration, for our youngest readers, of more than four hundred years of Ontario's history.
Sarah N. Harvey, 2010
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Kailash Manasarovar on the Rugged Road to Revelation:
With this book an attempt has been made to pay regards to the pictorial beauty of Kumaon Himalayas and that of Kailash-Manasarovar region in Ngari (Tibet).
Mr. Pradeep Chamariya, 2014
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So Rugged and Mountainous: Blazing the Trails to Oregon and ...
In this magisterial volume, Will Bagley tells why and how this massive emigration began. While many previous authors have told parts of this story, Bagley has recast it in its entirety for modern readers.
Will Bagley, 2012
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The Rugged Road
London to Cape Town overland, pulling a trailer. No roads, no back-up - just straight across the Sahara through equatorial Africa and south to the Cape - without even a compass. This book tells the story.
Theresa Wallach, 2010
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O Rugged Land of Gold
"Share the triumph of a woman ... alone, injured, pregnant ... on a remote Alaskan island in winter"--P. [4] of cover.
Martha Martin, 1989
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A Family for the Rugged Rancher / Soldier on Her Doorstep ...
A Family for the Rugged Rancher Gruff rancher Luke’s new live-in housekeeper comes with an unexpected addition...a small son!
Donna Alward, Soraya Lane, 2011
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Backpacking Oregon: From Rugged Coastline to Mountain Meadow
This in-depth guide provides all the information backpackers will need to access the Oregon backcountry, including the Oregon Coast, Columbia Gorge, High Cascades, Hells Canyon, and the Klamath, Siskiyou, Blue, and Wallowa mountains.
Douglas Lorain, 2013
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Rancher's Twins: Mum Needed (Mills & Boon Cherish) (Rugged ...
How will Holly uncover the brooding cattleman’s secret?
Barbara Hannay, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RUGGED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rugged is used in the context of the following news items.
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Dell's first rugged tablet runs Windows and can be thrown out of one …
The latest addition to Dell's Rugged line of rough-and-tough computers is the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet: a burly device that's designed to be used by anyone ... «The Verge, Jul 15»
2
More Google Glass EE non-consumer features: foldable, rugged
This means not only should the frame itself be rugged, the components inside should also be able to withstand occasional drops and accidents. Considering the ... «SlashGear, Jul 15»
3
Coyotes sign rugged forward Scott to 1-year contract
Coyotes sign rugged forward Scott to 1-year contract. July 10, 2015 7:26 PM AP - Sports · · · · · Content preferences ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
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Find serenity, free of the motorized world, at Sicily's wild and rugged
SCOPELLO, Italy — The Zingaro Nature Reserve is a wild and rugged stretch of land that runs along the coast of northwest Sicily. Mountains rise above sandy ... «National Post, Jul 15»
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Bad weather, rugged terrain caused US chopper crash in Nepal: army
KATHMANDU(Reuters) - The crash of a U.S. military helicopter distributing aid to victims of an earthquake in Nepal in May was caused by bad weather and the ... «Yahoo News, Jun 15»
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Panasonic Launches Rugged Handheld Tablets and Semi-rugged
Panasonic India has launched a series of rugged devices; two versions of the Toughpad tablet and it's semi-rugged Toughbook. dnaTechLaunch- Panasonic- ... «Daily News & Analysis, May 15»
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Panasonic Toughbook 54 officially “semi-rugged
It's time to bring heat to the "semi-rugged" laptop environment with the Panasonic Toughbook 54. So suggests Panasonic this week as they unveil this laptop that ... «SlashGear, Feb 15»
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Panasonic refreshes rugged Toughbook 31 with Broadwell
Panasonic has announced a refresh for its flagship rugged Toughbook 31 notebook. While keeping the same design, the update brings better battery life and ... «TechRadar, Jan 15»
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G-Technology's New Rugged Hard Drives Float in Water
G-Technology is and it's hoping to carve out a rugged niche to take on Lacie's iconic orange hard drives with blue-jacketed competitors that are even tougher. «Gizmodo, Jan 15»
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LaCie Rugged Raid Announced
LaCie has announced the 4TB Rugged RAID, the latest addition to its Rugged line of durable mobile drives. Powered via the integral Thunderbolt cable, the ... «StorageReview.com, Jan 15»

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