(Ru*pic"o*line) a. (Zoöl.) Rock-inhabiting.
(Rup"tion) n. [L. ruptio, fr. rumpere, ruptum, to break.] A breaking or bursting open; breach; rupture.
"By ruption or apertion." Wiseman.
(Rup"tu*a*ry) n. [Cf. Roturier.] One not of noble blood; a plebeian; a roturier. [R.]
The exclusion of the French ruptuaries ("roturiers," for history must find a word for this class when it
speaks of other nations) from the order of nobility.Chenevix.
(Rup"ture) n. [L. ruptura, fr. rumpere, ruptum to break: cf. F. rupture. See Reave, and cf.
Rout a defeat.]
1. The act of breaking apart, or separating; the state of being broken asunder; as, the rupture of the
skin; the rupture of a vessel or fiber; the rupture of a lutestring. Arbuthnot.
Hatch from the egg, that soon,Milton.
Bursting with kindly rupture, forth disclosed
Their callow young.
2. Breach of peace or concord between individuals; open hostility or war between nations; interruption of
friendly relations; as, the parties came to a rupture.
He knew that policy would disincline Napoleon from a rupture with his family.E. Everett.
3. (Med.) Hernia. See Hernia.
4. A bursting open, as of a steam boiler, in a less sudden manner than by explosion. See Explosion.
Modulus of rupture. (Engin.) See under Modulus.
Syn. Fracture; breach; break; burst; disruption; dissolution. See Fracture.
(Rup"ture), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ruptured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Rupturing.]
1. To part by violence; to break; to burst; as, to rupture a blood vessel.
2. To produce a hernia in.
(Rup"ture), v. i. To suffer a breach or disruption.
(Rup"tured) a. (Med.) Having a rupture, or hernia.
(Rup"ture*wort") n. (Bot.) (a) Same as Burstwort. (b) A West Indian plant (Alternanthera
polygonoides) somewhat resembling burstwort.
(Ru"ral) a. [F., fr. L. ruralis, fr. rus, ruris, the country. Cf. Room space, Rustic.]
1. Of or pertaining to the country, as distinguished from a city or town; living in the country; suitable for,
or resembling, the country; rustic; as, rural scenes; a rural prospect.
Here is a rural fellow; . . .Shak.
He brings you figs.
2. Of or pertaining to agriculture; as, rural economy.
Rural dean. (Eccl.) See under Dean. Rural deanery (Eccl.), the state, office, or residence, of a