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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rueru(v.; n.)rued, ru•ing

  1. (v.t.)to feel sorrow over; repent of; regret bitterly:

    to rue the loss of opportunities.

  2. to wish that (something) had never been done or taken place:

    rued the day he was born.

  3. (v.i.)to feel sorrow, repentance, or regret.

  4. (n.)sorrow, repentance, or regret.

Origin of rue:

bef. 900; (v.) rewen, OE hrēowan; (n.) ME rewe, OE hrēow; cf. ruth


  1. any strongly scented plant of the genus Ruta, esp. R. graveolens, having yellow flowers and leaves formerly used in medicine.

    Category: Plants

    Ref: Compare rue family.

Origin of rue:

1350–1400; ME < MF < L rūta < Gk rhȳtḗ

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rue, herb of grace, Ruta graveolens(noun)

    European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy

  2. rue(noun)

    leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy

  3. sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness(noun)

    sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment

    "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game"

  4. rue(verb)

    (French) a street or road in France

  5. repent, regret, rue(verb)

    feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about


  1. rue(Noun)

    Any of various perennial shrubs of the genus Ruta, especially the herb Ruta graveolens, formerly used in medicines.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rue(noun)

    a perennial suffrutescent plant (Ruta graveolens), having a strong, heavy odor and a bitter taste; herb of grace. It is used in medicine

  2. Rue(noun)

    fig.: Bitterness; disappointment; grief; regret

  3. Rue(verb)

    to lament; to regret extremely; to grieve for or over

  4. Rue(verb)

    to cause to grieve; to afflict

  5. Rue(verb)

    to repent of, and withdraw from, as a bargain; to get released from

  6. Rue(verb)

    to have compassion

  7. Rue(verb)

    to feel sorrow and regret; to repent

  8. Rue(verb)

    sorrow; repetance


  1. Rue

    Ruta, is a genus of strongly scented evergreen subshrubs 20–60 cm tall, in the family Rutaceae, native to the Mediterranean region, Macaronesia and southwest Asia. There are perhaps 8 to 40 species in the genus. The most well-known species is Ruta graveolens,. The leaves are bipinnate or tripinnate, with a feathery appearance, and green to strongly glaucous blue-green in colour. The flowers are yellow, with 4–5 petals, about 1 cm diameter, and borne in cymes. The fruit is a 4–5 lobed capsule, containing numerous seeds.

Anagrams of RUE

  1. Eur.

Translations for RUE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a road with houses, shops etc on one or both sides, in a town or village

the main shopping street; I met her in the street.

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