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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

  9. Origin: [OE. rewen, reouwen, to grive, make sorry, AS. hrewan; akin to OS. hrewan, D. rouwen, OHG. hriuwan, G. reuen, Icel. hryggr grieved, hryg sorrow. 18. Cf. Ruth.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rue

    rōō, n. a plant of any species of genus Ruta, with bitter leaves and greenish-yellow flowers—an emblem of bitterness and grief—called Herb of grace: any bitter infusion.—ns. Rue′-anem′one, an American wild-flower; Rue′-wort, a plant of the rue family. [Fr. rue—L. ruta—Gr. rhytē.]

  2. Rue

    rōō, v.t. to be sorry for: to lament: to repent of: to compassionate: to try to withdraw from, as a bargain.—v.i. to be sorrowful: to suffer: to have pity upon:—pr.p. rue′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. rued.—n. sorrow.—n. Rue′-bar′gain, a forfeit for withdrawing from a bargain.—adj. Rue′ful, sorrowful: piteous: deplorable: mournful: melancholy.—adv. Rue′fully.—ns. Rue′fulness; Ru′ing, repentance. [A.S. hreówan, to be sorry for—hreów, sorrow; Ger. reue, Old High Ger. hriuwa, mourning.]

Editors Contribution

  1. rue

    Frenxh for street/avenue,way,

    Take Rue Fabre all the way to the Seine:

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of RUE in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of RUE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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