Definitions for rulerul
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
rulerul(n.; v.)ruled, rul•ing.
(n.)a principle or regulation governing conduct, procedure, arrangement, etc.
the customary or normal circumstance, occurrence, practice, quality, etc.:
the rule rather than the exception.
control, government, or dominion.
tenure or conduct of reign or office.
the code of regulations observed by a religious order or congregation.
a prescribed mathematical method for performing a calculation or solving a problem.
Category: Weights and Measures
Ref: ruler (def. 2). 2
a solid or decorative line, as used for separating newspaper columns.
a formal order made by a law court, esp. for governing the procedure of the court. a legal principle. a court order in a particular case.
(v.t.)to exercise dominating power, authority, or influence over; govern:
to rule a kingdom.
to decide or declare judicially or authoritatively; decree.
to mark with lines, esp. parallel straight lines, with the aid of a ruler or the like:
to rule paper.
to mark out or form (a line) by this method.
to be superior or preeminent in (a field or group); hold sway over.
(v.i.)to exercise dominating power or influence; predominate.
to exercise authority, dominion, or sovereignty.
to make a formal decision or ruling, as on a point at law.
to be prevalent or current.
Slang.to be especially popular, preeminent, or superlative:
The Yankees rule!
rule out, to eliminate from consideration.
Category: Verb Phrase
Idioms for rule:
as a rule,generally; usually.
Origin of rule:
1175–1225; (n.) ME riule, reule < OF riule < L rēgula straight stick, pattern, der. of regere to fix the line of, direct (see -ule ); (v.) ME riwlen, reulen, rewellen < OF riuler, rieuler < LL rēgulāre, der. of L rēgula
a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
"it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation"
convention, normal, pattern, rule, formula(noun)
something regarded as a normative example
"the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"
prescribed guide for conduct or action
rule, linguistic rule(noun)
(linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice
a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
"their principles of composition characterized all their works"
the duration of a monarch's or government's power
"during the rule of Elizabeth"
dominance or power through legal authority
"France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; "the rule of Caesar"
directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted
"he knew the rules of chess"
any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order
"the rule of St. Dominic"
a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system
"the principle of the conservation of mass"; "the principle of jet propulsion"; "the right-hand rule for inductive fields"
(mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems
"he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"; "he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"
measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths
exercise authority over; as of nations
"Who is governing the country now?"
decide with authority
"The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"
predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail(verb)
be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
"Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
decide on and make a declaration about
"find someone guilty"
have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac
mark or draw with a ruler
"rule the margins"
rule, harness, rein(verb)
keep in check
"rule one's temper"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a statement that tells people what they are allowed or not allowed to do
the rules of the game; You'll be punished if you break the rules.; It's against the rules to run by the pool.; to follow/obey the rules
to allow sth that is normally not allowed
We don't usually take kids under 16, but we bent the rules a little for you.
the system used to govern a country
usually, in general
We don't go out on Sunday evenings as a rule.
a general guide
As a rule of thumb, you should save around 10% of your income.
to be in control of a country
to rule a nation
to officially decide sth, especially a legal matter
The building was ruled unsafe.
A regulation, law, guideline.
A ruler; device for measuring, a straightedge, a measure.
Something to keep order.
A straight line , especially one lying across a paper as a guide for writing.
A regulating principle.
A normal condition or state of affairs.
As a rule our senior editors are serious-minded.
To regulate, be in charge of, make decisions for, reign over.
This game rules!
To mark (paper or the like) with rules .
Origin: * noun: from rule, from riule, from regula, from regere; see regent.
that which is prescribed or laid down as a guide for conduct or action; a governing direction for a specific purpose; an authoritative enactment; a regulation; a prescription; a precept; as, the rules of various societies; the rules governing a school; a rule of etiquette or propriety; the rules of cricket
uniform or established course of things
systematic method or practice; as, my ule is to rise at six o'clock
ordibary course of procedure; usual way; comon state or condition of things; as, it is a rule to which there are many exeptions
conduct in general; behavior
the act of ruling; administration of law; government; empire; authority; control
an order regulating the practice of the courts, or an order made between parties to an action or a suit
a determinate method prescribed for performing any operation and producing a certain result; as, a rule for extracting the cube root
a general principle concerning the formation or use of words, or a concise statement thereof; thus, it is a rule in England, that s or es , added to a noun in the singular number, forms the plural of that noun; but "man" forms its plural "men", and is an exception to the rule
a straight strip of wood, metal, or the like, which serves as a guide in drawing a straight line; a ruler
a measuring instrument consisting of a graduated bar of wood, ivory, metal, or the like, which is usually marked so as to show inches and fractions of an inch, and jointed so that it may be folded compactly
a thin plate of metal (usually brass) of the same height as the type, and used for printing lines, as between columns on the same page, or in tabular work
a composing rule. See under Conposing
to control the will and actions of; to exercise authority or dominion over; to govern; to manage
to control or direct by influence, counsel, or persuasion; to guide; -- used chiefly in the passive
to establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice
to require or command by rule; to give as a direction or order of court
to mark with lines made with a pen, pencil, etc., guided by a rule or ruler; to print or mark with lines by means of a rule or other contrivance effecting a similar result; as, to rule a sheet of paper of a blank book
to have power or command; to exercise supreme authority; -- often followed by over
to lay down and settle a rule or order of court; to decide an incidental point; to enter a rule
to keep within a (certain) range for a time; to be in general, or as a rule; as, prices ruled lower yesterday than the day before
Translations for rule
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
under foreign rule.
- governoPortuguese (BR)
- die HerrschaftGerman
- διακυβέρνηση, κυριαρχία, εξουσίαGreek
- सिद्धांत, नियमHindi
- valdžia, valdymasLithuanian
- valdīšana; varaLatvian
- styre, regjeringNorwegian
- правление; владычествоRussian
- styre, väldeSwedish
- yönetim, idareTurkish
- 統治Chinese (Trad.)
- правління; владаUkrainian
- sự thống trịVietnamese
- 统治Chinese (Simp.)
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