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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rule, regulation(noun)

    a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior

    "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation"

  2. 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"

  3. rule, prescript(noun)

    prescribed guide for conduct or action

  4. rule, linguistic rule(noun)

    (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice

  5. principle, rule(noun)

    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"

  6. rule(noun)

    the duration of a monarch's or government's power

    "during the rule of Elizabeth"

  7. dominion, rule(noun)

    dominance or power through legal authority

    "France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; "the rule of Caesar"

  8. rule(noun)

    directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted

    "he knew the rules of chess"

  9. rule(noun)

    any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order

    "the rule of St. Dominic"

  10. principle, rule(noun)

    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"

  11. rule, formula(noun)

    (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"

  12. rule, ruler(verb)

    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

  13. govern, rule(verb)

    exercise authority over; as of nations

    "Who is governing the country now?"

  14. rule, decree(verb)

    decide with authority

    "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"

  15. predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail(verb)

    be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

    "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"

  16. rule, find(verb)

    decide on and make a declaration about

    "find someone guilty"

  17. rule(verb)

    have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac

  18. rule(verb)

    mark or draw with a ruler

    "rule the margins"

  19. rule, harness, rein(verb)

    keep in check

    "rule one's temper"


  1. rule(Noun)

    A regulation, law, guideline.

  2. rule(Noun)

    A ruler; device for measuring, a straightedge, a measure.

  3. rule(Noun)

    Something to keep order.

  4. rule(Noun)

    A straight line , especially one lying across a paper as a guide for writing.

  5. rule(Noun)

    A regulating principle.

  6. rule(Noun)

    A normal condition or state of affairs.

    As a rule our senior editors are serious-minded.

  7. rule(Verb)

    To regulate, be in charge of, make decisions for, reign over.

  8. rule(Verb)

    To excel.

    This game rules!

  9. rule(Verb)

    To mark (paper or the like) with rules .

  10. Origin: * noun: from rule, from riule, from regula, from regere; see regent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rule(adj)

    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

  2. Rule(adj)

    uniform or established course of things

  3. Rule(adj)

    systematic method or practice; as, my ule is to rise at six o'clock

  4. Rule(adj)

    ordibary course of procedure; usual way; comon state or condition of things; as, it is a rule to which there are many exeptions

  5. Rule(adj)

    conduct in general; behavior

  6. Rule(adj)

    the act of ruling; administration of law; government; empire; authority; control

  7. Rule(adj)

    an order regulating the practice of the courts, or an order made between parties to an action or a suit

  8. Rule(adj)

    a determinate method prescribed for performing any operation and producing a certain result; as, a rule for extracting the cube root

  9. Rule(adj)

    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

  10. Rule(adj)

    a straight strip of wood, metal, or the like, which serves as a guide in drawing a straight line; a ruler

  11. Rule(adj)

    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

  12. Rule(adj)

    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

  13. Rule(adj)

    a composing rule. See under Conposing

  14. Rule(noun)

    to control the will and actions of; to exercise authority or dominion over; to govern; to manage

  15. Rule(noun)

    to control or direct by influence, counsel, or persuasion; to guide; -- used chiefly in the passive

  16. Rule(noun)

    to establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice

  17. Rule(noun)

    to require or command by rule; to give as a direction or order of court

  18. Rule(noun)

    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

  19. Rule(verb)

    to have power or command; to exercise supreme authority; -- often followed by over

  20. Rule(verb)

    to lay down and settle a rule or order of court; to decide an incidental point; to enter a rule

  21. Rule(verb)

    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

  22. Origin: [OE. reule, riule, OF. riule, reule, F. rgle, fr. L. regula a ruler, rule, model, fr. regere, rectum, to lead straight, to direct. See Right, a., and cf. Regular.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rule' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1255

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rule' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1624

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rule' in Nouns Frequency: #202

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rule' in Verbs Frequency: #475

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gavriil Stiharul:

    Myths rule the world.

  2. Raul Grijalva:

    This rule does absolutely nothing.

  3. Jeff Rowes:

    The rule is completely inflexible.

  4. Joe Birkenstock:

    It's a very, very, very scary rule.

  5. Chief Executive Ronny Verhelst:

    I can definitely rule out a dual track.

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