Definitions for rulerˈru lər
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ruler
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who rules or governs; sovereign.
Category: Weights and Measures
Ref: Also, rule. 7
a person or thing that rules lines on paper, wood, etc.
Origin of ruler:
a person who rules or commands
"swayer of the universe"
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a single person in charge of a country
the ruler of Japan
a long flat stick used for measuring
Underline the title with a ruler.
A (usually rigid), flat, rectangular measuring or drawing device with graduations in units of measurement; a rule; a straightedge with markings; a measure.
A person who rules or governs; a person who exercises dominion or controlling power over others.
one who rules; one who exercises sway or authority; a governor
a straight or curved strip of wood, metal, etc., with a smooth edge, used for guiding a pen or pencil in drawing lines. Cf. Rule, n., 7 (a)
A ruler, sometimes called a rule or line gauge, is an instrument used in geometry, technical drawing, printing as well as engineering and building to measure distances or to rule straight lines. The ruler is a straightedge which normally also contains calibrated lines to measure distances.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'ruler' in Nouns Frequency: #2217
Translations for ruler
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who governs
the ruler of the state.
- governantePortuguese (BR)
- vládce, panovníkCzech
- der/die Herrscher(in)German
- κυβερνήτης, άρχονταςGreek
- gobernante, dirigenteSpanish
- souverain/-aine; chef (d'Etat)French
- governante, sovranoItalian
- hersker, leder, statssjefNorwegian
- suveran;şef de statRomanian
- vládca, panovníkSlovak
- härskare, styresmanSwedish
- 統治者Chinese (Trad.)
- người cai trịVietnamese
- 统治者Chinese (Simp.)
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