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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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Persian:

    Both white and black acknowledge women?s sway, So much the better and the wiser too, Deeming it most convenient to obey, Or possibly they might their folly rue.*

  2. Jim Colucci:

    Bea was offended, when the writers called Rose [Betty White] dumb or Blanche [Rue McClanahan] a slut or Sophia [Estelle Getty] old, it could roll off those women’s backs because they were not like their characters.

  3. Charles Krauthammer:

    He’s a brilliant showman. He has succeeded in taking all the attention away from what actually happened in the debate, and I think the GOP will rue the day, because this is a great opportunity to show off the field.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    La loyauté est une rue exclusive à double sens qui may've beaucoup de courbes, les virages et les torsions, mais il n'a jamais fourches. loyauté sans partage, incontestée et incontestable devient impensable de nos jours, que ce soit dans les relations personnelles ou professionnelles. vous êtes l'un des chanceux si vous l'avez trouvé. apprécier et tenir à vos amis et collègues fidèles, car ils sont extrêmement précieux.

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