What does Ruler mean?

Definitions for Ruler
ˈru lərruler

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ruler, swayernoun

    a person who rules or commands

    "swayer of the universe"

  2. rule, rulernoun

    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

Wiktionary

  1. rulernoun

    A (usually rigid), flat, rectangular measuring or drawing device with graduations in units of measurement; a rule; a straightedge with markings; a measure.

  2. rulernoun

    A person who rules or governs; a person who exercises dominion or controlling power over others.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rulernoun

    Etymology: from rule.

    Soon rulers grow proud, and in their pride foolish. Philip Sidney.

    God, by his eternal providence, has ordained kings; and the law of nature, leaders and rulers over others. Walter Raleigh.

    The pompous mansion was design’d
    To please the mighty rulers of mankind;
    Inferior temples use on either hand. Addison.

    They know how to draw a straight line between two points by the side of a ruler. Joseph Moxon, Mechanical Exercises.

Wikipedia

  1. Ruler

    A ruler, sometimes called a rule, line gauge, or scale, is a device used in geometry and technical drawing, as well as the engineering and construction industries, to measure distances or draw straight lines.

ChatGPT

  1. ruler

    A ruler is a tool that is typically straight-edged and has measurement increments marked on it. It is primarily used to draw straight lines or measure distances and often comes in different lengths such as 6 inch (15 cm) or 12 inch (30 cm) for regular use, or longer ones for specialized use. The measurements on a ruler can be in various units including inches, centimeters, millimeters, or a combination. It can be made from various materials, including wood, metal, or plastic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rulernoun

    one who rules; one who exercises sway or authority; a governor

  2. Rulernoun

    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)

Wikidata

  1. Ruler

    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.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Ruler' in Nouns Frequency: #2217

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ruler in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ruler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Ruler in a Sentence

  1. Obert Gutu:

    ZANU-PF should be utterly ashamed of hosting an expensive birthday bash for their aging ruler whilst more than 90 percent of Zimbabweans are wallowing in grinding poverty caused by decades of Robert Mugabe's misrule and mismanagement of the economy, the money that is being budgeted for this ill-conceived birthday bash should actually be used to import maize to avert the impending starvation in Masvingo province and other parts of the country.

  2. William Butler Yeats:

    You shall go with me, newly-married bride,And gaze upon a merrier multitude.White-armed Nuala, Aengus of the Birds,Feachra of the hurtling form, and himWho is the ruler of the Western Host,Finvara, and their Land of Heart's Desire.Where beauty has no ebb, decay no flood,But joy is wisdom, time an endless song.

  3. Selahattin Demirtas:

    You (AKP) are very hard on C.U.P. when you wish, you can even say that "C.U.P. ideology has brought tyranny to this land". But when it is about the Armenians you can be even more pro-Enver than Enver or pro-Talat than Talat. I am truly amazed. (Referring to the 2 leaders, Enver Pasha and Talat Pasha of Committee of Union and Progress which was the de-facto ruler of Ottoman Empire during events of mass killings and deportations of Armenians.)

  4. B. C. Forbes:

    The person who renders loyal service in a humble capacity will be chosen for higher responsibilities, just as the biblical servant who multiplied the one pound given him by his master was made ruler over ten cities...

  5. Walter Lippmann:

    Because the results are expressed in numbers, it is easy to make the mistake of thinking that the intelligence test is a measure like a foot ruler or a pair of scales. It is, of course, a quite different sort of measure. Intelligence is not an abstraction like length and weight; it is an exceedingly complicated notion - which nobody has yet succeeded in defining.

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