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.

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)

Freebase

  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. Amin Mekki Medani:

    State security is the real ruler of this country.

  2. Vladimir Putin:

    Artificial intelligence is the future, not only of Russia, but of all of mankind, whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.

  3. Abdul Aziz:

    At present, there is no Muslim country left in the world which has a Sharia ruler – neither Saudi Arabia nor Pakistan, i have found Afghanistan the only country in accordance with Sharia when the Taliban established its control over the land and I support those Taliban’s to-date.

  4. Aristotle, unknown:

    A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.

  5. Jeffrey Swanson:

    It’s an elastic boundary, a rubber ruler, about 48 million people in the U.S. have some kind of diagnosable mental illness.

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