What does ruler mean?

Definitions for ruler
ˈru lərruler

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ruler.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ruler, swayer(noun)

    a person who rules or commands

    "swayer of the universe"

  2. rule, ruler(noun)

    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. ruler(Noun)

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

  2. ruler(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ruler(noun)

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

  2. Ruler(noun)

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce ruler?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say ruler in sign language?

  1. ruler

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. Niccolò Machiavelli:

    It should be noted that when he seizes a state the new ruler ought to determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He should inflict them once and for all, and not have to renew them every day.

  2. 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.

  3. Proverb:

    If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked. #CVirusTruth

  4. Saint Jerome:

    An unstable pilot steers a leaking ship, and the blind is leading the blind straight to the pit. The ruler is like the ruled.

  5. Book of Proverbs:

    Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.

Images & Illustrations of ruler

  1. rulerrulerrulerrulerruler

Popularity rank by frequency of use

ruler#10000#14974#100000

Translations for ruler

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for ruler »

Translation

Find a translation for the ruler definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these ruler definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "ruler." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 10 Apr. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/ruler>.

    Are we missing a good definition for ruler? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    evincing the presence of a deity
    • A. motile
    • B. irascible
    • C. numinous
    • D. usurious

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for ruler:


    Definitions.net

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.