Ruth


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Ruth 1

 (ro͞oth)
In the Bible, a Moabite widow who left home with her mother-in-law and went to Bethlehem, where she later married Boaz.

[Hebrew or Moabite Rût; see rwy in Semitic roots.]

Ruth 2

 (ro͞oth)
n.
See Table at Bible.

[After Ruth.]

ruth

 (ro͞oth)
n. Archaic
1. Compassion or pity for another.
2. Sorrow or misery about one's own misdeeds or flaws.

[Middle English ruthe, from Old Norse hrygdh (influenced by Old English hrēow, sorrow, regret).]

ruth

(ruːθ)
n
1. pity; compassion
2. repentance; remorse
3. grief or distress
[C12: from rewen to rue1]

Ruth

(ruːθ)
n
1. (Bible) Old Testament
a. a Moabite woman, who left her own people to remain with her mother-in-law Naomi, and became the wife of Boaz; an ancestress of David
b. the book in which these events are recounted
2. (Biography) George Herman, nicknamed Babe. 1895–1948, US professional baseball player from 1914 to 1935

ruth

(ruθ)

n.
1. pity or compassion.
2. sorrow or grief.
3. self-reproach; remorse.
[1125–75; Middle English ruthe, reuthe. See rue1, -th1]

Ruth

(ruθ)

n.
1. a Moabite who married Boaz and became an ancestor of David: the daughter-in-law of Naomi.
2. a book of the Bible bearing her name.

Ruth

(ruθ)

n.
George Herman ( “Babe” ), 1895–1948, U.S. baseball player.

ruth

, ruthless, ruthful - Ruth, meaning "compassion, pity," is part of ruthless and ruthful.
See also related terms for pity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ruth - United States professional baseball player famous for hitting home runs (1895-1948)Ruth - United States professional baseball player famous for hitting home runs (1895-1948)
2.Ruth - the great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament
3.ruth - a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of othersruth - a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; "the blind are too often objects of pity"
fellow feeling, sympathy - sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
4.Ruth - a book of the Old Testament that tells the story of Ruth who was not an Israelite but who married an Israelite and who stayed with her mother-in-law Naomi after her husband died
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings - the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
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Nicely," said Ruth, taking off her little drab bonnet, and dusting it with her handkerchief, displaying, as she did so, a round little head, on which the Quaker cap sat with a sort of jaunty air, despite all the stroking and patting of the small fat hands, which were busily applied to arranging it.
We shouldn't have, except that Ruth Berry had to go away suddenly on account of her father's death.
I am an aged beggar'd man I fear me a childless have ruth on me, and let me go
Her eye, as she re-entered the small sitting-room, instantly sought mine, which was just then lingering on the hearth; I knew she read at once the sort of inward ruth and pitying pain which the chill vacancy of that hearth stirred in my soul: quick to penetrate, quick to determine, and quicker to put in practice, she had in a moment tied a holland apron round her waist; then she disappeared, and reappeared with a basket; it had a cover; she opened it, and produced wood and coal; deftly and compactly she arranged them in the grate.
His mother, grieving for the death of her brother, prayed the gods, and beat the earth with her hands, calling upon Hades and on awful Proserpine; she went down upon her knees and her bosom was wet with tears as she prayed that they would kill her son--and Erinys that walks in darkness and knows no ruth heard her from Erebus.
Kim marked down a gaily ornamented ruth or family bullock-cart, with a broidered canopy of two domes, like a double-humped camel, which had just been drawn into the par.
It happened right below lawyer Varnum's, down at the bend of the Corbury road, just round about the time that Ruth got engaged to Ned Hale.
Ruth Warden got up from her desk and, having put on her hat, emerged into the outer office where M.
Foinet sat down at the easel of an untidy little Englishwoman called Ruth Chalice.
So Planchet related how Truchen had charmed the years of his advancing age, and brought good luck to his business, as Ruth did to Boaz.
Lumley one afternoon missed Wingrave and Ruth from the hunting field.
The thing to do was to go around to the candy store and see if we could get Nita to give a note to Ruth to give to Haydee.

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