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rul·er

 (ro͞o′lər)
n.
1. One, such as a monarch or dictator, that rules or governs.
2. A straightedged strip, as of wood or metal, for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths. Also called rule.

ruler

(ˈruːlə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who rules or commands
2. (Tools) Also called: rule a strip of wood, metal, or other material, having straight edges graduated usually in millimetres or inches, used for measuring and drawing straight lines

rul•er

(ˈru lər)

n.
1. a person who rules or governs; sovereign.
2. Also, rule. a strip of wood, metal, or other material that has a straight edge and is usu. marked off in inches or centimeters, used for drawing lines and measuring.
3. a person or thing that rules lines on paper, wood, etc.
[1325–75]
rul′er•ship`, n.

ruler

  • rector - First was a ruler or governor, now it is generally a person conducting a religious service.
  • sultan - Comes from the Arabic word for "ruler," from Aramaic shultana, "power."
  • Inca - A Quechua word meaning "king, lord, ruler."
  • rule - One of many words from Latin regula, "straight stick, ruler."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ruler - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Inca - a ruler of the Incas (or a member of his family)
basileus - a ruler of the eastern Roman Empire
Bourbon - a member of the European royal family that ruled France
calif, caliph, kalif, kaliph, khalif, khalifah - the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth; "many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world"
potentate, dictator - a ruler who is unconstrained by law
ameer, amir, emeer, emir - an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)
ethnarch - the ruler of a province (as in the Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire) or certain religious rulers with secular authority; "the election of Makarios III to archbishop gave him the status of the ethnarch of Cyprus"
hakim - a Muslim ruler or governor or judge
Hanoverian - any of the British rulers who were members of the House of Hanover
khan - a title given to rulers or other important people in Asian countries
Moghul, Mogul - a member of the Muslim dynasty that ruled India until 1857
oligarch - one of the rulers in an oligarchy
overlord, lord, master - a person who has general authority over others
Pharaoh, Pharaoh of Egypt - the title of the ancient Egyptian kings
puppet leader, puppet ruler - a leader or ruler who is chosen by a despot to head a government
regent - someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or minority of the country's monarch
dynast - a hereditary ruler
Arab chief, sheik, sheikh, tribal sheik, tribal sheikh - the leader of an Arab village or family
crowned head, monarch, sovereign - a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
Stuart - a member of the royal family that ruled Scotland and England
grand Turk, sultan - the ruler of a Muslim country (especially of the former Ottoman Empire)
Tudor - a member of the dynasty that ruled England
tyrant - in ancient Greece, a ruler who had seized power without legal right to it
2.ruler - 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 lengthsruler - 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
carpenter's rule - a rule used by a carpenter
foot rule - a ruler one foot long
measuring rod, measuring stick, measure - measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
meterstick, metrestick - a rule one meter long (usually marked off in centimeters and millimeters)
yard measure, yardstick - a ruler or tape that is three feet long

ruler

noun
1. governor, leader, lord, commander, controller, monarch, sovereign, head of state, potentate, crowned head, emperor or empress, king or queen, prince or princess He was an indecisive ruler.
2. measure, rule, yardstick, straight edge taking measurements with a ruler

Rulers

Titles of rulers  amir or ameer, archduke, Caesar, caliph, calif, kalif, or khalif, chief, Chogyal, Dalai Lama, doge, duke, emir, emperor or (fem.) empress, Gaekwar or Gaikwar, Great Mogul, hospodar, imam or imaum, Inca, kabaka, Kaiser, khan, khedive, king, maharajah or maharaja, maharani or maharanee, mikado, nawab or nabob, Negus, Nizam, oba, pasha or pacha, Pharaoh, podesta, pope, queen, rajah or raja, rani or ranee, satrap, shah, sheik or sheikh, sherif, shereef, or sharif, shogun, stadholder or stadtholder, sultan, tenno, tsar or czar, viceroy or (fem.) vicereine
Famous rulers  Alexander the Great, Alfred the Great, Idi Amin, Augustus, Bismarck, Boudicca, Caligula, Castro, Catherine the Great, Charlemagne, Churchill, Cleopatra, Cromwell, de Gaulle, Edward the Confessor, Elizabeth I, Elizabeth II, Franco, Genghis Khan, Haile Selassie, Herod, Hirohito, Hitler, Ivan the Terrible, Julius Caesar, Kublai Khan, Lenin, Louis XIV, Mao Ze Dong or Mao Tse-tung, Montezuma, Mussolini, Napoleon Bonaparte, Nasser, Nero, Nicholas II, Pericles, Peter the Great, Richard the Lionheart, Saladin, Stalin, Suleiman the Magnificent, Tamerlane or Tamburlaine, Tutankhamen or Tutankhamun, Victoria, William the Conqueror
Translations
حَاكِمحاكِممَسْطَرَةمِسْطَرَه
pravítkovládcepanovník
herskerlineal
hallitsijaviivoitin
ravnalovladarvođa
uralkodóvonalzó
reglustikastjórnandi
定規支配者
통치자
pravítkovládca
ravnilovladar
härskarelinjal
ไม้บรรทัดผู้ควบคุม
người cai trịthước

ruler

[ˈruːləʳ] N
1. (= person) → gobernante mf; (= monarch) → soberano/a m/f
2. (for measuring) → regla f

ruler

[ˈruːlər] n
[country] (= leader) → chef m, chef m d'État (= sovereign) → souverain(e) m/f
military ruler → dirigeant m militaire
(for measuring)règle f
Can I borrow your ruler? → Je peux emprunter ta règle?

ruler

n
(for measuring) → Lineal nt
(= sovereign)Herrscher(in) m(f)

ruler

[ˈruːləʳ] n
a. (sovereign) → sovrano/a; (in a republic) → capo
b. (for measuring) → righello, riga

rule

(ruːl) noun
1. government. under foreign rule.
2. a regulation or order. school rules.
3. what usually happens or is done; a general principle. He is an exception to the rule that fat people are usually happy.
4. a general standard that guides one's actions. I make it a rule never to be late for appointments.
5. a marked strip of wood, metal etc for measuring. He measured the windows with a rule.
verb
1. to govern. The king ruled (the people) wisely.
2. to decide officially. The judge ruled that the witness should be heard.
3. to draw (a straight line). He ruled a line across the page.
ruled adjective
having straight lines drawn across. ruled paper.
ˈruler noun
1. a person who governs. the ruler of the state.
2. a long narrow piece of wood, plastic etc for drawing straight lines. I can't draw straight lines without a ruler.
ˈruling adjective
governing. the ruling party.
noun
an official decision. The judge gave his ruling.
as a rule
usually. I don't go out in the evening as a rule.
rule off
to draw a line in order to separate. He ruled off the rest of the page.
rule out
to leave out; not to consider. We mustn't rule out the possibility of bad weather.

ruler

حَاكِم, مَسْطَرَة pravítko, vládce hersker, lineal Herrscher, Lineal κυβερνήτης, χάρακας gobernante, regla hallitsija, viivoitin dirigeant, règle ravnalo, vladar righello, sovrano 定規, 支配者, 통치자 heerser, liniaal hersker, linjal linijka, rządzący governante, régua линейка, правитель härskare, linjal ไม้บรรทัด, ผู้ควบคุม cetvel, hükümdar người cai trị, thước 尺子, 统治者
References in classic literature ?
At last he folded his ruler and turned a cheerful face to us.
Winters and summer, nights and days, have we roved the wilderness in company, eating of the same dish, one sleeping while the other watched; and afore it shall be said that Uncas was taken to the torment, and I at hand--There is but a single Ruler of us all, whatever may the color of the skin; and Him I call to witness, that before the Mohican boy shall perish for the want of a friend, good faith shall depart the 'arth, and 'killdeer' become as harmless as the tooting we'pon of the singer
He was a soldier, legislator, judge; he was a ruler in the Church; he had all the Puritanic traits, both good and evil.
The ruler of the district was therefore the Democratic boss, a little Irishman named Mike Scully.
I see her yet in her raging passions, when we had driven her to extremities--spilt our tea, crumbled our bread and butter, tossed our books up to the ceiling, and played a charivari with the ruler and desk, the fender and fire-irons.
Stryver sucked the end of a ruler for a little while, and then stood hitting a tune out of his teeth with it, which probably gave him the toothache.
Scrooge seized the ruler with such energy of action, that the singer fled in terror, leaving the keyhole to the fog and even more congenial frost.
Mell, at his own detached desk in the schoolroom, worked hard with pen, ink, ruler, books, and writing- paper, making out the bills (as I found) for last half-year.
The mouth is a little member, even of the body of a great king, O Chief Bulalio, ruler of the People of the Axe, wizard of the wolves that are upon the Ghost Mountain, who aforetime was named Umslopogaas, son of Mopo, son of Makedama.
This," said one of them, "is apparently one of our Arab brothers, who has rebelled against our ruler.
You swear,' said the Prince, 'that you will love me till you die, but I fear your faithless heart, and I feel that I shall soon have to seek the Fairy Despair, ruler of half this island.
She is the de- spatcher of all the talk trains; she is the ruler of the wire highways; and she is expected to give every passenger-voice an instantaneous express to its destination.