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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Ruth Warden got up from her desk and, having put on her hat, emerged into the outer office where M.
Gandinot, the man; for in his unofficial capacity Ruth's employer had a gentle soul, and winced at the evidences of tragedy which presented themselves before his official eyes.
He blinked up at Ruth as she appeared, and Ruth, as she looked at him, was conscious, as usual, of a lightening of the depression which, nowadays, seemed to have settled permanently upon her.
"Ruth Stedman," said Rachel, coming joyfully forward; "how is thee, Ruth?
"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.
"Ruth, this friend is Eliza Harris; and this is the little boy I told thee of."
Her name we will say was Ruth. She was the wife of the Master of Hounds with whom they hunted.
Lumley one afternoon missed Wingrave and Ruth from the hunting field.
He hurried down the drive, and returned with Ruth's husband."
He read more of Swinburne than was contained in the volume Ruth had lent him; and "Dolores" he understood thoroughly.
He dared not go near Ruth's neighborhood in the daytime, but night found him lurking like a thief around the Morse home, stealing glimpses at the windows and loving the very walls that sheltered her.
He was drunken in new and more profound ways - with Ruth, who had fired him with love and with a glimpse of higher and eternal life; with books, that had set a myriad maggots of desire gnawing in his brain; and with the sense of personal cleanliness he was achieving, that gave him even more superb health than what he had enjoyed and that made his whole body sing with physical well- being.

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