Ruler

  • 1 Ruler X — Ruler X, as a designation sometimes used by Mayanists to refer to a personage whose name has not otherwise been deciphered, may refer to: * Ruler X (Rio Azul), ruler associated with Tomb 1 at Rio Azul, born 417 CE * Ruler X (Toniná), ruled at… …

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  • 2 Ruler — Rul er (r[udd]l [ e]r), n. 1. One who rules; one who exercises sway or authority; a governor. [1913 Webster] And he made him ruler over all the land. Gen. xli. 43. [1913 Webster] A prince and ruler of the land. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A straight… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 ruler — [n1] historically, person who ruled an area baron, baroness, caesar, caliph, contessa, count, countess, crowned head, czar, czarina, dame, duchess, duke, dynast, emperor, empress, gerent, imperator, kaiser, khan, king, lady, lord, magnate,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 ruler — index arbitrator Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 Ruler —   [engl.], Lineal …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 ruler — one who rules, late 14c., agent noun from RULE (Cf. rule) (v.). Meaning strip used for making straight lines is c.1400 (see RULE (Cf. rule) (n.)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 ruler — ► NOUN 1) a person who rules a people or nation. 2) a straight edged strip of rigid material, marked at regular intervals and used to draw straight lines or measure distances …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 ruler — [ro͞o′lər] n. 1. a person or thing that rules or governs 2. a thin strip of wood, metal, etc. with a straight edge and markings in whole and fractional units of length, as inches or centimeters, used in drawing straight lines, measuring length,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Ruler — For other uses, see Ruler (disambiguation). A variety of rulers A 2 meter …

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  • 10 ruler — n. person who rules 1) to put a ruler into power 2) to overthrow, unseat a ruler 3) an absolute, despotic, dictatorial; strong; weak ruler * * * [ ruːlə] despotic dictatorial strong unseat a ruler weak ruler [ person who rules ] to put a ruler… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 ruler — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ effective, good, powerful, strong ▪ weak ▪ enlightened ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 ruler — [[t]ru͟ːlə(r)[/t]] rulers 1) N COUNT: oft with poss The ruler of a country is the person who rules the country. The former military ruler of Lesotho has been placed under house arrest... He was a weak willed and indecisive ruler. 2) N COUNT A… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 ruler */*/ — UK [ˈruːlə(r)] / US [ˈrulər] noun [countable] Word forms ruler : singular ruler plural rulers 1) a) an object used for measuring or for drawing straight lines, consisting of a long flat piece of plastic, wood, or metal marked with units of… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 ruler —   1. Leader. Ali i;    ♦ ruler of an ahupua a, ai ahupua a;    ♦ ruler of an ili, ai ili;    ♦ ruler of a district, ai moku. See king.   2. Measuring stick. Lula, lā au ana …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 15 ruler — /rooh leuhr/, n. 1. a person who rules or governs; sovereign. 2. Also, rule. a strip of wood, metal, or other material having a straight edge and usually marked off in inches or centimeters, used for drawing lines, measuring, etc. 3. a person or… …

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  • 16 Ruler — This is an English surname, but one which is almost certainly of French origins. We believe that it is occupational from the word roulier, meaning a maker of vehicles. As the only vehicles made before about the year 1400 were two wheel carts, it… …

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  • 17 ruler n — 1) If you give some managers an inch they think they re a ruler. 2) That s it! The next one that I catch playing with their ruler in class is gonna get the fire popped out of them! see picture …

    English expressions

  • 18 ruler — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sovereign (see authority); rule, straightedge, folding rule, slide rule. See measurement. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [One who governs] Syn. governor, leader, head of state, president, prime minister,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 ruler — rul|er [ˈru:lə US ər] n 1.) someone such as a king or queen who has official power over a country or area 2.) a long flat straight piece of plastic, metal, or wood that you use for measuring things or drawing straight lines ▪ a 12 inch ruler …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 ruler — rul|er [ rulər ] noun count ** 1. ) an object used for measuring or for drawing straight lines, consisting of a long flat piece of plastic, wood, or metal marked with units of measurement a ) a part of a computer screen used for showing the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English