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
convention, normal, pattern, rule, formula(noun)
something regarded as a normative example
"the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"
a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
"it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation"
(mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems
"he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"; "he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"
a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system
"the principle of the conservation of mass"; "the principle of jet propulsion"; "the right-hand rule for inductive fields"
a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
"their principles of composition characterized all their works"
any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order
"the rule of St. Dominic"
prescribed guide for conduct or action
directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted
"he knew the rules of chess"
extraction, pin, stemma, crepuscule, parentage, dip, pedigree, gloam, bloodline, twilight, diminution, decline in quality, dec, spill, gloaming, downslope, tumble, regrets, declivity, decay, decline, surrender, worsening, declination, descent, lineage, fall, filiation, autumn, stock, deterioration, evenfall, origin, celestial latitude, line, line of descent, downfall, declension, drop, crepuscle, nightfall, dusk, free fall, ancestry, blood, blood line, capitulation
rule, linguistic rule(noun)
(linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice
dominance or power through legal authority
"France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; "the rule of Caesar"
the duration of a monarch's or government's power
"during the rule of Elizabeth"
rule, harness, rein(verb)
keep in check
"rule one's temper"
decide with authority
"The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"
decide on and make a declaration about
"find someone guilty"
mark or draw with a ruler
"rule the margins"
exercise authority over; as of nations
"Who is governing the country now?"
predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail(verb)
be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
"Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Govern carries the idea of authoritative administration or some exercise of authority that is at once effective and continuous; control is effective, but may be momentary or occasional. One controls what he holds or can hold at will absolutely in check; as, a skilful horseman controls a spirited horse; a person controls his temper; we say to one who is excited, "control yourself." A person commands another when he has, or claims, the right to make that other do his will, with power of inflicting penalty if not obeyed; he controls another whom he can effectually prevent from doing anything contrary to his will; he governs one whom he actually does cause, regularly or constantly, to obey his will; a parent may command a child whom he can not govern or control. The best teachers are not greatly prone to command, but govern or control their pupils largely by other means. Command is, however, often used in the sense of securing, as well as requiring, submission or obedience, as when we speak of a commanding influence; a man commands the situation when he can shape events as he pleases; a fortress commands the region when no enemy can pass against its resistance. Govern implies the exercise of knowledge and judgment as well as power. To rule is more absolute and autocratic than to govern; to sway is to move by quiet but effectual influence; to mold is not only to influence feeling and action, but to shape character; to manage is to secure by skilful contrivance the doing of one's will by those whom one can not directly control; a wise mother, by gentle means, sways the feelings and molds the lives of her children; to be able to manage servants is an important element of good housekeeping. The word reign, once so absolute, now simply denotes that one holds the official station of sovereign in a monarchy, with or without effective power; the Queen of England reigns; the Czar of Russia both reigns and rules.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
regulation, prescript, prescription, order, ruling, standard, criterion, touchstone, brocard, maxim, law, canon, norm, government, sway, regency, domination, authority, direction, empire, dynasty, supremacy, administration, regime
List of paraphrases for "rule":
article, state, primacy, norm, al-qaeda, rules, norma, ruler, section, qaeda, artikel, empire, άρθρο, standard, 'articolo, domination, règle, articolo, provision, status, artigo, regulation, art., pre-eminence, alqaeda, supremacy, regel, base, reign, articles, principle, al-qaida, art, sovereignty, item, regulates, ruling, artículo
How to use rule in a sentence?
I can't even rule out some isolated tornadoes. ... We have a very serious situation as we have a very big hurricane moving by to our north.
Protestors leaders hidden affiliation with Govt appears clear because no farmer in the lakhs of congregation was ever fined for not wearing masks. This COVID rule exemption is seen only in Govt sponsored programs and rallies.
The 80-20 rule applies 20 percent of the criminals doing 80 percent of the damage.
Ben Simmons deemed the altercation a fight. Therefore, by rule, theyre both ejected, i just saw Ben Simmons each lock arms. And that escalated to the fight.
Some live Life strictly, following each and every rule rigidly. They go by the Book and get stuck by the Hook. Break free today, let conscience guide your way.-RVM
Translations for rule
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- حكم, قانون, قاعدةArabic
- regla, governar, manar, norma, regnarCatalan, Valencian
- vládnout, pravidloCzech
- beherrschen, Regel, regierenGerman
- κυβερνώ, διευθύνω, κανόνας, χαρακώνω, διοικώGreek
- regulo, regiEsperanto
- regla, gobernar, mandarSpanish
- ohje, päättää, johtaa, vallita, rulettaa, hallita, sääntö, säännelläFinnish
- règle, gouverner, réglerFrench
- राज, नियमHindi
- előírás, ural, uralkodik, szabály, szabályozHungarian
- regulo, lineizarIdo
- regola, comandareItalian
- 規則, 支配, 規律, 治める, ルール, 統治, 規Japanese
- 규율, 규칙Korean
- rēgula, praescrīptum, impero, norma, praeceptum, rego, lēxLatin
- sagrafēt, vadlīnija, valdīt, noteikums, norma, rullēt, regula, likums, savilkt līnijasLatvian
- ഭരിയ്ക്കുക, നിയമംMalayalam
- regel, regerenDutch
- regjere, regel, styreNorwegian Nynorsk
- regel, regjere, styreNorwegian
- bee hazʼáaniiNavajo, Navaho
- reguła, rządzić, wymiataćPolish
- lei, governar, regulamento, regra, reinarPortuguese
- властвовать, господствовать, руководить, правило, правитьRussian
- قاعدو, ڪارSindhi
- pravilo, регула, upravljati, regula, regulirati, vladati, правилоSerbo-Croatian
- vládnuť, pravidloSlovak
- regera, regel, styraSwedish
- masharti, shartiSwahili
- పాలించు, నియమంTelugu
- qui tắc, quy luật, quy tắcVietnamese
- reigön, guverönVolapük
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