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, maharajah, maharani, majesty, mikado, mogul, monarch, oligarch, overlord, pasha, potentate, prince, princess, queen, rajah, rani, rex, royal, shah, sovereign, sultan, sultana, tycoon; concept 422 —Ant. commoner, subject ruler [n2] tool for measuring or calculating length folding rule, measure, measuring stick, rule, slide rule, straightedge, T-square, yardstick; concept 499

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  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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

  • Ruler —   [engl.], Lineal …   Universal-Lexikon

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

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