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Rule 1

Definition: That which is prescribed or laid down as a guide for conduct or action; a governing direction for a specific purpose; an authoritative enactment; a regulation; a prescription; a precept; as, the rules of various societies; the rules governing a school; a rule of etiquette or propriety; the rules of cricket.

Rule 2

Definition: Uniform or established course of things.

Rule 3

Definition: Ordibary course of procedure; usual way; comon state or condition of things; as, it is a rule to which there are many exeptions.

Rule 4

Definition: Conduct in general; behavior.

Rule 5

Definition: The act of ruling; administration of law; government; empire; authority; control.

Rule 6

Definition: An order regulating the practice of the courts, or an order made between parties to an action or a suit.

Rule 7

Definition: A determinate method prescribed for performing any operation and producing a certain result; as, a rule for extracting the cube root.

Rule 8

Definition: A general principle concerning the formation or use of words, or a concise statement thereof; thus, it is a rule in England, that s or es added to a noun in the singular number, forms the plural of that noun; but "man" forms its plural "men", and is an exception to the rule.

Rule 9

Definition: A straight strip of wood, metal, or the like, which serves as a guide in drawing a straight line; a ruler.

Rule 10

Definition: A measuring instrument consisting of a graduated bar of wood, ivory, metal, or the like, which is usually marked so as to show inches and fractions of an inch, and jointed so that it may be folded compactly.

Rule 11

Definition: A thin plate of metal (usually brass) of the same height as the type, and used for printing lines, as between columns on the same page, or in tabular work.

Rule 12

Definition: A composing rule. See under Conposing.

Rule 13

Definition: To control the will and actions of; to exercise authority or dominion over; to govern; to manage.

Rule 14

Definition: To control or direct by influence, counsel, or persuasion; to guide; used chiefly in the passive.

Rule 15

Definition: To establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice.

Rule 16

Definition: To require or command by rule; to give as a direction or order of court.

Rule 17

Definition: To mark with lines made with a pen, pencil, etc., guided by a rule or ruler; to print or mark with lines by means of a rule or other contrivance effecting a similar result; as, to rule a sheet of paper of a blank book.

Rule 18

Definition: To have power or command; to exercise supreme authority; often followed by over.

Rule 19

Definition: To lay down and settle a rule or order of court; to decide an incidental point; to enter a rule.

Rule 20

Definition: To keep within a (certain) range for a time; to be in general, or as a rule; as, prices ruled lower yesterday than the day before.

rule 21

Definition: 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

rule 22

Definition: 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"

rule 23

Definition: a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior; "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation"

rule 24

Definition: (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"

rule 25

Definition: 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"

rule 26

Definition: 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"

rule 27

Definition: any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order; "the rule of St. Dominic"

rule 28

Definition: prescribed guide for conduct or action

rule 29

Definition: directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted; "he knew the rules of chess"

rule 30

Definition: (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice

rule 31

Definition: dominance or power through legal authority; "France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; "the rule of Caesar"

rule 32

Definition: the duration of a monarch''s or government''s power; "during the rule of Elizabeth"

rule 33

Definition: keep in check; "rule one''s temper"

rule 34

Definition: decide with authority; "The King decreed that all first-born males should be killed"

rule 35

Definition: decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty"

rule 36

Definition: mark or draw with a ruler; "rule the margins"

rule 37

Definition: exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?"

rule 38

Definition: be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"

rule 39

Definition: have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac


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