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Rule 1Definition: 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 2Definition: Uniform or established course of
Ordibary course of procedure; usual way;
comon state or condition of
things; as, it is a rule to which there are many
Rule 4Definition: Conduct in general;
Rule 5Definition: The act of ruling; administration of law; government; empire; authority; control.
Rule 6Definition: An order regulating the practice of the
courts, or an order made between parties to an action or a suit.
Rule 7Definition: A determinate method prescribed for performing any operation and producing a certain result; as, a rule for extracting the cube root.
Rule 8Definition: 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 9Definition: A straight strip of wood, metal, or the like, which
serves as a guide in drawing a straight line; a ruler.
Rule 10Definition: A measuring instrument consisting of a graduated bar of wood, ivory, metal, or the like, which is
usually marked so as to show
fractions of an inch, and jointed so that it may be folded compactly.
Rule 11Definition: 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 12Definition: A composing rule. See under
Rule 13Definition: To control the will and
actions of; to exercise authority or dominion over; to govern; to manage.
Rule 14Definition: To control or direct by influence, counsel, or persuasion; to guide; used chiefly in the passive.
Rule 15Definition: To establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice.
Rule 16Definition: To require or command by rule; to give as a direction or order of court.
Rule 17Definition: To mark with
lines made with a pen, pencil,
etc., guided by a rule or ruler; to print or mark with
means of a rule or other contrivance effecting a similar result; as, to rule a sheet of paper of a blank book.
Rule 18Definition: To have power or command; to exercise supreme authority; often followed by over.
Rule 19Definition: To lay down and settle a rule or order of court; to decide an
incidental point; to enter a rule.
Rule 20Definition: 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 21Definition: 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
rule 22Definition: 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
rule 23Definition: a principle or condition that customarily
governs behavior; "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short
haircuts were the regulation"
rule 24Definition: (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
rule 25Definition: 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 26Definition: 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 27Definition: any one of a systematic body of
regulations defining the way of life of
members of a religious order; "the rule of
rule 28Definition: 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"
rule 30Definition: (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice
rule 31Definition: dominance or power through legal authority; "France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; "the rule of Caesar"
rule 32Definition: the duration of a
government''s power; "during the rule of Elizabeth"
rule 33Definition: keep in check; "rule one''s temper"
rule 34Definition: decide with authority; "The King decreed that all first-born
males should be killed"
rule 35Definition: decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty"
rule 36Definition: mark or draw with a ruler; "rule the
rule 37Definition: exercise authority over; as of
nations; "Who is governing the country
rule 38Definition: be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money
reigns supreme here";
"Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
rule 39Definition: have an affinity with; of
signs of the zodiac