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Definitions of rule:

part of speech: verb intransitive

To exercise power: to decide: to lay down and settle: to stand or range, as prices.

part of speech: noun

Government: a principle: a standard: a statute: a maxim: order: an instrument used in drawing lines.

part of speech: verb

To govern; to conduct; to direct; to determine, as a court of justice; to decide; to lay down and settle; to exercise supreme authority.

part of speech: verb transitive

To govern or control; settle, as by a rule; manage, control, influence, or restrain; establish by a decision; mark with lines with the aid of a straight strip.

part of speech: verb transitive

To govern: to manage: to settle as by a rule: to establish by decision: to determine, as a court: to mark with lines.

part of speech: noun

An instrument by which straight lines are drawn, or short lengths measured; something established for guidance and direction; government; supreme command; control; a prescribed mode of operation by which certain results may be obtained; in gram., a statement by which some established order in the construction of words is expressed.

part of speech: noun

A standard or principle of conduct; as, honesty should be the rule for all; regulation; as, a rule of the game; an established usage or law; government; authority; as, a democratic rule; usual course of action; as, I walk there as a rule; that which is true or may be expected in the majority of cases; as, among the people of some countries, ignorance is the rule; a straight strip for drawing lines.

Usage examples for rule:

  • Would that be a safe rule to follow in general? "Queechy, Volume II", Elizabeth Wetherell
  • Home Rule if you like. "The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)", Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  • I've always tried to make a rule of doing so. "A Second Coming", Richard Marsh
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