Definitions For Rule

noun

  • 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
  • Something regarded as a normative example
  • A principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
  • (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems
  • A rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system
  • A basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
  • Any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order
  • Prescribed guide for conduct or action
  • Directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted
  • (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice
  • Dominance or power through legal authority
  • The duration of a monarch's or government's power
  • A statement that tells you what is or is not allowed in a particular game, situation, etc.
  • A statement that tells you what is allowed or what will happen within a particular system (such as a language or science)
  • A piece of advice about the best way to do something

verb

  • Keep in check
  • Decide with authority
  • Decide on and make a declaration about
  • Mark or draw with a ruler
  • Exercise authority over; as of nations
  • Be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
  • Have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac
  • To have control and power over a country, area, group, etc.
  • To have great influence over (someone)
  • To make a legal decision about something

Is Rule a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Scrabble
4
Words with Friends
6

The word Rule is worth 4 points in Scrabble and 6 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Rule in a Sentence

  • I understand the basic rules of chess.
  • As long as you're living under our roof, you'll follow our rules.
  • The college has strict rules for qualifying for financial assistance.
  • The queen ruled for 25 years.
  • A dynasty ruled over this region during the 11th century.
  • Who will be the next leader to rule the country?

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