Definitions For Rule


  • 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


  • 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

Words with Friends

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?

Synonyms for Rule

Antonyms for Rule

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