Ruler meaning

ro͝olər
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A straightedged strip, as of wood or metal, for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths.
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A person or device that rules lines on paper, etc.
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A person or thing that rules or governs.
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A person who rules or governs; a person who exercises dominion or controlling power over others.
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The definition of a ruler is a strip of wood, plastic or metal used for measuring, or a leader.

An example of a ruler is a wooden tool used to measure the length of a piece of paper.

An example of a ruler is a king.

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One, such as a monarch or dictator, that rules or governs.
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A thin strip of wood, metal, etc. with a straight edge and markings in whole and fractional units of length, as inches or centimeters, used in drawing straight lines, measuring length, etc.
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A (usually rigid), flat, rectangular measuring or drawing device with graduations in units of measurement; a rule; a straightedge with markings; a measure.
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Origin of ruler

  • rule + -er.

    From Wiktionary