Definition of RULES

noun : RULES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior; "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation" ;

  • 5. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) the duration of a monarch's or government's power; "during the rule of Elizabeth" ;

  • 7. (

    ) dominance or power through legal authority; "France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; "the rule of Caesar" ;

  • 8. (

    ) directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted; "he knew the rules of chess" ;

  • 9. (

    ) any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order; "the rule of St. Dominic" ;

  • 10. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 11. (

    ) (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 polynomials" ;

  • 12. (

    ) 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 ;

verb : RULES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?" ;

  • 2. (

    ) decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed" ;

  • 4. (

    ) decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty" ;

  • 5. (

    ) have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac ;

  • 6. (

    ) mark or draw with a ruler; "rule the margins" ;


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