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English noun: ruler

1. ruler (person) a person who rules or commands


SamplesSwayer of the universe.


Synonymsswayer


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)ameer, amir, Arab chief, basileus, Bourbon, calif, caliph, crowned head, dictator, dynast, emeer, emir, ethnarch, grand Turk, hakim, Hanoverian, Inca, kalif, kaliph, khalif, khalifah, khan, lord, master, Moghul, Mogul, monarch, oligarch, overlord, Pharaoh, Pharaoh of Egypt, potentate, puppet leader, puppet ruler, regent, sheik, sheikh, sovereign, Stuart, sultan, tribal sheik, tribal sheikh, Tudor, tyrant


Instance hyponymTamburlaine, Tamerlane, Timur, Timur Lenk

2. ruler (artifact) 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


Synonymsrule


Broader (hypernym)measure, measuring rod, measuring stick


Narrower (hyponym)carpenter's rule, foot rule, meterstick, metrestick, yard measure, yardstick









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