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English noun: ruler

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

SamplesSwayer of the universe.


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


Broader (hypernym)measure, measuring rod, measuring stick

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

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