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rule 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ro͞ol/,
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rules, plural;
  1. Exercise ultimate power or authority over (an area and its people)
    • - Latin America today is ruled by elected politicians
    • - the period in which Spain ruled over Portugal
  2. (of a feeling) Have a powerful and restricting influence on (a person's life)
    • - her whole life seemed to be ruled by fear
  3. Be a dominant or powerful factor or force
    • - the black market rules supreme
  4. Pronounce authoritatively and legally to be the case
    • - a federal court ruled that he was unfairly dismissed from his job
  5. (of a planet) Have a particular influence over (a sign of the zodiac, house, aspect of life, etc.)

  6. Make parallel lines across (paper)
    • - a sheet of ruled paper
  7. Make (a straight line) on paper with a ruler

Noun
  1. One of a set of explicit or understood regulations or principles governing conduct within a particular activity or sphere
    • - the rules of the game were understood
  2. A law or principle that operates within a particular sphere of knowledge, describing or prescribing what is possible or allowable
    • - the rules of grammar
  3. A code of practice and discipline for a religious order or community
    • - the Rule of St. Benedict
  4. Control of or dominion over an area or people
    • - the revolution brought an end to British rule
  5. The normal or customary state of things
    • - such accidents are the exception rather than the rule
  6. A strip of wood or other rigid material used for measuring length or marking straight lines; a ruler

  7. A thin printed line or dash, generally used to separate headings, columns, or sections of text

  8. An order made by a judge or court with reference to a particular case only


  1. a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior; "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation"
  2. govern: exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?"
  3. convention: something regarded as a normative example; "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"
  4. decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"
  5. predominate: be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
  6. prescribed guide for conduct or action
  7. R.U.L.E. is the sixth studio album by rapper Ja Rule, released November 9, 2004. It debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200, moving about 165,000 units in its opening week and has been certified Gold in the US . It marked a semi-successful return to the charts after many feuds with other rappers. ...
  8. "Rule/Sparkle" is Japanese singer Ayumi Hamasaki's forty-fifth single (forty-sixth overall) and it was released on February 25, 2009. The song "Rule" was used as the international theme song for Dragonball Evolution. "Sparkle" is used in advertisements for the Honda Zest Spark. ...
  9. Rule (foaled January 13, 2007) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse.
  10. A ruler, sometimes called a rule or line gauge, is an instrument used in geometry, technical drawing, printing and engineering/building to measure distances and/or to rule straight lines. ...
  11. "Rule" is the first single from rapper Nas' 2001 album Stillmatic. It features a chorus sung by Amerie and production provided by Poke and Tone of Trackmasters Entertainment. The song is known for both sampling and interpolating "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears. ...
  12. The Rule is the self-titled debut album of American pop/R&B band, The Rule, released in the summer of 2006.
  13. A regulation, law, guideline; A ruler; device for measuring, a straightedge, a measure; Something to keep order; A straight line (continuous mark, as made by a pen or the like), especially one lying across a paper as a guide for writing; To regulate, be in charge of, make decisions for, reign ...
  14. (Rules) Horizontal or vertical lines added to a page.
  15. (Rules) generally refer to those moves that are to be followed to the letter. Such moves can only restrict flexibility and, therefore, ideas rather than rules are stressed in Kenpo.
  16. (Rules (NFA)) The standards and requirements to which participants who are required to be Members of the National Futures Association must subscribe and conform.
  17. Rules, or horizontal rules, are HTML tags that enable you to insert horizontal lines as separators or dividers. Web graphic designers will vary the length and colour of horizontal rules to add emphasis and flair.
  18. (Rules) USA Swimming annually publishes the Rules and Regulations that govern the sport in the United States.  Published yearly.
  19. (Rules) provisions for the procedure, organization, officers and committees of the Legislature.
  20. (Rules) The principles for governing an exchange. In some exchanges, rules are adopted by a vote of the membership, while regulations can be imposed by the governing board.
  21. (Rules) A code of procedure adopted by each house of the General Assembly to govern its operations.
  22. the Rules of Procedure of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab 1997;
  23. (Rules) The Contest is governed by these rules, terms and conditions (the “Official Rules”). Winkflash retains sole discretion to determine the eligibility of a participant or entry in accordance with these Official Rules and further retains the right to suspend or terminate the contest at any ...
  24. The rules of a pension scheme are set out in the trust deed. They tell the trustees what they should do.
  25. means the rules of the FUND .