Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (n) rule, regulation (a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior) "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation"
- S: (n) convention, normal, pattern, rule, formula (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"
- S: (n) rule, prescript (prescribed guide for conduct or action)
- S: (n) rule, linguistic rule ((linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice)
- S: (n) principle, rule (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"
- S: (n) rule (the duration of a monarch's or government's power) "during the rule of Elizabeth"
- S: (n) dominion, rule (dominance or power through legal authority) "France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; "the rule of Caesar"
- S: (n) rule (directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted) "he knew the rules of chess"
- S: (n) rule (any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order) "the rule of St. Dominic"
- S: (n) principle, rule (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"
- S: (n) rule, formula ((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"
- S: (n) rule, ruler (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)
- S: (v) govern, rule (exercise authority over; as of nations) "Who is governing the country now?"
- S: (v) rule, decree (decide with authority) "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"
- S: (v) predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail (be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance) "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
- S: (v) rule, find (decide on and make a declaration about) "find someone guilty"
- S: (v) rule (have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac)
- S: (v) rule (mark or draw with a ruler) "rule the margins"
- S: (v) rule, harness, rein (keep in check) "rule one's temper"