Textual thesaurus for "rule"

(noun) 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

(noun) convention, formula, pattern, normal

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

(noun) regulation

a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior

it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast; short haircuts were the regulation

(noun) 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

(noun) principle

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

(noun) principle

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

(noun) prescript

prescribed guide for conduct or action

(noun) linguistic rule

(linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice

(noun) dominion

dominance or power through legal authority

France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa; the rule of Caesar

(verb) rein, harness

keep in check

rule one's temper

(verb) decree

decide with authority

The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed

(verb) find

decide on and make a declaration about

find someone guilty

(verb) govern

exercise authority over; as of nations

Who is governing the country now?

(verb) predominate, prevail, reign, dominate

be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

Money reigns supreme here; Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood