• a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior;
    • "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"
  • something regarded as a normative example;
    • "violence is the rule not the exception"
  • prescribed guide for conduct or action
  • (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice
  • a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct;
  • the duration of a monarch's or government's power;
    • "during the rule of Elizabeth"
  • dominance or power through legal authority;
    • "the rule of Caesar"
  • directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted;
    • "he knew the rules of chess"
  • any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order;
    • "the rule of St. Dominic"
  • a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system;
    • "the right-hand rule for inductive fields"
  • (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems;
    • "he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"
  • 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
  • exercise authority over; as of nations;
  • decide with authority;
  • be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance;
  • decide on and make a declaration about;
  • have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac
  • mark or draw with a ruler;
    • "rule the margins"
  • keep in check;
    • "rule one's temper"
  • RULE v RULED, RULING, RULES to exercise control over RULABLE adj

Scrabble Score: 4

rule is a valid Scrabble (US) TWL word

rule is a valid Scrabble Word in Merriam-Webster MW Dictionary

rule is a valid Scrabble Word in International Collins CSW Dictionary

Words With Friends Score: 6

rule is a valid Words With Friends word