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Meaning of RUTH

Pronunciation:  rooth, rooth

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a book of the Old Testament that tells the story of Ruth who was not an Israelite but who married and Israelite and who stayed with her mother-in-law Naomi after her husband died
  2. [n]  a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; "the blind are too often objects of pity"
  3. [n]  the great-grandmother of King David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament
  4. [n]  American professional baseball player famous for hitting home runs (1895-1948)

RUTH is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: Babe Ruth, commiseration, George Herman Ruth, pathos, pity, Sultan of Swat
 See Also: ballplayer, baseball player, book, fellow feeling, married woman, Old Testament, sympathy, wife



Computing Dictionary

D.A. Harrison at Newcastle University. Real-time language based on LispKit. Uses timestamps and real-time clocks.

["RUTH: A Functional Language for Real-Time Programming", D. Harrison in PARLE: Parallel Architectures and Languages Europe, LNCS 259, Springer 1987, pp.297-314].

Easton Bible Dictionary

a friend, a Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, whose father, Elimelech, had settled in the land of Moab. On the death of Elimelech and Mahlon, Naomi came with Ruth, her daughter-in-law, who refused to leave her, to Bethlehem, the old home from which Elimelech had migrated. There she had a rich relative, Boaz, to whom Ruth was eventually married. She became the mother of Obed, the grandfather of David. Thus Ruth, a Gentile, is among the maternal progenitors of our Lord (Matt. 1:5). The story of "the gleaner Ruth illustrates the friendly relations between the good Boaz and his reapers, the Jewish land system, the method of transferring property from one person to another, the working of the Mosaic law for the relief of distressed and ruined families; but, above all, handing down the unselfishness, the brave love, the unshaken trustfulness of her who, though not of the chosen race, was, like the Canaanitess Tamar (Gen. 38:29; Matt. 1:3) and the Canaanitess Rahab (Matt. 1:5), privileged to become the ancestress of David, and so of 'great David's greater Son'" (Ruth 4:18-22).

 Definition:  drunk; satisfied