Associations to the word «Ruth»


RUTH, noun. (archaic) Sorrow for the misery of another; pity, compassion; mercy. [from 13th c.]
RUTH, noun. (now rare) Repentance; regret; remorse. [from 13th c.]
RUTH, noun. (obsolete) Sorrow; misery; distress. [13th-17th c.]
RUTH, noun. (obsolete) Something which causes regret or sorrow; a pitiful sight. [13th-17th c.]
RUTH, proper noun. A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
RUTH, proper noun. Ruth, the resident of Moab around whom the text centers.
RUTH, proper noun. A female given name.

Dictionary definition

RUTH, noun. United States professional baseball player famous for hitting home runs (1895-1948).
RUTH, noun. The great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament.
RUTH, noun. A feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; "the blind are too often objects of pity".
RUTH, noun. A book of the Old Testament that tells the story of Ruth who was not an Israelite but who married an Israelite and who stayed with her mother-in-law Naomi after her husband died.

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin