[syn: Ruth, Book of Ruth]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ruth \Ruth\ (r[udd]th), n. [From Rue, v.: cf. Icel.
1. Sorrow for the misery of another; pity; tenderness.
[Poetic] "They weep for ruth." --Chaucer. "Have ruth of
the poor." --Piers Plowman.
To stir up gentle ruth,
Both for her noble blood, and for her tender youth.
2. That which causes pity or compassion; misery; distress; a
pitiful sight. [Obs.]
It had been hard this ruth for to see. --Chaucer.
With wretched miseries and woeful ruth. --Spenser.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: United States professional baseball player famous for
hitting home runs (1895-1948) [syn: Ruth, Babe Ruth,
George Herman Ruth, Sultan of Swat]
2: the great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in
the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament
3: a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of
others; "the blind are too often objects of pity" [syn:
commiseration, pity, ruth, pathos]
4: 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
[syn: Ruth, Book of Ruth]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
32 Moby Thesaurus words for "ruth":
attrition, benevolence, clemency, commiseration, compassion,
compunction, condolence, contrition, favor, feeling, forbearance,
forgiveness, grace, humanity, kindness, leniency, mercy,
mitigation, pardon, pathos, penance, penitently, pity, quarter,
relief, remorse, remorsefulness, repentance, reprieve, rue,
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
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's 1897 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'"
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's):
Ruth, drunk; satisfied
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Ruth, NC -- U.S. town in North Carolina
Population (2000): 329
Housing Units (2000): 155
Land area (2000): 0.438794 sq. miles (1.136471 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.438794 sq. miles (1.136471 sq. km)
FIPS code: 58420
Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 35.383224 N, 81.943365 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.