Part of speech: noun

One who rules.

Part of speech: noun

A straight edged strip for ruling lines; a rule; a ruling- machine.

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Usage examples "ruler":

  1. For several minutes the ruler of Sephar sat lost in thought, his eyes on the giant Cro- Magnon. - "Warrior of the Dawn", Howard Carleton Browne.
  2. What work so fitting for the woman whom a ruler of the people had chosen for a wife, as to implore the stern magistrate to temper justice with mercy? - "La Vendée An Historical Romance", Anthony Trollope.
  3. The young prince and his mother were at once removed to the fort of Wandiwash, the ruler of which had married his father's sister. - "Rulers of India: Lord Clive", George Bruce Malleson.