statement and what can, should or must be done in certain circumstances or when playing a game
usual practice or habit; normal state of things
straight measuring device, often jointed, used by carpenters, etc.
draw (a line) using a ruler, etc.; mark parallel lines on sth
control or be the person in charge of (a country, people, etc.); have a controlling influence over
give an official decision (on)
"it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"
"short haircuts were the regulation"
"the convention of not naming the main character"
"violence is the rule not the exception"
"his formula for impressing visitors"
"their principles of composition characterized all their works"
"during the rule of Elizabeth"
"France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"
"the rule of Caesar"
"he knew the rules of chess"
"the rule of St. Dominic"
"the principle of the conservation of mass"
"the principle of jet propulsion"
"the right-hand rule for inductive fields"
"he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"
"he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"
"Who is governing the country now?"
"The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"
"Money reigns supreme here"
"Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
"find someone guilty"
"rule the margins"
"rule one's temper"
His object..was..to find a rule by which to govern his own actions.
出自： J. A. Froude
My rule is to remember that I understand nobody.
出自： T. S. Eliot
The function of an empirical hypothesis is to provide a rule for the anticipation of experience.
出自： A. J. Ayer
The..Abbot..commanded Halbert to rule his temper.
出自： Sir W. Scott
One who rules himself to..sobriety of conduct.
出自： E. Gaskell
Great brewing families which rule London.
出自： E. Waugh
We were ruled by the clock.
出自： R. Rendell
The government has ruled against any increase in taxes this year.
The judge ruled against the plaintiff.
The chairman ruled against admitting the press to the meeting.
做完一个练习,就画一条线隔开。 rule sth ⇔ off
He added up the list of figures and ruled it off neatly.
Rule off the column and we'll close the account at that date.
画线把那栏隔开,我们将按那个日期结账。 rule sb ⇔ off for sth
A bad leg ruled him off for long distance running.
The referee ruled him off for rough attitude.
The judges have been asked to rule on the question of the lawfulness of the drug in medical use.
把你不想让主考人看的词句整整齐齐地画掉。 rule sb/sth ⇔ out
The regulations rule out anyone under the age of eighteen.
A sudden storm ruled out the boat race.
But this does not rule out unofficial discussions.
So I should ask you not to rule out that possibility.
Police have ruled out murder but are still holding several people for questioning.
That's a possibility that can't be ruled out.
He said the possibility was not ruled out for them to meet again in June.
He ruled over his people with cruelty.
An emperor is a monarch who rules over an empire.
He was the only person who could rule over the tribes.
They ruled over that country for more than 300 years.
Gessler ruled over Switzerland. The Swiss people hated him.
He ruled over the country with great justice.
They no longer rule over any overseas dominions.
他往阿尔托夫城派了一个特别总督—一个名叫盖斯勒的人,这个人要用铁的手腕来统治。 rule sb/sth with sth
The headmaster ruled the school with a stern discipline.
Mark said that he would like to rule a small kingdom with a rod of iron .
John is ruled by his wife with a rod of iron .
误 They make a rule to do morning exercises every day, so they are much stronger than ever.
正 They make it a rule to do morning exercises every day, so they are much stronger than ever.
析 make sth a rule是“形成规律”“养成习惯”的意思, a rule是补语,在这种结构中,常用it作形式宾语,而用动词不定式或从句作真正的宾语放在rule之后。
误 For a rule, we get up about six o'clock.
正 As a rule, we get up about six o'clock.
析 as a rule意为“通常”“一般说来”,常常用于概括说明某件事情, as不可换为for。