(Ru"in*ate), v. i. To fall; to tumble. [Obs.]

(Ru"in*ate) a. [L. ruinatus, p. p.] Involved in ruin; ruined.

My brother Edward lives in pomp and state,
I in a mansion here all ruinate.
J. Webster.

(Ru`in*a"tion) n. [LL. ruinatio.] The act of ruining, or the state of being ruined.

(Ru"in*er) n. One who, or that which, ruins.

(Ru"in*i*form) a. [Ruin + - form: cf. F. ruiniforme.] Having the appearance of ruins, or of the ruins of houses; — said of certain minerals.

(Ru"in*ous) a. [L. ruinosus: cf. F. ruineux. See Ruin.]

1. Causing, or tending to cause, ruin; destructive; baneful; pernicious; as, a ruinous project.

After a night of storm so ruinous.

2. Characterized by ruin; ruined; dilapidated; as, an edifice, bridge, or wall in a ruinous state.

3. Composed of, or consisting in, ruins.

Behold, Damascus . . . shall be a ruinous heap.
Isa. xvii. 1.

Syn. — Dilapidated; decayed; demolished; pernicious; destructive; baneful; wasteful; mischievous.

Ru"in*ous*ly adv.Ru"in*ous*ness, n.

(Rukh) n. [Srr Roc.]

1. The roc.

2. (Zoöl.) A large bird, supposed by some to be the same as the extinct Epiornis of Madagascar. [Obs.]

(Rul"a*ble) a. That may be ruled; subject to rule; accordant or conformable to rule. Bacon.

(Rule) n. [OE. reule, riule, OF. riule, reule, F. régle, fr. L. regula a ruler, rule, model, fr. regere, rectum, to lead straight, to direct. See Right, a., and cf. Regular.]

1. That which is prescribed or laid down as a guide for conduct or action; a governing direction for a specific purpose; an authoritative enactment; a regulation; a prescription; a precept; as, the rules of various societies; the rules governing a school; a rule of etiquette or propriety; the rules of cricket.

We profess to have embraced a religion which contains the most exact rules for the government of our lives.

2. Hence: (a) Uniform or established course of things.

'T is against the rule of nature.

(b) Systematic method or practice; as, my ule is to rise at six o'clock. (c) Ordibary course of procedure; usual way; comon state or condition of things; as, it is a rule to which there are many exeptions. (d) Conduct in general; behavior. [Obs.]

This uncivil rule; she shall know of it.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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