a person who rules
or governs; sovereign.
2. Also, rule.
a strip of wood, metal, or other material having a straight edge and usually marked off in inches or centimeters, used for drawing lines, measuring, etc.
a person or thing that rules
paper, wood, etc.
Astrology. the planet primarily associated with any sign of the zodiac or any house of the horoscope: The ruler of Aries is Mars. The ruler of Taurus is Venus.
Origin: 1325–75; Middle English; Related forms