• WordNet 3.6
    • n Ruth 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
    • n ruth a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others "the blind are too often objects of pity"
    • n Ruth the great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament
    • n Ruth United States professional baseball player famous for hitting home runs (1895-1948)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his hat while playng baseball, and he used to change it every two innings.
    • Ruth Sorrow for the misery of another; pity; tenderness. "They weep for ruth .""Have ruth of the poor.""To stir up gentle ruth ,
      Both for her noble blood, and for her tender youth."
    • Ruth That which causes pity or compassion; misery; distress; a pitiful sight. "It had been hard this ruth for to see.""With wretched miseries and woeful ruth ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Baby Ruth candy bar was named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth, not Babe Ruth the baseball player.
    • n ruth Sorrow; misery; grief.
    • n ruth That which brings ruth; cruel or barbarous conduct.
    • n ruth Sorrow for the misery of another; compassion; pity; mercy; tenderness.
    • n ruth Repentance; regret.
    • n ruth A pitiful sight; a pity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The candy bar, Baby Ruth, is named after President Clevelands' daughter, not Babe Ruth the baseball player.
    • n Ruth rōōth pity, tenderness, sorrow: cruelty
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Rue (v.): cf. Icel. hryggð, hrygð,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. ruthe, reuth—Scand.; Ice. hryggth, hrygth, sorrow.


In literature:

In a certain house on a certain street there lives a certain little girl and her name is Ruth (one of children's names).
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
O, Ruth, remember last night and your covenant.
"'Our guy'" by Mrs. E. E. Boyd
Purchased from Ruth Brown, Sardinia, Ohio.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
In brief, he did not like Miss Ruth Sutcliff, and Miss Ruth Sutcliff did not like him.
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
I was twenty-six when I met Ruth and she was eighteen.
"One Way Out" by William Carleton
In the tonneau was a plainly dressed lady and a brilliantly pretty girl perhaps a year older than Ruth.
"Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall" by Alice B. Emerson
Ruth was their daughter, the cousin of her own age.
"The Innocent Adventuress" by Mary Hastings Bradley
I have a sister who is of about the same age as Ruth, and is gentle and kind.
"The Cat of Bubastes" by G. A. Henty
Ruth smiled as she showed her ticket.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
The Georgia Young People's Suffrage Association was organized with Miss Ruth Buckholz as president.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various

In poetry:

Long was the good man's sermon,
Yet it seemed not so to me;
For he spake of Ruth the beautiful,
And still I thought of thee.
"A Gleam Of Sunshine" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Though He delays, shall I not start
To seek His face? Nay, of a sooth
I yet shall find his word of ruth
Bring comfort to my bitter heart.
"Before My King" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
“His sin is his sin, if he suffers,
Who wilfully straitened the truth;
And his doom is his doom, if he follows
A lie without sorrow or ruth.”
"Safi" by Henry Kendall
Beyond these days of care and ruth
To those fair stars which poets sing,
Where grows the tree of fadeless Truth
In gardens of Immortal Youth,
Eternal Spring.
"The Song Of Gracia" by George Essex Evans
Everywhere about us are they glowing,
Some like stars, to tell us Spring is born;
Others, their blue eyes with tears o'erflowing,
Stand like Ruth amid the golden corn;
"Voices Of The Night : Flowers" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Beloved Ruth!"--No more he said,
The wakeful Ruth at midnight shed
A solitary tear:
She thought again--and did agree With him to sail across the sea,
And drive the flying deer.
"Ruth" by William Wordsworth

In news:

Audio by The Washington Post, photo by Ruth Corney.
Larry and Ruth Dekat created a "40 Miler Stew" and "No Stir Stew Potatoes" with pumpkin bread and apple galette.
He was married to the former Hazel Ruth McCloud of Fountain City on September 9, 1950.
A daughter, Ruth Lehmann, of Gainesville.
Ruth's Chris Steak House's Chef Rick Overbey visited The.
0 Gourmet magazine editor Ruth Reichl, left, with chef Maggie Ruggiero in April.
Cover photograph for "Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow" by Ruth Hawkins.
When I was a kid, my mother used to tell me about her lifelong friend Ruth Pollack, whom she met on the first day of their freshman year at Forest Hills High School, in 1945.
Born January 18, 1923, in West Kane, he was a son of the late Oscar Albert and Ruth Peterson Swanson.
Ruth's Tips: Eye-catching plants in red and gold.
She was born January 23, 1930, in Portland Mills, the daughter of the late Thomas and Ruth Jefferson DeCecchis.
He lunched with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, and when Ruth made his farewell speech at Yankee Stadium in 1948, he was leaning on Feller 's bat, which hangs in his museum in Van Meter, Iowa.
Ruthe Stein, Chronicle Senior Movie Writer.
Ruthe Stein, Chronicle Staff Critic.
Murdering Americans by Ruth Dudley Edwards.

In science:

Part of this review was written while I was visiting Department of Physics, University of Geneva in Oct 2009. I thank my host Ruth Durrer for hospitality.
Thermodynamical Aspects of Gravity: New insights
Ruth Charney, Artin groups of finite type are biautomatic, Math.
Groups defined by automata
An instance of CVP is specified by a feedforward Boolean circuit with given t ruth values for the inputs, and the problem is to find the outputs.
Parallel Complexity of Random Boolean Circuits
Ruth, R. (1983). A canonical integration technique.
Stochastic Dynamics Toward the Steady State of Self-Gravitating Systems
As the name suggests, the Moufang identity is named for Ruth Moufang who discovered it in some geometrical investigations in the first half of this century .
Distributivity in Quandles and Quasigroups