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Definition of RUE

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Rue \Rue\ (r[udd]), n. [F. rue, L. ruta, akin to Gr. "ryth`; cf. AS. r[=u]de.]
     1. (Bot.) A perennial suffrutescent plant ({Ruta graveolens}), having a strong, heavy odor and a bitter taste; herb of grace. It is used in medicine. [1913 Webster]

              Then purged with euphrasy and rue
              The visual nerve, for he had much to see. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

              They [the exorcists] are to try the devil by holy water, incense, sulphur, rue, which from thence, as we suppose, came to be called herb of grace. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

     2. Fig.: Bitterness; disappointment; grief; regret. [1913 Webster]

     {Goat's rue}. See under {Goat}.

     {Rue anemone}, a pretty springtime flower ({Thalictrum anemonides}) common in the United States.

     {Wall rue}, a little fern ({Asplenium Ruta-muraria}) common on walls in Europe. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Rue \Rue\, v. i.
     1. To have compassion. [Obs.]
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              God so wisly [i. e., truly] on my soul rue.
                                                    --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

              Which stirred men's hearts to rue upon them.
                                                    --Ridley. [1913 Webster]

     2. To feel sorrow and regret; to repent.
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              Work by counsel and thou shalt not rue. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

              Old year, we'll dearly rue for you.   --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Rue \Rue\, n. [AS. hre['o]w. See {Rue}, v. t.] Sorrow; repetance. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Rue \Rue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rued} (r[udd]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Ruing}.] [OE. rewen, reouwen, to grive, make sorry, AS. hre['o]wan; akin to OS. hrewan, D. rouwen, OHG. hriuwan, G. reuen, Icel. hryggr grieved, hryg[eth] sorrow. [root] 18. Cf. {Ruth}.]
     1. To lament; to regret extremely; to grieve for or over.
        --Chaucer.
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              I wept to see, and rued it from my heart. --Chapmen. [1913 Webster]

              Thy will
              Chose freely what it now so justly rues. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. To cause to grieve; to afflict. [Obs.] "God wot, it rueth me." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

     3. To repent of, and withdraw from, as a bargain; to get released from. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

28 Moby Thesaurus words for "rue":
     affliction, anguish, be sorry for, bemoan, bewail, care, commiseration, compassion, compunction, contriteness, contrition, deplore, dole, grief, heartache, heartbreak, penance, penitently, regret, remorse, remorsefulness, repent, repentance, repine, rue the day, ruth, sympathy, woe


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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