ruth

noun (1)
\ ˈrüth How to pronounce ruth (audio) \

Definition of ruth

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : compassion for the misery of another
2 : sorrow for one's own faults : remorse

Ruth

noun (2)
\ ˈrüth How to pronounce Ruth (audio) \

Definition of Ruth (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a Moabite woman who accompanied Naomi to Bethlehem and became the ancestress of David
2 : a short narrative book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scriptures — see Bible Table

Ruth

biographical name
\ ˈrüth How to pronounce Ruth (audio) \

Definition of Ruth (Entry 3 of 3)

George Herman 1895–1948 Babe Ruth or the Babe American baseball player

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Other Words from ruth

Biographical name

Ruthian \ ˈrü-​thē-​ən How to pronounce Ruthian (audio) \ adjective

Examples of ruth in a Sentence

Noun (1)

listening to your flippant comments about the homeless, I wonder if you have any ruth

First Known Use of ruth

Noun (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ruth

Noun (1)

Middle English ruthe, from ruen to rue

Noun (2)

Hebrew Rūth

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ruthen-

Ruthenia

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The first known use of ruth was in the 13th century

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