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Definitions of rue

  1. European strong-scented perennial herb with gray-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (French) a street or road in France Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment; "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. A perennial suffrutescent plant (Ruta graveolens), having a strong, heavy odor and a bitter taste; herb of grace. It is used in medicine. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Fig.: Bitterness; disappointment; grief; regret. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To lament; to regret extremely; to grieve for or over. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To cause to grieve; to afflict. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To repent of, and withdraw from, as a bargain; to get released from. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To have compassion. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To feel sorrow and regret; to repent. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Sorrow; repetance. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. An herb of bitter taste and strong odor, formerly used as a medicine; regret. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To lament or be sorry for; repent of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Ruta. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  17. See Ruta. Emmenagogue and tonic. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  18. A plant used in medicine, having a bitter taste and strong smell. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To be sorry for: to lament:-pr.p. rueing; pa.t. and pa.p. rued. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. A bitter plant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. To regret; repent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To be sorry for; feel remorse; grieve; pity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A small bushy herb with bitter leaves; a bitter draft. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A strong-smelling plant, of repute formerly as a charm, and still in use as a stimulant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To lament; to regret sorrowfully. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To lament; to grieve for; to repent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. Sorrow; repentance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. A perennial plant which is used medicinally. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. occurs only in ( Luke 11:42 ) The rue here spoken of is doubtless the common Ruta graveolens a shrubby plant about two feet high, of strong medicinal virtues. It is a native of the Mediterranean coasts, and has been found by Hasselquist on Mount Tabor. The Talmud enumerates rue amongst kitchen herbs, and regards it as free of tithe as being a plant not cultivated in gardens. In our Lords time however rue was doubtless a garden plant, and therefore tithable. biblestudytools.com
  30. a garden herb (Ruta graveolens) which the Pharisees were careful to tithe ( Luke 11:42 ), neglecting weightier matters. It is omitted in the parallel passage of Matthew 23:23 . There are several species growing wild in Palestine. It is used for medicinal and culinary purposes. It has a powerful scent, and is a stimulant. (See MINT .) biblestudytools.com
  31. r[=oo], n. a plant of any species of genus Ruta, with bitter leaves and greenish-yellow flowers--an emblem of bitterness and grief--called Herb of grace: any bitter infusion.--ns. RUE'-ANEM'ONE, an American wild-flower; RUE'-WORT, a plant of the rue family. [Fr. rue--L. ruta--Gr. rhyt[=e].] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  32. r[=oo], v.t. to be sorry for: to lament: to repent of: to compassionate: to try to withdraw from, as a bargain.--v.i. to be sorrowful: to suffer: to have pity upon:--pr.p. rue'ing; pa.t. and pa.p. rued.--n. sorrow.--n. RUE'-BAR'GAIN, a forfeit for withdrawing from a bargain.--adj. RUE'FUL, sorrowful: piteous: deplorable: mournful: melancholy.--adv. RUE'FULLY.--ns. RUE'FULNESS; RU'ING, repentance. [A.S. hreówan, to be sorry for--hreów, sorrow; Ger. reue, Old High Ger. hriuwa, mourning.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. Ruta-r. Common, Ruta-r. de Chevre, Galega officinalis-r. Goat's, Galega officinalis-r. Goat's, Virginia, Galega Virginiana- r. Meadow, Thalictron- r. des Murailles, Asplenium ruta muraria- r. des Pres, Thalictron -r. Sauvage, Ruta. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  34. Ruta graveolens, an herb of the Rutaceae. The volatile oil of the leaves (Oleum rutae) is an irritant poison, used as an emmenagogue, abortifacient, and anthelminthic. Dose, 1-5 m (gm. 0.06-0.30). na
  35. Repent of, bitterly feel the consequences of, wish undone or unbefallen, (you shall r. it; r. the day, hour, &c., when-). (N., archaic) repentance, dejection at some occurrence, whence (in ordinary& esp. facet, use) rueful a., ruefully adv., ruefulness n.; compassion, ruth. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. Perennial evergreen shrub with bitter strong-scented leaves formerly used in medicine. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. The herb Ruta graveolens: abortifacient and emmenagogue, and having a poisonous oil. American pocket medical dictionary.
  38. See Ruta and Ruta graveolens. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  39. n. [Latin] A plant having a strong, heavy odour, and a bitter taste;— sorrow; repentance. Cabinet Dictionary

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