Definition of Rue

1. Noun. European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy.

Exact synonyms: Herb Of Grace, Ruta Graveolens
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Ruta, Ruta



2. Verb. Feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about. "They rue to move "
Exact synonyms: Regret, Repent
Generic synonyms: Experience, Feel
Derivative terms: Regret, Repentance, Repentant

3. Noun. Leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy.
Generic synonyms: Herb
Group relationships: Herb Of Grace, Ruta Graveolens

4. Noun. Sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment. ; "To his rue, the error cost him the game"
Exact synonyms: Regret, Ruefulness, Sorrow
Generic synonyms: Sadness, Unhappiness
Specialized synonyms: Attrition, Contriteness, Contrition, Compunction, Remorse, Self-reproach
Derivative terms: Regret, Regret, Regret, Rueful, Sorrow

5. Noun. (French) a street or road in France.
Generic synonyms: Street
Geographical relationships: France, French Republic

Definition of Rue

1. n. A perennial suffrutescent plant (Ruta graveolens), having a strong, heavy odor and a bitter taste; herb of grace. It is used in medicine.

2. v. t. To lament; to regret extremely; to grieve for or over.

3. v. i. To have compassion.

4. n. Sorrow; repetance.

Definition of Rue

1. Noun. (archaic) Repentance, regret. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) Pity, compassion. ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To cause to repent of sin or regret some past action. ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To cause to feel sorrow or pity. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To repent of or regret (some past action or event); to wish that a past action or event had not taken place. ¹

6. Verb. (archaic intransitive) To feel compassion or pity. ¹

7. Noun. Any of various perennial shrubs of the genus ''Ruta'', especially the herb ''Ruta graveolens'', formerly used in medicines. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rue

1. to feel sorrow or remorse for [v RUED, RUING, RUES]

Medical Definition of Rue

1. 1. A perennial suffrutescent plant (Ruta graveolens), having a strong, heavy odour and a bitter taste; herb of grace. It is used in medicine. "Then purged with euphrasy and rue The visual nerve, for he had much to see." (Milton) "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) 2. Bitterness; disappointment; grief; regret. Goat's rue. See 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. Origin: F. Rue, L. Ruta, akin to Gr.; cf. AS. Rde. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rue

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rue (current term)
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ruefulness
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ruelle
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