verb (used with object), rued, ru·ing.
verb (used without object), rued, ru·ing.
- rudolph, paul marvin,
- rudolph, wilma glodean,
- rue anemone,
- rue family,
Origin of rue1
Origin of rue2
de la Rue
Examples from the Web for rue
They tried to continue their getaway but had to quickly abandon their vehicle on the Rue de Meaux in the 19th.
I went back to rue La Boétie several times, but the Picards refused to let me in.
This was the case with M. Picard, the concierge at 21 rue La Boétie, who had worked there since 1931.
As a result, Rue des Rosiers houses only a few kosher shops and kitschy delis, mostly dedicated to vistors rather than locals.
This one literally takes up four corners on Rue Sherbrooke, all navigable via underground routes.
We see some old houses of the ancient Rue des Boucheries between Nos. 162 and 148.Historic Paris|Jetta S. Wolff
It struck and injured fatally an innocent outsider, who was taken to the Charity Hospital, in the rue Jacob, and died there.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
The Rue du Fouarre—an old word meaning straw—was in the thirteenth century the most important street in Paris.The Commission in Lunacy|Honore de Balzac
One day, in the Rue de l'Universite, one of these scamps was putting his thumb to his nose at the carriage gate of No. 69.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
He had married again, a woman in his own rank of life, and was keeping a cabaret in the Rue du Bac.Notwithstanding|Mary Cholmondeley
verb rues, ruing or rued
Word Origin for rue
Word Origin for rue
"feel regret," Old English hreowan "make sorry, distress, grieve" (class II strong verb; past tense hreaw, past participle hrowen), from Proto-Germanic *khrewanan (cf. Old Frisian riowa, Middle Dutch rouwen, Old Dutch hrewan, German reuen "to sadden, cause repentance"); in part, blended with Old English weak verb hreowian "feel pain or sorrow," and perhaps influenced by Old Norse hryggja "make sad," both from Proto-Germanic *khruwjanan, all from PIE root *kreue- (2) "to push, strike" (see anacrusis). Related: Rued; ruing.
perennial evergreen shrub, late 14c., from Old French rue (13c.), earlier rude, from Latin ruta "rue," probably from Greek rhyte, of uncertain etymology, originally a Peloponnesian word. The bitter taste of its leaves led to many punning allusions to rue (n.2.).
"sorrow, repentance," Old English hreow "grief, repentance, sorrow, regret, penitence," common Germanic (cf. Frisian rou, Middle Dutch rou, Dutch rouw, Old High German (h)riuwa, German reue), related to the root of rue (v.).
French for "street," from Vulgar Latin *ruga (cf. Old Italian ruga), properly "a furrow," then in Medieval Latin "a path, street" (see rough (adj.)).