Other definitions for Ruth (2 of 3)
a Moabite woman who married Boaz and became an ancestor of David: the daughter-in-law of Naomi.
a book of the Bible bearing her name.
a female given name.
Other definitions for Ruth (3 of 3)
George Herman "Babe", 1895–1948, U.S. baseball player.
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How to use ruth in a sentence
Ruths success as a writer of moving-picture scenarios of the better class had already become established.
Ruths vision came gradually to a focus upon those idle hands.
Ruths heart was very sore about the going over of the American expeditionary forces at this time, too.
After Tom Cameron went back to camp Ruths longing for real service in the war work fairly obsessed her mind.
Helen had a limited amount of pride in Ruths success on this occasion for, as she said, she had blunderingly sicked ruth on.
British Dictionary definitions for ruth (1 of 2)
grief or distress
British Dictionary definitions for Ruth (2 of 2)
a Moabite woman, who left her own people to remain with her mother-in-law Naomi, and became the wife of Boaz; an ancestress of David
the book in which these events are recounted
George Herman, nicknamed Babe . 1895–1948, US professional baseball player from 1914 to 1935
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Cultural definitions for Ruth
The great-grandmother of King David, known for her kindness and faithfulness. Not an Israelite herself, she married an Israelite who had come to her country with his family. Ruth's husband died, and her mother-in-law, Naomi, set out to return to the country of the Israelites. Ruth insisted on accompanying Naomi, saying, “ Whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge.” In the country of the Israelites, Ruth married Boaz, a rich relative of her dead husband; Boaz had been attracted to Ruth by her generosity. Her story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament.
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