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Noun: ruth  rooth
  1. A feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
    "the blind are too often objects of ruth";
    - commiseration, pity, pathos
Noun: Ruth  rooth
  1. A book of the Old Testament that tells the story of Ruth who was not an Israelite but who married an Israelite and who stayed with her mother-in-law Naomi after her husband died
    - Book of Ruth
  2. United States professional baseball player famous for hitting home runs (1895-1948)
    - Babe Ruth, George Herman Ruth, Sultan of Swat
  3. The great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament

Derived forms: ruths

Type of: ballplayer, baseball player, book, fellow feeling, married woman, sympathy, wife, wifey [informal]

Part of: Hagiographa, Ketubim, Old Testament, Writings

Encyclopedia: Ruth, North Carolina