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Ruler vs. Yardstick

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Rulernoun

A (usually rigid), flat, rectangular measuring or drawing device with graduations in units of measurement; a straightedge with markings.

Yardsticknoun

A measuring rod thirty-six inches (one yard) long.

Rulernoun

A person who rules or governs; someone or something that exercises dominion or controlling power over others.

Yardsticknoun

(figuratively) A standard to which other measurements or comparisons are judged.

Rulerverb

(transitive) To beat with a ruler (as a traditional school punishment).

Yardsticknoun

A stick three feet, or a yard, in length, used as a measure of cloth, etc.

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Rulernoun

One who rules; one who exercises sway or authority; a governor.

‘And he made him ruler over all the land.’; ‘A prince and ruler of the land.’;

Yardsticknoun

a measure or standard used for comparison;

‘on what kind of yardstick is he basing his judgment?’;

Rulernoun

A straight or curved strip of wood, metal, etc., with a smooth edge, used for guiding a pen or pencil in drawing lines. Cf. Rule, n., 7 (a).

Yardsticknoun

a ruler or tape that is three feet long

Rulernoun

measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths

Rulernoun

a person who rules or commands;

‘swayer of the universe’;

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Ruler

A ruler, sometimes called a rule or line gauge, is a device used in geometry and technical drawing, as well as the engineering and construction industries, to measure distances or draw straight lines.

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