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Definition 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 - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for ruth in the sense of this definition

(ruth is an instance of ...) a major division of a long written composition

"the book of Isaiah"

(... is part of ruth) the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible

(... is part of ruth) the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures

Definition 2: a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where ruth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the blind are too often objects of pity

Synonyms for ruth in the sense of this definition

(ruth is a kind of ...) sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)

Definition 3: United States professional baseball player famous for hitting home runs (1895-1948) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for ruth in the sense of this definition

(ruth is an instance of ...) an athlete who plays baseball

Definition 4: the great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament - [noun denoting person]

(ruth is an instance of ...) a married woman; a man's partner in marriage

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