There are 2 definitions of Ruth in English:

Ruth

Line breaks: Ruth
Pronunciation: /ruːθ
 
/
  • A book of the Bible telling the story of Ruth, a Moabite woman, who married her deceased husband’s kinsman Boaz and bore a son who became grandfather to King David.

More definitions of Ruth

Definition of Ruth in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little

There are 2 definitions of Ruth in English:

ruth

Line breaks: ruth
Pronunciation: /ruːθ
 
/

noun

[mass noun] archaic
  • A feeling of pity, distress, or grief.
    More example sentences
    • The young men, fiery savage children of a gentle civilized mother, slew with neither ruth nor pity.
    • Her honesty is never ruthless in the strict sense of the word; there is ruth, or mercy, even for the worst.
    • But when it comes to making personnel decisions, Johnson is legendarily ruthless; not an ounce of ruth in him.

Origin

Middle English: from the verb rue1, probably influenced by Old Norse hrygth.

More definitions of Ruth

Definition of ruth in: