"ruling" in the noun sense
1. opinion, ruling
the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
"ruling" in the verb sense
1. govern, rule
exercise authority over as of nations
"Who is governing the country now?"
2. rule, decree
decide with authority
"The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"
3. predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail
be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
"Money reigns supreme here"
"Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
4. rule, find
decide on and make a declaration about
"find someone guilty"
have an affinity with of signs of the zodiac
mark or draw with a ruler
"rule the margins"
7. rule, harness, rein
keep in check
"rule one's temper"
"ruling" in the adjective sense
1. regnant, reigning, ruling
exercising power or authority
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