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Dictionary definition for: Ruth

1. (n) United States professional baseball player famous for hitting home runs (1895-1948)

2. (n) the great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament

3. (n) a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; "the blind are too often objects of pity"

4. (n) 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

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