Definitions for regardrɪˈgɑrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to look upon or think of with a particular feeling:

    to regard a person with favor.

  2. to have or show respect or concern for.

  3. to think highly of; esteem.

  4. to take into account; consider.

  5. to look at; observe.

  6. to relate to; concern.

  7. to see, look at, or conceive of in a particular way; judge:

    I regard every assignment as a challenge.

  8. (v.i.)to pay attention.

  9. to look or gaze.

  10. (n.)reference; relation:

    to err with regard to facts.

  11. an aspect, point, or particular:

    quite satisfactory in this regard.

  12. thought; attention; concern.

  13. a look; gaze.

  14. respect, esteem, or deference.

  15. kindly feeling; liking.

  16. regards, sentiments of esteem or affection:

    Give them my regards.

Idioms for regard:

  1. as regards,concerning; about.

    Category: Idiom

  2. with or in regard to,with reference to; as regards; concerning.

    Category: Idiom

* Usage: The phrases asregards , inregardto , and withregardto are standard and occur in all varieties of spoken and written English, esp. in business writing: As regards your letter of January 19… However, these phrases are sometimes regarded as unwieldy substitutes for about or concerning, which may be easily substituted if desired. The phrases inregardsto and withregardsto are widely rejected as errors.

Origin of regard:

1350–1400; (n.) ME < MF, n. der. of regarder to look at (cf. reward ); (v.) late ME < MF regarder. See re -, guard

Princeton's WordNet

  1. respect, regard(noun)

    (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point

    "it differs in that respect"

  2. attentiveness, heed, regard, paying attention(noun)

    paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)

    "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends without heed to the consequences"

  3. regard, wish, compliments(noun)

    (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare

    "give him my kind regards"; "my best wishes"

  4. gaze, regard(noun)

    a long fixed look

    "he fixed his paternal gaze on me"

  5. esteem, regard, respect(noun)

    the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)

    "it is held in esteem"; "a man who has earned high regard"

  6. regard, respect(noun)

    a feeling of friendship and esteem

    "she mistook his manly regard for love"; "he inspires respect"

  7. respect, esteem, regard(verb)

    an attitude of admiration or esteem

    "she lost all respect for him"

  8. see, consider, reckon, view, regard(verb)

    deem to be

    "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

  9. regard, consider(verb)

    look at attentively

  10. involve, affect, regard(verb)

    connect closely and often incriminatingly

    "This new ruling affects your business"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. regard(noun)ɪˈgɑrd

    a feeling of liking or respect for sb or sth

    a man with no regard for women; She clearly had no regard for anyone else's feelings.

  2. regardɪˈgɑrd

    to have a lot of respect for sb

  3. regardɪˈgɑrd

    greetings or best wishes

    Send your parents my regards.

  4. regardɪˈgɑrd

    on the subject of; = concerning

    With regard to her depression, there are several things we can try.

  5. regard(verb)ɪˈgɑrd

    to think about in a particular way; = view, consider

    I regard Jim as a member of the family.


  1. regard(Noun)

    A steady look, a gaze.

  2. regard(Noun)

    One's concern for another; esteem.

  3. regard(Noun)

    A particular aspect or detail; respect, sense.

  4. regard(Verb)

    To set store by (something), to hold (someone) in esteem; to consider to have value, to respect.

  5. regard(Verb)

    To look at; to observe.

    She regarded us warily.

  6. regard(Verb)

    To consider, look upon (something) in a given way etc.

    I always regarded tabloid journalism as a social evil.

  7. regard(Verb)

    To take notice of, pay attention to.

  8. regard(Verb)

    To have to do with, to concern.

  9. Origin: From reguard, reguarde, regard, from regarder, from re- + garder. Compare guard, reward.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regard(verb)

    to keep in view; to behold; to look at; to view; to gaze upon

  2. Regard(verb)

    hence, to look or front toward; to face

  3. Regard(verb)

    to look closely at; to observe attentively; to pay attention to; to notice or remark particularly

  4. Regard(verb)

    to look upon, as in a certain relation; to hold as an popinion; to consider; as, to regard abstinence from wine as a duty; to regard another as a friend or enemy

  5. Regard(verb)

    to consider and treat; to have a certain feeling toward; as, to regard one with favor or dislike

  6. Regard(verb)

    to pay respect to; to treat as something of peculiar value, sanctity, or the like; to care for; to esteem

  7. Regard(verb)

    to take into consideration; to take account of, as a fact or condition

  8. Regard(verb)

    to have relation to, as bearing upon; to respect; to relate to; to touch; as, an argument does not regard the question; -- often used impersonally; as, I agree with you as regards this or that

  9. Regard(verb)

    to look attentively; to consider; to notice

  10. Regard(verb)

    a look; aspect directed to another; view; gaze

  11. Regard(verb)

    attention of the mind with a feeling of interest; observation; heed; notice

  12. Regard(verb)

    that view of the mind which springs from perception of value, estimable qualities, or anything that excites admiration; respect; esteem; reverence; affection; as, to have a high regard for a person; -- often in the plural

  13. Regard(verb)

    state of being regarded, whether favorably or otherwise; estimation; repute; note; account

  14. Regard(verb)

    consideration; thought; reflection; heed

  15. Regard(verb)

    matter for consideration; account; condition

  16. Regard(verb)

    respect; relation; reference

  17. Regard(verb)

    object of sight; scene; view; aspect

  18. Regard(verb)

    supervision; inspection

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'regard' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3993

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'regard' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3491

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'regard' in Nouns Frequency: #2073

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'regard' in Verbs Frequency: #220

Anagrams of regard

  1. Gerard

  2. Red rag

Translations for regard

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


thought; attention

He ran into the burning house without regard for his safety.

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