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Definitions for Reagan
ˈreɪ gənrea·gan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Ronald Wilson Reagan, President Reagannoun

    40th President of the United States (1911-2004)


  1. Reagannoun

    Of the administration of Ronald Reagan, U.S. President in 1981-1989.

  2. Reagannoun

    of American usage since the 1970s.

  3. Reagannoun

    Of the administration of Ronald Reagan, U.S. President from 1981–1989.

  4. Reagannoun

    A surname.

  5. Reagannoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname, of occasional usage.

  6. Reagannoun

    A female given name transferred from the surname, of 1970s and later American usage.

  7. Etymology: Anglicized from Gaelic Ó Riagáin "descendant of Riagán", a personal name possibly derived from ríodhgach "impulsive, furious".


  1. Reagan

    Ronald Wilson Reagan ( RAY-gən; February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician, union leader, and actor who served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Before ascending to the presidency, he previously served as the 33rd governor of California from 1967 to 1975 and was the president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1947 to 1952 and from 1959 until 1960. Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois. He graduated from Eureka College in 1932 and began to work as a sports announcer in Iowa. In 1937, Reagan moved to California, where he found work as a film actor. From 1947 to 1952, Reagan served as the president of the Screen Actors Guild. In the 1950s, he worked in television and became a spokesman for General Electric. From 1959 to 1960, he again served as the Screen Actors Guild's president. In 1964, Reagan's speech "A Time for Choosing" earned him attention as a new conservative figure. He was elected governor of California in 1966. During his governorship, he raised taxes, turned the state budget deficit into a surplus, and cracked down on student protests at the University of California, Berkeley. In the 1976 Republican presidential primaries, Reagan challenged and nearly defeated sitting president Gerald Ford. Reagan won the Republican nomination in the 1980 presidential election and went on to defeat incumbent Democratic president Jimmy Carter. Early in his presidency, Reagan implemented "Reaganomics", which promoted economic deregulation and cuts in both taxes and government spending during a period of stagflation. He escalated an arms race with the Soviet Union and transitioned Cold War policy from détente to rollback. He also survived an assassination attempt, fought public sector labor unions, spurred the war on drugs, and ordered an invasion of Grenada. In the 1984 presidential election, Reagan defeated former vice president Walter Mondale in a landslide victory. Foreign affairs dominated Reagan's second term, including the bombing of Libya, the Iran–Iraq War, the Iran–Contra affair, and a more conciliatory approach in talks with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The talks culminated in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Throughout Reagan's presidency, the American economy saw a significant reduction of inflation, the unemployment rate fell, and the United States entered its then-longest peacetime expansion. His cuts in domestic discretionary spending and taxes, as well as increased military spending, contributed to a near tripling of the federal debt. After leaving the presidency in 1989, Alzheimer's disease hindered Reagan's physical and mental capacities. He died at his home in Los Angeles in 2004. His tenure constituted the Reagan era, and he is often considered a prominent conservative figure in the United States. Evaluations of his presidency among historians and scholars tend to place him among the upper tier of American presidents.


  1. reagan

    Reagan generally refers to Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States who served from 1981 to 1989. Prior to his presidency, Reagan was a Hollywood actor and the governor of California. His presidency was marked by initiatives that reduced taxes, deregulated the economy and witnessed the end of the Cold War. The term "Reagan" may also refer to Reaganomics, the economic policies promoted by Ronald Reagan.


  1. Reagan

    Reagan is an unincorporated town in Jackson Township, Clinton County, Indiana.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Reagan is ranked #2207 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Reagan surname appeared 16,491 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Reagan.

    92% or 15,180 total occurrences were White.
    2.5% or 421 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.5% or 412 total occurrences were Black.
    1.6% or 275 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 112 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 89 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Reagan in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Reagan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Reagan in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Nader, The Pacific Sun, March 21, 1981:

    Ronald Reagan is the most ignorant president since Warren Harding.

  2. Michael New:

    When President Reagan was president, and it was time for judicial nominations, President Reagan did not have a strong bench of conservative jurists to draw from, that's changed a lot in the past 30 to 40 years. ... The investments we've made in developing a farm team of conservative judges, I think, has paid off.

  3. Suzanne Lanier:

    I am sure the Reagan family and the Brady family would feel quite differently.

  4. Dan Patrick:

    There's only one true conservative to lead our party to victory against the Democrats, it's about electing a true conservative who will inspire our base of conservatives across this country like they have not been inspired since Ronald Reagan. ... And that's Ted Cruz.

  5. Dan Patrick:

    It's about electing a true conservative who will inspire our base of conservatives across this country like they have not been inspired since Ronald Reagan. ... And that's Ted Cruz.

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