What does regard mean?

Definitions for regard

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word regard.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. respect, regardnoun

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

    "it differs in that respect"

  2. attentiveness, heed, regard, paying attentionnoun

    paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)

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

  3. regard, wish, complimentsnoun

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

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

  4. gaze, regardnoun

    a long fixed look

    "he fixed his paternal gaze on me"

  5. esteem, regard, respectnoun

    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, respectnoun

    a feeling of friendship and esteem

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

  7. respect, esteem, regardverb

    an attitude of admiration or esteem

    "she lost all respect for him"

  8. see, consider, reckon, view, regardverb

    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, considerverb

    look at attentively

  10. involve, affect, regardverb

    connect closely and often incriminatingly

    "This new ruling affects your business"


  1. regardnoun

    A steady look, a gaze.

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

  2. regardnoun

    One's concern for another; esteem.

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

  3. regardnoun

    A particular aspect or detail; respect, sense.

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

  4. regardverb

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

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

  5. regardverb

    To look at; to observe.

    She regarded us warily.

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

  6. regardverb

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

    I always regarded tabloid journalism as a social evil.

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

  7. regardverb

    To take notice of, pay attention to.

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

  8. regardverb

    To have to do with, to concern.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regardverb

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

  2. Regardverb

    hence, to look or front toward; to face

  3. Regardverb

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

  4. Regardverb

    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. Regardverb

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

  6. Regardverb

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

  7. Regardverb

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

  8. Regardverb

    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. Regardverb

    to look attentively; to consider; to notice

  10. Regardverb

    a look; aspect directed to another; view; gaze

  11. Regardverb

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

  12. Regardverb

    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. Regardverb

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

  14. Regardverb

    consideration; thought; reflection; heed

  15. Regardverb

    matter for consideration; account; condition

  16. Regardverb

    respect; relation; reference

  17. Regardverb

    object of sight; scene; view; aspect

  18. Regardverb

    supervision; inspection

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Regard

    rē-gärd′, v.t. to observe particularly: to hold in respect or affection: to pay attention to: to care for: to keep or observe: to esteem: to consider as important or valuable: to have respect or relation to.—n. (orig.) look, gaze: attention with interest: observation: respect: affection: repute: relation: reference: (pl.) good wishes.—adjs. Regar′dable; Regar′dant, looking to: (her.) looking behind or backward.—n. Regar′der.—adj. Regard′ful, full of regard: taking notice: heedful: attentive.—adv. Regard′fully.—n. Regard′fulness.—prep. Regar′ding, respecting, concerning.—adj. Regard′less, without regard: not attending: negligent: heedless.—adv. Regard′lessly.—ns. Regard′lessness; Regard′-ring, a ring set with stones whose initial letters make the word regard, as ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby, diamond.—As regards, with regard to; In regard of, in view of; In this regard, in this respect. [Fr. regarderre-, again, garder, to keep.]

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 for regard »

  1. Gerard

  2. Red rag

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of regard in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of regard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of regard in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Fallibility is simply defined as state of being capable of making mistakes or being wrong sometimes. Permit me to tell you this, every human is fallible in nature. Yes! you heard me right as usual, even the Pope himself is fallible in nature. That is to say, there is no exception to what I'm writing or talking about. Although, he (the Pope) is widely regarded as infallible according to the dogma of the Roman catholic church. But come on, is the pope (a) catholic? Nevertheless, it is delusion to regard any human as infallible. I mean, anyone who regards any other human as incapable of making mistakes or being wrong is nothing but delusive. Besides, whoever that claims to be infallible has never tried out something new before and it is only a coward who is often reluctant to try out something new, just because of fear of failure. Wait a second, is the Pope (a) catholic? Furthermore, in case you don't know, almighty God is the only one who is ever infallible. Apart from him (Almighty God) no other person is infallible naturally, regardless of world renowned professors. Anyway, do quote me right or rather you can say I said so. ~Emeasoba George

  2. Steve Vladeck:

    Although this case is abortion-related, the plaintiffs' challenge was that the law violated the free speech rights of the doctors, as opposed to the abortion rights of the patients, in that regard, although many find the Kentucky law offensive, it doesn't implicate the same fundamental questions about the continuing scope of the right to choose that the justices identified in Roe as other cases already on the court's docket this term and coming down the pipeline.

  3. Asa Hutchinson:

    I had the opportunity to serve in the Bush administration and on border security, so I know how tough it is. I know how difficult it is, some of the governors have actually sent our National Guard resources, you know, to the border to assist at state expense. So we'd welcome your comments as to how you're meeting this challenge and the plans for the future in that regard.

  4. Stan Pulliam:

    The City of Portland agreeing that over 100 days of violence and riots on its streets was the fault of the police is an insulting attempt to shift blame onto the only people in a position to keep Portlanders safe, law Enforcement Officers are already having to quit their jobs in a city that has no regard for the rule of law anymore.

  5. Hogan Gidley:

    At this point, most of the money is out the door. And at no time or at any time has any delay in this money, this funding, affected Hogan Gidley national security, we will provide to Congress and whomever, whatever information we can provide with regard to this incident.

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    the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    • A. relocation
    • B. ransom
    • C. abdomen
    • D. bias

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