What does regard mean?

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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"


  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

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

How to pronounce regard?

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How to say regard in sign language?

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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. Janet Yellen:

    I certainly don't regard it as a mistake.

  2. Jacquelyn Mitchard:

    Cats regard people as warmblooded furniture.

  3. Barry Blackwell:

    People look at you with less regard when you smoke.

  4. G.K. Chesterton:

    I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.

  5. Brian Sessa:

    The baby was sent out the window not by her own regard.

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