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.

  2. regardnoun

    One's concern for another; esteem.

  3. regardnoun

    A particular aspect or detail; respect, sense.

  4. regardverb

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

  5. regardverb

    To look at; to observe.

    She regarded us warily.

  6. regardverb

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

    I always regarded tabloid journalism as a social evil.

  7. regardverb

    To take notice of, pay attention to.

  8. regardverb

    To have to do with, to concern.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Regardnoun

    Etymology: regard, Fr. from the verb.

    The nature of the sentence he is to pronounce, the rule of judgment by which he will proceed, requires that a particular regard be had to our observation of this precept. Francis Atterbury.

    To him they had regard, because long he had bewitched them. Acts viii. 11.

    With some regard to what is just and right,
    They’ll lead their lives. John Milton.

    Mac Ferlagh was a man of meanest regard amongst them, neither having wealth nor power. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.

    Change was thought necessary, in regard of the great hurt which the church did receive by a number of things then in use. Richard Hooker, b. iv. s. 14.

    How best we may
    Compose our present evils, with regard
    Of what we are and where. John Milton.

    Their business is to address all the ranks of mankind, and persuade them to pursue and persevere in virtue, with regard to themselves; in justice and goodness, with regard to their neighbours; and piety towards God. Isaac Watts.

    Soft words to his fierce passion she assay’d;
    But her with stern regard he thus repell’d. John Milton.

    He, surpriz’d with humble joy, survey’d
    One sweet regard, shot by the royal maid. Dryden.

    Throw out our eyes for brave Othello,
    Even till we make the main and th’ aerial blue
    An indistinct regard. William Shakespeare, Othello.

  2. To REGARDverb

    Etymology: regarder, Fr.

    This aspect of mine,
    The best regarded virgins of our clime
    Have lov’d. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.

    He denies
    To know their God, or message to regard. John Milton.

    If much you note him,
    You offend him; feed and regard him not. William Shakespeare.

    The king marvelled at the young man’s courage, for that he nothing regarded the pains. 2 Mac. vii. 12.

    He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. Rom. xiv. 6.

    He that observeth the wind shall never sow, and he that regardeth the clouds shall never reap. Proverbs.

    It is a peninsula, which regardeth the mainland. George Sandys.

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. darger

  2. gerard

  3. grader

  4. redrag

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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. Seneca the Younger:

    Philosophy does not regard pedigree, she received Plato not as a noble, but she made him one.

  2. Antony Blinken:

    At some point, the gains achieved by the JCPOA, can not be fully recovered by a return to the JCPOA if The Iranians continues the activities that The Iranians's undertaken with regard to The Iranians nuclear program activities, that, of course, are breaking... through the constraints imposed by the JCPOA.

  3. Peter Mathieson:

    Hong Kong universities regard themselves as paragons of free speech and freedom of expression and a place where different views can be celebrated and used to the advantage of society, i think my job and the job of our colleagues … is to do our damnedest to see those principles protected.

  4. Wendy Powell:

    Tummy doesn’t look or feel like you want it to, pelvic floor doesn’t work like you want it to, so there’s kind of an emotional shutdown with regard to that whole part of our body, you can’t strengthen muscles or a group of muscles if they’re not connected— if mind and muscle are not talking anymore.

  5. Gary Johnson:

    I don’t think there is any question that if Hillary is elected, government is going to expand. With regard to military and foreign policy, she has been an architect, is anything going to change with regards to foreign policy? No.

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