What does reign mean?

Definitions for reign
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reign(noun)

    a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful

    "he was helpless under the reign of his egotism"

  2. reign(noun)

    the period during which a monarch is sovereign

    "during the reign of Henry VIII"

  3. reign, sovereignty(verb)

    royal authority; the dominion of a monarch

  4. reign(verb)

    have sovereign power

    "Henry VIII reigned for a long time"

  5. predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail(verb)

    be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

    "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"

Wiktionary

  1. reign(Noun)

    The exercise of sovereign power.

    England prosperred under Elizabeth's reign.

    Etymology: regnen < and regner, from the verb regno, and the noun regnum

  2. reign(Noun)

    The period during which a monarch rules.

    The reign of Victoria was a long one.

    Etymology: regnen < and regner, from the verb regno, and the noun regnum

  3. reign(Verb)

    To exercise sovereign power, or to rule as a monarch

    He reigned in an autocratic manner.

    Etymology: regnen < and regner, from the verb regno, and the noun regnum

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reign(noun)

    royal authority; supreme power; sovereignty; rule; dominion

    Etymology: [OE. regne, OF. reigne, regne, F. rgne, fr. L. regnum, fr. rex, regis, a king, fr. regere to guide, rule. See Regal, Regimen.]

  2. Reign(noun)

    the territory or sphere which is reigned over; kingdom; empire; realm; dominion

    Etymology: [OE. regne, OF. reigne, regne, F. rgne, fr. L. regnum, fr. rex, regis, a king, fr. regere to guide, rule. See Regal, Regimen.]

  3. Reign(noun)

    the time during which a king, queen, or emperor possesses the supreme authority; as, it happened in the reign of Elizabeth

    Etymology: [OE. regne, OF. reigne, regne, F. rgne, fr. L. regnum, fr. rex, regis, a king, fr. regere to guide, rule. See Regal, Regimen.]

  4. Reign(noun)

    to possess or exercise sovereign power or authority; to exercise government, as a king or emperor;; to hold supreme power; to rule

    Etymology: [OE. regne, OF. reigne, regne, F. rgne, fr. L. regnum, fr. rex, regis, a king, fr. regere to guide, rule. See Regal, Regimen.]

  5. Reign(noun)

    hence, to be predominant; to prevail

    Etymology: [OE. regne, OF. reigne, regne, F. rgne, fr. L. regnum, fr. rex, regis, a king, fr. regere to guide, rule. See Regal, Regimen.]

  6. Reign(noun)

    to have superior or uncontrolled dominion; to rule

    Etymology: [OE. regne, OF. reigne, regne, F. rgne, fr. L. regnum, fr. rex, regis, a king, fr. regere to guide, rule. See Regal, Regimen.]

Freebase

  1. Reign

    A reign is the period of a person's or dynasty's occupation of the office of monarch of a nation or of a people or of a spiritual community. In most hereditary monarchies and some elective monarchies there have been no limits on the duration of a sovereign's reign or incumbency, nor is there a term of office. Thus, a reign usually lasts until the monarch dies, unless the monarchy itself is abolished or the monarch abdicates or is deposed. In elective monarchies, there may be a fixed period of time for the duration of the monarch's tenure in office. The term of a reign can be indicated with the abbreviation "r." after a sovereign's name, such as the following:

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reign

    rān, n. rule: dominion, as Reign of Terror: royal authority: supreme power: influence: time during which a sovereign rules.—v.i. to rule: to have sovereign power: to be predominant. [Fr. règne—L. regnumregĕre, to rule.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reign' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4816

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reign' in Nouns Frequency: #1986

Anagrams for reign »

  1. niger, Niger, renig

  2. Niger

  3. Renig

How to pronounce reign?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reign in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reign in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of reign in a Sentence

  1. Proverb:

    When a king has good counselors, his reign is peaceful.

  2. John Walsh:

    I've been hunting bad guys for over three decades and I'm always glad and greatly relieved to share the news that their reign of terror is over.

  3. Prime Minister David Cameron:

    She has served our nation with such dignity, with such ability for so many years. I know the whole country and the whole House (of Commons) will want to join me in saying 'long may she reign over us'.

  4. Alexander Hamilton:

    Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit. In a society under the forms of which the stronger faction can readily unite and oppress the weaker, anarchy may as truly be said to reign as in a state of nature, where the weaker individual is not secured against the violence of the stronger; and as, in the latter state, even the individuals are prompted, by the uncertainty of their condition, to submit to a government which may protect the weak as well as themselves; so, in the former state, will the more powerful factions or parties be gradually induced, by a like motive to wish for a government which will protect all parties, the weaker as well as the more powerful.

  5. Manhattan US attorney:

    With today's plea, Tyurin's global reign of computer intrusion is over and Andrei Tyurin faces significant time in a Manhattan US attorney prison for Andrei Tyurin crimes.

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