What does reign mean?

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reɪnreign

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reignnoun

    a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful

    "he was helpless under the reign of his egotism"

  2. reignnoun

    the period during which a monarch is sovereign

    "during the reign of Henry VIII"

  3. reign, sovereigntyverb

    royal authority; the dominion of a monarch

  4. reignverb

    have sovereign power

    "Henry VIII reigned for a long time"

  5. predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevailverb

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. reignnoun

    The exercise of sovereign power.

    England prosperred under Elizabeth's reign.

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

  2. reignnoun

    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. reignverb

    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. Reignnoun

    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. Reignnoun

    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. Reignnoun

    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. Reignnoun

    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. Reignnoun

    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. Reignnoun

    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

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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. Mary Cogan:

    He will reign here in Lawrence County.

  2. Jeffrey Kingston:

    It is his reign name to shape through his actions and gestures.

  3. Abby Wambach:

    The fact that they would trade for me knowing that I wasn't going to play, that meant a lot. I think I'm going to head to Seattle a few days a week, get some time with the Reign, get some individual sessions with Laura (Harvey), their coach, and stay sharp that way. For me, fitness is always an evolution, but I'm going to be 100 percent ready when the World Cup starts.

  4. Will Trump:

    The World Trade Center came down during the reign of George Bush, that's not keeping us safe. ... George Bush made a mistake. We can make mistakes. But that one was a beauty. We should have never been in Iraq. We have destabilized the Middle East.

  5. John Milton, Paradise Lost:

    Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.

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