What does reign mean?

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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

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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. David Streckfuss:

    What happened last month ... and then the announcement last night shows that, in contrast to the former reign, that the monarchy is actively interested in monitoring what's going on and it feels that it has some stake in the future direction of the country.

  2. Trong Young:

    Other Asian cities like Tokyo may have a longer reign at the top, but Singapore is taking the lead in pushing boundaries and drinking ideals, researching trends as well as exploring techniques, one of the ways to gauge the progress of the beverage industry in a country is to look at the range of products available -- a bigger range and variety is generally driven by the volume of demand.

  3. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work:

    This is designed to make the human more effective in combat, we believe that the advantage we have is ... our people; that tech-savvy people who’ve grown up in the iWorld will kick the crap out of people who grew up in the iWorld under an authoritarian reign.

  4. Glenn Godenho:

    Building on work at the site by a Hungarian mission, Kathleen has confirmed the presence of a Ptolemaic period Isis temple within the larger Osiris temple that dominates the site, add to this a hoard of coins with Cleopatras portrait on them, and other Greco-Roman period finds not [the] least, fragments of statuary and mummies and we can certainly say that Taposiris Magna was active during Cleopatras reign.

  5. 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.

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