\ˈreg \

Definition of reg 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: regulation federal regs

Definition of reg (Entry 2 of 2)

1 region

2 register; registered; registration

3 regular

Examples of reg in a Sentence


a list of proposed regs according to army regs, dress uniforms must be starched and boots polished at all times

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

While the regs do require new evaluations for significant design changes to existing aircraft, such as additional seats and installation of certain equipment, drills have been largely replaced by computer modeling. Bill Mcgee, USA TODAY, "Is it time to update airplane evacuation tests?," 28 Mar. 2018 Hey, This is the REAL me.’ The chick behind the lens that pops into your feed on the reg. Maria Pasquini,, "Fitness Blogger Confesses to Eating Disorder: ‘I Fell Victim to Social Media Envy’," 26 Mar. 2018 To push revenues to 2008 levels, Zinke would have to do more than sell leases and help companies shortcut environmental regs. Elliott D. Woods, Outside Online, "Zinke's Plan to Fund the Park Service Is Pure Fantasy," 24 Mar. 2018 The Norse flamed Friday in the Horizon tournament, but in their first 2 years in the league have tournament and reg-season titles. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc: Where Billy Hamilton, Amir Garrett, Joey Votto and the rest of the Cincinnati Reds stand," 6 Mar. 2018 There will be no call for any sort of sane gun regs. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Britney Spears, Fifth Harmony & More Respond to Florida Shooting: See Their Reactions," 14 Feb. 2018 But like the South Dakota law, the Massachusetts regs have landed in court. Jon Chesto,, "Mass. retailers find new reason to hope in sales tax battle," 22 Jan. 2018 Smoothies McDonald's smoothies are a perfect fruity snack to indulge in on the reg. Spoon U, Teen Vogue, "8 Gluten-Free McDonald's Menu Items," 4 Nov. 2017 So, while the regs say the Justice Department has to approve tax charges, Mueller was appointed to handle the case precisely because the Trump Justice Department is conflicted and is thus trying to leave all major decisions to Mueller. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "More Thoughts on the Manafort Indictment," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of reg


1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for reg


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1 region

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to reject or criticize sharply

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