regard

noun
re·​gard | \ ri-ˈgärd \

Definition of regard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 archaic : appearance
2a : attention, consideration due regard should be given to all facets of the question
b : a protective interest : care has no regard for her health
3 : look, gaze
4a : the worth or estimation in which something or someone is held a man of small regard
b(1) : a feeling of respect and affection : esteem she soon won the regard of her colleagues
(2) regards plural : friendly greetings implying such feeling give him my regards
5 : a basis of action or opinion : motive
6 : an aspect to be taken into consideration : respect is a small school, and is fortunate in this regard
7 obsolete : intention
in regard to
: with respect to : concerning
with regard to
: in regard to

regard

verb
regarded; regarding; regards

Definition of regard (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to consider and appraise usually from a particular point of view is highly regarded as a mechanic
2 : to pay attention to : take into consideration or account
3a : to show respect or consideration for
b : to hold in high esteem
4 : to look at
5 archaic : to relate to

intransitive verb

1 : to look attentively : gaze
2 : to pay attention : heed

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Verb

regard, respect, esteem, admire mean to recognize the worth of a person or thing. regard is a general term that is usually qualified. he is highly regarded in the profession respect implies a considered evaluation or estimation. after many years they came to respect her views esteem implies greater warmth of feeling accompanying a high valuation. no citizen of the town was more highly esteemed admire suggests usually enthusiastic appreciation and often deep affection. a friend that I truly admire

Examples of regard in a Sentence

Noun

I have no regard for his opinions. I have a deep regard for humanitarian aid workers who risk everything to help the poor.

Verb

The police officer regarded the group of teenagers with suspicion. she regarded him with astonishment when he announced he had gotten engaged
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has delivered an ultimatum of sorts on the fate of the planet with regard to global warming. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "'Unprecedented Changes' Needed in Next 12 Years to Combat Global Warming, UN Warns," 8 Oct. 2018 Cardi B comes in first in that regard, with a whopping 10 nominations, including Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Best New Artist. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, "MTV VMAs 2018: See The Full List of Nominations," 16 July 2018 In early May, a Canadian goose wandered onto the track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice for the Indy 500 with little regard for the danger of the situation. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Daredevil squirrel faces real-life Frogger game on IndyCar race track," 1 June 2018 Still, the outcomes reported in the studies were generally neutral or positive, including lower overdose rates and fewer emergency calls related to overdoses, though there were some contradictory findings in regards to public disposal of syringes. German Lopez, Vox, "A big, new review of the evidence finds that prescription heroin works," 6 Dec. 2018 The film’s aesthetics and production design do a lot of the heavy lifting in that regard. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Prospect is a stylish science fiction movie that puts world building first," 31 Oct. 2018 The new formula acts a bit like a face oil, in that regard. Sable Yong, Allure, "How Glossier’s New Perfecting Skin Tint Formula Compares to the Original," 11 Sep. 2018 Chairman Kim Jong-un reaffirmed his commitment for complete denuclearization of Korean Peninsula and expressed his willingness for close cooperation not only with South Korea but also with the United States in that regard. Fox News, "Rep. Trey Gowdy on Dems' behavior at Kavanaugh hearings," 6 Sep. 2018 Hopefully Garofano's sentencing will give her a little bit more closure in that regard. Devon Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Hacker Who Stole Private Photos of Jennifer Lawrence Sentenced to Prison," 30 Aug. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

And as previously mentioned, zoning laws in your area may have rules regarding the amount of land that can be covered by a structure. Christine Coppa, Country Living, "'Granny Pods' Allow Elderly Family Members to Live in a High-Tech Backyard Cottage," 13 Dec. 2018 Manafort’s defense team has yet to make a statement regarding the report. Makena Kelly, The Verge, "WikiLeaks calls for Guardian editor’s decapitation if Manafort story proves false," 27 Nov. 2018 Read on to gain some clarity regarding this bedroom staple. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "The Ultimate Bedding Guide: What is a Sham?," 31 Oct. 2018 The claims are largely a reiteration of previous denials Apple and Amazon have already made, many of them boilerplate statements regarding security and transparency. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Apple Denies Chinese Microchip Hack in a Fiery Letter to Congress," 8 Oct. 2018 Speculation that Tesla had hit the 200,000 mark for US sales has been rampant, particularly in the wake of the company's recent statement regarding production numbers. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Tesla sold 200,000 cars in the US, so the $7,500 tax credit is going away," 12 July 2018 The La Liga side have also released a similar statement regarding Neymar. SI.com, "Real Madrid Drop Interest in Kylian Mbappe and New Goalkeeper as Transfer Plans Shape Up," 9 July 2018 The 2004 Norris Trophy winner, regarded as one of the best offensive defensemen of all time, signed with the Ducks in 2005 after helping the Devils win the Stanley Cup three times. Mike Coppinger, latimes.com, "Ducks will retire Paul Kariya's, Scott Niedermayer's jersey numbers," 9 July 2018 Mary is hardly the first royal to take sartorial inspiration from Kennedy, who is widely regarded to be one of America's most fashionable first ladies. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Just Channeled Jackie Kennedy in a Pink Pillbox Hat," 7 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of regard

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1509, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for regard

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from regarder

Verb

Middle English, from Anglo-French regarder to look back at, regard, from re- + garder to guard, look at — more at guard

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regard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of regard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: care or concern for someone or something

: a feeling of respect and admiration for someone or something

regards : friendly greetings

regard

verb

English Language Learners Definition of regard (Entry 2 of 2)

: to think of (someone or something) in a particular way

: to look at (someone or something)

regard

noun
re·​gard | \ ri-ˈgärd \

Kids Definition of regard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : consideration sense 2 She shows no regard for others.
2 : a feeling of respect She was held in high regard.
3 regards plural : friendly greetings Give them my regards.
4 : a point to be considered Be careful in this regard.
5 : look entry 2 sense 1 a tender regard
in regard to
: in relation to
with regard to
: in relation to

regard

verb
regarded; regarding

Kids Definition of regard (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to think of in a particular way : consider He regarded them as friends.
2 : to look at Judge Ford regarded the desperate doorman without pity.— Ellen Raskin, The Westing Game
3 : to give consideration to

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