Meaning of REGARD in English


I. ri-ˈgärd noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from regarder

Date: 14th century

1. archaic : appearance


a. : 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


a. : the worth or estimation in which something or someone is held

a man of small regard


(1) : a feeling of respect and affection : esteem

she soon won the regard of her colleagues

(2) plural : friendly greetings implying such feeling

give him my regard s

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 regard to

II. verb

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

Date: 14th century

transitive verb

1. : to consider and appraise usually from a particular point of view

is highly regard ed as a mechanic

2. : to pay attention to : take into consideration or account


a. : 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


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

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