Meaning of REGARD in English


/ri gahrd"/ , v.t.

1. to look upon or think of with a particular feeling: to regard a person with favor.

2. to have or show respect or concern for.

3. to think highly of; esteem.

4. to take into account; consider.

5. to look at; observe: She regarded him with amusement.

6. to relate to; concern: The news does not regard the explosion.

7. to see, look at, or conceive of in a particular way; judge (usually fol. by as ): I regard every assignment as a challenge. They regarded his behavior as childish.


8. to pay attention.

9. to look or gaze.

10. as regards . See as 1 (def. 25).


11. reference; relation: to err with regard to facts.

12. an aspect, point, or particular: quite satisfactory in this regard.

13. thought; attention; concern.

14. look; gaze.

15. respect, esteem, or deference: a high regard for scholarship.

16. kindly feeling; liking.

17. regards , sentiments of esteem or affection: Give them my regards.

18. with or in regard to , referring to; concerning: With regard to the new contract, we have some questions.

[ 1350-1400; (n.) ME regarder to look at (cf. REWARD); (v.) late ME regarder. See RE-, GUARD ]

Usage . Although sometimes considered poor substitutes for about or concerning, the phrases AS REGARDS, IN REGARD TO, and WITH REGARD TO are standard and occur in all varieties of spoken and written English, especially in business writing: As regards your letter of January 19 . ... IN REGARDS TO, and WITH REGARDS TO are widely rejected as errors.

Syn. 3. respect, honor, revere, value. 5. notice, note, see, remark, mark.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .