Definition of


  1. (noun, cognition) (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point
  2. (noun, cognition) paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    he spends without heed to the consequences
  3. (noun, communication) (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare
    my best wishes
  4. (noun, act) a long fixed look
  5. (noun, state) the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)
    a man who has earned high regard
  6. (noun, feeling) a feeling of friendship and esteem
    he inspires respect
  7. (noun, cognition) an attitude of admiration or esteem
  8. (verb, cognition) deem to be
    I consider her to be shallow
    I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do
  9. (verb, perception) look at attentively
  10. (verb, stative) connect closely and often incriminatingly

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Regard

  1. mid-14c., from O.Fr. regard, from regarder "take notice of," from re-, intensive prefix + garder "look, heed" (see guard). Meanings "consideration, appearance, kindly feeling" all recorded late 14c. The verb is first attested early 15c., from M.Fr. regarder. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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