- Regard is defined as consideration or attention for something or someone.
An example of regard is having concern for an old boyfriend, even after a break up.
- Regard is to think of someone or something in a particular way.
An example of regard is for a boss to consider one of his employees as top notch.
regard definition by Webster's New World
- a firm, fixed look; gaze
- consideration; attention; concern: to have some regard for one's safety
- respect and affection; esteem: to have high regard for one's teachers
- reference; respect; relation: in regard to your plan
- good wishes; respects; affection: give my regards to your father
- Obsolete aspect; appearance
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French ; from regarder: see re- and amp; guard
- to observe or look at with a firm, steady gaze; look at attentively
- to take into account; consider
- Archaic to give attentive heed to or show concern for
- to hold in affection and respect: to regard one's friends highly
- to think of in a certain light; consider: to regard taxes as a burden
- to have relation to; concern; have reference to: that which regards our welfare
Origin: ME regarden < OFr regarder
- to look; gaze
- to pay heed or attention
regard definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb re·gard·ed, re·gard·ing, re·gards verb, transitive
- To look at attentively; observe closely.
- To look upon or consider in a particular way: I regard him as a fool.
- To hold in esteem or respect: She regards her teachers highly.
- To relate or refer to; concern: This item regards their liability.
- To take into account; consider.
- Obsolete To take care of.
- To look or gaze.
- To give heed; pay attention.
- A look or gaze.
- Careful thought or attention; heed: She gives little regard to her sister's teasing.
- a. Respect, affection, or esteem: He has high regard for your work.b. regards Good wishes expressing such sentiment: Give the family my best regards.
- A particular point or aspect; respect: She was lucky in that regard.
- Basis for action; motive.
- Obsolete Appearance or aspect.
Origin: Middle English regarden, from Old French regarder : re-, re- + guarder, to guard (of Germanic origin; see guard).Usage Note: Regard is traditionally used in the singular in the phrase in regard (not in regards) to. Regarding and as regards are also standard in the sense “with reference to.” In the same sense with respect to is acceptable, but respecting is not. • Respects is sometimes considered preferable to regards in the sense of “particulars”: In some respects (not regards) the books are alike.
regard - Phrases/Idioms
without regard to