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Dictionary Definition



1 (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point; "it differs in that respect" [syn: respect]
2 paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people); "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends without heed to the consequences" [syn: attentiveness, heed, paying attention] [ant: inattentiveness]
3 (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare; "give him my kind regards"; "my best wishes" [syn: wish, compliments]
4 a long fixed look; "he fixed his paternal gaze on me" [syn: gaze]
5 the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded); "it is held in esteem"; "a man who has earned high regard" [syn: esteem, respect] [ant: disesteem]
6 a feeling of friendship and esteem; "she mistook his manly regard for love"; "he inspires respect" [syn: respect]
7 an attitude of admiration or esteem; "she lost all respect for him" [syn: respect, esteem] [ant: disrespect]


1 deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do" [syn: see, consider, reckon, view]
2 look at attentively [syn: consider]
3 connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business" [syn: involve, affect]

User Contributed Dictionary



From French regarder, look at


  • (UK) /ɹɪˈgɑːd/
  • (US) /ɹɪˈgɑɹd/
  • Hyphenation: re·gard


  1. One's concern for another; esteem.
  2. In the context of "preceded by “in” or “with”": aspect; detail; manner; respect; sense
    • 1842, Treuttel and Würtz, The Foreign Quarterly Review, page 144:
      This attempt will be made with every regard to the difficulty of the undertaking[...].
    • 1903, Kentucky Mines and Minerals Dept, Annual Report, page 186:
      We are speding a lot of money trying to put this mine in shape; we are anxious to comply with the wishes of your office in every regard [...].
    • 1989, Leonard W. Poon, David C. Rubin, Barbara A. Wilson, Everyday Cognition in Adulthood and Late Life, Cambridge University Press, page 399:
      These problems were not traditional problems with realistic stimuli, but rather were realistic in every regard.


concern for another
aspect; detail


  1. To look at, gaze at.
  2. To pay attention to.
  3. To hold esteem, value.

Derived terms



  • lang=fr|/ʁǝ.ɡaʁ/
  • /R@.gaR/


regard m
  1. look, glance
    Ne t'éloigne pas de mon regard.
    Don't go far out of my sight.
  2. manhole

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Looking refers to the act of visual perception.
Look may also refer to:
regard in German: Look
regard in French: Look
regard in Dutch: Look
regard in Japanese: ルック
regard in Swedish: Lök

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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