1. A look; aspect directed to another; view; gaze.
But her, with stern regard, he thus repelled. --Milton.
2. Attention of the mind with a feeling of interest; observation; heed; notice.
Full many a lady
I have eyed with best regard. --Shak.
3. That view of the mind which springs from perception of value, estimable qualities, or anything that excites admiration; respect; esteem; reverence; affection; as, to have a high regard for a person; -- often in the plural.
He has rendered himself worthy of their most favorable regards. --A. Smith.
Save the long-sought regards of woman, nothing is sweeter than those marks of childish preference. --Hawthorne.
4. State of being regarded, whether favorably or otherwise; estimation; repute; note; account.
A man of meanest regard amongst them, neither having wealth or power. --Spenser.
5. Consideration; thought; reflection; heed.
Sad pause and deep regard become the sage. --Shak.
6. Matter for consideration; account; condition. [Obs.] “Reason full of good regard.”
7. Respect; relation; reference.
Persuade them to pursue and persevere in virtue, with regard to themselves; in justice and goodness with regard to their neighbors; and piefy toward God. --I. Watts.
Note: ☞ The phrase in regard of was formerly used as equivalent in meaning to on account of, but in modern usage is often improperly substituted for in respect to, or in regard to.
Change was thought necessary in regard of the injury the church did receive by a number of things then in use. --Hooker.
In regard of its security, it had a great advantage over the bandboxes. --Dickens.
8. Object of sight; scene; view; aspect. [R.]
Throw out our eyes for brave Othello,
Even till we make the main and the aerial blue
An indistinct regard. --Shak.
9. O.Eng.Law Supervision; inspection.
At regard of, in consideration of; in comparison with. [Obs.] “Bodily penance is but short and little at regard of the pains of hell.” --Chaucer.
Court of regard, a forest court formerly held in England every third year for the lawing, or expeditation, of dogs, to prevent them from running after deer; -- called also survey of dogs. --Blackstone.
Syn: -- Respect; consideration; notice; observance; heed; care; concern; estimation; esteem; attachment; reverence.
Re·gard v. t. [imp. & p. p. Regarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Regarding.]
1. To keep in view; to behold; to look at; to view; to gaze upon.
Your niece regards me with an eye of favor. --Shak.
2. Hence, to look or front toward; to face. [Obs.]
It is peninsula which regardeth the mainland. --Sandys.
That exceedingly beatiful seat, on the ass░ent of a hill, flanked with wood and regarding the river. --Evelyn.
3. To look closely at; to observe attentively; to pay attention to; to notice or remark particularly.
If much you note him,
You offened him; . . . feed, and regard him not. --Shak.
4. To look upon, as in a certain relation; to hold as an popinion; to consider; as, to regard abstinence from wine as a duty; to regard another as a friend or enemy.
5. To consider and treat; to have a certain feeling toward; as, to regard one with favor or dislike.
His associates seem to have regarded him with kindness. --Macaulay.
6. To pay respect to; to treat as something of peculiar value, sanctity, or the like; to care for; to esteem.
He that regardeth thae day, regardeth it into the LOrd. --Rom. xiv. 6.
Here's Beaufort, that regards nor God nor king. --Shak.
7. To take into consideration; to take account of, as a fact or condition. “Nether regarding that she is my child, nor fearing me as if II were her father.”
8. To have relation to, as bearing upon; to respect; to relate to; to touch; as, an argument does not regard the question; -- often used impersonally; as, I agree with you as regards this or that.
Syn: -- To consider; observe; remark; heed; mind; respect; esteem; estimate; value. See Attend.
Re·gard v. i. To look attentively; to consider; to notice. [Obs.]
n 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:
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]
v 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,
2: look at attentively [syn: consider]
3: connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling
affects your business" [syn: involve, affect]