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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 reign /ˈren/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Reign n.
 1. Royal authority; supreme power; sovereignty; rule; dominion.
    He who like a father held his reign.   --Pope.
 Saturn's sons received the threefold reign
 Of heaven, of ocean, and deep hell beneath.   --Prior.
 2. The territory or sphere which is reigned over; kingdom; empire; realm; dominion. [Obs.]
    [God] him bereft the regne that he had.   --Chaucer.
 3. The time during which a king, queen, or emperor possesses the supreme authority; as, it happened in the reign of Elizabeth.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Reign v. i. [imp. & p. p. Reigned p. pr. & vb. n. Reigning.]
 1. To possess or exercise sovereign power or authority; to exercise government, as a king or emperor;; to hold supreme power; to rule.
    We will not have this man to reign over us.   --Luke xix. 14.
 Shall Banquo's issue ever
 Reign in this kingdom?   --Shak.
 2. Hence, to be predominant; to prevail. “Pestilent diseases which commonly reign in summer.”
 3. To have superior or uncontrolled dominion; to rule.
    Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body.   --Rom. vi. 12.
 Syn: -- To rule; govern; direct; control; prevail.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a period during which something or somebody is dominant or
           powerful; "he was helpless under the reign of his
      2: the period during which a monarch is sovereign; "during the
         reign of Henry VIII"
      3: royal authority; the dominion of a monarch [syn: sovereignty]
      v 1: have sovereign power; "Henry VIII reigned for a long time"
      2: be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance;
         "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in
         this neighborhood" [syn: predominate, dominate, rule,