Definition of Regard

Re`gard´   Pronunciation: r?`g?rd´
v. t.1.To keep in view; to behold; to look at; to view; to gaze upon.
[imp. & p. p. Regarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Regarding.]
Your niece regards me with an eye of favor.
- Shak.
2.Hence, to look or front toward; to face.
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.
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.
v. i.1.To look attentively; to consider; to notice.
n.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.
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.
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.
Throw out our eyes for brave Othello,
Even till we make the main and the aërial blue
An indistinct regard.
- Shak.
9.(O.Eng.Law) Supervision; inspection.
At regard of
in consideration of; in comparison with.
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.
- Chaucer.

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