Hypertext Webster Gateway: "regard"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Regard \Re*gard"\ (r?*g?rd"), v. i.
To look attentively; to consider; to notice. [Obs.] --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Regard \Re*gard"\, n. [F. regard See {Regard}, v. t.]
1. A look; aspect directed to another; view; gaze.

But her, with stern regard, he thus repelled.

2. Attention of the mind with a feeling of interest;
observation; heed; notice.

Full many a lady I have eyed with best regard.

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.

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.'' --Shak.

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. --G. P. Marsh.

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 a["e]rial 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Regard \Re*gard"\ (r?*g?rd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Regarded}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Regarding}.] [F. regarder; pref. re- re +
garder to guard, heed, keep. See {Guard}, and cf. {Reward}.]
1. To keep in view; to behold; to look at; to view; to gaze

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.

That exceedingly beatiful seat, on the ass?ent of a
hill, flanked with wood and regarding the river.

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.

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.'' --Shak.

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}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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: consider or deem to be; regard; "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
3: connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling
affects your business" [syn: {involve}, {affect}]

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