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REG'ARD, verb transitive

1. To look towards; to point or be directed.

It is a peninsula which regardeth the main land.

2. To observe; to notice with some particularity.

If much you note him, you offend him; feed and regard him not.

3. To attend to with respect and estimation; to value.

This aspect of mine, the best regarded virgins of your clime have lov'd.

4. To attend to as a thing that affects our interest or happiness; to fix the mind on as a matter of importance. He does not regard the pain he feels. He does not regard the loss he has suffered. He regards only the interest of the community.

5. To esteem; to hold in respect and affection. The people regard their pastor, and treat him with great kindness. 2 Kings 3:14.

6. To keep; to observe with religious or solemn attention.

He that regardeth the day, regardeth it to the Lord.

Romans 14:6.

7. To attend to as something to influence our conduct.

He that regardeth the clouds shall not reap. Ecclesiastes 11:4.

8. To consider seriously; to lay to heart.

They regard not the work of the Lord. Isaiah 5:12.

9. To notice with pity or concern. Deuteronomy 28:50.

10. To notice favorably or with acceptance; to hear and answer.

He will regard the prayer of the destitute. Psalms 102:17.

11. To love and esteem; to practice; as, to regard iniquity in the heart. Psalms 66:18.

12. To respect; to have relation to. The argument does not regard the question.

To regard the person, to value for outward honor, wealth or power. Matthew 22:16.

REG'ARD, noun

1. Look; aspect directed to another.

But her with stern regard he thus repell'd.

[Nearly or quite obsolete.]

2. Attention of the mind; respect in relation to something. He has no regard to the interest of society; his motives are wholly selfish.

3. Respect; esteem; reverence; that view of the mind which springs from value, estimable qualities, or any thing that excites admiration.

With some regard to what is just and right they'll lead their lives.

To him they had regard because of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. Acts 8:11.

4. Respect; account.

Change was thought necessary, in regard of the injury the church received by a number of things then in use.

5. Relation; reference.

To persuade them to pursue and preserve in virtue, in regard to themselves; in justice and goodness, in regard to their neighbors; and piety towards God.

6. Note; eminence; account.

Mac Ferlagh was a man of meanest regard among them.

7. Matter demanding notice.

8. Prospect; object of sight. [Not proper nor in use.]

9. In the forest laws, view; inspection.

Court of regard or survey of dogs, a forest court in England, held every third year for the lawing or expeditation of mastifs, that is, for cutting off the claws and ball of the fore feet, to prevent them from running after deer.