[ ri-gahrd ]
/ rɪˈgɑrd /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to pay attention.
to look or gaze.


Idioms for regard

    as regards. as1(def 27).
    with/in regard to, referring to; concerning: With regard to the new contract, we have some questions. Also Informal, with/in regards to.

Origin of regard

1350–1400; (noun) Middle English < Middle French, noun derivative of regarder to look at (cf. reward); (v.) late Middle English < Middle French regarder. See re-, guard

usage note for regard

Although sometimes considered poor substitutes for about or concerning, the phrases as regards, in regard to, and with regard to are standard and occur in all varieties of spoken and written English, especially in business writing: As regards your letter of January 19. … Note that although in regards to and with regards to are generally considered poor usage, these less formal variants have become increasingly common.


un·re·gard·ed, adjective un·re·gard·ed·ly, adverb well-re·gard·ed, adjective

Example sentences from the Web for regards

British Dictionary definitions for regards

/ (rɪˈɡɑːd) /



Derived forms of regard

regardable, adjective

Word Origin for regard

C14: from Old French regarder to look at, care about, from re- + garder to guard

Idioms and Phrases with regards


see in regard to.