HyperDic: reign

English > 5 senses of the word reign:
NOUNtimereigna period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
timereignthe period during which a monarch is sovereign
statereign, sovereigntyroyal authority
VERBsocialreignhave sovereign power
stativereign, predominate, dominate, rule, prevailbe larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
reign > pronunciation
Soundsrey'n
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English > reign: 5 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningA period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful.
Example"he was helpless under the reign of his egotism"
Narrowerreign of terrorAny period of brutal suppression thought to resemble the Reign of Terror in France
Broadertime period, period of time, periodAn amount of time
Spanishreinado
Catalanregnat
Verbsreignbe larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
English > reign: 5 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningThe period during which a monarch is sovereign.
Example"during the reign of Henry VIII"
Broaderhistoric period, ageAn era of history having some distinctive feature
Spanishreinado
Catalanregnat
Verbsreignhave sovereign power
English > reign: 5 senses > noun 3, state
Meaningroyal authority; the dominion of a monarch.
Synonymsovereignty
Narrowerscepter, sceptreThe imperial authority symbolized by a scepter
Broaderdominion, ruledominance or power through legal authority
Spanishreinado, reino, soberanía
Catalanregnat, sobirania
Verbsreignhave sovereign power
English > reign: 5 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningHave sovereign power.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"Henry VIII reigned for a long time"
Broadergovern, ruleExercise authority over
Spanishreinar
Catalanregnar
Nounsreignroyal authority
reignthe period during which a monarch is sovereign
English > reign: 5 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"Money reigns supreme here"
Synonymspredominate, dominate, rule, prevail
NarroweroverarchBe central or dominant
overrideprevail over
preponderate, outweigh, overbalance, outbalanceweigh more heavily
Spanishimperar, perdurar, predominar, prevalecer, reinar, superar
Catalanimperar, perdurar, predominar, prevaler, superar
Nounsreigna period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful

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