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REIGN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reign mean? 

REIGN (noun)
  The noun REIGN has 3 senses:

1. a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
2. the period during which a monarch is sovereign
3. royal authority; the dominion of a monarch

  Familiarity information: REIGN used as a noun is uncommon.


REIGN (verb)
  The verb REIGN has 2 senses:

1. have sovereign power
2. be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

  Familiarity information: REIGN used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REIGN (noun)


Sense 1reign [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Context example:

he was helpless under the reign of his egotism

Hypernyms ("reign" is a kind of...):

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reign"):

reign of terror (any period of brutal suppression thought to resemble the Reign of Terror in France)


Sense 2reign [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The period during which a monarch is sovereign

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Context example:

during the reign of Henry VIII

Hypernyms ("reign" is a kind of...):

age; historic period (an era of history having some distinctive feature)


Sense 3reign [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Royal authority; the dominion of a monarch

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

sovereignty; reign

Hypernyms ("reign" is a kind of...):

dominion; rule (dominance or power through legal authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reign"):

scepter; sceptre (the imperial authority symbolized by a scepter)


REIGN (verb)


Sense 1reign [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have sovereign power

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

Henry VIII reigned for a long time

Hypernyms (to "reign" is one way to...):

govern; rule (exercise authority over; as of nations)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2reign [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

prevail; predominate; dominate; reign; rule

Context examples:

Money reigns supreme here / Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "reign"):

override (prevail over)

redound (be excessive in quantity)

overarch (be central or dominant)

outbalance; outweigh; overbalance; preponderate (weigh more heavily)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


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