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Meaning & Definition of Reign in English

English

Reign

/ren/

noun

1. A period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful

  • "He was helpless under the reign of his egotism"
    synonym:
  • reign

2. The period during which a monarch is sovereign

  • "During the reign of henry viii"
    synonym:
  • reign

3. Royal authority

  • The dominion of a monarch
    synonym:
  • reign
  • ,
  • sovereignty

verb

1. Have sovereign power

  • "Henry viii reigned for a long time"
    synonym:
  • reign

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

  • "Money reigns supreme here"
  • "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
    synonym:
  • predominate
  • ,
  • dominate
  • ,
  • rule
  • ,
  • reign
  • ,
  • prevail

Examples of using

At the same period, in Queen Elizabeth's reign, the population of England did not exceed five millions and a half.
Long reign our king.
Love doesn't reign, but it educates; and that is more.