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Definition of "reign" []

  • Exercise of sovereign power, as by a monarch. (noun)
  • The period during which a monarch rules. (noun)
  • Dominance or widespread influence: the reign of reason. (noun)
  • To exercise sovereign power. (verb-intransitive)
  • To hold the title of monarch, but with limited authority. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reign" in a sentence
  • "And after she had taken from her breast the drop of water and put it in the vial, she spoke to me these words: 'This is the unction with which the kings of England shall be anointed; _not those who reign now, but those who are to reign_; for those who reign now are wicked, and so will be their successors, and, for their iniquity shall lose many things."
  • "Instead, he assumed his title reign was nothing but a test to see if he had what it took."
  • "Even his title reign comes from the fact that the person he was feuding with at the time the aforementioned John Cena feud was legit injured and the title had to be moved."