Reign - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |reɪn|  American pronunciation of the word reign
Brit.  |reɪn|  British pronunciation of the word reign


- a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
- the period during which a monarch is sovereign
- royal authority; the dominion of a monarch (syn: sovereignty)


- have sovereign power
- be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance(syn: dominate, predominate, prevail, rule)


She was a popular ruler throughout her reign.

his reign as heavyweight boxing champion

The king reigned in a time of peace and prosperity.

The lion reigns as king of the jungle.

changes that took place during Charlemagne's reign

during his reign at the Education Department

the reign of Stalinism in Russia

George VI reigned from 1936 to 1952.

Pharaohs reigned over Egypt for centuries.

For several minutes confusion reigned.

Silence reigned while we waited for news.

Victoria reigned over sixty years

he was helpless under the reign of his egotism

during the reign of Henry VIII

Henry VIII reigned for a long time

Word forms

I/you/we/they: reign
he/she/it: reigns
present participle: reigning
past tense: reigned
past participle: reigned
singular: reign
plural: reigns
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