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Reynolds

[ren-ldz] /ˈrɛn ldz/
noun
1.
Sir Joshua, 1723–92, English painter.

Reynold

[ren-ld] /ˈrɛn ld/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Reginald.
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  • I have already quoted from Reynolds at length on this point.

    Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore
  • Of the Sebastian, Vasari says very much the same as Reynolds.

    Six Centuries of Painting Randall Davies
  • Mr. Reynolds looked straight at the speaker of these impetuous words.

    Good Old Anna Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • Mr. Reynolds had not expected to see so intelligent and young-looking a man.

    Good Old Anna Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • In the same year Reynolds ceased to paint, owing to the failure of his sight.

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook
British Dictionary definitions for Reynolds

Reynolds

/ˈrɛnəldz/
noun
1.
Albert. born 1932, Irish politician: leader of the Fianna Fáil party and prime minister of the Republic of Ireland (1992–94)
2.
Sir Joshua. 1723–92, English portrait painter. He was the first president of the Royal Academy (1768): the annual lectures he gave there, published as Discourses, are important contributions to art theory and criticism
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Word Origin and History for Reynolds

Reynold

masc. proper name, from Old French Reinald (Modern French Renaut, Latinized as Reginaldus), a popular name among the Normans, from Old High German Reginald, the first element related to reckon, the second to Old English wealdan "to rule" (see wield). Related: Reynolds.

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