[ ri-jahy-nuh, -jee- ]
/ rɪˈdʒaɪ nə, -ˈdʒi- /


(usually initial capital letter) the official title of a queen: Elizabeth Regina.


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Origin of regina

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin rēgīna


re·gi·nal, adjective

Definition for regina (2 of 3)

[ ri-jahy-nuh for 1; ruh-jee-nuh, -jahy- for 2 ]
/ rɪˈdʒaɪ nə for 1; rəˈdʒi nə, -ˈdʒaɪ- for 2 /


a city in and the capital of Saskatchewan, in the S part, in S Canada.
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “queen.”

Definition for regina (3 of 3)

[ sa-skach-uh-won, -wuh n ]
/ sæˈskætʃ əˌwɒn, -wən /


a province in W Canada. 251,700 sq. mi. (651,900 sq. km). Capital: Regina.
a river in SW Canada, flowing E to Lake Winnipeg: formed by the junction of the North Saskatchewan and South Saskatchewan rivers. 1205 miles (1940 km) long. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for regina (1 of 3)

/ (rɪˈdʒaɪnə) /


queen: now used chiefly in documents, inscriptions, etcCompare Rex

British Dictionary definitions for regina (2 of 3)

/ (rɪˈdʒaɪnə) /


a city in W Canada, capital and largest city of Saskatchewan: founded in 1882 as Pile O'Bones. Pop: 178 225 (2001)

British Dictionary definitions for regina (3 of 3)

/ (sæsˈkætʃɪwən) /


a province of W Canada: consists of part of the Canadian Shield in the north and open prairie in the south; economy based chiefly on agriculture and mineral resources. Capital: Regina. Pop: 995 391 (2004 est). Area: 651 900 sq km (251 700 sq miles)Abbreviation: Sask, SK
a river in W Canada, formed by the confluence of the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers: flows east to Lake Winnipeg. Length: 596 km (370 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for regina


Province in west-central Canada, bordered to the north by the Northwest Territories, to the east by Manitoba, to the south by North Dakota and Montana, and to the west by Alberta. Its capital and largest city is Regina.

notes for Saskatchewan

Some of the world's largest wheat fields grow on Saskatchewan's vast unbroken prairie.
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