verb (used without object)
Origin of reign
Synonyms for reign
Antonyms for reign
Related Words for reigneddynasty, regime, tenure, occupy, govern, dominate, predominate, control, monarchy, power, influence, incumbency, administration, supremacy, command, hegemony, sovereignty, sway, ascendancy, empire
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Contemporary Examples of reigned
Yet the biggest change might be the curious disappearance of the diva, a type of singer who reigned supreme during the 1990s.Mariah Carey Is the Last of the Traditional Divas
May 29, 2014
Instead it was the perfectly coiffed bang that reigned supreme as the most sought after beauty trend of the season.Mobama’s Bangs Appear at the Grammys
February 13, 2013
Crowley reigned the candidate in, and at one point told him firmly and justifiably to sit down.Robert Shrum: Obama Had Everything On the Line and Delivered, While Romney Sputtered
October 17, 2012
The chatter in the crime world is that Blanco died as she reigned, in a blaze of drive-by bullets.Griselda Blanco: The Gunned-Down Godmother
September 5, 2012
Jerry Lewis through the 1950s, for instance, reigned as the biggest star of them all.‘The Campaign’: Will Ferrell Phones It In
August 12, 2012
Historical Examples of reigned
One could even believe she had reigned a beauty, as the tradition of the house declared.Meadow Grass
Indeed, she reigned there like an all-powerful queen-mother.
If Paris reigned, it was because it was able to exercise its intelligence freely.
Though he was barely five-and-forty, he reigned over the Paris market.Fruitfulness
Hot as was the sun, there reigned here the semi-obscurity and the coolness of a cave.Doctor Pascal
Word Origin for reign
early 13c., "kingdom," from Old French reigne "kingdom, land, country" (Modern French règne), from Latin regnum "kingship, dominion, rule, realm," related to regere (see regal). Meaning "period of rule" first recorded mid-14c.
"to hold or exercise sovereign power," late 13c., from Old French regner "rule, reign" (12c.), from Latin regnare "have royal power, be king, rule, reign," from regnum (see reign (n.)). Related: Reigned; reigning; regnal.