verb (used without object)
Origin of reign
SYNONYMS FOR reign
Related formsin·ter·reign, verb (used without object)non·reign·ing, adjectiveout·reign, verb (used with object)un·reign·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for reigning
The reigning queen of hip-hop treads the boards in her teen years.
The reigning Emmy champ coming off her best season yet on The Good Wife, Margulies could very well set that record, too.Jennifer Aniston, Oscar Nominee? 5 Takeaways from the 2015 SAG Award Nominations|Kevin Fallon|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While still relatively unknown stateside, Bellucci is a reigning vixen in France and her native Italy.‘Spectre’ Casts 50-Year-Old Bond Girl For 007 to Do Sex To|Amy Zimmerman|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The reigning league MVP, Kevin Durant, is also set to hit the open market that summer.2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling|Robert Silverman|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Take for example, the reaction of Keith Olbermann, the reigning scold of sportslandia.Forget the Wife Beating—Are You Ready for Some Football?|Steve Almond|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Khush-newaz should take to wife one of his daughters, and thus unite the interests of the two reigning families.
On rare visits to the residence of his friend, Valois' quick eye notes the evidence of a reigning divinity.The Little Lady of Lagunitas|Richard Henry Savage
Nothing is more appalling to criminals than to be confronted with their victim,—living and reigning.The Parables of Our Lord|William Arnot
Nearly all the members of the reigning house were distinguished for their personal attractions and their mental capacities.Roman Mosaics|Hugh Macmillan
About the year 1611, King James entertained the idea of reigning as an absolute sovereign.The Curious Case of Lady Purbeck|Thomas Longueville