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Reynolds

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

[ren-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.

  • 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

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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