Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “reign”

reign

noun
 
 
/reɪn/
KING/QUEEN [C] a period of time when a king or queen rules a country: the reign of Henry VIIIRuling and governing
IMPORTANT JOB [no plural] a period of time when someone controls a sports team, an organization, etc: Christie's reign as captain of the British athletics teamSpecific periods of time
(Definition of reign noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “reign” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

aptitude

a natural ability or skill

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More