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[ren-ldz] /ˈrɛn ldz/
Sir Joshua, 1723–92, English painter.


[ren-ld] /ˈrɛn ld/
a male given name, form of Reginald. Unabridged
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  • Johnson and Reynolds often rallied each other on the subject of drinking.

    The Story of Doctor Johnson S. C. (Sydney Castle) Roberts
  • Of the Sebastian, Vasari says very much the same as Reynolds.

    Six Centuries of Painting Randall Davies
  • I swear, Reynolds, it's a terrible thing to have anything like this hanging over a fellow!

    Frank Merriwell's Chums Burt L. Standish
  • Reynolds had painted the picture as a present to his friend, Mr. Roubiliac.

    Art in England Dutton Cook
  • Reynolds choked and caught at his breath, as he seized the engineer's arm and pointed down the line.

    The Nerve of Foley Frank H. Spearman
British Dictionary definitions for Reynolds


Albert. born 1932, Irish politician: leader of the Fianna Fáil party and prime minister of the Republic of Ireland (1992–94)
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


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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