• WordNet 3.6
    • v respect regard highly; think much of "I respect his judgement","We prize his creativity"
    • v respect show respect towards "honor your parents!"
    • n respect behavior intended to please your parents "their children were never very strong on obedience","he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes"
    • n respect a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard "his deference to her wishes was very flattering","be sure to give my respects to the dean"
    • n respect courteous regard for people's feelings "in deference to your wishes","out of respect for his privacy"
    • n respect (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point "it differs in that respect"
    • n respect an attitude of admiration or esteem "she lost all respect for him"
    • n respect a feeling of friendship and esteem "she mistook his manly regard for love","he inspires respect"
    • n respect the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded) "it is held in esteem","a man who has earned high regard"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

He looks so rottenly respectable He looks so rottenly respectable
Yours Respectful, Hannah Mullet Yours Respectful, Hannah Mullet
Frame 1: A religious woman is presented a sporting magazine from 'Mr. Fox'. The caption says: “With Mr Fox's respects & many happy returns of the day” Frame 2: A hunter is presented a religious text from 'Mrs. Stork'. The caption says: “With Mrs Stork's kind regards and the compliments of the season” Frame 1: A religious woman is presented a sporting magazine from 'Mr. Fox'. The caption says: “With Mr Fox's respects...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1964, Sandy Koufax, Elstom Howard, Jimmy Brown, Oscar Robertson, and Cookie Gilchrist were all voted MVP from their respected (MLB, NFL, NBA) leagues. Each of them wore the number 32.
    • Respect An expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to send one's respects to another.
    • Respect Consideration; motive; interest. "Whatever secret respects were likely to move them.""To the publik good
      Private respects must yield."
    • Respect Esteem; regard; consideration; honor. "Seen without awe, and served without respect .""The same men treat the Lord's Day with as little respect ."
    • Respect Particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this respect; in any respect; in all respects. "Everything which is imperfect, as the world must be acknowledged in many respects .""In one respect I'll be thy assistant."
    • Respect Relation; reference; regard. "They believed but one Supreme Deity, which, with respect to the various benefits men received from him, had several titles."
    • Respect Reputation; repute. "Many of the best respect in Rome."
    • Respect The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution. "But he it well did ward with wise respect ."
    • Respect To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor. "I do respect thee as my soul."
    • Respect To have regard to; to have reference to; to relate to; as, the treaty particularly respects our commerce.
    • Respect To look toward; to front upon or toward. "Palladius adviseth the front of his house should so respect the truth."
    • Respect To regard; to consider; to deem. "To whom my father gave this name of Gaspar,
      And as his own respected him to death."
    • Respect To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed. "Thou respectest not spilling Edward's blood.""In orchards and gardens, we do not so much respect beauty as variety of ground for fruits, trees, and herbs."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The average age of an Italian barista is 48 years old. A barista is a respected job title in Italy.
    • respect To look toward; front upon or in the direction of.
    • respect To postpone; respite.
    • respect To notice with especial attention; regard as worthy of particular notice; regard; heed; consider; care for; have regard to in design or purpose.
    • respect To have reference or regard to; relate to.
    • respect To hold in esteem, regard, or consideration; regard with some degree of reverence: as, to respect womanhood; hence, to refrain from interference with: as, to respect one's privacy.
    • respect Synonyms To honor, revere, venerate. See esteem, n.
    • n respect The act of looking at or regarding, or noticing with attention; regard; attention.
    • n respect Deliberation; reflection; consideration.
    • n respect Circumspect behavior or deportment; decency.
    • n respect The feeling of esteem, regard, or consideration excited by the contemplation of personal worth, dignity, or power; also, a similar feeling excited by corresponding attributes in things.
    • n respect Courteous or considerate treatment; that which is due, as to personal worth or power.
    • n respect plural Expression or sign of esteem, deference, of compliment: as, to pay one's respects to the governor; please give him my respects.
    • n respect Good will; favor.
    • n respect Partial regard; undue bias; discrimination for or against some one.
    • n respect Reputation; repute.
    • n respect Consideration; motive.
    • n respect Point or particular; matter; feature; point of view.
    • n respect Relation; regard; reference: used especially in the phrase in or with respect to (or of).
    • n respect In consideration of.
    • n respect In point of; in regard to.
    • n respect Synonyms Estimate, Estimation, etc. See esteem.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The New York Yankees have won the most champoinships (26 times) in their respected sport (MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL) for any professional sports team.
    • v.t Respect rē-spekt′ to esteem for merit: to honour: to relate to: to regard unduly: to heed
    • n Respect act of esteeming highly: regard: expression of esteem: deportment arising from esteem: relation: reference: point of view, any particular:
    • n Respect (B.) good-will, also undue regard: partiality: reflection: decency: reputation
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “There is no greater treasure than the respect and love of a true friend.”
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    “Since when was genius found respectable?”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It is far better to be trusted and respected that it is to be liked.”
  • John Gray
    John Gray
    “When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “Respect the burden.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. respectare, v. intens. from respicere, respectum, to look back, respect; pref. re-, re- + specere, spicere, to look, to view: cf. F. respecter,. See Spy, and cf. Respite


In literature:

He always spoke of her respectfully.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Nice son of a respectable mother, you is!
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
In place of the hydrogen and oxygen the more accessible coal gas and air are respectively used.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
A stranger might have thought that these women were strongly attached to one another by ties of affection and respect.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Yet I shall mention nothing respecting her but what has come under my own observation.
"Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth" by Lucy Aikin
In this respect it must be accepted, or in this respect it must be rejected.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
She says that she respects me, and I'm sure I've a great respect for her.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
He wrote very respectable verses; lived and died much respected by everybody.
"Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow
A man will respect the individuality of another if he wishes to be respected himself.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
There would be little mutual respect left if these things were told.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau

In poetry:

But nobody believes that you keep
Out of respect for mankind
A silence more suitable
To the sadness of our hearts
"The Right To Speak" by Rene Guy Cadou
But if he dressed up respectably
And let his whiskers grow,
How like this Big Baboon would be
To Mister So-and-so!
"The Big Baboon" by Hilaire Belloc
Our country thrives, and so shall we,
On this, our native sod,
If we respect our maple tree,
And worship only God.
"The Maple Tree" by Thomas Frederick Young
Let's to our Chief, our Saviour, shew
All praise, and ev'ry honour due,
All true respect, and worship fit —
Let heav'n and earth say — So be it!
"An Exhortation To Give God Thanks For Our Redemption Through Christ" by Rees Prichard
Then ring, ring, Christmas bells,
Till your sweet music o'er the kingdom swells,
To warn the people to respect the morn
That Christ their Saviour was born.
"A Christmas Carol" by William Topaz McGonagall
THE night arrived, when Atis fondly pressed,
Within his arms, the lady thus caressed;
Himself he suddenly became again,
On which she scarcely could her joy contain:—
Th' ambassador she more respect should show,
Than favours on a pilgrim to bestow.
"The Little Dog" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

Do these people have rights the Supreme Court is bound to respect.
The team's first-base coach believes his check and respect go hand in hand.
He had a respect for people who do the work, that we're lacking in this country.
Excluding acquisitions, group sales increased 6.8%, with France and Spain reporting sales growth overall of 2.6% and 8.0%, respectively.
They may have been losers on their respective reality competitions, but they've turned their downfalls into upgrades.
Elders are highly respected in Fijian society.
In assessing what happened last night in Iowa, I agree with the conventional wisdom in several respects.
Parts I and II of this article appeared in the December and January issues, respectively, of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.
Around the NBA, few players are respected more than Jamison, the newest Cavalier .
There are two weeks left until Election Day and most of the candidates will be making their final push to win their respective races.
Ranchers want a president who respects the frontier.
Here's how ideas once considered out on the far fringes of political discourse find their way into the mainstream, and begin to acquire respectability.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 281, from Anderson Township, arrive to pay their respects to Marge Schott, who in 1999 donated $1 million to the Dan Beard Boy Scout Council.
Respected civic leader and former Minnesota Gophers football star John Williams died Sunday in Minneapolis.
Hundreds line up to pay respects at Dorothy Height funeral.

In science:

We write τi respectively σi for (the right handed) Dehn twist around γi and x2i−1 respectively.
Large characteristic subgroups of surface groups not containing any simple loops
We introduce two types of normal ordering: the one is taken with respect to the SL(2, R) invariant vacuum and the other is with respect to the oscillator vacuum.
Worldsheet and Spacetime Properties of p-p' System with B Field and Noncommutative Geometry
Let (M m , gαβ ) and (N n , hij ) be two generalized Lagrange spaces, where m, respectively n, is the dimension of M , respectively N .
Harmonic Maps between Generalized Lagrange Spaces
The monodromy charge with respect to s equals half the U(1) charge mod Z with respect to the abelian current in the N = 2 algebra.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
Then the restrictions of φ0 ⋆ ψ0 to C[X ] and C[X ′ ], respectively, agree with φ ⋆c ψ and φ ⋆B ψ , respectively.
Filtered random variables, bialgebras and convolutions