Definition of respect
What does the word respect mean?
part of speech: noun
Reference, relation, (to; the terms have r. to position alone; is true with r. to the French; with r. to possible routes, there are three; ablative, accusative, of r. in Lat. Gram., those translatable by with r. or as to); heed or regard to or of, attention to, (have not had or paid r. to anything but colour; did it quite without r. to the results; r. of persons, partiality or favour shown esp. to the powerful); particular, detail, point, aspect, (of; is admirable in r. of style; in all, many, some, rr.; in one, this, r.); (archaic) consideration that (is out of the question, in r. that it stultifies the whole plan); deferential esteem felt or shown towards person or quality (has won the r. of all; have the greatest r. for him; is held in r.; SELF-r.); (pl., with my &c.) polite messages or attentions (give him my, sends his, rr.; went to pay his rr. to). [Latin]