What does the word regent mean?

Usage examples for regent

  1. Was it possible that it was Barrymore, after all, whom we had seen in the cab in Regent Street? – The Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle
  2. Power still remained with the Empress- Regent and the Palikao Ministry. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  3. The Netley, formerly the Prince Regent, is mentioned as being again in the harbour of York. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding