regard something as being caused by
ascribe a work or remark to (a particular author, artist, or speaker)
regard a quality or feature as characteristic of or possessed by
a quality or feature regarded as a characteristic or inherent part of someone or something
a material object recognized as symbolic of a person, especially a conventional object used in art to identify a saint or mythical figure
(Computing) a piece of information which determines the properties of a field or tag in a database or a string of characters in a display
(Grammar)an attributive adjective or noun
(Statistics)a real property which a statistical analysis is attempting to describe
regard something as belonging to or being caused by.
1a quality or feature regarded as characteristic or inherent.
2a material object recognized as representative of a person, status, or office.
Random House Webster College Dictionary
- to regard as resulting from a specified cause:
- to consider as a quality or characteristic of the person, thing, group, etc., indicated:
- to regard as made or produced by or originating in the person, time, place, etc., indicated
- a quality, character, characteristic, or property attributed as belonging to a person, thing, group, etc.
- an object associated with a character, office, or quality, as the lion skin of Hercules.
- a subordinate word or phrase that serves to limit, particularize, or supplement the meaning of another
1 to regard as resulting from a specified cause; consider as caused by something indicated (usually followed by to):
2 to consider as a quality or characteristic of the person, thing, group, etc., indicated:
3 to consider as made by the one indicated, especially with strong evidence but in the absence of conclusive proof:
4 to regard as produced by or originating in the time, period, place, etc., indicated; credit; assign:
5 something attributed as belonging to a person, thing, group, etc.; a quality, character, characteristic, or property:
6 something used as a symbol of a particular person, office, or status:
7 (Grammar) a word or phrase that is syntactically subordinate to another and serves to limit, identify, particularize, describe, or supplement the meaning of the form with which it is in construction. In the red house, red is an attribute of house.
8 (Fine Arts) an object associated with or symbolic of a character, office, or quality, as the keys of St. Peter or the lion skin of Hercules.
9 (Philosophy) (in the philosophy of Spinoza) any of the essential qualifications of God, thought and extension being the only ones known.
10 (Logic) (in a proposition) that which is affirmed or denied concerning the subject.
11 (Obsolete)distinguished character; reputation.
至于名词义项，兰登书屋韦氏大学词典仅有3个，而其足本者搜罗了7个义项。前者的3个义项显然脱胎于足本的第5 7 8项。但是删掉了 第6项，即表示(人、职务、地位等的)标志或象征 以及该词在哲学、逻辑学领域的义项，对古旧词义也予以舍弃。