The following is a list, ordered by length of reign, of the monarchs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1927–present), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801–1927), the Kingdom of Great Britain (1707–1801), the Kingdom of England (871–1707), the Kingdom of Scotland (878–1707), the Kingdom of Ireland (1542–1800), and the Principality of Wales ... sapphire. noun. /ˈsæfaɪə (r)/. /ˈsæfaɪər/. jump to other results. [countable, uncountable] a clear, bright blue precious stone Topics Clothes and Fashion c2. Questions about grammar and vocabulary? Find the answers with Practical English Usage online, your indispensable guide to problems in English. Join us. English variant spelling of French Nina, meaning "favor; grace." Variant spelling of Hebrew Nina , meaning "granddaughter" or "great-granddaughter." NENETL : Nahuatl name meaning "doll."