American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To provide with great enjoyment; entertain. See Synonyms at amuse.
- v. To entertain sumptuously with food and drink; provide a feast for.
- v. To feast.
- n. A great feast.
- n. A choice food; a delicacy.
- n. Refreshment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To entertain sumptuously or delightfully; feast or divert with that which is highly pleasing; gratify, as the senses: as, to regale the taste, the eye, or the ear.
- To feast; have pleasure or diversion.
- n. A choice repast; a regalement, entertainment, or treat; a carouse.
- n. A privilege, prerogative, or right of property pertaining to the sovereign of a state by virtue of his office. The regalia are usually reckoned to be six—namely, the power of judicature; of life and death; of war and peace; of masterless goods, as estrays, etc.; of assessments; and of minting of money.
- n. In ecclesiastical history, the power of the sovereign in ecclesiastical affairs. In monarchical countries where the papal authority is recognized by the state, the regale is usually defined by a concordat with the papal see; in other monarchical countries it takes the form of the royal supremacy (see
supremacy). In medieval times especially the regale involved the right of enjoyment of the revenues of vacant bishoprics, and of presentation to all ecclesiastical benefices or positions above the ordinary parochial cures during the vacancy of a see. These rights were exercised by the Norman and Plantagenet kings of England and by the French kings from the eleventh century onward with constantly widening application and increased insistence till the time of Louis XIV. Opposed to pontificale. See investiture.
- n. plural Ensigns of royalty; the apparatus of a coronation, as the crown, scepter, etc. The regalia of England consist of the crown, the scepter with the cross, the verge or rod with the dove, the so-called staff of Edward the Confessor, several swords, the ampulla for the sacred oil, the spurs of chivalry, and several other pieces. These are preserved in the jewel-room in the Tower of London. The regalia of Scotland consist of the crown, the scepter, and the sword of state. They, with several other regal decorations, are exhibited in the crown-room in the castle of Edinburgh.
- n. plural The insignia, decorations, or “jewels” of an order, as of the Freemasons.
- n. A feast, meal.
- v. transitive To provide a meal and entertainment for someone.
- v. transitive To please someone with entertainment.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare A prerogative of royalty.
- v. To enerta�n in a regal or sumptuous manner; to enrtertain with something that delights; to gratify; to refresh.
- v. To feast; t� fare sumtuously.
- n. A sumptuous repast; a banquet.
- v. provide with choice or abundant food or drink
- From French régaler. (Wiktionary)
- French régaler, from Old French regal, feast, from gale (influenced by se rigoler, to amuse oneself), from galer, to make merry. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Buy should the CHICKS (I’ll use that loosely), wish to hail me, regale is perhaps better suited, regale me as Havsy, then I guess I can find it within my magnanimous in victory, balanced and carefree fun loving nature to permit it. ya gotta throw the minions something every now and then.”
“The meeting of the clergy had been called forth by the eternal discussions of the civil power with the court of Rome on the question of the rights of regale, that is to say, the rights of the sovereign to receive the revenues of vacant bishoprics, and to appoint to benefices belonging to them.”
“An extra allowance of rum, and a little flour to make cakes and puddings, constitute a "regale;" and they forget all their toils and troubles in the song and dance.”
“Those who have but an indifferent banquet to offer, are not usually inclined to discourage their guests, by a repulsive bill of fare; yet surely, when a public invitation is given, there is honesty, and prudence too, in simply stating the kind of regale we are going to spread, lest a palled and sickly appetite should expect stimulants, or a perverted taste should pine for foreign luxuries and modern cookery, when we have nothing to set before them but plain old English food.”
“Apparently, besides being the reason she was invited to so many workshops and writers colony, it was the highlight of the their time there for other attendees --- the poet would announce ahead of time which of the older male poets she intended to go down on and then afterwards, late at night, around the campfire, as it were, regale people with the details.”
“Days after Berlusconi told a youth rally an apparent joke about Adolf Hitler, he emerged from his Rome residence on 29 September to regale supporters with a joke about a Jew who charges fellow Jews money to hide in his basement from the Nazis, without telling them the war is over.”
“My job was to regale clients according to their interests or profession.”
“Mr. Cook will regale you with endless visual feasts.”
“As a Mouse mother, I prefer to regale you with impressive stories of just the opposite, and so I shall call this instructional section of my writing "How To Ensure That Your Child Never Achieves Much of Anything in The Arts.”
“So please, regale me with your infinite knowledge, book people.”
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