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Meaning of REGALE

Pronunciation:  ri'geyl

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  provide with choice or abundant food or drink; "Don't worry about the expensive wine--I'm treating"; "She treated her houseguests with good food every night"

REGALE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: treat
 See Also: alcoholize, cater, feast, feed, ply, provide, supply, wine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*ga"le\ (r?*g?"l?), n. [LL. regale, pl. regalia, fr.
    L. regalis: cf. F. r['e]gale. See {Regal}.]
    A prerogative of royalty. [R.] --Johnson.
  2. \Re*gale"\ (r?*g?l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Regaled}
    (-g?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Regaling}.] [F. r['e]galer, Sp.
    regalar to regale, to caress, to melt, perhaps fr. L.
    regalare to thaw (cff. {Gelatin}), or cf. Sp. gala graceful,
    pleasing address, choicest part of a thing (cf. {Gala}), or
    most likely from OF. galer to rejoice, gale pleasure.]
    To enerta?n in a regal or sumptuous manner; to enrtertain
    with something that delights; to gratify; to refresh; as, to
    regale the taste, the eye, or the ear.
  3. \Re*gale"\, v. i.
    To feast; t? fare sumtuously.
  4. \Re*gale"\, n. [F. r['e]gal. See {Regale}, v. t.]
    A sumptuous repast; a banquet. --Johnson. Cowper.
          Two baked custards were produced as additions to the
          regale.                                  --E. E. Hale.