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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regale, treatverb

    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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. REGALEnoun

    The prerogative of monarchy.

    Etymology: Latin.

  2. To REGALEverb

    To refresh; to entertain; to gratify.

    Etymology: regaler, Fr. regalare, Italian.

    I with warming puff regale chill’d fingers. Philips.


  1. regale

    Jura regalia is a medieval legal term which denoted rights that belonged exclusively to the king, either as essential to his sovereignty (jura majora, jura essentialia), such as royal authority; or accidental (jura minora, jura accidentalia), such as hunting, fishing and mining rights. Many sovereigns in the Middle Ages and in later times claimed the right to seize the revenues of vacant episcopal sees or abbeys, claiming a regalian right. In some countries, especially in France where it was known as droit de régale (French: [dʁwa də ʁeɡal]), jura regalia came to be applied almost exclusively to that assumed right. A liberty was an area in which the regalian right did not apply.


  1. regale

    Regale typically means to entertain or amuse someone with conversation, stories, or performance. It can also refer to providing someone with abundant or elaborate food or drink with pleasure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regalenoun

    a prerogative of royalty

  2. Regaleverb

    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. Regaleverb

    to feast; t/ fare sumtuously

  4. Regaleverb

    a sumptuous repast; a banquet

  5. Etymology: [LL. regale, pl. regalia, fr. L. regalis: cf. F. rgale. See Regal.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Regale

    rē-gāl′, v.t. to entertain in a sumptuous manner: to refresh: to gratify.—v.i. to feast.—n. a regal or magnificent feast.—ns. Regale′ment, the act of regaling: entertainment: refreshment; Regā′ler. [Fr. régaler, derived by Diez, like Sp. regalar, from L. regelāre, to thaw. Scheler prefers to connect with O. Fr. galer, to rejoice (cf. Gala), and Skeat follows him.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of regale in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of regale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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