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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Regale


REGA'LE, noun The prerogative of monarchy.

REGA'LE, noun [See the verb, below.] A magnificent entertainment or treat given to embassadors and other persons of distinction.

REGA'LE, verb transitive [Eng. gale, gallant, jolly; Gr.]

To refresh; to entertain with something that delights; to gratify, as the senses; as, to regale the taste, the eye or the ear. The birds of the forest regale us with their songs.

REGA'LE, verb transitive To feast; to fare sumptuously.