from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To provide with great enjoyment; entertain. See Synonyms at amuse.
- transitive v. To entertain sumptuously with food and drink; provide a feast for.
- intransitive v. To feast.
- n. A great feast.
- n. A choice food; a delicacy.
- n. Refreshment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A feast, meal.
- v. To provide a meal and entertainment for someone.
- v. To please someone with entertainment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A prerogative of royalty.
- transitive v. To enerta�n in a regal or sumptuous manner; to enrtertain with something that delights; to gratify; to refresh.
- intransitive v. To feast; t� fare sumtuously.
- n. A sumptuous repast; a banquet.
from The 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.
- n. In ecclesiastical history, the power of the sovereign in ecclesiastical affairs.
- n. plural Ensigns of royalty; the apparatus of a coronation, as the crown, scepter, etc.
- n. plural The insignia, decorations, or “jewels” of an order, as of the Freemasons.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. provide with choice or abundant food or drink
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)
From French régale, from Latin rēgāle, from rēgālis (Wiktionary)
From French régaler. (Wiktionary)