(Re*gain") v. t. [Pref. re- + gain: cf. F. regagner.] To gain anew; to get again; to recover, as
what has escaped or been lost; to reach again.
Syn. To recover; reobtain; repossess; retrieve.
(Re"gal) a. [L. regalis, fr. rex, regis, a king. See Royal, and cf. Rajah, Realm, Regalia.]
Of or pertaining to a king; kingly; royal; as, regal authority, pomp, or sway. "The regal title." Shak.
He made a scorn of his regal oath.Milton.
Syn. Kingly; royal. See Kingly.
(Re"gal), n. [F. régale, It. regale. CF. Rigoll.] (Mus.) A small portable organ, played with one
hand, the bellows being worked with the other, used in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
(||Re*ga"le) n. [LL. regale, pl. regalia, fr. L. regalis: cf. F. régale. See Regal.] A prerogative
of royalty. [R.] Johnson.
(Re*gale") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Regaled (-g?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. Regaling.] [F. régaler, Sp.
regalar to regale, to caress, to melt, perhaps fr. L. regalare to thaw 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 enertan 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.
(Re*gale"), v. i. To feast; t fare sumtuously.
(Re*gale"), n. [F. régal. See Regale, v. t.] A sumptuous repast; a banquet. Johnson. Cowper.
Two baked custards were produced as additions to the regale.E. E. Hale.
(Re*gale"ment) n. The act of regaling; anything which regales; refreshment; entertainment.
(Re*gal"er) n. One who regales.
(Re*ga"li*a) n. pl. [LL., from L. regalisregal. See Regal.]
1. That which belongs to royalty. Specifically: (a) The rights and prerogatives of a king. (b) Royal estates
and revenues. (c) Ensings, symbols, or paraphernalia of royalty.
2. Hence, decorations or insignia of an office or order, as of Freemasons, Odd Fellows,etc.
3. Sumptuous food; delicacies. [Obs.] Cotton.
Regalia of a church, the privileges granted to it by kings; sometimes, its patrimony. Brande & C.
(Re*ga"li*a), n. A kind of cigar of large size and superior quality; also, the size in which such
cigars are classed.
(Re*ga"li*an) a. Pertaining to regalia; pertaining to the royal insignia or prerogatives. Hallam.
(Re"gal*ism) n. The doctrine of royal prerogative or supremacy. [R.] Cardinal Manning.
(Re*gal"i*ty) n. [LL. regalitas, from L. regalis regal, royal. See Regal, and cf. Royality.]