regale

Part of speech: verb

To feast; delight.

Part of speech: noun

Regalement.

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Usage examples "regale":

  1. It was so late, that the lady had surely dined; and he was not sorry for that, because he would have to regale her with ices or punch only, which were much less expensive; he had already considered all these little details. - "San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams", Charles Paul de Kock.
  2. This sort of impromptu regale it was Shirley's delight to offer any chance guests; and nothing pleased her better than to have an alert, obliging little friend, like Sweeting, to run about her hand, cheerily receive and briskly execute her hospitable hints. - "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.
  3. As it was now too late in the day, and we were all too much fatigued to attempt any part of the main business upon which we came here, we pitched our tents, and hauled the Seine for fish, and being successful, we sat down to regale ourselves on fresh fish and salt beef, and rested the remainder of the day. - "An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island", John Hunter.