regalia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n regalia especially fine or decorative clothing
    • n regalia paraphernalia indicative of royalty (or other high office)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Regalia A kind of cigar of large size and superior quality; also, the size in which such cigars are classed.
    • Regalia Hence, decorations or insignia of an office or order, as of Freemasons, Odd Fellows,etc.
    • Regalia Sumptuous food; delicacies.
    • Regalia That which belongs to royalty. Specifically: The rights and prerogatives of a king. Royal estates and revenues. Ensings, symbols, or paraphernalia of royalty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n regalia Plural of regale.
    • n regalia Same as regale.
    • n regalia A superior kind of cigar. See the quotation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Regalia rē-gā′li-a the ensigns of royalty: the crown, sceptre, &c., esp. those used at a coronation: the rights and privileges of kings: the distinctive symbols of a particular order
    • n Regalia rē-gā′lya a superior Cuban cigar.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL., from L. regalis,regal. See Regal

Usage

In literature:

The regalia, or crown jewels, are kept in an apartment built on purpose to contain these precious treasures.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
Miles showed him the respect due his advanced age and obviously great magical powers, displaying, as he did, an understanding of the regalia.
"Oomphel in the Sky" by Henry Beam Piper
It looks beautiful bejeweled; on the end of a sword; or worked into regalia.
"Quiet Talks on Power" by S.D. Gordon
All she needed was the regalia.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
It was a sort of regalia worn by Indian dancers, and now and then by great chiefs upon solemn occasions.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The Regalia was all new, to replace that which had been lost during the Commonwealth.
"Little Folks" by Various
Its regalia is dressing-gowns or kimonos with bedroom slippers.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
You always keep a full set of regalia here at the club, I know.
"The Making of Bobby Burnit" by George Randolph Chester
The students of St. Dunstan's paraded through the streets of the great metropolis in full regalia.
"Through St. Dunstan's to Light" by James H. Rawlinson
The tribe was out in full regalia, even the clients of the bank, who came gravely to the president's wagon to greet him.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
The regalia being thus delivered, the prebendaries and dean returned to the middle of the hall.
"Coronation Anecdotes" by Giles Gossip
Simon knew he would soon be trading his scarlet regalia for mail.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Regalia, Scottish, curious account of, 443.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
As the detective entered through the panel door, Watkins in full chauffeur regalia appeared from the hallway.
"Officer 666" by Barton W. Currie
I was about to look on that which might be a duke's or an earl's regalia.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
Under the cover went such things as high button shoes, a "reticule" and any other regalia that was in service at the moment.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
It was early fall and the dancers of the vegetable kingdom paraded their charms in bright, full regalia.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
I'm going to put on all my best regalia.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories" by Charles Weathers Bump
In full regalia, then, you must present yourselves.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
There he stood in the full regalia of the padishahs, holding in one hand the banner of the Prophet and in the other a drawn sword.
"The Lion of Janina" by Mór Jókai
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In poetry:

He loved the good old British laws,
And Royalty’s regalia,
And oft was heard to growl because
They wouldn’t fit Australia.
"The Squatter’s Daughter" by Henry Lawson
Take from my head the thorn-wreath brown!
No mortal grief deserves that crown.
O supreme Love, chief misery,
The sharp regalia are for Thee
Whose days eternally go on!
"De Profundis" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
For Summer's fingers all the land have richly dressed,
Resplendent in regalia of scent and bloom,
And stirred in every heart the spirit of unrest,
Like that of untamed fledglings in the parent nest
For ampler room.
"The Tourist" by Hattie Howard
So for your face I have exchanged all faces,
For your few properties bargained the brisk
Baggage, the mask-and-magic-man's regalia.
Now you become my boredom and my failure,
Another way of suffering, a risk,
A heavier-than-air hypostasis.
"To My Wife" by Philip Larkin

In news:

The marketers of Regalia SC, GreenMatch and GreenMatch EX are now called Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.
But he didn't have regalia with him, including a proper head dress.
HSU – Humboldt State University officials in Commencement regalia presented a posthumous Bachelor of Science degree to the parents of Chinese undergraduate Jian Kang at a memorial graduation ceremony July 8.
A woman demonstrates traditional regalia and dancing during last year's Nansemond Indian Tribe Pow Wow .
The drums, regalia and tradition of the Nansemond Indian Tribe Pow Wow are returning to Chuckatuck this weekend.
The drums, regalia and tradition of the Nansemond Indian Tribe Pow Wow .
There's four days of Native American ceremonial dancing with those taking part dressed in colorful and traditional regalia.
Facu Regalia will make his GP3 Series debut at Silverstone this weekend with Jenzer Motorsport.
Facu Regalia will join the GP3 Series with Jenzer from next weekend's Silverstone round.
Bremerton's American Legion Post 68 sells its regalia to get out of bankruptcy.
SS Regalia by Jack Pia Ballantine Books, 158 pp.
Now he's been married in it, after he and his new bride made the 900-foot sheer climb on one of West Virginia's most striking landmarks in full wedding regalia.
University of Otago graduand Elena Berg in her graduation regalia yesterday.
A supersized Mickey Mouse glove, wand, starbursts, and "2000" were erected near the sphere on a giant half-arch as millennium regalia.
The Crow Dancers were on hand in all their regalia giving the crowd there, a taste of their traditional dancing.
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In science:

Regalia, “On the best rank-1 approximation of higher-order supersymmetric tensors,” SIAM J.
The Spectral Theory of Tensors (Rough Version)
Regalia, criteria for model order selection” IEEE Trans.
Statistical Performance Analysis of MDL Source Enumeration in Array Processing
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