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re·gat·ta

 (rĭ-gä′tə, -găt′ə)
n.
A boat race or a series of boat races.

[Italian dialectal, a contention, regatta, from regattare, to contend, perhaps from recatare, to sell again, compete, from Vulgar Latin *recaptāre, to contend : Latin re-, re- + Latin captāre, to seek to catch, frequentative of capere, to seize; see catch.]

regatta

(rɪˈɡætə)
n
(Sailing) an organized series of races of yachts, rowing boats, etc
[C17: from obsolete Italian (Venetian dialect) rigatta contest, of obscure origin]

re•gat•ta

(rɪˈgæt ə, -ˈgɑ tə)

n., pl. -tas.
1. a boat race, as of rowboats, yachts, or other vessels.
2. an organized series of such races.
[1645–55; < Upper Italian (Venetian) rega(t)ta, probably ultimately n. derivative of Vulgar Latin *recaptāre= Latin re- re- + captāre to try to catch; see catch]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.regatta - a meeting for boat racesregatta - a meeting for boat races    
meet, sports meeting - a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held
Translations
سِباق اليُخوت او القَوارِب
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kappróîur
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yat/yelkenli yarışı

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[rɪˈgætə] Nregata f

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[rɪˈgætə] nrégate f

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[rɪˈgætə] nregata

regatta

(rəˈgӕtə) noun
a meeting for yacht or (usually small) boat races.
References in classic literature ?
They worked as desperately as if they were contesting in a Royal yacht regatta.
We could not, in all conscience, have picked out a better day for our regatta had we had the free choice of all the days that ever dawned upon the lonely struggles and solitary agonies of ships since the Norse rovers first steered to the westward against the run of Atlantic waves.
He did not know why, but the conversation would not lead in the right direction; he had decided that the first thing to do was to put his arm round her waist; but he could not suddenly put his arm round her waist when she was talking of the regatta which was to be held next week.
Henley was getting ready for the regatta, and was full of bustle.
Count Bennigsen, being a landowner in the Vilna province, offered his country house for the fete, and the thirteenth of June was fixed for a ball, dinner, regatta, and fireworks at Zakret, Count Bennigsen's country seat.
He carried his taste for boxing and athletic exercises into private life; there was not a fight within twenty miles at which he was not present, nor a race, nor a coursing match, nor a regatta, nor a ball, nor an election, nor a visitation dinner, nor indeed a good dinner in the whole county, but he found means to attend it.
Catherine's Light at the Autumn Regattas has borne ample, if tardy, fruit.
Part of the time, the Milanese use it for a race track, and at other seasons they flood it with water and have spirited yachting regattas there.
Since 2006, the Bay Area Leukemia Cup Regatta has raised over $6.
trade embargo against Cuba has brought with it a wave of opportunities for travelers and sports enthusiasts alike, among them the first International Sailing Federation off-shore regatta between the countries in decades.
Team Newcastle rowers made a splash at the Women's Henley Regatta, where they reached three finals and picked up one trophy - in the elite coxless fours.
ACENTURIES-OLD offer of free ale at a regatta is set to be extended to the ancestors of veterans of one of the most famous battles in history.