regatta


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
سِباق اليُخوت او القَوارِب
regata
regatta
regatta
kappróîur
regata
regata
yat/yelkenli yarışı

regatta

[rɪˈgætə] Nregata f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

regatta

[rɪˈgætə] nrégate f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

regatta

nRegatta f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

regatta

[rɪˈgætə] nregata
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

regatta

(rəˈgӕtə) noun
a meeting for yacht or (usually small) boat races.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
At college he pulled stroke-oar in the Christchurch boat, and had thrashed all the best bruisers of the "town." 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.
A traditional event, the Una River Regatta began this morning gathering more than 400 participants who enjoy the adrenaline, love the Una River and its rapids.
SeaSpine Holdings announced the full commercial launch of the Regatta Lateral System, featuring NanoMetalene technology.
The Royal Navy of Oman vessel Shabab Oman II left for the Netherlands on Sunday to take part in the Tall Ships Regatta - Scheveningen from June 20 to 23.