Definitions for ROYALˈrɔɪ əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

roy•alˈrɔɪ əl(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to a king, queen, or other sovereign:

    a royal palace.

    Category: Government

  2. descended from or related to a king or line of kings:

    a royal prince.

    Category: Government

  3. noting or having the rank of a king or queen.

    Category: Government

  4. established or chartered by or existing under the patronage of a sovereign:

    a royal society.

    Category: Government

  5. proceeding from or performed by a sovereign:

    a royal warrant.

    Category: Government

  6. appropriate to or befitting a sovereign; magnificent; stately.

    Category: Government

  7. serving or subject to a sovereign.

    Category: Government

  8. (usu. cap.) in the service of the British monarch or the Commonwealth:

    Royal Air Force.

    Category: Government, British

  9. fine; excellent:

    in royal spirits.

  10. Informal. extreme or persistent; unmitigated:

    a royal pain.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  11. (n.)a sail set on a royal mast.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  12. Informal. a royal person; member of the royalty.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Government, Informal

  13. a size of printing paper, 20 x 25 in. (51 x 64 cm).

    Category: Printing

  14. a size of writing paper, 19 x 24 in. (48 x 61 cm).

    Category: Printing

Origin of royal:

1325–75; ME < MF < L rēgālis kingly =rēg- (s. of rēx) king +-ālis -al1; cf. regal

roy′al•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. royal(noun)

    a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast

  2. royal, royal stag(adj)

    stag with antlers of 12 or more branches

  3. royal(adj)

    of or relating to or indicative of or issued or performed by a king or queen or other monarch

    "the royal party"; "the royal crest"; "by royal decree"; "a royal visit"

  4. royal(adj)

    established or chartered or authorized by royalty

    "the Royal Society"

  5. royal(adj)

    being of the rank of a monarch

    "of royal ancestry"; "princes of the blood royal"

  6. imperial, majestic, purple, regal, royal(adj)

    belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler

    "golden age of imperial splendor"; "purple tyrant"; "regal attire"; "treated with royal acclaim"; "the royal carriage of a stag's head"

  7. royal(adj)

    invested with royal power as symbolized by a crown

    "the royal (or crowned) heads of Europe"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. royal(adjective)ˈrɔɪ əl

    belonging to or relating to a monarch or monarchy

    a royal wedding; the royal carriage

Wiktionary

  1. royal(Noun)

    A royal person; a member of a royal family.

  2. royal(Noun)

    A standard printing-paper size measuring 25 inches x 20 inches.

  3. royal(Noun)

    A former name for the Australian decimal currency (later dollar).

  4. royal(Noun)

    The fourth tine of an antler's beam.

  5. royal(Noun)

    In large sailing ships, square sail over the topgallant sail.

  6. royal(Adjective)

    Of or relating to a monarch or their family.

  7. royal(Adjective)

    Having the air or demeanour of a monarch.

  8. royal(Adjective)

    In large sailing ships, of a mast right above the topgallant mast and its sails.

    royal mast, royal sail

  9. royal(Adjective)

    free-for-all, especially involving multiple combatants.

  10. royal(Adjective)

    .

    a royal pain in the neck

  11. Royal(Noun)

    someone connected with Reading Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.

  12. Royal(Noun)

    A person in a royal family, as the Prince of Wales.

  13. Royal(Adjective)

    .

    a royal pain in the neck

  14. Royal(Adjective)

    , as, the Royal Navy, Royal Mail.

  15. Royal(ProperNoun)

    from the surname, or from the word "royal".

  16. Origin: A habitational surname ,shaped by folk etymology, from places in England, Ryall and Ryhill, ryge + hyll, and Royle, rā + hyll.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Royal(adj)

    kingly; pertaining to the crown or the sovereign; suitable for a king or queen; regal; as, royal power or prerogative; royal domains; the royal family; royal state

  2. Royal(adj)

    noble; generous; magnificent; princely

  3. Royal(adj)

    under the patronage of royality; holding a charter granted by the sovereign; as, the Royal Academy of Arts; the Royal Society

  4. Royal(noun)

    printing and writing papers of particular sizes. See under paper, n

  5. Royal(noun)

    a small sail immediately above the topgallant sail

  6. Royal(noun)

    one of the upper or distal branches of an antler, as the third and fourth tynes of the antlers of a stag

  7. Royal(noun)

    a small mortar

  8. Royal(noun)

    one of the soldiers of the first regiment of foot of the British army, formerly called the Royals, and supposed to be the oldest regular corps in Europe; -- now called the Royal Scots

  9. Royal(noun)

    an old English coin. See Rial

Freebase

  1. Royal

    A royal is a small sail flown immediately above the topgallant on square rigged sailing ships. It was originally called the "topgallant royal" and was used in light and favorable winds. Royal sails were normally found only on larger ships with masts tall enough to accommodate the extra canvas. Royals were introduced around the turn of the 18th century, but were not usually flown on the mizzenmast until the end of that century. It gave its name to a Dutch term for a light breeze—the Royal Sail Breeze or bovenbramzeilskoelte was a Force 2 wind on the Beaufort Scale.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ROYAL' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #626

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ROYAL' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1709

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ROYAL' in Adjectives Frequency: #78


Translations for ROYAL

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

royal(adjective)

of, concerning etc a king, queen etc

the royal family; His Royal Highness Prince Charles.

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