What does loyal mean?

Definitions for loyalˈlɔɪ əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loyal(adj)

    steadfast in allegiance or duty

    "loyal subjects"; "loyal friends stood by him"

  2. patriotic, loyal(adj)

    inspired by love for your country

  3. firm, loyal, truehearted, fast(a)(adj)

    unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause

    "a firm ally"; "loyal supporters"; "the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; "fast friends"

Wiktionary

  1. loyal(Adjective)

    Firm in allegiance to a person or institution.

  2. loyal(Adjective)

    Faithful to a person or cause.

  3. Origin: From loial, leial, leal, from legalis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loyal(adj)

    faithful to law; upholding the lawful authority; faithful and true to the lawful government; faithful to the prince or sovereign to whom one is subject; unswerving in allegiance

  2. Loyal(adj)

    true to any person or persons to whom one owes fidelity, especially as a wife to her husband, lovers to each other, and friend to friend; constant; faithful to a cause or a principle

  3. Origin: [F. loyal, OF. loial, leial, L. legalis, fr. lex, legis, law. See Legal, and cf. Leal.]

Freebase

  1. Loyal

    Loyal is a 1988 album by New Zealand singer-songwriter Dave Dobbyn. After the Footrot Flats album, Loyal moved him further away from the pub rock of DD Smash and into contemporary pop rock. The album "confronts love, loyalty and the power of personal politics." The album reached number 9 on the New Zealand music charts. The hit single Slice of Heaven from the Footrot Flats soundtrack was also included on the album, despite it being nearly two years old at the time of the album release. Dobbyn commented that the song fit in with the general theme of loyalty.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Loyal

    loi′al, adj. faithful to one's sovereign: obedient: true to a lover.—n. Loy′alist, a loyal adherent of his sovereign, esp. in English history, a partisan of the Stuarts: in the American war, one that sided with the British troops.—adv. Loy′ally.—n. Loy′alty. [Fr.,—L. legalislex, legis, law.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'loyal' in Adjectives Frequency: #826

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of loyal in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of loyal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yevgenia Albats:

    If you are loyal (to the Kremlin) you get ads. If you are not loyal, you don't get ads.

  2. Mark Twain:

    The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

  3. Mathew Staver:

    Kim is someone who is loyal to God and is loyal to her job and her people. She plans to be back at work this week, kim Davis cannot and will not violate her conscience.

  4. Nina Turner:

    For far too long the African-American community has been the mistress of the Democratic Party. I'm gonna put that out there, i'm a proud Democrat. I am loyal, but I am not blindly loyal.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Whoever is open, loyal, true of humane and affable demeanour honourable himself, and in his judgement of others faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man....such a man is a true gentleman.

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