Definitions for loyalˈlɔɪ əl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
faithful to one's sovereign, government, or state.
faithful to one's oath or obligations.
faithful to any person or thing conceived as deserving fidelity:
a loyal friend.
characterized by or showing faithfulness:
* Syn: See faithful.
Origin of loyal:
1525–35; < MF, OF loial, le(i)al < L lēgālislegal
steadfast in allegiance or duty
"loyal subjects"; "loyal friends stood by him"
inspired by love for your country
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
very faithful and supportive
the candidate's most loyal supporters; His employees are very loyal to him.
Firm in allegiance to a person or institution.
Faithful to a person or cause.
Origin: From loial, leial, leal, from legalis.
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
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
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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'loyal' in Adjectives Frequency: #826
Translations for loyal
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a loyal friend.
- lealPortuguese (BR)
- loyal; trofastDanish
- πιστός, αφοσιωμένοςGreek
- ištikimas, lojalusLithuanian
- lojāls, uzticamsLatvian
- tro(fast), lojalNorwegian
- با وفاPashto
- loial, credinciosRomanian
- 忠誠Chinese (Trad.)
- вірний, відданийUkrainian
- trung thànhVietnamese
- 忠诚Chinese (Simp.)
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