Definitions for loyalˈlɔɪ əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

loy•al*ˈlɔɪ əl(adj.)

  1. faithful to one's sovereign, government, or state.

  2. faithful to one's oath or obligations.

  3. faithful to any person or thing conceived as deserving fidelity:

    a loyal friend.

  4. characterized by or showing faithfulness:

    loyal conduct.

* Syn: See faithful.

Origin of loyal:

1525–35; < MF, OF loial, le(i)al < L lēgālislegal

loy′al•ly(adv.)

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. loyal(adjective)ˈlɔɪ əl

    very faithful and supportive

    the candidate's most loyal supporters; His employees are very loyal to him.

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

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.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

Anagrams of loyal

  1. alloy


Translations for loyal

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

loyal(adjective)

faithful

a loyal friend.

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