What does LOYAL mean?

Definitions for LOYAL
ˈlɔɪ əlloy·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loyaladjective

    steadfast in allegiance or duty

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

  2. patriotic, loyaladjective

    inspired by love for your country

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

    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"


  1. loyaladjective

    Firm in allegiance to a person or institution.

  2. loyaladjective

    Faithful to a person or cause.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. LOYALadjective

    Etymology: loyal, Fr.

    Of Gloster’s treachery,
    And of the loyal service of his son,
    When I inform’d him, then he call’d me sot. William Shakespeare.

    The regard of duty in that most loyal nation overcame all other difficulties. Richard Knolles.

    Loyal subjects often seize their prince,
    Yet mean his sacred person not the least offence. Dryden.

    Hail wedded love! by thee
    Founded in reason loyal, just, and pure. John Milton.

    There Laodamia with Evadne moves,
    Unhappy both! but loyal in their loves. John Dryden, Æn.


  1. Loyal

    Loyal is a song by American singer Chris Brown, released as the fourth single from his sixth studio album X (2014). The song was produced by Nic Nac and Mark Kragen and features a guest appearance from fellow rapper Lil Wayne and another rapper depending on the version. French Montana and Too Short feature on the East and West Coast version respectively while Tyga features on the video and album version. The song was written by Brown, Wayne, Bobby Brackins and Ty Dolla Sign, as well as different interpolative-credited artists, varying for each respective version. "Loyal" peaked at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100. It stayed on the chart for 36 weeks. The song was promoted with performances by Brown and Lil Wayne at the BET Awards 2014, Summer Jam, 2014 Soul Train Music Awards, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.


  1. loyal

    Loyal refers to a strong feeling of support, allegiance, or faithfulness towards someone or something. It involves being reliable, trustworthy, and steadfast in one's commitment, whether it's to a person, group, cause, organization, or set of ideas. Loyalty implies standing by someone or something even in difficult situations. It is a key quality in friendships, relationships, and various types of affiliations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loyaladjective

    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. Loyaladjective

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


  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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. loyal

    Faithful to a person.

    They were both so loyal to each other, they loved their sense of commitment to each other and their marriage.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LOYAL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Loyal is ranked #38332 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Loyal surname appeared 578 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Loyal.

    51.5% or 298 total occurrences were Black.
    41% or 237 total occurrences were White.
    4.1% or 24 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.6% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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  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

Examples of LOYAL in a Sentence

  1. John Roberts:

    To the extent this betrayal of the confidences of the Court was intended to undermine the integrity of our operations, it will not succeed, the work of the Court will not be affected in any way. We at the Court are blessed to have a workforce -- permanent employees and law clerks alike -- intensely loyal to the institution and dedicated to the rule of law. Court employees have an exemplary and important tradition of respecting the confidentiality of the judicial process and upholding the trust of the Court.

  2. Steven Stamkos:

    It’s been amazing to watch and obviously be a part of. This city is very deserving of that. We have very loyal fan bases and it’s a great sports town, at the end of the day we’re all sports fans. I grew up playing all those sports as a kid. You kind of dream that you could be a professional athlete in a different sport too.

  3. Mitt Romney:

    I'm going to be as loyal to them as they were to me.

  4. Unknown:

    In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.

  5. Zach Parise:

    From all sports, but hockey in particular is just part of the culture here, they're loyal and they're excited about us being in the postseason and you want to give them a good performance and put on a good show and you want to far for them.

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    A victimised
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