What does Royal mean?

Definitions for Royal
ˈrɔɪ əlRoy·al

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Royal.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. royal(Noun)

    A royal person; a member of a royal family.

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

  2. royal(Noun)

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

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

  3. royal(Noun)

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

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

  4. royal(Noun)

    The fourth tine of an antler's beam.

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

  5. royal(Noun)

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

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

  6. royal(Adjective)

    Having the air or demeanour of a monarch.

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

  7. Royal(Noun)

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

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

  8. Royal(Noun)

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

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

  9. Royal(ProperNoun)

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

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

  10. Royal(Adjective)

    Alternative form of royal

    Etymology: A habitational surname, shaped by folk etymology, from places in England, Riehale, Righale, Ryhill and Ryall, Old English ryge ("rye") + hyll ("hill") , and Royle, rā ("roe") + hyll ("hill") .

  11. royal(Adjective)

    Of or relating to a monarch or their family.

    Etymology: From Middle English royal, from Old French roial (Modern French royal), from Latin rēgālis, from rēx ("king") . Doublet of regal ("befitting a king") and real ("unit of currency") . Cognate with Spanish real.

  12. royal(Adjective)

    Having the air or demeanour of a monarch; illustrious; magnanimous; of more than common size or excellence.

    How doth that royal merchant, good Antonio?

    Etymology: From Middle English royal, from Old French roial (Modern French royal), from Latin rēgālis, from rēx ("king") . Doublet of regal ("befitting a king") and real ("unit of currency") . Cognate with Spanish real.

  13. royal(Adjective)

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

    royal mast;  royal sail

    Etymology: From Middle English royal, from Old French roial (Modern French royal), from Latin rēgālis, from rēx ("king") . Doublet of regal ("befitting a king") and real ("unit of currency") . Cognate with Spanish real.

  14. royal(Adjective)

    Free-for-all, especially involving multiple combatants.

    Etymology: From Middle English royal, from Old French roial (Modern French royal), from Latin rēgālis, from rēx ("king") . Doublet of regal ("befitting a king") and real ("unit of currency") . Cognate with Spanish real.

  15. royal(Adjective)

    Used as an intensifier.

    a royal pain in the neck

    Etymology: From Middle English royal, from Old French roial (Modern French royal), from Latin rēgālis, from rēx ("king") . Doublet of regal ("befitting a king") and real ("unit of currency") . Cognate with Spanish real.

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Royal

    roi′al, adj. regal, kingly: magnificent: illustrious: magnanimous: enjoying the favour or patronage of the sovereign: of more than common size or excellence.—n. a large kind of paper (19 by 24 in. for writing-paper, 20 by 25 for printing-paper): (obs.) a royal person, a king: a gold coin: a sail immediately above the topgallant sail: one of the shoots of a stag's head: a small mortar: a tuft of beard on the lower lip, an imperial.—n. Roy′alet, a petty king.—v.t. Roy′alise (Shak.), to make royal.—ns. Roy′alism, attachment to kings or to kingly government; Roy′alist, an adherent of royalism: a cavalier during the English civil war: in American history, an adherent of the British government: in French history, a supporter of the Bourbons—also adj.adv. Roy′ally.—n. Roy′al-mast, the fourth and highest part of the mast from the deck, commonly made in one piece with the topgallant mast.—adj. Roy′al-rich (Tenn.), rich as a king.—n. Roy′alty, kingship: the character, state, or office of a king: majesty: the person of the king or sovereign: fixed sum paid to the Crown or other proprietor, as on the produce of a mine, &c.: kingdom: royal authority: a royal domain: (Scot.) the bounds of a royal burgh.—Royal bounty, a fund from which the sovereign grants money to the female relatives of officers who die of wounds; Royal cashmere, a thin material of pure wool; Royal fern (Osmunda regalis), the most striking of British ferns; Royal horned caterpillar, a large bombycid moth of the United States; Royal household, the body of persons in the service of the sovereign.—The Royals, a name formerly given to the first regiment of foot in the British army. [Fr.,—L. regalis, regal.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. royal

    The name of a light sail spread immediately next above the top-gallant sail, to whose yard-arms the lower corners of it are attached; it used to be termed top-gallant royal, and is never used but in fine weather. Also, the name of a small mortar.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. royal

    A small mortar which carries a shell whose diameter is 5.5 inches. It is mounted on a bed the same as other mortars.

  2. royal

    In England, one of the soldiers of the first regiment of foot, called the Royals, and supposed to be the oldest regular corps in Europe.

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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

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How to say Royal in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Royal in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Royal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Royal in a Sentence

  1. Jessica Morgan:

    For Americans, the royal family is not a political issue, for us, they are like a very long running soap opera.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Hot steel (Muscle woman) Hot steel The tighter your big and sexy muscles, the stronger the sexual tension in me, from your mega powerful beauty of brutal sexuality. The sculpture of your perfect body was sculpted by the gods of eroticism, rock and rap. sexy but hot steel that melts from the heat of love and arousal. You awaken in me the brutal call of lust, the animal that dominates in my mind, heart, soul, penis, passion, mixed with sensual tenderness of an endless stream of love and lust, my whole body is scarred from your claws of passion after hard sex. I am completely bound by a passion for you. An unstoppable hunger for sex overwhelms my mind when I examine you, cling to your body shapes like a sexy pillow. The whole nervous system is full of love and irresistible attraction. With sincere tenderness, I reach only for you alone. Light as a snowflake, tender as a feather, dreamy as a flying fluff, an ideal barbie goddess, God is so hot, how hot, unbearably sexy is so beautiful that I am embarrassed to look into your gorgeous eyes for a long time, as if a sultry lioness is looking at me with the terrible hunger of lust in the soul, with the royal face of arrogant greatness. The sexy car of my dreams, with perfect shapes like a super sports car, the speedometer of love and excitement, and makes horny, just rolls over from speed hyper, everything melts and spreads, everything except your perfect body. Well, just mmmmm) well, just wow. I want to start a slide show with your photos or videos and watch the whole day on the span you are my sexy hot fetish, you are a song that has been loved all my life, my whole consciousness and subconscious mind is saturated with love for you. Losing you is like losing life itself, my soul moans with pleasure from looking at your body, I get internal orgasms from love, my brains don’t even think when I look at you, the bewitching endless bottomless depth of beauty immerses you like a powerful magnet in deep hypnosis lovingly erotic obsession with you I see nothing but you, the magic of your pleasure for my eyes and psyche and glistens in the light with a sugar sparkle and beckons to caress you for days on end I would have had sex with you until the elders , you are next to me, my brains and penis are just mega excited and horny, it’s getting hotter like in a sauna, and you are becoming more and more sultry and hot in your eyes the fire of debauchery is burning and this makes your eyes super sexy, you're sexier and hotter than the temptation, sultry, torrid sexier than the feeling of lust. You are more beautiful than any queen of the empress, actress, singer, porn actress, alien, goddess. For me, you are the goddess of the Internet, media, the queen of any beauty contest, fabulously magically beautiful. When I see you I just have the most powerful orgasmic explosion of the psyche from love and excitement, my libido just aggressively growls from your body shapes, billions and billions of men fight for your love, your beauty is above blue bloods, any aristocracy, thoughts about you are romantic, sweet sweet eroticism of true love - erotic fantasy from the perfection of your beauty. A passionate cat who sleeps sweetly only in my arms of love, covered like a veil by my wings. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Sean Sequeira:

    The Royal Commission didn't mark the end of their problems.

  4. John Loughrey:

    We've been coming out doing this for 21 years. We were here for George and Charlotte and we'll be there for the royal wedding too.

  5. Max Foster:

    I was responding to the questions that people were asking and things that I wouldn't think to have covered, so that was useful, they were also directing me around the area. So they wanted to see a statue, for example, I'd show them a statue. Or if they wanted to speak to a particular person, I'd take them over to that person. They wanted to meet one of the royal fans who had become quite well known on TV, so I took them over and had a chat with them.

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