What does Royal mean?

Definitions for Royal
ˈrɔɪ əlRoy·al

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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"


  1. royal(Noun)

    A royal person; a member of a royal family.

  2. royal(Noun)

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

  3. royal(Noun)

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

  4. royal(Noun)

    The fourth tine of an antler's beam.

  5. royal(Noun)

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

  6. royal(Adjective)

    Of or relating to a monarch or their family.

  7. royal(Adjective)

    Having the air or demeanour of a monarch.

  8. royal(Adjective)

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

    royal mast, royal sail

  9. royal(Adjective)

    free-for-all, especially involving multiple combatants.

  10. royal(Adjective)


    a royal pain in the neck

  11. Royal(Noun)

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

  12. Royal(Noun)

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

  13. Royal(Adjective)


    a royal pain in the neck

  14. Royal(Adjective)

    , as, the Royal Navy, Royal Mail.

  15. Royal(ProperNoun)

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

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

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


  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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  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. William S. Gilbert:

    A regular royal queen

  2. De Merode:

    I'm not a member of the royal family.

  3. Euclid, Said to king Ptolemy I:

    There is no "royal road" to geometry.

  4. Kensington Palace:

    The Royal Family will pay for the wedding.

  5. Kensington Palace:

    Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.

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