What does kingly mean?

Definitions for kingly
ˈkɪŋ liking·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kingly, kinglikeadjective

    having the rank of or resembling or befitting a king

    "symbolizing kingly power"; "the murder of his kingly guest"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Kinglike, Kinglyadjective

    Etymology: from king.

    There we’ll sit,
    Ruling in large and ample empery.
    O’er France, and all her almost kingly dukedoms. William Shakespeare.

    Yet this place
    Had been thy kingly seat, and here thy race,
    From all the ends of peopled earth, had come
    To rev’rence thee. John Dryden, State of Innocence.

    In Sparta, a kingly government, though the people were perfectly free, the administration was in the two kings and the ephori. Jonathan Swift.

    The cities of Greece, when they drove out their tyrannical kings, either chose others from a new family, or abolished the kingly government, and became free states. Jonathan Swift.

    Why liest thou with the vile
    In loathsome beds, and leav’st the kingly couch
    A watch-case to a common ’larum-bell? William Shakespeare, H. IV.

    Then shalt thou give me with thy kingly hand,
    What husband in thy power I will command. William Shakespeare.

    He was not born to live a subject life, each action of his bearing in it majesty, such a kingly entertainment, such a kingly magnificence, such a kingly heart for enterprizes. Philip Sidney.

    I am far better born than is the king;
    More like a king, more kingly in my thoughts. William Shakespeare.

  2. Kinglyadverb

    With an air of royalty; with superiour dignity.

    Adam bow’d low; he, kingly, from his state
    Inclin’d not. John Milton, Parad. Lost.

    His hat, which never vail’d to human pride,
    Walker with rev’rence took, and laid aside;
    Low bow’d the rest, he, kingly, did but nod. Dunciad.


  1. kingly

    Kingly refers to characteristic, behavior or style related to, resembling, or suitable for a king, often characterized by dignity, nobility, grandeur, authority or power. It can also refer to anything of great size, elaborate or impressive. In essence, anything that pertains or befitting a king.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kingly

    belonging to, suitable to, or becoming, a king; characteristic of, resembling, a king; directed or administered by a king; monarchical; royal; sovereign; regal; august; noble; grand

  2. Kinglyadverb

    in a kingly or kinglike manner

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kingly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kingly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of kingly in a Sentence

  1. Omar Khayyam:

    This body is a tent which for a space Does the pure soul with kingly presence grace; When he departs, comes the tent-pitcher, Death, Strikes it, and moves to a new halting-place.

  2. Samual Rutherford:

    I see Christ's love is so kingly, that it will not abide a marrow it must have a throne all alone in the soul.

  3. Abraham Lincoln:

    The provision of the Constitution giving the war-making power to Congress was dictated, as I understand it, by the following reasons. Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. This, our Convention understood to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us.

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