What does loyal mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  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.

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.]

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.

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  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Ismail Radwan:

    We are loyal to those who stood with the resistance and with Palestine and we hold the U.S administration and the Zionist occupation fully responsible for the consequences of this deplorable crime.

  2. Cat Long:

    They are in demand for modeling, yellow and chocolate being the two favorites, they are a classic, traditional, American dog. They are known to be loyal, great family dogs, gentle, smart, trainable, an incredibly well-rounded dog.

  3. Maureen O'Hara:

    Being an Irishwoman means many things to me. An Irishwoman is strong and feisty. She has guts and stands up for what she believes in. She believes she is the best at whatever she does and proceeds through life with that knowledge. She can face any hazard that life throws her way and stay with it until she wins. She is loyal to her kinsmen and accepting of others. She's not above a sock in the jaw if you have it coming.

  4. Joanna Monkhouse:

    I feel much less loyal to the UK than I used to.

  5. Nancy Reagan:

    A marriage made in Hollywood She was born Anne Frances Robbins in New York City on July 6, 1921. Her mother and father separated before her birth. Her mother, Edith, toured with a theater company while Nancy lived with an aunt and uncle. Her mother married Chicago neurosurgeon Loyal Davis when the future first lady was young. He adopted her and she settled down in Chicago, before she adopted the stage name Nancy Davis and headed west to Hollywood.

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