What does loyal mean?

Definitions for loyal
ˈlɔɪ əlloy·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loyal(adj)

    steadfast in allegiance or duty

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

  2. patriotic, loyal(adj)

    inspired by love for your country

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

    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. loyal(Adjective)

    Firm in allegiance to a person or institution.

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

  2. loyal(Adjective)

    Faithful to a person or cause.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loyal(adj)

    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

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

  2. Loyal(adj)

    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

    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. 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.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I'm taking care of my people, not people who don't want to vote for me or are undecided. They are loyal to me and I am loyal to them.

  3. Ernest Hemingway:

    I've seen a lot of patriots and they all died just like anybody else if it hurt bad enough and once they were dead their patriotism was only good for legends; it was bad for their prose and made them write bad poetry. If you are going to be a great patriot i.e. loyal to any existing order of government (not one who wishes to destroy the existing for something better) you want to be killed early if your life and works won't stink.

  4. Rebecca West:

    It's the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    It is worth to not waste time in chasing a prospect who makes the vendor wait for a long time in the first meeting, as perhaps he could never be converted into a loyal client/good customer.

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