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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.

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

  2. loyaladjective

    Faithful to a person or cause.

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

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

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

  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

    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. Mitt Romney:

    I'm going to be as loyal to them as they were to me.

  2. Becky Sauerbrunn:

    We've always had very strong, fanatic, loyal supporters, but we're starting to win more people over into that group. The interest that we got in Canada has definitely carried over. And we hope to keep riding that success.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    People are largely not loyal to any person because the moment the work is not done as per their wish to fulfill their selfishness, they start revealing their true colour.

  4. Euripedes, Medea:

    Let no one think of me that I am humble or weak or passive; let them understand I am of a different kind: dangerous to my enemies, loyal to my friends. To such a life glory belongs.

  5. Kirk Adams:

    A lot of Republicans inside the official AZ GOP apparatus have left their conservative principals behind. They're now loyal to a single man or personality versus a platform of ideas, perhaps this fever will break. But if it doesn't, it spells bad news for Republicans seeking office in this state.

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