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. Yuval Steinitz:

    I recommend fighting terrorist and extremist Islam, but I would not declare a boycott of, ostracism against or war on Muslims in general, we in the state of Israel have many Muslim citizens who are loyal.

  2. Steny Hoyer:

    This is a version of a vile, anti-Semitic attack that for centuries has demanded that Jewish people demonstrate some kind of quid pro quo in return for being considered loyal citizens, it is also a dangerous subversion of our American principles that all are entitled to their own views.

  3. President Bush:

    In our hearts we know what matters. We can not hope only to leave our children a bigger car, a bigger bank account. We must hope to give them a sense of what it means to be a loyal friend ; a loving parent ; a citizen who leaves his home, his neighborhood, and town better than he found it.

  4. Nikos Chatzopoulos:

    The theater's audience is loyal and growing, but that shouldn’t hide the fact that today's plays are made on very low budgets and many actors are unpaid, primarily the young ones.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Loyal dog tried all means and ways to protect animals from getting into wolf's trap, but failed miserably in cases of asses wearing caps or masks.

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