What does loyal mean?

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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. 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.

  2. Mathew Staver:

    Kim is someone who is loyal to God and is loyal to her job and her people. She plans to be back at work this week, kim Davis cannot and will not violate her conscience.

  3. Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri:

    We from the beginning said we are supporting the loyal part of the army - the loyal tribes, the loyal popular groups to protect the legitimacy of the government to protect themselves. All of these options are on the table and we use it to give those loyals the capabilities to be able to protect themselves and civilians, if some such thing happens( a special forces operation), we can not talk about it in the media.

  4. Michael Cimarusti:

    To be honest, I don't really know -- beyond having an incredibly loyal, talented and dedicated crew whose energy you can feed from every day, and just focusing on being the very best that we can be.

  5. Joanna Monkhouse:

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

Images & Illustrations of loyal

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