What does royal mean?

Definitions for royal
ˈrɔɪ əlroy·al

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word royal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. royal(noun)

    a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast

  2. royal, royal stag(adj)

    stag with antlers of 12 or more branches

  3. royal(adj)

    of or relating to or indicative of or issued or performed by a king or queen or other monarch

    "the royal party"; "the royal crest"; "by royal decree"; "a royal visit"

  4. royal(adj)

    established or chartered or authorized by royalty

    "the Royal Society"

  5. royal(adj)

    being of the rank of a monarch

    "of royal ancestry"; "princes of the blood royal"

  6. imperial, majestic, purple, regal, royal(adj)

    belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler

    "golden age of imperial splendor"; "purple tyrant"; "regal attire"; "treated with royal acclaim"; "the royal carriage of a stag's head"

  7. royal(adj)

    invested with royal power as symbolized by a crown

    "the royal (or crowned) heads of Europe"

Wiktionary

  1. royal(Noun)

    A royal person; a member of a royal family.

    Etymology: A habitational surname ,shaped by folk etymology, from places in England, Ryall and Ryhill, ryge + hyll, and Royle, rā + hyll.

  2. royal(Noun)

    A standard printing-paper size measuring 25 inches x 20 inches.

    Etymology: A habitational surname ,shaped by folk etymology, from places in England, Ryall and Ryhill, ryge + hyll, and Royle, rā + hyll.

  3. royal(Noun)

    A former name for the Australian decimal currency (later dollar).

    Etymology: A habitational surname ,shaped by folk etymology, from places in England, Ryall and Ryhill, ryge + hyll, and Royle, rā + hyll.

  4. royal(Noun)

    The fourth tine of an antler's beam.

    Etymology: A habitational surname ,shaped by folk etymology, from places in England, Ryall and Ryhill, ryge + hyll, and Royle, rā + hyll.

  5. royal(Noun)

    In large sailing ships, square sail over the topgallant sail.

    Etymology: A habitational surname ,shaped by folk etymology, from places in England, Ryall and Ryhill, ryge + hyll, and Royle, rā + hyll.

  6. royal(Adjective)

    Having the air or demeanour of a monarch.

    Etymology: A habitational surname ,shaped by folk etymology, from places in England, Ryall and Ryhill, ryge + hyll, and Royle, rā + hyll.

  7. Royal(Noun)

    someone connected with Reading Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.

    Etymology: A habitational surname ,shaped by folk etymology, from places in England, Ryall and Ryhill, ryge + hyll, and Royle, rā + hyll.

  8. Royal(Noun)

    A person in a royal family, as the Prince of Wales.

    Etymology: A habitational surname ,shaped by folk etymology, from places in England, Ryall and Ryhill, ryge + hyll, and Royle, rā + hyll.

  9. Royal(ProperNoun)

    from the surname, or from the word "royal".

    Etymology: A habitational surname ,shaped by folk etymology, from places in England, Ryall and Ryhill, ryge + hyll, and Royle, rā + hyll.

  10. Royal(Adjective)

    Alternative form of royal

    Etymology: A habitational surname, shaped by folk etymology, from places in England, Riehale, Righale, Ryhill and Ryall, Old English ryge ("rye") + hyll ("hill") , and Royle, rā ("roe") + hyll ("hill") .

  11. royal(Adjective)

    Of or relating to a monarch or their family.

    Etymology: From Middle English royal, from Old French roial (Modern French royal), from Latin rēgālis, from rēx ("king") . Doublet of regal ("befitting a king") and real ("unit of currency") . Cognate with Spanish real.

  12. royal(Adjective)

    Having the air or demeanour of a monarch; illustrious; magnanimous; of more than common size or excellence.

    How doth that royal merchant, good Antonio?

    Etymology: From Middle English royal, from Old French roial (Modern French royal), from Latin rēgālis, from rēx ("king") . Doublet of regal ("befitting a king") and real ("unit of currency") . Cognate with Spanish real.

  13. royal(Adjective)

    In large sailing ships, of a mast right above the topgallant mast and its sails.

    royal mast;  royal sail

    Etymology: From Middle English royal, from Old French roial (Modern French royal), from Latin rēgālis, from rēx ("king") . Doublet of regal ("befitting a king") and real ("unit of currency") . Cognate with Spanish real.

  14. royal(Adjective)

    Free-for-all, especially involving multiple combatants.

    Etymology: From Middle English royal, from Old French roial (Modern French royal), from Latin rēgālis, from rēx ("king") . Doublet of regal ("befitting a king") and real ("unit of currency") . Cognate with Spanish real.

  15. royal(Adjective)

    Used as an intensifier.

    a royal pain in the neck

    Etymology: From Middle English royal, from Old French roial (Modern French royal), from Latin rēgālis, from rēx ("king") . Doublet of regal ("befitting a king") and real ("unit of currency") . Cognate with Spanish real.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Royal(adj)

    kingly; pertaining to the crown or the sovereign; suitable for a king or queen; regal; as, royal power or prerogative; royal domains; the royal family; royal state

  2. Royal(adj)

    noble; generous; magnificent; princely

  3. Royal(adj)

    under the patronage of royality; holding a charter granted by the sovereign; as, the Royal Academy of Arts; the Royal Society

  4. Royal(noun)

    printing and writing papers of particular sizes. See under paper, n

  5. Royal(noun)

    a small sail immediately above the topgallant sail

  6. Royal(noun)

    one of the upper or distal branches of an antler, as the third and fourth tynes of the antlers of a stag

  7. Royal(noun)

    a small mortar

  8. Royal(noun)

    one of the soldiers of the first regiment of foot of the British army, formerly called the Royals, and supposed to be the oldest regular corps in Europe; -- now called the Royal Scots

  9. Royal(noun)

    an old English coin. See Rial

Freebase

  1. Royal

    A royal is a small sail flown immediately above the topgallant on square rigged sailing ships. It was originally called the "topgallant royal" and was used in light and favorable winds. Royal sails were normally found only on larger ships with masts tall enough to accommodate the extra canvas. Royals were introduced around the turn of the 18th century, but were not usually flown on the mizzenmast until the end of that century. It gave its name to a Dutch term for a light breeze—the Royal Sail Breeze or bovenbramzeilskoelte was a Force 2 wind on the Beaufort Scale.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Royal

    roi′al, adj. regal, kingly: magnificent: illustrious: magnanimous: enjoying the favour or patronage of the sovereign: of more than common size or excellence.—n. a large kind of paper (19 by 24 in. for writing-paper, 20 by 25 for printing-paper): (obs.) a royal person, a king: a gold coin: a sail immediately above the topgallant sail: one of the shoots of a stag's head: a small mortar: a tuft of beard on the lower lip, an imperial.—n. Roy′alet, a petty king.—v.t. Roy′alise (Shak.), to make royal.—ns. Roy′alism, attachment to kings or to kingly government; Roy′alist, an adherent of royalism: a cavalier during the English civil war: in American history, an adherent of the British government: in French history, a supporter of the Bourbons—also adj.adv. Roy′ally.—n. Roy′al-mast, the fourth and highest part of the mast from the deck, commonly made in one piece with the topgallant mast.—adj. Roy′al-rich (Tenn.), rich as a king.—n. Roy′alty, kingship: the character, state, or office of a king: majesty: the person of the king or sovereign: fixed sum paid to the Crown or other proprietor, as on the produce of a mine, &c.: kingdom: royal authority: a royal domain: (Scot.) the bounds of a royal burgh.—Royal bounty, a fund from which the sovereign grants money to the female relatives of officers who die of wounds; Royal cashmere, a thin material of pure wool; Royal fern (Osmunda regalis), the most striking of British ferns; Royal horned caterpillar, a large bombycid moth of the United States; Royal household, the body of persons in the service of the sovereign.—The Royals, a name formerly given to the first regiment of foot in the British army. [Fr.,—L. regalis, regal.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. royal

    The name of a light sail spread immediately next above the top-gallant sail, to whose yard-arms the lower corners of it are attached; it used to be termed top-gallant royal, and is never used but in fine weather. Also, the name of a small mortar.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. royal

    A small mortar which carries a shell whose diameter is 5.5 inches. It is mounted on a bed the same as other mortars.

  2. royal

    In England, one of the soldiers of the first regiment of foot, called the Royals, and supposed to be the oldest regular corps in Europe.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'royal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #626

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'royal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1709

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'royal' in Adjectives Frequency: #78

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of royal in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of royal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of royal in a Sentence

  1. The Aramco statement:

    The council is chaired by HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, who is also Deputy Crown Prince, Minister of Defense, Chairman of the Royal Court and Special Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

  2. Anna Reynolds:

    Visitors for the first time this year get to walk through the grand entrance, just as popes and presidents, astronauts, footballers, invited guests of the queen and other members of the royal family have done over the queen's reign.

  3. Business Secretary Sajid Javid:

    Royal Mail has demonstrated that Royal Mail can thrive in the private sector, royal Mail now has the ability to access the funds Royal Mail needs to ensure that Royal Mail has a sustainable future and can adapt to the changes in the postal market.

  4. The Delaware Supreme Court:

    We agree with the trial court that the individual defendants breached their fiduciary duties by engaging in conduct that fell outside the range of reasonableness, and that this was a sufficient predicate for its finding of aiding and abetting liability against Royal Bank of Canada.

  5. Kensington Palace:

    The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news, her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.

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