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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How to say royal in sign language?

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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. Defense Security Cooperation Agency:

    This sale will increase the Royal Saudi Land Force’s (RSLF) interoperability with U.S. forces and conveys U.S. commitment to Saudi Arabia's security and armed forces modernization.

  2. Asher Lipman:

    It's a little disappointing. I think a lot of people on the ship share this sentiment that this was a lapse in judgment on either Royal Caribbean's part or the captain's part.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Love piercing eternity My true love for you pierces the universe and eternity. In all the great darkness of solitude, all of it is from the shadows of people, past, present and future, all of them are just shadows compared to you, you sanctify yourself of darkness, you are the flame of my sincere love and passion, and in all this darkness of egoism I see only you - it is infinitely beautiful, sensual and erotic magic of temptation. Too much juicy, too much sweet, sweeter than ever, too, unbearably beautiful and lovely as wondrous relaxing tantric sex music of temptation, dance of lust. Beauty is so picturesquely painted in the sultry hue of hot sexuality, it raises the temperature of my body, soul, consciousness and incredibly high limit, which creates a burn in my soul and heart, like sensual sex in a sauna. The goddess, who collected all horny and love likes of my heart, in the head only one emotion of admiration, delight. Your beauty is of the highest quality, the poetic aesthetics of erotic romance, highly detailed in small details, the delicate ideal divine appearance is the highest art. You are supernatural sexy, beyond beautiful. Your sexy dark skin has conquered my heart. Leather is like a black gem. You are great and beautiful. Juicy, black skin, you are so beautiful that you want to bow down. Your beautiful juicy dark skin, burning predator's passion that stole my heart, in me is the cult of your beauty and personality in general, I worship your beauty, I am the best a fan of your appearance and soul. Your ideally black skin is truly, luxury, royal skin color, too much sweet sugar, when I caress your body, I have a huge amount of endorphins in my soul, you like strong stimulating coffee on a sleepy morning. Your skin is the color of sweet sex from which you can hear the groans of pleasure and orgasm, the sweetest music in the world, the colors of a very hot night of passion and lust. Thoughts about you are my only porn erotic fetish of romance in my mind, since I am obsessed with you. None of your vile deeds can break my heart, my love for you is stronger than hurt, guilt, treason, I love you even if you do not love me and despise you, you feel disgust for me, because my love is stronger for you than your hatred and disgust is stronger than any dependence and obsession you are the one about which I will dream and wait forever. In your arms, I’m supposedly in the arms of a fulfilled dream of my life, happiness itself kisses and kisses me — it’s so cool and cool — it’s just the highest fly of joy, I have so much sincere happiness that it’s hard for me to breathe, talk, think. Having sex with you is immersion in the infinite beauty of your soul and body. Your body is a powerful exciter, all my memory is filled with you, you fill me with your image. You are so much too much Shocking sexy, my every word is a tender kiss of love, I kiss and caress your soul, mind, heart, your hot, ardent, sultry skin color just breathtaking. I fanatically adore your beauty, every second is filled with the powerful force of love and this only increases with time. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A royal garden is a very big place for slug, because slug is too slow, but it is small for a swallow which is too fast! Universe is a very big place for us simply because we are too slow! The day man becomes a swallow, universe will get smaller!

  5. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab:

    This further collaboration between the Australian Seed Bank Partnership and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, will help protect Australia's precious biodiversity following the terrible bushfires, we stand shoulder to shoulder with the Australian people in the face of this challenge.

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