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Meaning of ROYAL

Pronunciation:  'royul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  stag with antlers of 12 or more branches
  2. [n]  a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast
  3. [adj]  invested with royal power as symbolized by a crown; "the royal (or crowned) heads of Europe"
  4. [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"
  5. [adj]  being of the rank of a monarch; "of royal ancestry"; "princes of the blood royal"
  6. [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"
  7. [adj]  established or chartered or authorized by royalty; "the Royal Society"

ROYAL is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: crowned, imperial, majestic, noble, purple, regal, royal stag
 See Also: canvas, canvass, sail, sheet, stag



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Roy"al\, n. (Auction Bridge)
    A royal spade.
  2. \Roy"al\, a. [OE. roial, riall, real, OF. roial. reial, F.
    royal, fr. L. regalis, fr. rex, regis, king. See {Rich}, and
    cf. {regal}, {real} a coin, {Rial}.]
    1. 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. Noble; generous; magnificent; princely.
             How doth that royal merchant, good Antonio? --Shak.
    3. Under the patronage of royality; holding a charter granted
       by the sovereign; as, the Royal Academy of Arts; the Royal
    {Battle royal}. See under {Battle}.
    {Royal bay} (Bot.), the classic laurel ({Laurus nobilis}.)
    {Royal eagle}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Golden eagle}, under {Golden}.
    {Royal fern} (Bot.), the handsome fern {Osmunda regalis}. See
    {Royal mast} (Naut.), the mast next above the topgallant mast
       and usually the highest on a square-rigged vessel. The
       royal yard and royal sail are attached to the royal mast.
    {Royal metal}, an old name for gold.
    {Royal palm} (Bot.), a magnificent West Indian palm tree
       ({Oreodoxa regia}), lately discovered also in Florida.
    {Royal pheasant}. See {Curassow}.
    {Royal purple}, an intense violet color, verging toward blue.
    {Royal tern} (Zo["o]l.), a large, crested American tern
       ({Sterna maxima}).
    {Royal tiger}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Tiger}.
    {Royal touch}, the touching of a diseased person by the hand
       of a king, with the view of restoring to health; --
       formerly extensively practiced, particularly for the
       scrofula, or king's evil.
    Syn: Kingly; regal; monarchical; imperial; kinglike;
         princely; august; majestic; superb; splendid;
         illustrious; noble; magnanimous.
  3. \Roy"al\, n.
    1. Printing and writing papers of particular sizes. See under
       {paper}, n.
    2. (Naut.) A small sail immediately above the topgallant
       sail. --Totten.
    3. (Zo["o]l.) One of the upper or distal branches of an
       antler, as the third and fourth tynes of the antlers of a
    4. (Gun.) A small mortar.
    5. (Mil.) 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.
    6. An old English coin. See {Rial}.