regal


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re·gal

 (rē′gəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a monarch; royal.
2. Belonging to or befitting a monarch: regal attire.
3. Magnificent; splendid.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rēgālis, from rēx, rēg-, king; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

re·gal′i·ty (rĭ-găl′ĭ-tē) n.
re′gal·ly adv.

regal

(ˈriːɡəl)
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, relating to, or befitting a king or queen; royal
[C14: from Latin rēgālis from rēx king]
ˈregally adv

regal

(ˈriːɡəl)
n
(Instruments) (sometimes plural) a portable organ equipped only with small reed pipes, popular from the 15th century and recently revived for modern performance
[C16: from French régale; of obscure origin]

re•gal

(ˈri gəl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a king or queen; royal.
2. befitting or resembling a king or queen.
3. stately; splendid.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin rēgālis royal]
re′gal•ly, adv.
re′gal•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.regal - belonging to or befitting a supreme rulerregal - 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"
noble - of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth"

regal

adjective royal, majestic, kingly or queenly, noble, princely, proud, magnificent, sovereign, fit for a king or queen Never has she looked so regal.

regal

adjective
Large and impressive in size, scope, or extent:
Translations
مَلَكي
královský
kongelig
konunglegur, mikilfenglegur
karališkai
karaļa-karalienes-karalisks
kralara/kraliçelere lâyık

regal

[ˈriːgəl] ADJregio, real

regal

[ˈriːgəl] adj [manner, bearing] → royal(e); [splendour] → royal(e)

regal

adjköniglich; (fig)hoheitsvoll

regal

[ˈriːgl] adj (bearing, manners) → regale; (person) → dal portamento regale

regal

(ˈriːgəl) adjective
of, like, or suitable for, a king or queen. She has a regal appearance; regal robes.
regally adverb
References in classic literature ?
There was something in her attitude, in her whole appearance when she leaned her head against the high-backed chair and spread her arms, which suggested the regal woman, the one who rules, who looks on, who stands alone.
Much might be ruminated here, concerning the essential dignity of this regal process, because in common life we esteem but meanly and contemptibly a fellow who anoints his hair, and palpably smells of that anointing.
When I graduate, I'm going to fix up our parlor at home so it'll be simply regal.
I was so sensitively aware, indeed, of being younger than I could have wished, that for some time I could not make up my mind to pass her at all, under the ignoble circumstances of the case; but, hearing her there with a broom, stood peeping out of window at King Charles on horseback, surrounded by a maze of hackney-coaches, and looking anything but regal in a drizzling rain and a dark-brown fog, until I was admonished by the waiter that the gentleman was waiting for me.
But he who reigns Monarch in Heav'n, till then as one secure Sat on his Throne, upheld by old repute, Consent or custome, and his Regal State Put forth at full, but still his strength conceal'd, Which tempted our attempt, and wrought our fall.
By his side rode Queen Eleanor, looking regal and charming in her long brocade riding-habit; while immediately behind them came Prince Richard and Prince John, each attired in knightly coats of mail and helmets.
Yes, madame, here I have a right to do so, for it concerns Monsieur d'Artagnan d'Artagnan," he repeated, in such a manner as to bow the regal brow with recollections of the weak and erring woman.
The vivid colours of their draped raiment and the gold of their earrings invested with a barbaric and regal magnificence their figures, stepping out freely in a shower of broken sunshine.
GENERAL INFORMATION GATHERED AT THE FESTIVAL--PERSONAL BEAUTY OF THE TYPEES--THEIR SUPERIORITY OVER THE INHABITANTS OF THE OTHER ISLANDS--DIVERSITY OF COMPLEXION--A VEGETABLE COSMETIC AND OINTMENT--TESTIMONY OF VOYAGERS TO THE UNCOMMON BEAUTY OF THE MARQUESANS--FEW EVIDENCES OF INTERCOURSE WITH CIVILIZED BEINGS--DILAPIDATED MUSKET--PRIMITIVE SIMPLICITY OF GOVERNMENT-- REGAL DIGNITY OF MEHEVI
Rushworth could relate of the family in former times, its rise and grandeur, regal visits and loyal efforts, delighted to connect anything with history already known, or warm her imagination with scenes of the past.
Anne of Austria loved the king, or rather the regal power in her eldest son; Louis XIV.
My father was called away before he had finished his sentence, and he left my mind resting on the word PRAGUE, with a strange sense that a new and wondrous scene was breaking upon me: a city under the broad sunshine, that seemed to me as if it were the summer sunshine of a long-past century arrested in its course--unrefreshed for ages by dews of night, or the rushing rain-cloud; scorching the dusty, weary, time-eaten grandeur of a people doomed to live on in the stale repetition of memories, like deposed and superannuated kings in their regal gold-inwoven tatters.