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roy·al

 (roi′əl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a monarch.
2. Of the rank of a monarch.
3. Of, relating to, or in the service of a kingdom.
4. Issued or performed by a monarch: a royal warrant; a royal visit.
5. Founded, chartered, or authorized by a monarch: a royal society of musicians.
6. Befitting royalty; stately: royal treatment.
7.
a. Superior, as in size or quality.
b. Used as an intensive: "It would be a first-class royal mess" (Sam Nunn).
n.
1. Informal A member of a monarch's family: "Among the resort's distinguished visitors are Swedish and Spanish royals" (Alistair Scott).
2. Nautical A sail set on the royalmast.
3. A paper size, 20 by 25 inches for printing, 19 by 24 inches for writing.
Idiom:
the royal road
A way or method that presents no difficulties: the royal road to success.

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

roy′al·ly adv.

royal

(ˈrɔɪəl)
adj
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, relating to, or befitting a king, queen, or other monarch; regal
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (prenominal; often capital) established, chartered by, under the patronage or in the service of royalty: the Royal Society of St George.
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) being a member of a royal family
4. above the usual or normal in standing, size, quality, etc
5. informal unusually good or impressive; first-rate
6. (Nautical Terms) nautical just above the topgallant (in the phrase royal mast)
n
7. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes capital) informal a member of a royal family
8. (Animals) Also called: royal stag a stag with antlers having 12 or more branches
9. (Nautical Terms) nautical a sail set next above the topgallant, on a royal mast
10. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a size of printing paper, 20 by 25 inches
11. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) chiefly Also called: small royal Brit a size of writing paper, 19 by 24 inches
12. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) any of various book sizes, esp 6 by 10 inches (royal octavo), 6 by 10 inches (super royal octavo), and (chiefly Brit) 10 by 12 inches (royal quarto) and 10 by 13 inches (super royal quarto)
[C14: from Old French roial, from Latin rēgālis, fit for a king, from rēx king; compare regal1]
ˈroyally adv

roy•al

(ˈrɔɪ əl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a king, queen, or other sovereign: a royal palace.
2. descended from or related to a king or line of kings: a royal prince.
3. noting or having the rank of a king or queen.
4. established or chartered by or existing under the patronage of a sovereign: a royal society.
5. proceeding from or performed by a sovereign: a royal warrant.
6. appropriate to or befitting a sovereign; magnificent; stately.
7. serving or subject to a sovereign.
8. (usu. cap.) in the service of the British monarch or the Commonwealth: Royal Air Force.
9. fine; excellent: in royal spirits.
10. Informal. extreme or persistent; unmitigated: a royal pain.
n.
11. a sail set on a royal mast.
12. Informal. a royal person; member of the royalty.
13. a size of printing paper, 20 x 25 in. (51 x 64 cm).
14. a size of writing paper, 19 x 24 in. (48 x 61 cm).
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French < Latin rēgālis kingly =rēg- (s. of rēx) king + -ālis -al1; compare regal]
roy′al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.royal - a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast
sail, canvass, canvas, sheet - a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
2.royal - stag with antlers of 12 or more branchesroyal - stag with antlers of 12 or more branches
stag - adult male deer
Adj.1.royal - 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"
2.royal - established or chartered or authorized by royalty; "the Royal Society"
3.royal - being of the rank of a monarch; "of royal ancestry"; "princes of the blood royal"
noble - of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth"
4.royal - belonging to or befitting a supreme rulerroyal - 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"
5.royal - invested with royal power as symbolized by a crown; "the royal (or crowned) heads of Europe"
crowned - provided with or as if with a crown or a crown as specified; often used in combination; "a high-crowned hat"; "an orange-crowned bird"; "a crowned signet ring"

royal

adjective
1. regal, kingly, queenly, princely, imperial, sovereign, monarchical, kinglike an invitation to a royal garden party
2. splendid, august, grand, impressive, superb, magnificent, superior, majestic, stately She was given a royal welcome on her first visit to Britain.
3. (Informal) total, complete, perfect, entire, pure, sheer, utter, outright, thorough, downright, unqualified, full-on (informal), out-and-out, unadulterated, unmitigated, unalloyed He could be a royal pain in the ass sometimes.
Quotations
"Royalty is the gold filling in a mouthful of decay" [John Osborne They Call it Cricket]

royal

adjective
Large and impressive in size, scope, or extent:
Translations
فَخْم، مُمْتازمَلَكيمَلَكِيّ
královskýskvělý
royalkonge-kongelig
kuninkaallinen
kraljevski
felségeskirályi
konunglegurstórbrotinn
王室の
왕족의
karališkasiskarališkosios šeimos nariaiprocentinis autorinis atlyginimasrojalistasryškiai mėlyna spalva
karalisks
kraljevski
kunglig
เกี่ยวกับราชวงศ์
thuộc hoàng gia

royal

[ˈrɔɪəl]
A. ADJ
1.real
His/Her Royal HighnessSu Alteza Real
the royal "we"el plural mayestático
2. (= splendid) → magnífico, espléndido, regio
to have a right royal timepasarlo en grande
B. Npersonaje m real, miembro mf de la familia real
the royalsla realeza
C. CPD the Royal Academy (of Arts) N (Brit) → la Real Academia (de Bellas Artes) RA - ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS the Royal Air Force Nlas Fuerzas Aéreas Británicas
royal blue Nazul m marino intenso
see also royal-blue Royal Commission N (Brit) → Comisión f Real
the Royal Engineers NPL (Brit) → el Cuerpo de Ingenieros
the royal family Nla familia real
the royal household Nla casa real
royal line Nfamilia f real, casa f real
the Royal Navy Nla Marina Británica
Royal Society N (Brit) → Real Academia f de Ciencias

royal

[ˈrɔɪəl]
adj [palace, yacht, household, residence, visit] → royal(e)
nmembre m/f de la famille royale
the royals → la famille royaleRoyal Academy n (British) (also Royal Academy of Arts) the Royal Academy → l'Académie f royale des Beaux-ArtsRoyal Air Force n (British) the Royal Air Force → la Royal Air Forceroyal blue nbleu roi m invroyal-blue [ˌrɔɪəlˈbluː] adjbleu roi invroyal enclosure n (at race course)tribune f réservée à la famille royaleroyal family nfamille f royaleRoyal Highness n
your Royal Highness → votre Altesse Royale
his Royal Highness → son Altesse Royale

royal

adjköniglich; (fig also)fürstlich; the royal familydie königliche Familie, die Königsfamilie; the royal householdder königliche Haushalt; royal enclosure (on racecourse) abgeteilter Zuschauerbereich für die königliche Familie; the royal we (usu hum)der Pluralis Majestatis; the royal road to freedom/success etc (fig)der sichere Weg zur Freiheit/zum Erfolg etc; he’s a royal pain (in the neck) (inf)er geht einem tierisch auf die Nerven (inf)
n
(inf)Angehörige(r) mfder königlichen Familie
(= stag)kapitaler Bock

royal

:
Royal Academy (of Arts)
n (Brit) Königliche Akademie (der Künste)
Royal Air Force
n (Brit) → Königliche Luftwaffe
Royal Assent
n (Brit) to receive or be given royaldie königliche Genehmigung bekommen
royal blue
nKönigsblau nt
royal-blue
adjkönigsblau
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
n kanadische berittene Polizei
Royal Commission
royal correspondent
nHofkorrespondent(in) m(f)
Royal Engineers
n (Brit Mil) → Königliches Pionierkorps
royal flush
n (Cards) → Royal Flush m
Royal Highness
n Your/His royalEure/Seine Königliche Hoheit

royal

:
Royal Mail
n (Brit) britischer Postdienst
Royal Marines
pl (Brit) britische Marineinfanterie
Royal Mint
Royal Navy (Brit)
attrder Königlichen Marine
royal palace
royal purple
n (colour) → Purpur m
Royal Society

royal

[ˈrɔɪl]
1. adjreale
the royal household → la famiglia reale e il seguito
the royal we → il pluralis maiestatis
they gave us a royal welcome → ci hanno fatto un'accoglienza principesca
2. n the Royals (fam) → i reali, la famiglia reale

royal

(ˈroiəl) adjective
1. of, concerning etc a king, queen etc. the royal family; His Royal Highness Prince Charles.
2. magnificent. a royal feast.
ˈroyally adverb
ˈroyalist noun
a person who supports a king or queen. The republicans fought the royalists.
ˈroyaltyplural ˈroyalties noun
1. a payment made to a writer, recording artist etc for every book, record etc sold.
2. the state of being royal, or royal people in general. The commands of royalty must be obeyed.
royal blue
(of) a bright, darkish blue. a royal-blue dress.

royal

مَلَكِيّ královský royal königlich βασιλικός real kuninkaallinen royal kraljevski reale 王室の 왕족의 koninklijk kongelig królewski real королевский kunglig เกี่ยวกับราชวงศ์ kraliyet thuộc hoàng gia 皇家的
References in classic literature ?
Tudor's uncle had married an English lady who was third cousin to a living lord, and Amy regarded the whole family with great respect, for in spite of her American birth and breeding, she possessed that reverence for titles which haunts the best of us--that unacknowledged loyalty to the early faith in kings which set the most democratic nation under the sun in ferment at the coming of a royal yellow-haired laddie, some years ago, and which still has something to do with the love the young country bears the old, like that of a big son for an imperious little mother, who held him while she could, and let him go with a farewell scolding when he rebelled.
Our young man of position was like the son of a royal house; the boy who swept out his office or drove his delivery wagon might frolic with the jolly country girls, but he himself must sit all evening in a plush parlour where conversation dragged so perceptibly that the father often came in and made blundering efforts to warm up the atmosphere.
She counted the money out to the waiter and left an extra coin on his tray, whereupon he bowed before her as before a princess of royal blood.
I am thankful that, though my boyhood may be said to have been set apart, like the youth of the royal David, for the purposes of music, no syllable of rude verse has ever profaned my lips.
During the Revolution, the Pyncheon of that epoch, adopting the royal side, became a refugee; but repented, and made his reappearance, just at the point of time to preserve the House of the Seven Gables from confiscation.
The dim reflection of a remembered splendour, a colourless and manifold diluted repetition of what they had beheld in proud old London -- we will not say at a royal coronation, but at a Lord Mayor's show -- might be traced in the customs which our forefathers instituted, with reference to the annual installation of magistrates.
They had the bloom of health and happiness; and yet, as if I had been in charge of a pair of little grandees, of princes of the blood, for whom everything, to be right, would have to be enclosed and protected, the only form that, in my fancy, the afteryears could take for them was that of a romantic, a really royal extension of the garden and the park.
No, when I go to sea, I go as a simple sailor, right before the mast, plumb down into the forecastle, aloft there to the royal mast-head.
All mines were royal property, and there were a good many of them.
ivy-mailed battlements, moldering towers--the Lear of inanimate nature--deserted, discrowned, beaten by the storms, but royal still, and beautiful.
Edmund Kean the elder, of the Royal Haymarket Theatre,
On the shoulders of Umhlangana was my royal kaross, and there was blood on the kaross; and in the hand of Dingaan was my royal spear, and there was blood upon the spear.