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 ?
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.
Have we not seen, or by relation heard, In courts and regal chambers how thou lurk'st, In wood or grove, by mossy fountain-side, In valley or green meadow, to waylay Some beauty rare, Calisto, Clymene, Daphne, or Semele, Antiopa, Or Amymone, Syrinx, many more Too long--then lay'st thy scapes on names adored, Apollo, Neptune, Jupiter, or Pan, Satyr, or Faun, or Silvan?
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.
With a regal wave she motioned the young man towards the door, and then with one hand upon her hip she stood in a careless, lounging attitude by the gate, kicking her toe against the wall and listlessly awaiting the return of the driver.
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
Mehevi was in fact the greatest of the chiefs--the head of his clan--the sovereign of the valley; and the simplicity of the social institutions of the people could not have been more completely proved than by the fact, that after having been several weeks in the valley, and almost in daily intercourse with Mehevi, I should have remained until the time of the festival ignorant of his regal character.
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.
Handed down through countless ages it had come to her as a heritage and an insignia of her religious office and regal authority from some long-dead progenitor of lost and forgotten Atlantis.
Then thou thy regal Scepter shalt lay by, For regal Scepter then no more shall need, God shall be All in All.
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.
I have seen," he said, "my father lying dead upon his funeral couch, in his regal robes.
And so we loved and were happy; and I forgave him his materialism because of his tremendous work in the world, performed without thought of soul-gain thereby, and because of his so exceeding modesty of spirit that prevented him from having pride and regal consciousness of himself and his soul.