Royal meaning

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Royal is defined as a member of a kingdom or monarchy.

An example of a royal is a king.

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Of, relating to, or in the service of a kingdom.
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The definition of royal is relating to a kingdom or monarchy.

An example of royal used as an adjective is the phrase "royal family" which means the family of kings, queens, princes and princesses.

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Of or relating to a monarch.
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Of the rank of a monarch.
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Issued or performed by a monarch.

A royal warrant; a royal visit.

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A member of a monarch's family.
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Founded, chartered, or authorized by a monarch.

A royal society of musicians.

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Befitting royalty; stately.

Royal treatment.

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A sail set on the royalmast.
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Of, from, by, or to a king, queen, or other sovereign.

The royal family, a royal edict, the royal allowance.

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Having the rank of a sovereign.
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Of a kingdom, its government, etc.

The royal fleet.

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Unusually large, great, fine, etc.
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A small sail set next above a topgallant sail, on a royal mast.
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A member of a royal family.
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Of or relating to a monarch or their family.
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Having the air or demeanour of a monarch.
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(nautical) In large sailing ships, of a mast right above the topgallant mast and its sails.

Royal mast, royal sail.

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(boxing, military) Free-for-all, especially involving multiple combatants.
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(informal) Used as an intensifier.

A royal pain in the neck.

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A royal person; a member of a royal family.
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(paper, printing) A standard size of printing paper, measuring 25 by 20 inches.
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(dated) The Australian decimal currency (later called "dollar").
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The fourth tine of an antler's beam.
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(nautical) In large sailing ships, square sail over the topgallant sail.
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An old English gold coin, the rial.
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(military) A small mortar.
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A male given name from the surname, or from the word "royal".
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(soccer) Someone connected with Reading Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
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A person in a royal family, as the Prince of Wales.
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Used in terms of address or reference to members of a royal family.
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(UK, by extension) Used in the names of organisations within the British government, as, the Royal Navy, Royal Mail.
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A paper size, 20 by 25 inches for printing, 19 by 24 inches for writing.
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A large size of paper, 20 by 25 inches (for printing) or 19 by 24 inches (for writing)
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the royal road
  • A way or method that presents no difficulties:.
    The royal road to success.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the royal road

Origin of royal

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin rēgālis from rēx rēg- king reg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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").

    From Wiktionary

  • Old French roial (Modern French royal), from Latin rÄ“gālis, from rÄ“g-, the stem of rÄ“x (“king").

    From Wiktionary