Royal Definition

roiəl
adjective
Of, from, by, or to a king, queen, or other sovereign.
The royal family, a royal edict, the royal allowance.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to a monarch.
American Heritage
Having the rank of a sovereign.
Webster's New World
Of a kingdom, its government, etc.
The royal fleet.
Webster's New World
Issued or performed by a monarch.
A royal warrant; a royal visit.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
common
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noun
A large size of paper, 20 by 25 inches (for printing) or 19 by 24 inches (for writing)
Webster's New World
A small sail set next above a topgallant sail, on a royal mast.
Webster's New World
A member of a royal family.
Webster's New World
Royal is defined as a member of a kingdom or monarchy.
An example of a royal is a king.
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(dated) The Australian decimal currency (later called "dollar").

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
royal stagroyalty
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pronoun
Wiktionary
A male given name from the surname, or from the word "royal".
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Other Word Forms of Royal

Noun

Singular:
royal
Plural:
royals

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Royal

  • the royal road

Origin of Royal

  • A habitational surname, shaped by folk etymology, from places in England, Riehale, Righale, Ryhill and Ryall, Old English ryge (“rye") + hyll (“hill"), and Royle, (“roe") + hyll (“hill").

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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

    From Wiktionary

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