Definitions of royal

  1. 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"
  2. established or chartered or authorized by royalty; " the Royal Society"
  3. stag with antlers of 12 or more branches
  4. a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast
  5. invested with royal power as symbolized by a crown; " the royal ( or crowned) heads of Europe"
  6. being of the rank of a monarch; " of royal ancestry"; " princes of the blood royal"
  7. 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"
  8. Royally.
  9. A royal spade.
  10. Kingly; pertaining to the crown or the sovereign; suitable for a king or queen; regal; as, royal power or prerogative; royal domains; the royal family; royal state.
  11. Noble; generous; magnificent; princely.
  12. Under the patronage of royality; holding a charter granted by the sovereign; as, the Royal Academy of Arts; the Royal Society.
  13. Printing and writing papers of particular sizes. See under paper, n.
  14. A small sail immediately above the topgallant sail.
  15. One of the upper or distal branches of an antler, as the third and fourth tynes of the antlers of a stag.
  16. A small mortar.
  17. One of the soldiers of the first regiment of foot of the British army, formerly called the Royals, and supposed to be the oldest regular corps in Europe; -- now called the Royal Scots.
  18. An old English coin. See Rial.
  19. Under the patronage of royality; holding a charter granted by the sovereign; as, the Academy of Arts; the Society.
  20. One of the soldiers of the first regiment of foot of the British army, formerly called the Royals, and supposed to be the oldest regular corps in Europe; - now called the Scots.
  21. Pertaining to a king, or to the government of a kingdom; as, the royal army; befitting, or like, a king; regal; specially patronized by a king; as, the Royal Academy.
  22. The highest sail of a ship.
  23. Regal, kingly: magnificent: illustrious: magnanimous: enjoying the favor or patronage of the sovereign.
  24. A large kind of paper: a sail above the topgallant sail: one of the soldiers of the 1st British regiment of foot: one of the shoots of a stag's head.
  25. Sail above the top- gallant sail.
  26. Pertaining to a monarch; kingly; regal.
  27. A Size of paper, 19x24 for writing, 20x25 for printing.
  28. A sail next above the top gallantsail.
  29. Pertaining to a king or the crown; becoming a king; magnificent; noble; patronized by royalty. See Regal.
  30. The first regiment of foot in the British army.
  31. A large kind of paper; a small sail above the top- gallant sail; one of the shoots of a stag's head; a small mortar.
  32. Becoming or like a king; kingly; majestic; illustrious; specially patronised by the sovereign, or in his service.
  33. A large kind of paper; in a ship, a small sail spread immediately above the top- gallant sail; one of the shoots of a stag's head.

Usage examples for royal

  1. Into the royal presence lead her. – Stories of the Wagner Opera by H. A. Guerber
  2. What was the proper way to approach a person of royal blood? – Green Fancy by George Barr McCutcheon
  3. Bester and I remained under Milner's care throughout our stay at Lydenburg, and I shall always remember with gratitude the kindness extended me by the officers of the Royal Irish Regiment. – My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War by Ben Viljoen
  4. Do you like to see fighting, Alftruda,- the man's game, the royal game, the only game worth a thought on earth? – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  5. The moods of the royal lady in the castle depended very much on the weather, and both of late had been uncertain. – In the Days of the Guild by Louise Lamprey
  6. I do beseech the King to consult only his own royal heart and royal honour. – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  7. So much cannot, however, be stated positively, because Flinders was not the only prisoner in behalf of whom the President of the Royal Society had interested himself, though his was the only case which attracted a very large amount of public attention. – Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott
  8. He also gave him a royal grant of some of the land he had won for Spain. – Ahead of the Army by W. O. Stoddard
  9. It was not till seven or eight weeks after that Madame Campan saw her royal mistress. – The Peasant and the Prince by Harriet Martineau
  10. In the carriage was a gentleman whom Dubois at once recognized as Lafare, captain of his royal highness's guards. – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  11. I reckon you'll be made to feel like a common chap that has married into a royal family, but I wouldn't let that bother me if I was you. – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  12. There is no " royal road" to a good memory. – The Mind and Its Education by George Herbert Betts
  13. Having thus warned him, I returned to my royal palace. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  14. Afterward he sent for her to come to the royal box and be presented to him. – Superwomen by Albert Payson Terhune
  15. On that point, answered the queen quickly, as though she wished to get in her words before the king or any one else could speak, you have our royal word, John Castell. – Fair Margaret by H. Rider Haggard
  16. Oh, you say you are a merciful prince; but that was cruel of you, that hiding of your royal dignity when you found me here. – Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw
  17. O, now, who will behold The royal captain of this ruin'd band Walking from watch to watch, from tent to tent, Let him cry 'Praise and glory on his head! – King-Henry-V by Shakespeare, William
  18. It was fortunate that the Royal Family was not in residence, so that we could be admitted. – John and Betty's History Visit by Margaret Williamson
  19. I have heard that when the royal family makes this voyage they are fond of looking out from it. – The Land of the Changing Sun by William N. Harben
  20. Pass a temporary seizing on the lee royal foot- rope. – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson