Meaning of ROYAL in English

ROYAL

I. roy ‧ al 1 S3 W1 /ˈrɔɪəl/ BrE AmE adjective [only before noun]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ royal , ↑ royalist , ↑ royalty ; adjective : ↑ royal , ↑ royalist ; adverb : ↑ royally ]

[ Date: 1200-1300 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: roial , from Latin regalis ; ⇨ ↑ regal ]

1 . relating to or belonging to a king or queen ⇨ regal :

the royal palace

the royal family

2 . used in the names of organizations that serve or are supported by a king or queen:

the Royal Navy

the Royal College of Music

3 . very impressive, as if done for a king or queen:

a royal welcome

4 . the royal 'we' British English the use of the word ‘we’ instead of ‘I’ by the Queen or King

—royally adverb

II. royal 2 BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ royal , ↑ royalist , ↑ royalty ; adjective : ↑ royal , ↑ royalist ; adverb : ↑ royally ]

informal a member of a royal family OPP commoner

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