Meaning of ROYAL in English

ROYAL

/ ˈrɔɪəl; NAmE / adjective , noun

■ adjective [ only before noun ]

1.

connected with or belonging to the king or queen of a country :

the royal family

the royal household

—compare regal

2.

( abbr. R ) used in the names of organizations that serve or are supported by a king or queen :

the Royal Navy

the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

3.

impressive; suitable for a king or queen

SYN splendid :

We were given a royal welcome.

■ noun

[ usually pl. ] ( informal ) a member of a royal family

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from Old French roial , from Latin regalis regal.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.