of or relating to a king, queen, or other sovereign:
royal power; a royal palace.
descended from or related to a king or line of kings:
a royal prince.
noting or having the rank of a king or queen.
established or chartered by or existing under the patronage of a sovereign:
a royal society.
(initial capital letter) serving or subject to a king, queen, or other sovereign.
proceeding from or performed by a sovereign:
a royal warrant.
appropriate to or befitting a sovereign; magnificent; stately:
(usually initial capital letter) British. in the service of the monarch or of the Commonwealth:
Royal Marines; Royal Air Force.
in royal spirits.
Informal. extreme or persistent; unmitigated:
a royal nuisance; a royal pain.
Nautical. a sail set on a royal mast.
Informal. a royal person; member of the royalty.
Usually, royals. Chiefly British. a member of England’s royal family.
a size of printing paper, 20 × 25 inches (51 × 64 cm).
a size of writing paper, 19 × 24 inches (48 × 61 cm).
Numismatics. any of various former coins, as the real or ryal.
of, relating to, or befitting a king, queen, or other monarch; regal
(prenominal; often capital) established, chartered by, under the patronage or in the service of royalty: the Royal Society of St George
being a member of a royal family
above the usual or normal in standing, size, quality, etc
(informal) unusually good or impressive; first-rate
(nautical) just above the topgallant (in the phrase royal mast)
(sometimes capital) (informal) a member of a royal family
Also called royal stag. a stag with antlers having 12 or more branches
(nautical) a sail set next above the topgallant, on a royal mast
a size of printing paper, 20 by 25 inches
(mainly Brit) Also called small royal. a size of writing paper, 19 by 24 inches
any of various book sizes, esp 61/4 by 10 inches (royal octavo), 63/4 by 101/4 inches (super royal octavo), and (chiefly Brit) 10 by 121/2 inches (royal quarto) and 101/4 by 131/2 inches (super royal quarto)
- Royal marines
plural noun 1. (Brit) a corps of soldiers specially trained in amphibious warfare RM
noun, Cards. 1. a meld of the king and queen of trumps, as in pinochle. Compare marriage (def 9).
noun, Nautical. 1. a mast situated immediately above, and generally formed as a single spar with, a topgallant mast.
- Royal mint
noun 1. a British organization having the sole right to manufacture coins since the 16th century. In 1968 it moved from London to Llantrisant in Wales