• (noun): A sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on royal:

Frederick Abel - Education
... von Hofmann at the Royal College of Chemistry ... In 1852 he was appointed lecturer in chemistry at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, succeeding Michael Faraday, who had held that post since 1829 ...
Astronomer Royal
... Astronomer Royal is a senior post in the Royal Households of the United Kingdom ... There are two officers, the senior being the Astronomer Royal dating from 22 June 1675 the second is the Astronomer Royal for Scotland dating from 1834 ... King Charles II, who founded the Royal Observatory Greenwich in 1675 instructed the first Astronomer Royal John Flamsteed, ".. ...
39th Regiment Royal Artillery
39 Regiment Royal Artillery is part of the Royal Artillery ... Its name is pronounced "three nine", The Regiment is one of the Depth fire units of 1st Artillery Brigade, part of the British Army ...
Iris - Transport Vessels
... HMS Iris, the name of several Royal Navy ships USS Iris, the name of several U.S ... Iris, a 1920s British biplane flying boat MV Royal Iris, a ferry operating until 1991 MV Royal Iris of the Mersey, a ferry operating since 2001 Iris (shipwreck), a sunken schooner in Lake Michigan ...
Michael Faraday - Royal Institution and Public Service
... Faraday was the first Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, a position to which he was appointed for life ... sponsor and mentor was John 'Mad Jack' Fuller, who created the position at the Royal Institution ... Faraday was elected a member of the Royal Society in 1824, appointed director of the laboratory in 1825 and in 1833 he was appointed Fullerian Professor of Chemistry in the ...

More definitions of "royal":

  • (adj): Invested with royal power as symbolized by a crown.
    Example: "The royal (or crowned) heads of Europe"
  • (adj): Of or relating to or indicative of or issued or performed by a king or queen or other monarch.
    Example: "The royal party"; "the royal crest"; "by royal decree"; "a royal visit"
  • (adj): Established or chartered or authorized by royalty.
    Example: "The Royal Society"
  • (noun): Stag with antlers of 12 or more branches.
    Synonyms: royal stag
  • (adj): Being of the rank of a monarch.
    Example: "Of royal ancestry"; "princes of the blood royal"
  • (adj): Belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler.
    Example: "Treated with royal acclaim"; "the royal carriage of a stag's head"
    Synonyms: imperial, majestic, purple, regal

Famous quotes containing the word royal:

    Are you there, Africa with the bulging chest and oblong thigh? Sulking Africa, wrought of iron, in the fire, Africa of the millions of royal slaves, deported Africa, drifting continent, are you there? Slowly you vanish, you withdraw into the past, into the tales of castaways, colonial museums, the works of scholars.
    Jean Genet (1910–1986)

    High on a throne of royal state, which far
    Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind,
    Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand
    Show’rs on her kings barbaric pearl and gold,
    Satan exalted sat, by merit raised
    To that bad eminence; and, from despair
    Thus high uplifted beyond hope, aspires
    Beyond thus high, insatiate to pursue
    Vain war with Heav’n, and by success untaught,
    His proud imaginations
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Look, those who wear soft robes are in royal palaces. What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 11:7-9.

    Jesus speaking about John the Baptist.