What is royal?

  • (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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on royal:

Frederick Abel - Education
... Born in London, Abel studied chemistry at the Royal Polytechnic Institution and in 1845 became one of the original 26 students of A ... von Hofmann at the Royal College of Chemistry. 1852 he was appointed lecturer in chemistry at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, succeeding Michael Faraday, who had held that post since 1829 ...
Iris - Transport Vessels
... HMS Iris, the name of several Royal Navy ships USS Iris, the name of several U.S ... touring airplane Blackburn 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 ...
Astronomer Royal
... Astronomer Royal is a senior post in the Royal Households of the United Kingdom ... 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, ".. ...
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 ... 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 institution for life, without ...
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 ...

More definitions of "royal":

  • (adj): Established or chartered or authorized by royalty.
    Example: "The Royal Society"
  • (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
  • (noun): Stag with antlers of 12 or more branches.
    Synonyms: royal stag
  • (noun): A sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast.
  • (adj): Being of the rank of a monarch.
    Example: "Of royal ancestry"; "princes of the blood royal"
  • (adj): Invested with royal power as symbolized by a crown.
    Example: "The royal (or crowned) heads of Europe"

Famous quotes containing the word royal:

    All hail! the pow’r of Jesus’ Name;
    Let angels prostrate fall;
    Bring forth the Royal Diadem,
    To crown Him Lord of all.
    Edward Perronet (1726–1792)

    An Englishman, methinks,—not to speak of other European nations,—habitually regards himself merely as a constituent part of the English nation; he is a member of the royal regiment of Englishmen, and is proud of his company, as he has reason to be proud of it. But an American—one who has made tolerable use of his opportunities—cares, comparatively, little about such things, and is advantageously nearer to the primitive and the ultimate condition of man in these respects.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    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.