What is royal?

  • (adj): Being of the rank of a monarch.
    Example: "Of royal ancestry"; "princes of the blood royal"
    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 ... In 1852 he was appointed lecturer in chemistry at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, succeeding Michael Faraday, who had held that post since 1829 ...
Michael Faraday - Royal Institution and Public Service
... the first Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, a position to which he was appointed for life ... 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 ...
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, ".. ...
Iris - Transport Vessels
... HMS Iris, the name of several Royal Navy ships USS Iris, the name of several U.S ... a 1930s French 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 ...
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): Invested with royal power as symbolized by a crown.
    Example: "The royal (or crowned) heads of Europe"
  • (adj): Established or chartered or authorized by royalty.
    Example: "The Royal Society"
  • (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): 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): 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:

    When other helpers fail and comforts flee, when the senses decay and the mind moves in a narrower and narrower circle, when the grasshopper is a burden and the postman brings no letters, and even the Royal Family is no longer quite what it was, an obituary column stands fast.
    Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893–1978)

    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)