What is royal?

  • (noun): Stag with antlers of 12 or more branches.
    Synonyms: royal stag
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on royal:

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, ".. ...
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
... Faraday was the first Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, a position to which he was appointed for life ... His 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 institution for life, without the obligation ...
Iris - Transport Vessels
... HMS Iris, the name of several Royal Navy ships USS Iris, the name of several U.S ... Iris, 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): 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
  • (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): A sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast.
  • (adj): Invested with royal power as symbolized by a crown.
    Example: "The royal (or crowned) heads of Europe"

Famous quotes containing the word royal:

    Bohemia is nothing more than the little country in which you do not live. If you try to obtain citizenship in it, at once the court and retinue pack the royal archives and treasure and move away beyond the hills.
    O. Henry [William Sydney Porter] (1862–1910)

    Here was a royal fellowship of death.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
    Sigmund Freud (1856–1939)