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English Dictionary: Royal by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
royal
adj
  1. of or relating to or indicative of or issued or performed by a king or queen or other monarch; "the royal party"; "the royal crest"; "by royal decree"; "a royal visit"
  2. established or chartered or authorized by royalty; "the Royal Society"
  3. being of the rank of a monarch; "of royal ancestry"; "princes of the blood royal"
  4. belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler; "golden age of imperial splendor"; "purple tyrant"; "regal attire"; "treated with royal acclaim"; "the royal carriage of a stag's head"
    Synonym(s): imperial, majestic, purple, regal, royal
  5. invested with royal power as symbolized by a crown; "the royal (or crowned) heads of Europe"
n
  1. a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast
  2. stag with antlers of 12 or more branches
    Synonym(s): royal, royal stag
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Royal \Roy"al\, a. [OE. roial, riall, real, OF. roial. reial, F.
      royal, fr. L. regalis, fr. rex, regis, king. See {Rich}, and
      cf. {regal}, {real} a coin, {Rial}.]
      1. Kingly; pertaining to the crown or the sovereign; suitable
            for a king or queen; regal; as, royal power or
            prerogative; royal domains; the royal family; royal state.
  
      2. Noble; generous; magnificent; princely.
  
                     How doth that royal merchant, good Antonio? --Shak.
  
      3. Under the patronage of royality; holding a charter granted
            by the sovereign; as, the Royal Academy of Arts; the Royal
            Society.
  
      {Battle royal}. See under {Battle}.
  
      {Royal bay} (Bot.), the classic laurel ({Laurus nobilis}.)
  
      {Royal eagle}. (Zo[94]l.) See {Golden eagle}, under {Golden}.
           
  
      {Royal fern} (Bot.), the handsome fern {Osmunda regalis}. See
            {Osmund}.
  
      {Royal mast} (Naut.), the mast next above the topgallant mast
            and usually the highest on a square-rigged vessel. The
            royal yard and royal sail are attached to the royal mast.
           
  
      {Royal metal}, an old name for gold.
  
      {Royal palm} (Bot.), a magnificent West Indian palm tree
            ({Oreodoxa regia}), lately discovered also in Florida.
  
      {Royal pheasant}. See {Curassow}.
  
      {Royal purple}, an intense violet color, verging toward blue.
           
  
      {Royal tern} (Zo[94]l.), a large, crested American tern
            ({Sterna maxima}).
  
      {Royal tiger}. (Zo[94]l.) See {Tiger}.
  
      {Royal touch}, the touching of a diseased person by the hand
            of a king, with the view of restoring to health; --
            formerly extensively practiced, particularly for the
            scrofula, or king's evil.
  
      Syn: Kingly; regal; monarchical; imperial; kinglike;
               princely; august; majestic; superb; splendid;
               illustrious; noble; magnanimous.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Royal \Roy"al\, n.
      1. Printing and writing papers of particular sizes. See under
            {paper}, n.
  
      2. (Naut.) A small sail immediately above the topgallant
            sail. --Totten.
  
      3. (Zo[94]l.) One of the upper or distal branches of an
            antler, as the third and fourth tynes of the antlers of a
            stag.
  
      4. (Gun.) A small mortar.
  
      5. (Mil.) One of the soldiers of the first regiment of foot
            of the British army, formerly called the Royals, and
            supposed to be the oldest regular corps in Europe; -- now
            called the Royal Scots.
  
      6. An old English coin. See {Rial}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Royal \Roy"al\, n. (Auction Bridge)
      A royal spade.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Royal, AR
      Zip code(s): 71968
   Royal, IA (city, FIPS 69105)
      Location: 43.06395 N, 95.28315 W
      Population (1990): 466 (212 housing units)
      Area: 0.8 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 51357
   Royal, IL (village, FIPS 66157)
      Location: 40.19198 N, 87.97135 W
      Population (1990): 217 (113 housing units)
      Area: 0.5 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
   Royal, NE (village, FIPS 42495)
      Location: 42.33270 N, 98.12502 W
      Population (1990): 81 (46 housing units)
      Area: 0.4 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 68773
   Royal, TN
      Zip code(s): 37160
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