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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a loyal customer (=who has been a customer for a long time)
▪ Some of our loyal customers have been coming here since the store opened.
a loyal fan (=fans who always support someone)
▪ He will be playing to hundreds of loyal fans on Sunday.
a loyal supporter
▪ The party still has many loyal supporters.
▪ Dysart had been, over the years, as loyal a friend as any man could ask for.
▪ Despite the planners, people are people and fiercely loyal to their hospitals.
▪ When one of the fiercely loyal team is gunned down in the line of duty, the unit seems ready to collapse.
▪ The dragons of Caledor are fiercely loyal to their riders.
▪ But he is also said to be intensely loyal to the woman who stood by him during his 27 years of imprisonment.
▪ Along with his intensely loyal family he struggles hard to achieve downward mobility.
▪ I don't know Ian, but I do know Joanna, and you couldn't have a more loyal friend.
▪ Private equity is far more loyal than public markets.
▪ Those without families proved more loyal to rulers than men who dallied with the hope of establishing their own dynasties.
▪ Card holders not only spend more, but are more loyal.
▪ But shoppers are now more loyal to their local shops than to faceless behemoths like Philip Morris.
▪ Mrs Roosevelt had a much stronger and more loyal band of supporters than Mrs Clinton does.
▪ Alongside some respectable advisers, he seems to attract a rabble of supporters more loyal to the man than to the cause.
▪ Finally, salespeople are generally seen as more loyal to their accounts than to their companies.
▪ The most loyal readers buy as many as 30 titles a month.
▪ Still, the Corvette has one of the most loyal followings in the car world.
▪ Even the most loyal officials found it increasingly difficult to defend serfdom on moral grounds.
▪ You managed to chase away your most loyal viewer.
▪ His most loyal cocaine customers were in the City, Whitehall and the Palace of Westminster.
▪ The ship has one of the most loyal followings in passenger ship history.
▪ The 1997 parliament was the most loyal of modern times.
▪ Realistically, even the most loyal Raiders fans had to expect a performance like this sooner or later.
▪ But if he were really so loyal he would keep quiet.
▪ Soldiers appeared in the streets and showed that the Army was still loyal to the Shah and to Zahedi.
▪ Roosevelt reckoned that the Army was still loyal to the Shah and that a strong coalition could be mounted against Mossadeq.
▪ Karpov, who is still loyal to the regime, in so far as there is one, is 39.
▪ Even so, he remains very loyal to his old friends.
▪ In spite of everything, he and Frank were really very loyal to one another.
▪ George had a very loyal nature towards Lennie.
▪ Any program that can satisfy so many wants at such a bargain price is guaranteed a very loyal constituency.
▪ Unlike you, Paige is a very loyal person - she wouldn't betray you, even to save herself.
▪ Gramm supporters in Texas are very loyal, they say.
▪ A lonely and gruff soul, Glam was exceedingly ugly with rough hair and skin, though very loyal to his employer.
▪ I met some now very loyal friends who have seen me through these last three and a half years.
▪ The retail part of the business contains loyal customers with much repeat business.
▪ Until it was forced out, Super Star Video had relied on extremely loyal customers whom the Elgaens treated as friends.
▪ That's bad news for loyal customers.
▪ Independent grocery stores have used Nordstrom-style personal service for years to maintain loyal customer bases.
▪ The local store is rumoured to be considering Sunday closing after the loss of its most loyal customer!
▪ Gerry will be playing to hundreds of loyal fans at the Apollo theatre in Oxford tonight.
▪ I don't know Ian, but I do know Joanna, and you couldn't have a more loyal friend.
▪ Ingrid and other loyal friends spent long hours burning the midnight oil with her when it came to the final typing.
▪ He reaffirms his pleasure at once again seeing so many of his loyal friends.
▪ You could be passing up the chance to obtain the most loving, loyal friend anyone could wish for.
▪ Luckily I have many loyal friends here - more, perhaps, than you do.
▪ I met some now very loyal friends who have seen me through these last three and a half years.
▪ He would never be a rival, he would remain the loyal servant of the Chairman.
▪ I came here to be a good lord as well as the King's most loyal servant!
▪ It's loyal servants the Lancaster and Andovers bid their farewells.
▪ Two of the King's most loyal servants have died here, foully murdered.
▪ Tenants who refuse to accept leases are given notice to quit and find themselves on the streets after years of loyal service.
▪ I feel let down after giving the club 10 years' loyal service.
▪ The Institute is grateful to them for their loyal service which in Ian Shaw's case totalled nearly twenty five years.
▪ Anderson has been forced to retire from the game through injury after ten years' loyal service at St.James's Park.
▪ Klein prided himself on being a loyal subject who had served his adopted country with honour.
▪ The man was still conditioned to think like a loyal subject of the T'ang.
▪ She wouldn't want her loyal subject imprisoned.
▪ In return the club may see a return to even greater loyal support.
▪ So despite the enormous gains they conferred un their masters, they were often cheated of the loyal support they deserved.
▪ There is a limit to the knocks loyal supporters can take.
▪ Oregon has an organization like this too, called the Fast Break Club, with fifty loyal supporters.
▪ For 30 years, he was a paid-up and apparently loyal supporter of its policies.
▪ And the two Express newspapers are the Tories' most loyal supporters in Fleet Street.
▪ Diana hopes that all the pressures of trying to pretend to loyal supporters about her marriage will now be removed.
▪ But Jenny, determined to be a true and loyal supporter, was hedging Maria's bets.
generous/loyal/honest etc to a fault
▪ David was loyal to a fault, and in his naive understanding quietly expected the same kind of loyalty in return.
▪ He is loyal to a fault, even to his enemies.
▪ His father's brother, Gloucester had hitherto been loyal to a fault.
▪ Your tutor may be generous to a fault but can not reward irrelevance or peripheral knowledge display. 3.
▪ a loyal supporter of the Green Party
▪ Although they continue to argue, she remains fiercely loyal to her mother.
▪ Many of the party's loyal supporters have begun to question his leadership.
▪ She has been a good and loyal friend to me.
▪ She was described as a loyal friend of the Princess.
▪ The army remained loyal to the president.
▪ Their fans remain loyal.
▪ Card holders not only spend more, but are more loyal.
▪ He more willingly identifies himself as Clinton's loyal lieutenant, ready to assume full command.
▪ I placed all my loyal guard at the previous Inquisitor's service, did I not?
▪ In return the club may see a return to even greater loyal support.
▪ Inclan and the people of Puebla remained loyal to Herrera and to constitutional order and refused to accede to his demands.
▪ Klein prided himself on being a loyal subject who had served his adopted country with honour.
▪ The national guard of Jalisco, however, remained loyal to the government.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Loyal \Loy"al\, a. [F. loyal, OF. loial, leial, L. legalis, fr. lex, legis, law. See Legal, and cf. Leal.]

  1. Faithful to law; upholding the lawful authority; faithful and true to the lawful government; faithful to the prince or sovereign to whom one is subject; unswerving in allegiance.

    Welcome, sir John ! But why come you in arms ? To help King Edward in his time of storm, As every loyal subject ought to do.

  2. True to any person or persons to whom one owes fidelity, especially as a wife to her husband, lovers to each other, and friend to friend; constant; faithful to a cause or a principle.

    Your true and loyal wife.

    Unhappy both, but loyaltheir loves.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1530s, in reference to subjects of sovereigns or governments, from Middle French loyal, from Old French loial, leal "of good quality; faithful; honorable; law-abiding; legitimate, born in wedlock," from Latin legalem, from lex "law." In most cases it has displaced Middle English leal, which is from the same French source. Sense development in English is feudal, via notion of "faithful in carrying out legal obligations." In a general sense (of dogs, lovers, etc.), from c.1600. As a noun meaning "those who are loyal" from 1530s (originally often in plural).


a. 1 Having or demonstrating undivided and constant support for someone or something. 2 firm in allegiance to a person or institution. 3 faithful to a person or cause.

  1. adj. steadfast in allegiance or duty; "loyal subjects"; "loyal friends stood by him" [ant: disloyal]

  2. inspired by love for your country [syn: patriotic] [ant: unpatriotic]

  3. unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause; "a firm ally"; "loyal supporters"; "the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; "fast friends" [syn: firm, truehearted, fast(a)]

Loyal, WI -- U.S. city in Wisconsin
Population (2000): 1308
Housing Units (2000): 576
Land area (2000): 1.374274 sq. miles (3.559353 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.374274 sq. miles (3.559353 sq. km)
FIPS code: 46075
Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
Location: 44.737541 N, 90.496551 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 54446
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Loyal, WI
Loyal, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
Population (2000): 81
Housing Units (2000): 43
Land area (2000): 0.078624 sq. miles (0.203634 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.078624 sq. miles (0.203634 sq. km)
FIPS code: 44300
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 35.973684 N, 98.119052 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 73756
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Loyal, OK

Loyal may refer to:

  • The concept of loyalty
  • Ben Loyal, a mountain in Sutherland
  • "Loyal" (Chris Brown song), a 2013 song by American singer Chris Brown
  • Loyal (album), a 1988 album from New Zealand musician Dave Dobbyn
    • "Loyal" (Dave Dobbyn song), a 1988 single from the album
  • Ragamuffin Loyal, a racing yacht
  • Some places named Loyal in the United States:
    • Loyal, Oklahoma
    • Loyal, Wisconsin
    • Loyal (town), Wisconsin
  • Loyal (Lower Canada), opponents of the Patriotes during the Lower Canada Rebellion in 1837 and 1838
Loyal (album)

Loyal is a 1988 album by New Zealand singer-songwriter Dave Dobbyn. After the Footrot Flats album, Loyal moved him further away from the pub rock of DD Smash and into contemporary pop rock. The album "confronts love, loyalty and the power of personal politics." The album reached number 9 on the New Zealand music charts.

The hit single Slice of Heaven from the Footrot Flats soundtrack was also included on the album, despite it being nearly two years old at the time of the album release. Dobbyn commented that the song fitted in with the general theme of loyalty.

Loyal (Dave Dobbyn song)

"Loyal" is a single by New Zealand singer/songwriter Dave Dobbyn, released in 1988 from the album of the same name. The song reached number 19 on the New Zealand charts and has since become a cult song for the nation.

Loyal (Chris Brown song)

"Loyal" is a song by American singer Chris Brown, released as the fourth single from his sixth studio album X (2014). The song was produced by Nic Nac and features a guest appearance from fellow rapper Lil Wayne and another rapper depending on the version. French Montana and Too Short feature on the East and West Coast version while Tyga features on the video and album version. "Loyal" peaked at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was promoted with performances by Brown and Lil Wayne at the BET Awards 2014, Summer Jam, 2014 Soul Train Music Awards, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. This also marks the fifth Chris Brown and Lil Wayne collaboration and the second Chris Brown and Tyga collaboration.

Usage examples of "loyal".

Year 551, we offer up praises to God, His Son and the Holy Spirit for the success of the enterprise, and admonish all loyal subjects within the bounds of the Empire to join with us in this celebration, for surely we are delivered for the purpose of Christian vindication throughout the world.

Holding these pronounced views, aggressively loyal in every thought and action, General Pope was naturally in antagonism with the policy of the President.

She was free to deal on her own with the problem of a courageous, loyal, great-hearted, quixotic boy too old for his years who had, she knew in her bones, submitted for the second time to the alembic of a Change leader.

She loved her hometown the way one loves a loyal family pet during its arthritic, bad-smelling final years.

And Ashake memory recognized her for a girl recruited on one of the northern royal holdings, her family loyal for generations to the throne.

Whereas an insurrection exists in the State of Florida, by which the lives, liberty, and property of loyal citizens of the United States are endangered: And whereas it is deemed proper that all needful measures should be taken for the protection of such citizens and all officers of the United States in the discharge of their public duties in the State aforesaid: Now, therefore, be it known that I, Abraham LINCOLN, President of the United States, do hereby direct the commander of the forces of the United States on the Florida coast to permit no person to exercise any office or authority upon the islands of Key West, the Tortugas, and Santa Rosa, which may be inconsistent with the laws and Constitution of the United States, authorizing him at the same time, if he shall find it necessary, to suspend there the writ of habeas corpus, and to remove from the vicinity of the United States fortresses all dangerous or suspected persons.

Thus, during the Civil War, the Court found that the Confiscation Act of 1861, and the Supplementary Act of 1863, which, in authorizing the condemnation of vessels, made provision for the protection of interests of loyal citizens, merely created a municipal forfeiture and did not override or displace the law of prize.

There he bade his wife and children farewell, after committing them to the loyal protection of Roland.

Then had come the new Naashanite lancers, loyal to Bokram, the soon to be crowned king.

As he stared at the broken bauble, the big, muscular man began to cry and moan of how the Holy See and its chosen captain, di Bolgia, had ruined him and Munster, driving loyal bonaghts and galloglaiches and even noble FitzGerald kinsmen away from their loving sovran, leaving him and Munster now defenseless except for craven, money-grubbing oversea mercenaries, with no true loyalty of bravery in them not reckoned in grams of gold and ounces of silver.

He was a distant cousin, Brio Hood, devoid of charm, and fanatically loyal to the Prince of Berylon.

Ever determined to secure her reign, she spent her burgeoning fortune on the best mercenaries in the world, keeping them loyal with lucrative contracts.

Cassan is far away, and I shall need to rely on my loyal Duke of Cassan to uphold my law-as I know his regents shall do, during his minority.

During the intifadah, very few Guards defected to the rebels, and it was because the Guard remained cohesive and loyal that Saddam was able to defeat the revolts.

However, the Special Republican Guard, the Republican Guard, and a handful of regular army divisions remained both loyal and cohesive enough after the debacle of Desert Storm to suppress both of the revolts.