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bird/whale/royal etc watcher
▪ Fifteen thousand bird watchers visit annually.
▪ Industry-watchers hailed the takeover as a triumph.
presidential/royal/ministerial etc duties (=duties that go with being a president, member of a royal family, a minister etc)
▪ The prince is now old enough to carry out royal duties.
royal blue
Royal Commission
royal flush
Royal Highness
Royal Regiment of Scotland, the
the Royal family (=the king or queen and their family)
▪ The Royal Family have large estates in Scotland.
the royal prerogative (=the rights of kings and queens)
the royal prerogative
▪ The new law will become effective three months from when it receives royal assent.
▪ Two days later the Education Act of 1944 received the royal assent.
▪ On 16 January 1707 the Treaty of Union received its royal assent.
▪ The Town Development Act received the royal assent in August 1952.
▪ The royal assent has not been refused since 1708.
▪ Three days after my sixteenth birthday, in August 1944, Butler's Education Act received the royal assent.
▪ The bill is expected to received royal assent in July, the regulations to come into force early 1994.
▪ Earlier this month the Badgers Bill completed its passage through both Houses of Parliament, and by now should have royal assent.
▪ The crisis in the royal authority was underlined by the activities of Charles of Navarre in Normandy.
▪ Williams answered that he cared for no royal authority, since it all rested on a solemn public lie.
▪ At the time he probably seemed instead a manifestation of resurgent royal authority.
▪ Richard Hansard was then one of a group of northerners sent to restore royal authority in Hampshire.
▪ There was then apparently an offer of pardon to others who submitted willingly to the royal authority without delay.
▪ A rapid reassertion of royal authority was essential, and this provided Gloucester with an opening.
▪ There was nothing inherently subversive of royal authority here.
▪ Cocherel witnessed an important blow struck for royal authority by an army under a commander of undoubted skill and experience.
▪ A must is probably the most spectacular and romantic royal castle in the world - Neuschwanstein.
▪ No group of historic buildings symbolises a nation's history more than this old royal castle.
▪ From 1321 to 1325 he was also in charge of works at the royal castle there.
▪ Surgery grew as a separate profession under its own royal charter.
▪ The colony was doomed to be swallowed by Massachusetts and Rhode Island, which had royal charters as it did not.
▪ In 1670 he was one of the original adventurers listed in the royal charter of the Hudson's Bay Company.
▪ These Puritans, who did have a royal charter, wanted unity even more than did the Pilgrims.
▪ In 1638 he became an alderman of Shrewsbury under its new royal charter.
▪ A market overt is a market, constituted under statute, by royal charter or by long standing custom.
▪ Bradstreet again served as governor until May of 1692 when the governor appointed under the new royal charter arrived.
▪ He became a royal clerk, probably by July 1359, certainly by 1361.
▪ The acquisition of Templar estates and of alien priories likewise enlarged the openings for royal clerks.
▪ Many farms were let out to royal clerks and lay servants - another aspect of crown patronage.
▪ In 1996 a royal commission concluded that the problem went beyond attempts to snuff out native culture.
▪ Everyone agrees that it is the report, and that there is no point in having a royal commission after Woolf.
▪ However, he opposed a royal commission on the legalisation of drugs, the formal policy of the Liberal Democrats.
▪ In 1604 he received a lucrative royal commission to print the Ten Commandments for use in churches throughout the country.
▪ A capacity for burying problems made royal commissions and the like instantly attractive to politicians besieged by one knotty issue or another.
▪ To begin with, Margaret Thatcher dispensed with royal commissions.
▪ Once established, a royal commission was out of political control.
▪ Never given office by the Liberals, he served as a back-bencher on several royal commissions and committees.
▪ The royal couple are rarely seen together outside official engagements.
▪ Isabelia was satisfied, and the royal couple were wed in October.
▪ It was the scene of a failed assassination attempt on the royal couple at a charity concert nine years ago.
▪ Walking several feet apart and avoiding even making eye contact, the royal couple arrive at Seoul's national cemetery.
▪ The incident was one of many domestic crises which crowded in upon the royal couple in those tumultuous early days.
▪ At Great Ormond Street hospital doctors tell the royal couple that William has a depressed fracture which needs an immediate operation.
▪ Until well into the sixteenth century the royal court and its functionaries were peripatetic.
▪ That he might elevate her into the imaginary ranks of some royal court of whiteness.
▪ Numerous conflicts within the kingdom were thus centred upon the royal court.
▪ There were court musicians whose exact relation to the family or to any royal court was predictably fuzzy.
▪ This was the moment when the Deiran royal court was destroyed.
▪ Most of their business was transacted in the royal court, whose physical setting dictated the rituals of supplication and patronage.
▪ Indeed it is more than likely that Desiderius was encouraged in his actions by the royal court.
▪ They toured castles in the royal estates of Charlottenburg and Potsdam.
▪ It was a royal estate in Saxon times, but how far back into that age?
▪ The former royal estate was bought by the Knightley family in 1415 and the original hall was built in 1540.
▪ This was clearly true of peasants on royal estates, which is where many smaller mints were located.
▪ Cash-rents were exacted on royal estates.
▪ The notion that the royal family should be kept on because it is a tourist attraction has always been a ludicrous one.
▪ But the crown prince is 71 himself, and, having only half-brothers within the royal family, may have difficulty ruling.
▪ The formal powers of the royal family have diminished as the yardage about them in the newspapers has grown.
▪ Teiresias, the prophet who had brought so many distressful prophecies to the royal family, came to bring still another.
▪ Syngman Rhee was born in 1875 into a branch of the royal family but one lacking in wealth.
▪ But much of it also went into the unbridled and anachronistic opulence of the royal family and the main tribal chiefs.
▪ It is governed by an Amir, chosen by and from the members of the royal family.
▪ Even though her family had rubbed shoulders with the royal family for years, Sarah was understandably nervous.
▪ But the royal house of Stewart itself had not been threatened; in both cases, the king's son had succeeded.
▪ Admittedly, they were of the royal house of Hapsburg but they were no less dead for that.
▪ So, too, did members of various noble and royal houses.
▪ On a number of occasions I found members of the royal household resting.
▪ The significance of the Tudor reforms in the royal Household is not very easily assessed.
▪ Their loss was not reported to police or the royal household - and work carried on as if nothing had happened.
▪ The anti-Roman faction in the royal household seized power and totally upset the careful arrangements made and fostered by Rome.
▪ But a senior member of the royal household told the Mirror that any inaccuracies in the diagrams were tiny.
▪ Some were closely linked to him through the goods and provisions which they supplied to the royal household.
▪ Some of these, like the reforms in the royal Household, were largely a matter of tidying up existing arrangements.
▪ He could afford this, for the royal household had brazenly looked after its own.
▪ However, if a hard smooth surface is required royal icing is very effective.
▪ Place the remaining royal icing in the piping bag and fit with a small star nozzle.
▪ When dry, carefully peel the brushes off the paper and secure on to the lid with a little spare royal icing.
▪ Position the six roses between the candles and stick them down with dabs of royal icing.
▪ Colour a little more royal icing pink, keep tightly wrapped, and colour the remaining royal icing green.
▪ Stick small poinsettias inside the larger ones with royal icing, then arrange flowers and leaves on the cake, as shown.
▪ Attach the tongue in the mouth using a little royal icing to secure.
▪ In a series of briefings yesterday, sources agreed the royal marriage was less than perfect.
▪ But this is the tail end of a really big set of stories about royal marriages.
▪ They described the King's surprise and frustration, for usually the Pope made little difficulty over the annulment of royal marriages.
▪ It all comes dangerously close to royal marriages between first cousins.
▪ Charles and Diana sent back the bland and unadventurous vegetarian dish, a taste of the lacklustre state of the royal marriage.
▪ The royal marriage worked reasonably well.
▪ Can Anne and Tim beat royal marriage curse?
▪ She spent her mature and declining years arranging royal marriages for her children.
▪ Geoffrey was fortunate in having the support of the king in his arguments with royal officials in Ireland.
▪ Indeed, one chronicler suggests that a rising against the oppressive behaviour of royal officials might easily have occurred.
▪ In the process of dissolution, the royal officials had stripped the church, as all others, of its valuable ornaments.
▪ All this could be complicated by the involvement of royal officials who might choose to aid one or other party.
▪ Buckingham Palace has denied a report that senior royal officials said the marriage had run into difficulties.
▪ There is no suggestion that Gloucester enjoyed any influence within the lordships, where the royal officials remained unchanged.
▪ But royal officials poo-poo the claims.
▪ Similarly, royal officials profited from their duties, and there was inevitably corruption.
▪ It's famous for royal palaces, wonderful art galleries, stunning architecture and even its seaside.
▪ D., a curiously grim old Buddhist saint and sage known as Bodhidharma, who immediately proceeded to the royal palace.
▪ Others had been imprisoned following an attack on the royal palace at Skhirat, near Rabat, in 1971.
▪ At Kaiserslauten he built a royal palace of red stone on a lavish scale.
▪ As paymaster he was responsible for the organization of the finance required in the restoration of the neglected royal palaces.
▪ Author A N Wilson has detailed the benefits that would be gained by handing over the royal palaces to a republican government.
▪ Panic spread through the city, followed by rebellion in the royal palace.
▪ The boys thanked her politely and returned to the rest of the royal party grinning and clutching their gifts.
▪ We tracked Sam down to Calcutta where he was travelling with the royal party.
▪ Benn collected the 12d fares from the royal party, who paid with specially-minted coins.
▪ The government is reportedly unwilling to enforce conservation laws in the case of influential royal parties from its Gulf allies.
▪ As the royal party was brought round backstage, my thirst got the better of me.
▪ The last two carriages of the 10.20am London-to-Oxford train had been reserved for the royal party.
▪ A golf tournament with royal patronage was too good an opportunity for a publicity-minded company to miss.
▪ The Woodvilles' assimilation into the political community was further eased by a less aggressive manipulation of royal patronage on their behalf.
▪ For the church this surge in royal patronage had damaging effects, pastoral and political.
▪ Here was a family determined if at all possible to keep royal power in its own hands.
▪ He resigned his royal power and organized a commonwealth, building a council hall where the citizens should gather and vote.
▪ But did it necessarily grow at the expense of royal power?
▪ There is no certain evidence that Hlothhere shared royal power as king of Kent with his nephew.
▪ The next four decades saw a slow but fairly steady erosion of royal power.
▪ The dark figure on the raised white terrace; legate of the sun facing the sun; the most ancient royal power.
▪ Yet the Josephite victory presaged no broader attempt to circumscribe royal power.
▪ The ideology of royal power was already widely diffused in Charles's kingdom after centuries of Merovingian rule.
▪ In 1698, a fire destroyed much of the palace and the royal residence shifted to St James's.
▪ The guest house for the abbey became the nucleus of a royal residence.
▪ And Richmond is only one of the royal residences!
▪ Another confidential royal servant, however, fared less well.
▪ Because of Gloucester's influence in the duchy, royal servants naturally looked to him for lordship.
▪ The duke, in other words, contributed to the royal connection as well as providing a focus for existing royal servants.
▪ It is clear that neither of them could call on the personal loyalty of the royal servants in the duchy.
▪ Dudley, a trusted royal servant, was prepared to see an expansion of ducal influence in the county.
▪ By 1483 some at least of the royal servants were sufficiently committed to Gloucester to play an active role in his coup.
▪ The evidence seems to point to a legal style which a number of royal servants were competent to use.
▪ Politicians, pundits and royal watchers have all made public comment on the private life of Charles and Diana.
▪ Experienced royal watchers claimed to note a distinctly frosty air between the couple.
▪ The prince and princess's hectic schedule of engagements will be closely observed by royal watchers.
▪ But the sombre ceremony threw royal watchers a dilemma.
▪ With enormous skill she manipulated friends and assisted long-time royal watcher Andrew Morton to secure her ticket to freedom.
▪ Ironically, for two weeks in 1981, the royal yacht was the luxurious honeymoon base for Charles and Diana.
▪ In 1933 Princess Victoria joined the royal Yacht from this quay.
▪ It had a single curved platform and a handsome waiting-room, and provided access from the railway to the royal yacht.
▪ On board the royal yacht, with its 21officers and 256 men, they were never left alone.
▪ The Royals seem to use the royal yacht purely for privileged leisure cruising - at our vast expense.
your/his/her Royal Highness
▪ the royal house of Austria
▪ They've made a royal mess of things.
▪ A small bomb was said to have exploded near the royal party's hotel, causing no injuries.
▪ But otherwise the informal processes of the Chamber continued to dominate royal finance until the 1530s.
▪ The royal crypt was laid out by the architect Kamil RoÜkot in 1928-35.
▪ The ceremony at Notre-Dame was one of the great royal spectacles of the sixteenth century.
▪ The development of the retinue would have been impossible without royal backing and reflected, rather than negated, the king's authority.
▪ Then he demanded to see the royal store-rooms and the lettuce-garden.
▪ Turn right towards the royal palace, then right again to reach Place Royale.
▪ Walking several feet apart and avoiding even making eye contact, the royal couple arrive at Seoul's national cemetery.
▪ It is a pity that other royals can not behave like her, particularly during the personal crises in their lives.
▪ She is also expected to join other royals at the church service on Christmas Day.
▪ The royals have had their own train for 150 years.
▪ The royals should be told to do likewise.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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?

  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["o]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["o]l.), a large, crested American tern ( Sterna maxima).

    Royal tiger. (Zo["o]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.


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.

  3. (Zo["o]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.

  7. (Auction Bridge) A royal spade.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-13c., "fit for a king;" late 14c., "pertaining to a king," from Old French roial "royal, regal; splendid, magnificent" (12c., Modern French royal), from Latin regalis "of a king, kingly, royal, regal," from rex (genitive regis) "king" (see rex). Meaning "thorough, total" attested from 1940s; that of "splendid, first-rate" from 1853. \n

\nBattle royal (1670s) preserves the French custom of putting the adjective after the noun (as in attorney general); the sense of the adjective here is "on a grand scale" (compare pair-royal "three of a kind in cards or dice," c.1600). The Royal Oak was a tree in Boscobel in Shropshire in which Charles II hid himself during flight after the Battle of Worcester in 1651. Sprigs of oak were worn to commemorate his restoration in 1660.


"royal person," c.1400, from royal (adj.). Specifically "member of the royal family" from 1774.


a. 1 Of or relating to a monarch or their family. 2 Having the air or demeanour of a monarch. 3 (context nautical English) In large sailing ships, of a mast right above the topgallant mast and its sails. 4 (context boxing military English) free-for-all, especially involving multiple combatants. 5 (context informal English) (non-gloss definition: Used as an intensifier). n. 1 A royal person; a member of a royal family. 2 (context paper printing English) A standard size of printing paper, measuring 25 by 20 inches. 3 (context dated English) The Australian decimal currency intended to replace the pound in 1966; was changed to "(term dollar English)" before it was actually circulated. 4 The fourth tine of an antler's beam. 5 (context nautical English) In large sailing ships, square sail over the topgallant sail. 6 An old English gold coin, the rial. 7 (context military English) A small mortar. 8 (context card games English) In auction bridge, a royal spade.

  1. adj. 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" [syn: imperial, majestic, purple, regal]

  5. invested with royal power as symbolized by a crown; "the royal (or crowned) heads of Europe"

  1. n. a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast

  2. stag with antlers of 12 or more branches [syn: royal stag]

Royal, NE -- U.S. village in Nebraska
Population (2000): 75
Housing Units (2000): 40
Land area (2000): 0.143227 sq. miles (0.370956 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.143227 sq. miles (0.370956 sq. km)
FIPS code: 42495
Located within: Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
Location: 42.333688 N, 98.123833 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 68773
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Royal, NE
Royal, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
Population (2000): 279
Housing Units (2000): 133
Land area (2000): 0.225019 sq. miles (0.582796 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.225019 sq. miles (0.582796 sq. km)
FIPS code: 66157
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 40.193408 N, 87.973189 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Royal, IL
Royal, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
Population (2000): 479
Housing Units (2000): 219
Land area (2000): 0.293103 sq. miles (0.759132 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.293103 sq. miles (0.759132 sq. km)
FIPS code: 69105
Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
Location: 43.063951 N, 95.284790 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 51357
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Royal, IA

Royal may refer to:

  • Royalty
  • Royal family
Royal (sail)

A royal is a small sail flown immediately above the topgallant on square rigged sailing ships. It was originally called the "topgallant royal" and was used in light and favorable winds.

Royal sails were normally found only on larger ships with masts tall enough to accommodate the extra canvas. Royals were introduced around the turn of the 18th century, but were not usually flown on the mizzenmast until the end of that century. It gave its name to a Dutch term for a light breeze—the Royal Sail Breeze or bovenbramzeilskoelte was a Force 2 wind on the Beaufort Scale.

Royal (Indian magazine)

Royal Magazine is a bi-monthly, premier lifestyle publication geared towards urban Indian men. It is independently published by Anoop Verma. Royal features a mix of fashion, grooming, entertainment, women, travel destinations, and technology. Notable interviews include: Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor, Bollywood director Farhan Akhtar, Hollywood actress Indira Varma, rapper Hard Kaur, and real estate mogul Snehal Mantri.

Royal (name)

Royal can be a surname or a given name. Bearers include:

Royal (restaurant)

__NOTOC__ Royal is a former restaurant in The Hague, Netherlands. It was a fine dining restaurant that was awarded one Michelin star in the period 1958-1968.

The building in which the restaurant was located was once the residence of Constantijn Huygens. Restaurant Royal was housed at the address Kneuterdijk 1 from August 1890 till 1918. In 1918, the restaurant, at that time under the leadership of L.J.A. Kemper, relocated to the address Lange Voorhout 44.

The restaurant got into serious difficulties in 1987. Attempts to save it by newspaper publisher A.G. Sijthoff and Brewery Heineken failed and the building was sold to real estate broker Harry Mens, who converted it to an office building. During the rebuilding and renovation, several special artefacts, like the glass dome, were conserved.

The building is a Rijksmonument since 1973.

Usage examples of "royal".

Among other results was the ease with which German Protestantism became the instrument of royal and princely absolutism from the sixteenth century until the kings and princes were overthrown in 1918.

Their attachment also to the ancient royal family had been much weakened by their habits of submission to the Danish princes, and by their late election of Harold or their acquiescence in his usurpation.

The acquisition of Modar, a prince of the royal blood of the Amali, gave a bold and faithful champion to the cause of Rome.

There was still a kernel of distrust--the United States would not show the Saudis its sigint cables--and actionable intelligence it passed along often vanished when it reached the salons of the royal family, whose interests were often inscrutably complex.

As we left the Tuileries, Patu took me to the house of a celebrated actress of the opera, Mademoiselle Le Fel, the favourite of all Paris, and member of the Royal Academy of Music.

American Tonsil, Adenoid and Vas Deferens Society, at the Old Royal Maison New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANSThe American Tonsil, Adenoid and Vas Deferens Society is holding their fifth annual convention this week in the Old Royal Maison New Orleans.

Grand Ballroom of the Old Royal Maison New Orleans, Channel Fourteen brings you coverage of the final, formal, farewell banquet of the American Tonsil, Adenoid and Vas Deferens Society.

And probably the empress herself might have seen less reason for her admonitions on the subject, had it not been for the circumstance, which was no doubt unfortunate, that the royal family at this time contained no member of a graver age and a settled respectability of character who might, by his example, have tempered the exuberance natural to the extreme youth of the sovereigns and their brothers.

American bicycle-builders had surpassed the Royal Aeronautical Society, because they flew their crafts themselves, lying prone in their own creations, flying, as it was noted, by the seat of their pants.

Trade was hampered by widespread piracy, agriculture was so inefficient that the population was never fed adequately, the name exchequer emerged to describe the royal treasury because the officials were so deficient in arithmetic they were forced to use a chequered cloth as a kind of abacus when making calculations.

At the Royal Canal bridge, from his hoarding, Mr Eugene Stratton, his blub lips agrin, bade all comers welcome to Pembroke township.

I wonder if you would be so kind as to stroll with me to the royal stables now, while all is quiet there, and perhaps advise me on what might ail him?

At my request, Ysandre had several volumes sent from the Royal Library, texts on Alba and books in Cruithne, and treatises on the Master of the Straits.

Zappa was in London in September 1967 to play the Royal Albert Hall and to promote his second album, Absolutely Free.