- 1 connected with or belonging to the king or queen of a country the royal family the royal household compare regal
- 2 used in the names of organizations that serve or are supported by a king or queen the Royal Navy the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
- 3impressive; suitable for a king or queen synonym splendid We were given a royal welcome.
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NAmE//ˈrɔɪəl//[only before noun]