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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
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"
       [syn: 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 [syn: royal,
       royal stag]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
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.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. Noble; generous; magnificent; princely.
      [1913 Webster]

            How doth that royal merchant, good Antonio? --Shak.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. Under the patronage of royality; holding a charter granted
      by the sovereign; as, the Royal Academy of Arts; the Royal
      Society.
      [1913 Webster]

   Battle royal. See under Battle.

   Royal bay (Bot.), the classic laurel (Laurus nobilis.)

   Royal eagle. (Zool.) 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 (Zool.), a large, crested American tern (Sterna
      maxima).

   Royal tiger. (Zool.) 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.
      [1913 Webster]

   Syn: Kingly; regal; monarchical; imperial; kinglike;
        princely; august; majestic; superb; splendid;
        illustrious; noble; magnanimous.
        [1913 Webster]

3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Royal \Roy"al\, n.
   1. Printing and writing papers of particular sizes. See under
      paper, n.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. (Naut.) A small sail immediately above the topgallant
      sail. --Totten.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. (Zool.) One of the upper or distal branches of an antler,
      as the third and fourth tynes of the antlers of a stag.
      [1913 Webster]

   4. (Gun.) A small mortar.
      [1913 Webster]

   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.
      [1913 Webster]

   6. An old English coin. See Rial.
      [1913 Webster]

   7. (Auction Bridge) A royal spade.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
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.
   Headwords:
    Royal, NE
    Royal


5. U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
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.
   Headwords:
    Royal, IL
    Royal


6. U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
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.
   Headwords:
    Royal, IA
    Royal


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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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