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royal  


      adj  
1    of, relating to, or befitting a king, queen, or other monarch; regal  
2    prenominal; often cap   established, chartered by, under the patronage or in the service of royalty  
the Royal Society of St George     
3    being a member of a royal family  
4    above the usual or normal in standing, size, quality, etc.  
5    Informal   unusually good or impressive; first-rate  
6      (Nautical)   just above the topgallant (in the phrase royal mast)  
      n  
7    sometimes cap  
Informal   a member of a royal family  
8      (Also called)    royal stag   a stag with antlers having 12 or more branches  
9      (Nautical)   a sail set next above the topgallant, on a royal mast  
10    a size of printing paper, 20 by 25 inches  
11      (Also called)    small royal     (Chiefly Brit)   a size of writing paper, 19 by 24 inches  
12    any of various book sizes, esp. 6¼ by 10 inches (royal octavo), 6 3/4 by 10¼ inches (super royal octavo), and (chiefly Brit.) 10 by 12½ inches (royal quarto) and 10¼ by 13½ inches (super royal quarto)  
     (C14: from Old French roial, from Latin regalis, fit for a king, from rex king; compare regal1)  
  royally      adv  


Annapolis Royal  
      n   a town in SE Canada in W Nova Scotia on an arm of the Bay of Fundy: the first settlement in Canada (1605). Pop.: 633 (1991),   (Former name (until 1710))    Port Royal  
Astronomer Royal  
      n   an honorary title awarded to an eminent British astronomer: until 1972, the Astronomer Royal was also director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory  
battle royal  
      n  
1    a fight, esp. with fists or cudgels, involving more than two combatants; melee  
2    a long violent argument  
Marshal of the Royal Air Force  
      n   a rank in the Royal Air Force comparable to that of Field Marshal in the British army  
pair royal  
      n   (in some card games) a set of three cards of the same denomination  
Port Royal  
      n  
1    a fortified town in SE Jamaica, at the entrance to Kingston harbour: capital of Jamaica in colonial times  
2       the former name (until 1710) of       Annapolis Royal  
3      (French)   an educational institution about 27 km (17 miles) west of Paris that flourished from 1638 to 1704, when it was suppressed by papal bull as it had become a centre of Jansenism. Its teachers were noted esp. for their work on linguistics: their Grammaire générale et raisonnée exercised much influence  
prince royal  
      n   the eldest son of a monarch  
princess royal  
      n  
1    the eldest daughter of a British or (formerly) a Prussian sovereign: a title not always conferred  
2    caps   the title of Princess Anne  
rhyme royal  
      n     (Prosody)   a stanzaic form introduced into English verse by Chaucer, consisting of seven lines of iambic pentameter rhyming a b a b b c c  
Royal Academy  
      n   a society founded by George III in 1768 to foster a national school of painting, sculpture, and design in England,   (Full name)    Royal Academy of Arts  
Royal Air Force  
      n   the air force of the United Kingdom,   (Abbrev)    RAF  
Royal Air Force List  
      n     (Brit)   an official list of all serving commissioned officers of the RAF and reserve officers liable for recall  
Royal and Ancient Club  
      n   the. a golf club, headquarters of the sport's ruling body, based in St Andrews, Scotland,   (Abbrev.)    R&A  
royal assent  
      n   (in Britain) the formal signing of an act of Parliament by the sovereign, by which it becomes law  
royal blue  
      n  
a    a deep blue colour  
b    (as adj.)  
a royal-blue carpet     
royal burgh  
      n   (in Scotland) a burgh that was established by a royal charter granted directly by the sovereign  
Royal Canadian Mounted Police  
      n   the federal police force of Canada,   (Abbrev)    RCMP  
Royal Commission  
      n   (in Britain) a body set up by the monarch on the recommendation of the prime minister to gather information about the operation of existing laws or to investigate any social, educational, or other matter. The commission has prescribed terms of reference and reports to the government on how any change might be achieved  
royal duke  
      n   a duke who is also a royal prince, being a member of the royal family  
Royal Engineers  
      pl n   a branch of the British army that undertakes the building of fortifications, mines, bridges, and other engineering works,   (Abbrev.)    RE  
royal fern  
      n   a fern, Osmunda regalis, of damp regions, having large fronds up to 2 metres (7 feet) in height, some of which are modified for bearing spores: family Osmundaceae  
royal flush  
      n     (Poker)   a hand made up of the five top honours of a suit  
Royal Highness  
      n   a title of honour used in addressing or referring to a member of a royal family  
royal icing  
      n     (Brit)   a hard white icing made from egg whites and icing sugar, used for coating and decorating cakes, esp. fruit cakes  
Royal Institution  
      n   a British society founded in 1799 for the dissemination of scientific knowledge  
royal jelly  
      n   a substance secreted by the pharyngeal glands of worker bees and fed to all larvae when very young and to larvae destined to become queens throughout their development  
Royal Leamington Spa  
      n      the official name of       Leamington Spa  
Royal Marines  
      pl n     (Brit)   a corps of soldiers specially trained in amphibious warfare,   (Abbrev.)    RM  
Royal Mint  
      n   a British organization having the sole right to manufacture coins since the 16th century. In 1968 it moved from London to Llantrisant in Wales  
Royal National Theatre  
      n   a theatre complex in London, on the S bank of the Thames (opened 1976). The prefix Royal was added in 1988. It houses the Royal National Theatre Company  
Royal Navy  
      n   the navy of the United Kingdom,   (Abbrev)    RN  
royal palm  
      n   any of several palm trees of the genus Roystonea, esp. R. regia, of tropical America, having a tall trunk with a tuft of feathery pinnate leaves  
royal poinciana  
      n   a caesalpiniaceous tree, Delonix regia, that is native to Madagascar but widely cultivated elsewhere, having clusters of large scarlet flowers and long pods,   (Also called)    flamboyant  
royal purple  
      n  
a    a deep reddish-purple colour, sometimes approaching a strong violet  
b    (as adj.)  
a royal-purple dress     
royal road  
      n   an easy or direct way of achieving a desired end  
the royal road to success     
Royal Scots Greys  
      pl n   the. a British cavalry regiment, the Second Dragoons,   (Also called)    Greys, Scots Greys  
     (C17: from their grey uniforms)  
Royal Society  
      n   an association founded in England by Charles II in 1660 to promote research in the sciences  
royal stag  
      n      See       royal       8  
Royal Standard  
      n   a flag bearing the arms of the British sovereign, flown only when she (or he) is present  
royal tennis  
      n      another name for       real tennis  
Royal Victorian Order  
      n   (in Britain) an order of chivalry founded by Queen Victoria in 1896, membership of which is conferred for special services to the sovereign,   (Abbrev)    VO  
royal warrant  
      n   an authorization to a tradesman to supply goods to a royal household  
Royal Worcester  
      n   Worcester china made after 1862  
Women's Royal Voluntary Service  
      n   a British auxiliary service organized in 1938 as the Women's Voluntary Service for work in air raids and civil defence: active throughout World War II and since 1945 in providing support services for those in need: became the Women's Royal Voluntary Service in 1966,   (Abbrev.)    WRVS  
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n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and his concubine, or a woman greatly his inferior, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. The concept is now limited to royal marriages. Syn. Morganatic marriage or marriage of the left hand.
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
n.
A social club started at Port Royal by Samuel de Champlain to help pass the long and cold winter nights. Each person took turns being host for an evening and serving his fellow man.
n.
a teamwork session in the visual domain (design, architecture, urban planning) organized on the purpose of finalizing a project within a previously defined timeframe.
The correct spelling in French (where the word originates from) is "charrette". "charette" is the Anglicized form.
n.
1. a fashion enthusiast; someone who sets or follows trends; 2. woman working in the fashion domain (as a designer, journalist, model etc.); 3. woman passionate about shopping;
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