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 for royal
From 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.
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     2. Noble; generous; magnificent; princely.
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              How doth that royal merchant, good Antonio? --Shak.
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     3. Under the patronage of royality; holding a charter granted
        by the sovereign; as, the Royal Academy of Arts; the Royal
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     Battle royal. See under Battle.
     Royal+bay+(Bot.),+the+classic+laurel+({Laurus+nobilis">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
     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
     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.
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     Syn: Kingly; regal; monarchical; imperial; kinglike;
          princely; august; majestic; superb; splendid;
          illustrious; noble; magnanimous.
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From 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.
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     2. (Naut.) A small sail immediately above the topgallant
        sail. --Totten.
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     3. (Zool.) One of the upper or distal branches of an antler,
        as the third and fourth tynes of the antlers of a stag.
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     4. (Gun.) A small mortar.
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     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.
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     6. An old English coin. See Rial.
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     7. (Auction Bridge) A royal spade.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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
      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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  144 Moby Thesaurus words for "royal":
     advantageous, anointed king, aristocratic, august, auspicious,
     baron, baroness, baronial, beneficial, benevolent, bon, bonny,
     braw, bueno, capital, champion, chief, chieftain, classical,
     cogent, commendable, courtly, crown, crowned head, dignified,
     duchess, duke, duodecimo, dynast, dynastic, earl, effortless,
     eighteenmo, elegant, emperor, estimable, excellent, expedient,
     facile, fair, famous, favorable, fine, folio, front, glorious,
     good, goodly, grand, grand duke, grandiose, grave, healthy,
     helpful, high chief, imperator, imperatorial, imperatorious,
     imperial, imperious, imposing, impressive, kind, king,
     king-emperor, kinglet, kinglike, kingly, laudable, light,
     lord paramount, lordly, magisterial, magnificent, majestic,
     majesty, medium, monarch, monarchal, monarchial, monarchic,
     monarchical, nice, nobility, noble, nobleman, noblewoman,
     number one, octavo, octodecimo, overlord, paramount, peer, peerage,
     petty king, pleasant, potentate, prime, prince, prince consort,
     princelike, princely, princess, profitable, purple, quarto, queen,
     queenlike, queenly, rank, regal, resplendent, royal personage,
     royalty, ruler, sedate, sextodecimo, simple, sixteenmo, skillful,
     smooth, sober, solemn, sound, sovereign, splendid, stately,
     statuesque, super, superb, superior, suzerain, tetrarch, top,
     twelvemo, untroublesome, useful, valid, venerable, very good,
     virtuous, viscount, viscountess, worthy

From 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.
      Royal, NE

From 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.
      Royal, IL

From 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.
      Royal, IA

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