- of or relating to a king; royal: the regal power.
- befitting or resembling a king.
- stately; splendid.
Origin of regal1
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- a portable reed organ of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Origin of regal2
Examples from the Web for regal
In October, news broke that Regal hired Morgan Stanley to explore a possible sale.
Regal Entertainment Group is the biggest and most geographically diverse theater company in the country.
With unexpected help from her transgender roommate, Regal finds the strength to put her life back together.
After her husband dies in a freak accident, Regal moves to Tel Aviv.
The regal technological milestone was passed as the Queen attended the opening of a new gallery at the Science Museum in London.One Has Tweeted!
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Would you not like to be buried with regal honour, in your native Clazomenæ?Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
The next cast—ah, the pride of it, the regal splendor of it!American Notes
When the "herb-man" came, she turned him away from the door with a regal courtesy.Tiverton Tales
That day she laid aside her regal robes and began her search for Proserpina.Classic Myths
Mary Catherine Judd
Of the regal army of three hundred men that hastened to Cattraeth, Alas!Y Gododin
- of, relating to, or befitting a king or queen; royal
- (sometimes plural) a portable organ equipped only with small reed pipes, popular from the 15th century and recently revived for modern performance
Word Origin and History for regal
late 14c., from Old French regal "royal" (12c.) or directly from Latin regalis "royal, kingly; of or belonging to a king, worthy of a king," from rex (genitive regis) "king," from PIE root *reg- "move in a straight line," hence, "direct in a straight line, rule, guide" (cf. Sanskrit raj- "a king, a leader;" Avestan razeyeiti "directs;" Persian rahst "right, correct;" Latin regere "to rule," rex "a king, a leader," rectus "right, correct;" Old Irish ri, Gaelic righ "a king;" Gaulish -rix "a king," in personal names, e.g. Vircingetorix; Gothic reiks "a leader;" Old English rice "kingdom," -ric "king," rice "rich, powerful," riht "correct;" Gothic raihts, Old High German recht, Old Swedish reht, Old Norse rettr "correct"). Related: Regally.