- roy rogers,
- roy, rammohun,
- royal academy,
- royal air force,
- royal air force list,
- royal and ancient club,
- royal anne
Origin of royal
Examples from the Web for royally
Bombshell report in the U.S. or royally obsessed with the Brits?
Sexless and reassuring they may be, incapable of sin they may be, but they have screwed us royally all the same.Berlusconi Exits, and an Era of Sexist Buffoonery Is Over|Lawrence Osborne|November 17, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Shall I royally discard it,” she asked, “or give them a buster?The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 2 of 2|Edward Tyas Cook
The two lines of battle were royally whacking away at each other, and there was no rest or peace in all that region.Wounds in the rain|Stephen Crane
Many guests had been invited to meet him, and these were entertained until they were all royally drunk.Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)|Charles Morris
And royally did the poor unlettered African fulfil the trust committed to his keeping.Recitations for the Social Circle|James Clarence Harvey
There was nothing between him and his desires—nothing but that inborn justice and truth, in which he so royally believed.Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster|F. Marion Crawford
Word Origin for royal
mid-13c., "fit for a king;" late 14c., "pertaining to a king," from Old French roial "royal, regal; splendid, magnificent" (12c., Modern French royal), from Latin regalis "of a king, kingly, royal, regal," from rex (genitive regis) "king" (see rex). Meaning "thorough, total" attested from 1940s; that of "splendid, first-rate" from 1853.
Battle royal (1670s) preserves the French custom of putting the adjective after the noun (cf. attorney general); the sense of the adjective here is "on a grand scale" (cf. pair-royal "three of a kind in cards or dice," c.1600). The Royal Oak was a tree in Boscobel in Shropshire in which Charles II hid himself during flight after the Battle of Worcester in 1651. Sprigs of oak were worn to commemorate his restoration in 1660.
"royal person," c.1400, from royal (adj.). Specifically "member of the royal family" from 1774.