- adj. 皇家的；盛大的；女王的；高贵的；第一流的
- n. 王室；王室成员
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
1. royal by marriage. be royal by blood.
2. loyal, royal: 一心一意是忠诚，穿得花枝招展(r)是贵族。
来自拉丁语 regalis,国王的，王室的，来自 rex,国王，国君，词源同 regal,rule.
- royal:  Royal and regal are ultimately the same word. Both go back to the Latin adjective rēgālis, a derivative of rēx ‘king’. But whereas regal was probably borrowed direct from Latin, royal was acquired via Old French, where rēgālis became roial.
- royal (adj.)
- 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 (as in attorney general); the sense of the adjective here is "on a grand scale" (compare 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 (n.)
- "royal person," c. 1400, from royal (adj.). Specifically "member of the royal family" from 1774.
- 1. You can buy a formulation containing royal jelly, pollen and vitamin C.
- 2. Banks spent his national service in the Royal Navy.
- 3. All the royal cars are fitted with electronic homing devices.
- 4. Her Royal Highness has definite views about most things.
- 5. After the Norman Conquest the forest became a royal hunting preserve.
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