adjective re·gal \ˈrē-gəl\

: of, relating to, or suitable for a king or queen

Full Definition of REGAL

:  of, relating to, or suitable for a king
:  of notable excellence or magnificence :  splendid
re·gal·i·ty \ri-ˈga-lə-tē\ noun
re·gal·ly \ˈrē-gə-lē\ adverb

Examples of REGAL

  1. <the actress's regal bearing makes her a perfect choice to play royalty on the screen>
  2. <envisioned a regal wedding with hundreds of guests, a full choir, and a reception at the fanciest hotel in town>

Origin of REGAL

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin regalis — more at royal
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Foreign Functionary Terms

count, despot, emir, wardrobe, yeoman

Rhymes with REGAL

REGALLY Defined for Kids


adjective re·gal \ˈrē-gəl\

Definition of REGAL for Kids

:  relating to or suitable for a king or queen :  royal
re·gal·ly adverb


Next Word in the Dictionary: regale (verb)Previous Word in the Dictionary: regainmentAll Words Near: regal
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears