Definition of loyal
1 : unswerving in allegiance: such asa : faithful in allegiance to one's lawful sovereign or government were loyal to the kingb : faithful to a private person to whom faithfulness is due a loyal husbandc : faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, institution, or product a loyal churchgoer loyal to the party of their forebears — Dennis Farney
2 : showing loyalty a loyal friend
loyallyplay \ˈlȯi-ə-lē\ adverb
Examples of loyal in a Sentence
The team has many loyal fans.
She has provided the company with many years of loyal service.
Recent Examples of loyal from the Web
Around 30 loyal and skeptical fans held firm in their spots outside the door.
While their ever-loyal ARMY knows everything that there is to learn about the BTS guys, there's a lot to this South Korean act that newcomers may not be familiar with.
Our loyal companions are packing on the pounds in step with us, a new study finds.
Since 2015, forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi have been fighting against Houthi rebels, a Shiite insurgency aligned with former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, ousted in 2012.
Meyer is on the one hand, as a politician and person, more awful than ever—more craven, more selfish, more willing to betray those who are loyal to her for momentary political gain.
Jim Hicks, a retiree living in Atlanta, was one of those loyal customers.
However, just recently, the 21-year-old actress and singer posted a very heart-wrenching Instagram video singing the show's theme song with two of her loyal fans.
Instead, alcohol industry executives say millennials are comfortable migrating between all three alcohol categories—wine, spirits and beer—and are less loyal to individual brands and price points.
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Origin and Etymology of loyal
Middle French, from Old French leial, leel, from Latin legalis legal
First Known Use: 1531See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of loyal
LOYAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of loyal for English Language Learners
: having or showing complete and constant support for someone or something
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Definition of loyal for Students
: having or showing true and constant support for someone or something loyal fans
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