palatial

adjective
pa·​la·​tial | \pə-ˈlā-shəl \

Definition of palatial 

1 : of, relating to, or being a palace a palatial home

2 : suitable to a palace : magnificent palatial furnishings

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Other Words from palatial

palatially \pə-​ˈlā-​shə-​lē \ adverb
palatialness noun

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Beneath the fort lie the remains of the palatial home of one of Rome’s elite families. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Archaeologists map centuries of history beneath world’s oldest cathedral," 30 Nov. 2018 The Hall of Mirrors where Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shared a palatial lunch in Finland seemed to have a reality-bending effect long after their summit ended. Richard Lardner, The Seattle Times, "Fact check: Trump, Putin and their Hall of Mirrors," 17 July 2018 Request the Casa Baloco, a seven-bedroom gem, or the Casa Don Sancho, a palatial ten-bedroom house with a wine cellar and a pedigree: the groundwork for Cartagena's independence was laid here (weekly rentals from $16,000). Maureen Orth, Town & Country, "Inside Cartagena," 11 Jan. 2013 Later on, after relocating to a palatial apartment in the Osborne, on 57th Street, Foy and Lerman constructed a fittingly theatrical backdrop for the gatherings. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Gray Foy, a Master Precisionist Who Presided Over Legendary Salons, Gets a Turn in the Spotlight," 16 Nov. 2018 But those days are done; the past decade seeing National Hockey League teams build increasingly palatial, full-time practice facilities integral to their long-term survival. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s future hockey hub? Inside the big money — and community — of NHL practice facilities," 19 Aug. 2018 For an elevated echelon of athletes, Wimbledon — with its grass courts, all-white dress code and strawberries and cream tradition — could be considered palatial in terms of sporting events. Rosemary Feitelberg | Wwd, latimes.com, "Palace Skateboards teams with Adidas for court-driven apparel and accessories collaboration," 26 June 2018 Also looking positively palatial by comparison are Las Vegas (at 1,818), Orlando (at 1,992), Nashville (at 2,109) and San Antonio (at 3,249). Shannon Rooney, Philly.com, "How big a house will $200,000 buy in Philadelphia?," 30 May 2018 The president, who is deeply unpopular in London, will spend little time on the ground before flying to another palatial property: his golf course in Scotland. Katie Rogers, New York Times, "British Roll Out Trump’s Political Idol: Winston Churchill," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of palatial

circa 1722, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for palatial

Latin palatium palace

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palatial

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of palatial

: very large and impressive : like a palace

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