Definition of Loyal

1. Adjective. Steadfast in allegiance or duty. "Loyal friends stood by him"




2. Adjective. Inspired by love for your country.

3. Adjective. Unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause. "Fast friends"
Exact synonyms: Fast, Firm, Truehearted
Similar to: Faithful
Derivative terms: Firmness

Definition of Loyal

1. a. Faithful to law; upholding the lawful authority; faithful and true to the lawful government; faithful to the prince or sovereign to whom one is subject; unswerving in allegiance.

Definition of Loyal

1. Adjective. Firm in allegiance to a person or institution. ¹

2. Adjective. Faithful to a person or cause. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Loyal

1. faithful to one's allegiance [adj -ALER, -ALEST]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Loyal

loxes
loxia
loxing
loxodont
loxodonts
loxodrome
loxodromes
loxodromic
loxodromics
loxodromism
loxodromy
loxoscelism
loxygen
loxygens
loy
loyal (current term)
loyaler
loyalest
loyalism
loyalisms
loyalist
loyalists
loyalization
loyalize
loyalized
loyalizes
loyalizing
loyall
loyaller
loyallest

Literary usage of Loyal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"... The mighty years in long procession ran: Once more the godlike David waa re- stor'd, 1031 And willing nations knew their lawful lord. mas, " the loyal ..."

2. Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield ; with a Review of the by James Gillespie Blaine (1884)
"What the President desired was the establishment of civil government by a loyal people, with the reign of law and order everywhere recognized. ..."

3. A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne by Adolphus William Ward (1899)
"Heywood's Royal King and loyal Subject he supposes to have been produced in consequence of the revival in 1633 of Fletcher's loyal Subject. ..."

4. The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the by Robert Chambers (1832)
"On the 17th of November, of the year just mentioned, the loyal Society met at the Roebuck, to celebrate ... One of the tew members of the loyal Society who ..."

5. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"A dear lovable woman, welcome at a sick bedside; as much in place there as when facing an angry nation; contented in the home she made; the loyal friend; ..."

6. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... And, midmost, swift Achilles ; passionate tears He shed; for there upon his loyal friend, Stark on a bier, and gash'd with wounds, he gazed ; Him had he ..."

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