American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or suitable for a palace: palatial furnishings.
- adj. Of the nature of a palace, as in spaciousness or ornateness: a palatial yacht.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a palace; resembling or befitting a palace; magnificent. Also palatian.
- Palatal: as, the palatial retraction of the tongue.
- n. A palatal.
- adj. Of or relating to a palace.
- adj. On a grand scale; very rich furnishing(s).
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a palace; suitable for a palace; resembling a palace; royal; magnificent.
- adj. (Anat.), obsolete Palatal; palatine.
- n. obsolete A palatal letter.
- adj. suitable for or like a palace
- adj. relating to or being a palace
- From Latin palātium + -al. (Wiktionary)
- From Latin Palātium, imperial residence; see palace. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“From Hong Kong to Honduras, and from South Africa to Scottsdale, I have spa-ed, soaked, swum, wined and dined in palatial hotels and resorts with perfect beds, sumptuous bathrooms, impeccable service and world-class designer dÃ©cor.”
“From Hong Kong to Honduras, and from South Africa to Scottsdale, I have spa-ed, soaked, swum, wined and dined in palatial hotels and resorts with perfect beds, sumptuous bathrooms, impeccable service and world-class designer décor.”
“Some Moons back I was at a community meeting of leafy laned affluenzers, nobody under 45, or who did not live in palatial grandeur.”
“This was a considerable undertaking, as Henry VIII was the Citizen Kane of his day with vast stores of furnishings and "stuff" crammed in palatial storehouses at the various royal residences.”
“She called the palatial mansion "Look-at-me-I'm-rich architecture" and added, "I hope I never lay eyes on them.”
“Eve discovers the world of 'parachute kids,' children of wealthy absentee Asian parents set up in palatial homes near the best high schools.”
“Everything tending to Tommy Atkins's comfort is supplied, including again palatial cinemas and concerts, all of which results in excellent behavior and the best relations between the British soldier and the French inhabitants.”
“Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was found at what was described as a palatial house in an upmarket part of Tripoli, guarded by at least six security cameras and attended to by concerned relatives, CNN reported.”
“The houses on Knob Hill and Knopfler Drive are what you'd call "palatial" -- they're big, they're tucked away behind lots of trees, and they have long, looping driveways from the road.”
“It’s an old resort town, and there are LOTS of very rich people here, both long time residents, and the “nouveau riche” who come to spend winters in palatial, movie star style homes lining the Gulf of Mexico.”
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