from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to a palace.
  • adj. On a grand scale; very rich furnishing(s).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a palace; suitable for a palace; resembling a palace; royal; magnificent.
  • adj. Palatal; palatine.
  • n. A palatal letter.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. suitable for or like a palace
  • adj. relating to or being a palace


From Latin Palātium, imperial residence; see palace.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin palātium +‎ -al. (Wiktionary)



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