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palatial

adjective

  1. (pertaining adjective)  relating to or being a palace
  2. (impressive)  suitable for or like a palace
    Similar to: impressive

Etymology summary

Latin palatium "palace" (see "palace") + "-al"
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Palace

a grand residence, especially a royal residence or the home of a head of state or some other high-ranking dignitary, such as a bishop or archbishop. The word itself is derived from the Latin name Palātium, for Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills in ... (45 of 4755 words, 27 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

palatial | sumptuous [synonym] | palatially [adverb, derived]

of, resembling, or suitable for a palace; sumptuous (8 of 390 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/palatial

Merriam-Webster:

palatial | magnificent [synonym, sense-specific] | Babylonian [synonym, sense-specific] | deluxe [synonym, sense-specific] | lavish [synonym, sense-specific] | Lucullan [synonym, sense-specific] | luxe [synonym, sense-specific] | luxuriant [synonym, sense-specific] | luxury [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

of, relating to, or being a palace | suitable to a palace; "magnificent" (12 of 121 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/palatial

Oxford Dictionary:

palatial | palatially [derived]

resembling a palace in being spacious and splendid (8 of 48 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/palatial

American Heritage Dictionary:

palatial | palatially [adverb, related] | palatialness [noun, related]

Of or suitable for a palace | Of the nature of a palace, as in spaciousness or ornateness (17 of 38 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/palatial

Macmillan British Dictionary:

palatial

a palatial building is very large with impressive decorations (9 of 32 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/palatial

Random House Dictionary:

palatial

of, pertaining to, or resembling a palace. | befitting or suitable for a palace; stately; magnificent. (15 of 28 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/palatial

New World Dictionary:

palatial | palatially [adverb, related]

of, suitable for, or like a palace | large and ornate; magnificent; stately (12 of 22 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/palatial

Wiktionary:

palatial

Of or relating to a palace. | On a grand scale; very rich furnishing(s). (13 of 18 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/palatial

Cambridge Dictionary:

palatial

describes a house that is very large and splendid (9 of 13 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/palatial

Encarta Dictionary:

palatial

grand or luxurious | appropriate for a palace (7 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723233​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

palatial

First use: mid 18th century

Origin: Latin palatium "palace" (see "palace") + "-al"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/palatial

American Heritage Dictionary:

palatial

Origin: From Latin Palātium, imperial residence; see "palace".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/palatial

Online Etymology:

palatial

First use: 1754

Origin: French palatial "magnificent", from Latin palatium

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=palatial

Merriam-Webster:

palatial

First use: 1733

Origin: Latin palatium palace

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/palatial

New World Dictionary:

palatial

Origin: Latin palatium, "palace"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/palatial

palace

Origin: Middle English palais from Old French from Latin palatium, after Palatium, one of the Seven Hills of Rome, where Augustus lived

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/palace

Wiktionary:

palatial

Origin: Latin palātium + -al.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/palatial

-al

Origin: Latin adjective suffix -ālis, or French, Middle French and Old French -el, -al.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-al

Encarta Dictionary:

palatial

First use: Mid-18th century

Origin: Latin palatium

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723233​/definition​.html  [offline]

palace | palaces [plural]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Old French palais from Latin palatium, after Palatium "Palatine Hill", where the emperor Augustus built a house

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723221​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

palatial

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "palatial"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

palatial

Audio: British English pronunciation of "palatial"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

palatial

Audio: North American pronunciation of "palatial"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

palatial

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "palatial"

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the Free Dictionary:

palatial

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "palatial"

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Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "palatial" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

palatial

Audio: English pronunciation of "palatial"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

palatial

Audio: North American pronunciation of "palatial"

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YourDictionary Audio:

palatial

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "palatial" by speech synthesizer

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