(noun, adjective)


1. relating to or lying near the palate

- palatal index

- the palatine tonsils

Similar word(s): palatal

2. of or relating to a count palatine and his royal prerogatives

3. of or relating to a palace


1. any of various important officials in ancient Rome

Definition categories: person, roman

2. (Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands

Similar word(s): palsgrave

Definition categories: person, lord, noble, nobleman

3. the most important of the Seven Hills of Rome; supposedly the location of the first settlement and the site of many imperial palaces

Definition categories: location

4. either of two irregularly shaped bones that form the back of the hard palate and helps to form the nasal cavity and the floor of the orbits

Definition categories: body, bone