1. [ noun ] (Roman antiquity,geography) the most important of the Seven Hills of ancient Rome; supposedly the location of the first settlement and the site of many imperial palaces
Related terms: hill Rome seven_hills_of_rome
2. [ noun ] (medieval) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands
Synonyms: palsgrave
Related terms: lord middle_ages
3. [ noun ] (Roman antiquity) any of various important officials in ancient Rome
Related terms: Roman
4. [ adjective ] of or relating to a palace
Related terms: palace
5. [ adjective ] of or relating to a count palatine and his royal prerogatives
6. [ adjective ] relating to or lying near the palate
Synonyms: palatal

"palatal index" "the palatine tonsils"

Related terms: palate palate
7. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) 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
Synonyms: os_palatinum palatine_bone
Related terms: os
Similar spelling:   Palatinate