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Definitions of king

  1. United States guitar player and singer of the blues ( born in 1925)
  2. a very wealthy or powerful businessman; " an oil baron"
  3. United States woman tennis player ( born in 1943)
  4. ( chess) the weakest but the most important chessman
  5. one of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king
  6. ( checkers) a checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward
  7. a competitor who holds a preeminent position
  8. United States Baptist minister and charismatic civil rights leader who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks ( 1929- 1968)
  9. a checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward
  10. a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
  11. United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks ( 1929- 1968)
  12. preeminence in a particular category or group or field; " the lion is the king of beasts"
  13. A Chinese musical instrument, consisting of resonant stones or metal plates, arranged according to their tones in a frame of wood, and struck with a hammer.
  14. A chief ruler; a sovereign; one invested with supreme authority over a nation, country, or tribe, usually by hereditary succession; a monarch; a prince.
  15. One who, or that which, holds a supreme position or rank; a chief among competitors; as, a railroad king; a money king; the king of the lobby; the king of beasts.
  16. A playing card having the picture of a king; as, the king of diamonds.
  17. The chief piece in the game of chess.
  18. A crowned man in the game of draughts.
  19. The title of two historical books in the Old Testament.
  20. To supply with a king; to make a king of; to raise to royalty.
  21. A male sovereign or ruler; in chess, cards, etc., a piece or card representing a king.
  22. The chief ruler of a nation: a monarch: a card having the picture of a king: the most important piece in chess:- fem. QUEEN.
  23. KINGLESS, KINGLIKE.
  24. A monarch; sovereign.
  25. The sovereign male ruler of a kingdom; a leader; chief; head.
  26. The chief ruler or sovereign of a nation; the monarch; the chief; a card having the picture of a king; the chief piece in the game of chess.
  27. To supply with a king or to make royal. King at arms, an officer whose business is to direct the heralds, preside at their chapters, and to have the jurisdiction of armory.
  28. The ruler of a nation; a sovereign.
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Usage examples for king

  1. He then had everything done for them that a just king could do. – Fifty Fabulous Fables by Lida Brown McMurry
  2. The little king, now that the handkerchief was over his face, opened his eyes, and looked through it, to see what his dear queen would be doing now. – The Field of Clover by Laurence Housman
  3. The King was still more glad than the captain. – Favorite Fairy Tales by Logan Marshall
  4. He sendeth little dreams to the poor man and to The King. – The Gods of Pegana by Lord Dunsany [Edward J. M. D. Plunkett]
  5. Since then the country is without a King. – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France
  6. She did not believe the King was dead. – The Gods are Athirst by Anatole France
  7. " I'm going to Donard, too," said Miss King. – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  8. " I'll watch it," said King. – The Circuit Riders by R. C. FitzPatrick
  9. Give this to the King. – The Scarlet Banner by Felix Dahn
  10. In this Government the King is at the head of everything. – Maxims And Opinions Of Field-Marshal His Grace The Duke Of Wellington, Selected From His Writings And Speeches During A Public Life Of More Than Half A Century by Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
  11. Yes, of a king. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. You wrong the King. – The Lighted Match by Charles Neville Buck
  13. It were not well that the king heard that word, but a true word it is. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  14. I have seen the King in London and he is a fine gentleman." – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  15. No one, not even the king himself, has the right to take her! – The Minute Boys of York Town by James Otis
  16. I suppose you think that the king will come over? – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  17. The king began to be anxious. – American Fairy Tales by L. Frank Baum
  18. A king of words! – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  19. There was no king in Israel; every man did that which was right in his own eyes. – Training the Teacher by A. F. Schauffler Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux Martin G. Brumbaugh Marion Lawrance
  20. Let the king send help to his country. – Patriarchal Palestine by Archibald Henry Sayce
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