Definitions of queen

  1. To play the queen.
  2. To act the part of a queen.
  3. To make a queen ( or other piece, at the player's discretion) of by moving it to the eighth row; as, to queen a pawn.
  4. become a queen, as of a chess pawn
  5. To make a queen of.
  6. a female sovereign ruler
  7. a competitor who holds a preeminent position
  8. the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs
  9. especially large and only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring sired by only a few males
  10. ( chess) the most powerful chess piece
  11. one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen
  12. the wife or widow of a king
  13. ( chess) the most powerful piece
  14. something personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind; " Paris is the queen of cities"; " the queen of ocean liners"
  15. become a queen; " her pawn queened"
  16. A woman who is the sovereign of a kingdom; a female monarch; as, Elizabeth, queen of England; Mary, queen of Scots.
  17. The fertile, or fully developed, female of social bees, ants, and termites.
  18. The most powerful, and except the king the most important, piece in a set of chessmen.
  19. A playing card bearing the picture of a queen; as, the queen of spades.
  20. A male homosexual, esp. one who is effeminate or dresses in women's clothing.
  21. A woman eminent in power or attractions; the highest of her kind; as, a queen in society; - also used figuratively of cities, countries, etc.
  22. A female sovereign, or woman who rules in her own right; the wife of a king; a gifted woman who is a natural leader; as, a social queen; the only perfect female of a swarm of bees ( queen bee) or a colony of ants; a playing card on which is a picture of a queen; a piece in chess; the best or chief of her kind.
  23. The wife of a king: a female sovereign: the best or chief of her kind.
  24. The wife of a king; female sovereign.
  25. The wife of a king; a female sovereign of a kingdom; a woman preeminent in a given sphere.
  26. The most powerful piece in chess.
  27. The female of ants, bees, etc.
  28. The consort of a king; a female sovereign; the sovereign of a swarm of bees; the chief of her class; a playing card; a piece in chess.
  29. The wife of a king; a female sovereign; the highest of her kind.
  30. Queenly.