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Definitions of queen

  1. offensive terms for an openly homosexual man
  2. a female sovereign ruler
  3. a competitor who holds a preeminent position
  4. promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess
  5. female cat
  6. the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs
  7. especially large and only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring sired by only a few males
  8. ( chess) the most powerful chess piece
  9. one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen
  10. the wife or widow of a king
  11. become a queen, as of a chess pawn
  12. ( chess) the most powerful piece
  13. 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"
  14. become a queen; " her pawn queened"
  15. The wife of a king.
  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. To act the part of a queen.
  22. 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.
  23. A woman eminent in power or attractions; the highest of her kind; as, a queen in society; - also used figuratively of cities, countries, etc.
  24. 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.
  25. To rule as, or play the part of, a sovereign or leader.
  26. The wife of a king: a female sovereign: the best or chief of her kind.
  27. The wife of a king; female sovereign.
  28. The wife of a king; a female sovereign of a kingdom; a woman preeminent in a given sphere.
  29. The most powerful piece in chess.
  30. The female of ants, bees, etc.
  31. Queenly.
  32. 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.
  33. To make a queen of.
  34. To play the queen.
  35. The wife of a king; a female sovereign; the highest of her kind.
  36. The reproductive female in colonies of social Hymenoptera.
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Usage examples for queen

  1. You will be more than the Queen of England. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  2. The king, and not the queen mother! – The Hated Son by Honore de Balzac
  3. Hers are called the 'Rose Queen ' said Margaret. – Ethel Morton's Enterprise by Mabell S.C. Smith
  4. Nothing less than a queen for me! – John and Betty's History Visit by Margaret Williamson
  5. The Queen is waiting to hear what we have found." – The King's Sons by George Manville Fenn
  6. " If he comes," cried the queen I am saved!" – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  7. The queen is a woman,- everything must give way to her wish! – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  8. The performances of the young gymnast and the Fire Queen were in full swing when a cry of horror arose. – Leo the Circus Boy by Ralph Bonehill
  9. I wish I could show you his house, Queen – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  10. Twice through a cruel fate she had missed the proud position of queen first of France, then of Spain. – The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria by Eleanor E. Tremayne
  11. And what do you desire to- day of the queen mother?" – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  12. The herald spake out among the handmaids, saying: " O Queen thy son is returned from Pylos!" – The Story Of The Odyssey by The Rev. Alfred J. Church
  13. You were sent for; and there is a kind of confession in your looks, which your modesties have not craft enough to colour: I know the good king and queen have sent for you. – Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  14. We cannot speak when the Queen comes by. – The Three Heron's Feathers by Hermann Sudermann
  15. The Queen of France had love in her eyes and Heaven in her soul. – The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  16. Yes, his mistress- as my queen is my mistress. – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  17. Yes, though she is a Queen I saw her actually smile at the child once or twice. – Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess by Henry W. Fischer
  18. I was as near the Queen as at our own family table. – William Hickling Prescott by Harry Thurston Peck
  19. Am I not queen of ye all? – The Pirate Woman by Aylward Edward Dingle
  20. I knew that your need was great when you came to the Queen – Voodoo Planet by Andrew North
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