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Definitions of queen

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

  1. 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
  2. And what do you desire to- day of the queen- mother?" – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  3. Nothing less than a queen for me! – John and Betty's History Visit by Margaret Williamson
  4. 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
  5. Hers are called the 'Rose Queen, ' said Margaret. – Ethel Morton's Enterprise by Mabell S.C. Smith
  6. The queen is a woman,- everything must give way to her wish! – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  7. I was as near the Queen as at our own family table. – William Hickling Prescott by Harry Thurston Peck
  8. Am I not queen of ye all? – The Pirate Woman by Aylward Edward Dingle
  9. 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
  10. I knew that your need was great when you came to the Queen. – Voodoo Planet by Andrew North
  11. You will be more than the Queen of England. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  12. We cannot speak when the Queen comes by. – The Three Heron's Feathers by Hermann Sudermann
  13. 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
  14. The king, and not the queen- mother! – The Hated Son by Honore de Balzac
  15. Yes, his mistress- as my queen is my mistress. – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  16. " If he comes," cried the queen, " I am saved!" – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  17. The Queen is waiting to hear what we have found." – The King's Sons by George Manville Fenn
  18. I wish I could show you his house, Queen. – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  19. 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
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