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Queen Meaning & Definition
Queen Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Queen?

[n] female cat
[n] the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs
[n] especially large and only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring sired by only a few males
[n] (chess) the most powerful chess piece
[n] one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen
[n] offensive terms for an openly homosexual man
[n] a competitor who holds a preeminent position
[n] a female sovereign ruler
[n] the wife or widow of a king
[n] 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"
[v] become a queen, as of a chess pawn
[v] promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess

Synonyms | Synonyms for Queen: fag | faggot | fagot | fairy | female monarch | king | nance | pansy | poof | poove | pouf | queen regnant | queer | tabby | world-beater

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Queen In Webster's Dictionary

\Queen\, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel. kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See {Quean}.] 1. The wife of a king. 2. A woman who is the sovereign of a kingdom; a female monarch; as, Elizabeth, queen of England; Mary, queen of Scots. In faith, and by the heaven's quene. --Chaucer. 3. A woman eminent in power or attractions; the highest of her kind; as, a queen in society; -- also used figuratively of cities, countries, etc. `` This queen of cities.'' `` Albion, queen of isles.'' --Cowper. 4. The fertile, or fully developed, female of social bees, ants, and termites. 5. (Chess) The most powerful, and except the king the most important, piece in a set of chessmen. 6. A playing card bearing the picture of a queen; as, the queen of spades. {Queen apple}. [Cf. OE. quyne aple quince apple.] A kind of apple; a queening. ``Queen apples and red cherries.'' --Spenser. {Queen bee} (Zo["o]l.), a female bee, especially the female of the honeybee. See {Honeybee}. {Queen conch} (Zo["o]l.), a very large West Indian cameo conch ({Cassis cameo}). It is much used for making cameos. {Queen consort}, the wife of a reigning king. --Blackstone. {Queen dowager}, the widow of a king. {Queen gold}, formerly a revenue of the queen consort of England, arising from gifts, fines, etc. {Queen mother}, a queen dowager who is also mother of the reigning king or queen. {Queen of May}. See {May queen}, under {May}. {Queen of the meadow} (Bot.), a European herbaceous plant ({Spir[ae]a Ulmaria}). See {Meadowsweet}. {Queen of the prairie} (Bot.), an American herb ({Spir[ae]a lobata}) with ample clusters of pale pink flowers. {Queen pigeon} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of very large and handsome crested ground pigeons of the genus {Goura}, native of New Guinea and the adjacent islands. They are mostly pale blue, or ash-blue, marked with white, and have a large occipital crest of spatulate feathers. Called also {crowned pigeon}, {goura}, and {Victoria pigeon}. {Queen regent}, or {Queen regnant}, a queen reigning in her own right. {Queen's Bench}. See {King's Bench}. {Queen's counsel}, {Queen's evidence}. See {King's counsel}, {King's evidence}, under {King}. {Queen's delight} (Bot.), an American plant ({Stillinqia sylvatica}) of the Spurge family, having an herbaceous stem and a perennial woody root. {Queen's metal} (Metal.), an alloy somewhat resembling pewter or britannia, and consisting essentially of tin with a slight admixture of antimony, bismuth, and lead or copper. {Queen's pigeon}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Queen pigeon}, above. {Queen's ware}, glazed English earthenware of a cream color. {Queen's yellow} (Old Chem.), a heavy yellow powder consisting of a basic mercuric sulphate; -- formerly called {turpetum minerale}, or {Turbith's mineral}.
\Queen\, v. i. To act the part of a queen. --Shak.
\Queen\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Queened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Queening}.] (Chess.) 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.

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