queen

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  • The wife or widow of a king.
  • A woman sovereign.
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  • A woman considered preeminent in a particular field.
  • A woman chosen as the winner of a contest or the honorary head of an event.
  • Something having eminence or supremacy in a given domain and personified as a woman.
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  • The most powerful chess piece, able to move in any direction over any number of empty squares in a straight line.
  • A playing card bearing the figure of a queen, ranking above the jack and below the king.
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  • The sole reproductive female, or one of several such females, in a colony of eusocial insects, such as bees, wasps, ants, or termites.
  • The reproductive female in a colony of naked mole rats.
  • A mature female cat, especially one kept for breeding purposes.
  • Used as a disparaging term for a gay man.
  • A queen-size bed.
  • To make (a woman) a queen.
  • To raise (a pawn) to queen in chess.
  • To become a queen in chess.
  • (<em>queen it</em>) To act like a queen; domineer.
  • To play the queen; act the part or character of a queen; domineer: with an indefinite <em>it.</em>
  • In <em>chess</em>, to make a queen of: said of a pawn on its reaching the eighth square.
  • In <em>apiculture</em>, to supply with a queen; introduce a queen to: said of a colony of bees.
  • Same as <internalXref urlencoded="quin">quin</internalXref>.
  • Same as <internalXref urlencoded="queen-wasp">queen-wasp</internalXref>.
  • A female eat. In modern catteries the name is given only to female cats used for careful and scientific breeding. Also called <internalXref urlencoded="queen-cat">queen-cat</internalXref>.
  • The female of a termite or white ant. See <internalXref urlencoded="king">king</internalXref>, 6.
  • The consort of a king.
  • A woman who is the sovereign of a realm; a female sovereign.
  • Figuratively, a woman who is chief or preeminent among others; one who presides: as, <em>queen</em> of beauty; <em>queen</em> of the May (see <internalXref urlencoded="Mayqueen">Mayqueen</internalXref>).
  • Hence, anything personified as chief or greatest, when considered as possessing female attributes.
  • In <em>entomology</em>, a queen bee or queen ant.
  • A playing-card on which a queen is depicted.
  • In <em>chess</em>, the piece which is by far the most powerful of all for attack. See <internalXref urlencoded="chess">chess</internalXref>. Abbreviated <em>Q.</em>
  • A variety of roofing-slate, measuring 3 feet long and 2 feet wide. Compare <internalXref urlencoded="duchess">duchess</internalXref>, 2.
  • Among Roman Catholics, a title given to the Virgin Mary.
  • To act the part of a queen.
  • To make a queen (or other piece, at the player's discretion) of by moving it to the eighth row.
  • The wife of a king.
  • A woman who is the sovereign of a kingdom; a female monarch
  • A woman eminent in power or attractions; the highest of her kind
  • The fertile, or fully developed, female of social bees, ants, and termites.
  • The most powerful, and except the king the most important, piece in a set of chessmen.
  • A playing card bearing the picture of a queen.
  • A kind of apple; a queening.
  • a female bee, especially the female of the honeybee. See <er>Honeybee</er>.
  • a very large West Indian cameo conch (<spn>Cassis cameo</spn>). It is much used for making cameos.
  • the wife of a reigning king.
  • the widow of a king.
  • formerly a revenue of the queen consort of England, arising from gifts, fines, etc.
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