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Queen meaning

queen - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( chess) the most powerful piece
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. become a queen; " her pawn queened"
  4. 4. The wife of a king.
  5. 5. A woman who is the sovereign of a kingdom; a female monarch; as, Elizabeth, queen of England; Mary, queen of Scots.
  6. 6. The fertile, or fully developed, female of social bees, ants, and termites.
  7. 7. The most powerful, and except the king the most important, piece in a set of chessmen.
  8. 8. A playing card bearing the picture of a queen; as, the queen of spades.
  9. 9. To act the part of a queen.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. A woman eminent in power or attractions; the highest of her kind; as, a queen in society; - also used figuratively of cities, countries, etc.
  12. 12. The wife of a king; female sovereign.

queen - examples of usage

  1. " Perhaps some day thou shalt take me to thy father's court; but now I am come to take thee to that of our Queen. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. Hay in the 'North Sea Queen. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. She was going to be a Queen! - "The Countess of Albany", Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee).
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