Definition of King

1. Noun. A male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom.

Exact synonyms: Male Monarch, Rex
Group relationships: Royal Family, Royal House, Royal Line, Royalty
Specialized synonyms: Messiah, Ahab, Akhenaten, Akhenaton, Amenhotep Iv, Ikhanaton, Alaric, Alfred, Alfred The Great, Artaxerxes, Artaxerxes I, Artaxerxes, Artaxerxes Ii, Ashurbanipal, Assurbanipal, Asurbanipal, Athelstan, Attila, Attila The Hun, Scourge Of God, Scourge Of The Gods, Bruce, Robert I, Robert The Bruce, Carl Xvi Gustaf, Carl Xvi Gustav, Clovis, Clovis I, Croesus, Cyrus Ii, Cyrus The Elder, Cyrus The Great, Darius I, Darius The Great, Darius Iii, David, Edmund I, Edmund Ii, Edmund Ironside, Edward The Elder, Edwin, Egbert, Ethelbert, Ethelred, Ethelred I, Ethelred, Ethelred Ii, Ethelred The Unready, Fahd, Fahd Ibn Abdel Aziz Al-saud, Faisal, Faisal Ibn Abdel Aziz Al-saud, Farouk I, Faruk I, Ferdinand I, Ferdinand The Great, Ferdinand, Ferdinand Of Aragon, Ferdinand The Catholic, Ferdinand V, King Ferdinand, Frederick I, Frederick Ii, Frederick The Great, Frederick William I, Frederick William Ii, Frederick William Iii, Frederick William Iv, Gaiseric, Genseric, Gilgamesh, Gordius, Gustavus, Gustavus I, Gustavus, Gustavus Adolphus, Gustavus Ii, Gustavus, Gustavus Iii, Gustavus, Gustavus Iv, Gustavus, Gustavus V, Gustavus, Gustavus Vi, Hammurabi, Hammurapi, Herod, Herod The Great, Ezekias, Hezekiah, Husain, Husayn, Hussein, Ibn Talal Hussein, King Hussein, James, James Iv, Jeroboam, Jeroboam I, Juan Carlos, Juan Carlos Victor Maria De Borbon Y Borbon, Kamehameha I, Kamehameha The Great, Leonidas, Macbeth, Mithridates, Mithridates The Great, Mithridates Vi, Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar Ii, Nebuchadrezzar, Nebuchadrezzar Ii, Olaf Ii, Olav Ii, Saint Olaf, Saint Olav, St. Olaf, St. Olav, Pepin, Pepin Iii, Pepin The Short, Philip Ii, Philip Ii Of Spain, Philip Ii, Philip Ii Of Macedon, Philip Augustus, Philip Ii, Philip V, Philip Of Valois, Philip Vi, Ptolemy I, Ptolemy Ii, Pyrrhus, Rameses, Ramesses, Ramses, Saul, Sennacherib, Solomon, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, Tarquin, Tarquin The Proud, Tarquinius, Tarquinius Superbus, Victor Emanuel Ii, Victor Emanuel Iii, Xerxes I, Xerxes The Great
Specialized synonyms: King Of England, King Of Great Britain, King Of France, King Of The Germans
Generic synonyms: Crowned Head, Monarch, Sovereign
Derivative terms: Kingdom, Kingdom, Kingly, Kingship
Antonyms: Queen, Female Monarch

2. Noun. A competitor who holds a preeminent position.
Exact synonyms: Queen, World-beater
Generic synonyms: Challenger, Competition, Competitor, Contender, Rival

3. Noun. A very wealthy or powerful businessman. "An oil baron"
Exact synonyms: Baron, Big Businessman, Business Leader, Magnate, Mogul, Power, Top Executive, Tycoon
Generic synonyms: Businessman, Man Of Affairs
Specialized synonyms: Oil Tycoon

4. Noun. Preeminence in a particular category or group or field. "The lion is the king of beasts"
Generic synonyms: Distinction, Eminence, Note, Preeminence

5. Noun. United States woman tennis player (born in 1943).
Exact synonyms: Billie Jean King, Billie Jean Moffitt King
Generic synonyms: Tennis Player

6. Noun. United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925).

7. Noun. United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968).

8. Noun. A checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward.
Category relationships: Checkers, Draughts
Generic synonyms: Checker, Chequer

9. Noun. One of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king.
Generic synonyms: Court Card, Face Card, Picture Card

10. Noun. (chess) the weakest but the most important piece.
Category relationships: Chess, Chess Game
Generic synonyms: Chess Piece, Chessman

Definition of King

1. n. A Chinese musical instrument, consisting of resonant stones or metal plates, arranged according to their tones in a frame of wood, and struck with a hammer.

2. n. A chief ruler; a sovereign; one invested with supreme authority over a nation, country, or tribe, usually by hereditary succession; a monarch; a prince.

3. v. i. To supply with a king; to make a king of; to raise to royalty.

Definition of King

1. Proper noun. The title of a king ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname A=An English and Scottish from=Middle English dot=), originally a nickname for someone who either acted as if he were a king or had worked in the king's household. ¹

3. Noun. A male monarch; a man who heads a monarchy. If it's an absolute monarchy, then he is the supreme ruler of his nation. ¹

4. Noun. A powerful or influential person. ¹

5. Noun. Something that has a preeminent position. ¹

6. Noun. A component of certain games. ¹

7. Noun. (UK slang) A king skin. ¹

8. Verb. To crown king, to make (a person) king. ¹

9. Verb. To rule over as king. ¹

10. Verb. To perform the duties of a king. ¹

11. Verb. To assume or pretend preeminence (over); to lord it over. ¹

12. Verb. To promote a piece of draughts/checkers that has traversed the board to the opposite side, that piece subsequently being permitted to move backwards as well as forwards. ¹

13. Verb. To dress and perform as a drag king. ¹

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Definition of King

1. to reign as king (a male monarch) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of King

1. 1. A chief ruler; a sovereign; one invested with supreme authority over a nation, country, or tribe, usually by hereditary succession; a monarch; a prince. "Ay, every inch a king." "Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle." (Burke) "There was a State without king or nobles." (R. Choate) "But yonder comes the powerful King of Day, Rejoicing in the east" (Thomson) 2. One who, or that which, holds a supreme position or rank; a chief among competitors; as, a railroad king; a money king; the king of the lobby; the king of beasts. 3. A playing card having the picture of a king; as, the king of diamonds. 4. The chief piece in the game of chess. 5. A crowned man in the game of draughts. 6. The title of two historical books in the Old Testament. King is often used adjectively, or in combination, to denote preeminence or superiority in some particular; as, kingbird; king crow; king vulture. Apostolic king.See Apostolic. King-at-arms, or King-of-arms, the chief heraldic officer of a country. In England the king-at-arms was formerly of great authority. His business is to direct the heralds, preside at their chapters, and have the jurisdiction of armory. There are three principal kings-at-arms, viz, Garter, Clarencieux, and Norroy. The latter (literally north roy or north king) officiates north of the Trent. King auk, a large species of vulture (Sarcorhamphus papa), ranging from Mexico to Paraguay, The general colour is white. The wings and tail are black, and the naked carunculated head and the neck are briliantly coloured with scarlet, yellow, orange, and blue. So called because it drives away other vultures while feeding. King wood, a wood from Brazil, called also violet wood, beautifully streaked in violet tints, used in turning and small cabinetwork. The tree is probably a species of Dalbergia. See Jacaranda. Origin: AS. Cyng, cyning; akin to OS. Kining, D. Koning, OHG. Kining, G. Konig, Icel. Konungr, Sw. Koning, OHG. Kuning, Dan. Konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. The root of E. Kin; cf. Icel. Konr a man of noble birth. See Kin. A Chinese musical instrument, consisting of resonant stones or metal plates, arranged according to their tones in a frame of wood, and struck with a hammer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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