Definition of Queen

1. Noun. The only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs.

Generic synonyms: Insect
Specialized synonyms: Queen Bee

2. Verb. Promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess.
Generic synonyms: Promote

3. Noun. A female sovereign ruler.

4. Verb. Become a queen. "Her pawn queened"
Category relationships: Chess, Chess Game
Generic synonyms: Promote

5. Noun. The wife or widow of a king.

6. Noun. Something personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind. "The queen of ocean liners"
Generic synonyms: Personification

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

8. Noun. Offensive term for an openly homosexual man.
Exact synonyms: Fag, Faggot, Fagot, Fairy, Nance, Pansy, Poof, Poove, Pouf, Queer
Language type: Depreciation, Derogation, Disparagement
Generic synonyms: Gay Man, Shirtlifter

9. Noun. One of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen.
Generic synonyms: Court Card, Face Card, Picture Card
Group relationships: Deck, Deck Of Cards, Pack Of Cards

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

11. Noun. An especially large mole rat and the only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring which are sired by only a few males.
Exact synonyms: Queen Mole Rat
Generic synonyms: Naked Mole Rat

12. Noun. Female cat.
Exact synonyms: Tabby
Generic synonyms: Domestic Cat, Felis Catus, Felis Domesticus, House Cat

Definition of Queen

1. n. The wife of a king.

2. v. i. To act the part of a queen.

3. v. i. 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.

Definition of Queen

1. Proper noun. A title given to queens. ¹

2. Noun. A female monarch. Example: Queen Victoria ¹

3. Noun. The wife or widow of a king. Example: Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother ¹

4. Noun. (chess) The most powerful piece, able to move any number of spaces horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. ¹

5. Noun. (card games) A playing card with the picture of a queen on its face, the twelfth card in a given suit. ¹

6. Noun. A powerful or forceful female person. ¹

7. Noun. (derogatory slang) An effeminate male homosexual. See drag queen. ¹

8. Noun. A reproductive female animal in a hive, such as an ant, bee, termite or wasp. ¹

9. Noun. An adult female cat valued for breeding. See tom. ¹

10. Verb. to make a queen ¹

11. Verb. (chess) to promote a pawn, usually to a queen. ¹

12. Verb. (BDSM slang transitive of a female) To sit on the face of (a partner) to receive oral sex. ¹

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Definition of Queen

1. to make a queen (a female monarch) of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Queen

1. 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." 4. The fertile, or fully developed, female of social bees, ants, and termites. 5. 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." . Queen bee, a very large West Indian cameo conch (Cassis cameo). It is much used for making cameos. Queen consort, the wife of a reigning king. 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, a heavy yellow powder consisting of a basic mercuric sulphate; formerly called turpetum minerale, or Turbith's mineral. Origin: OE. Quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. Cwen wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. Quan wife, woman, Icel. Kvan wife, queen, Goth. Qens. See Quean. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Queen

queen's cup
queen bee
queen bees
queen breeding
queen consort
queen dowager
queen it
queen it over
queen mother
queen of beasts
queen of clubs
queen of diamonds

Literary usage of Queen

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1901)
"The Duke of Sussex, whose critical attitude to the queen still caused her discomfort, was partially conciliated by the bestowal of the title of Duchess of ..."

2. Through the Looking-glass by Lewis Carroll (2007)
"queen ALICE. " WELL, this is grand!" said Alice. " I never expected I should be a queen so soon — and I'll tell you what it is, your Majesty," she went on, ..."

3. Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest: With Anecdotes of by Agnes Strickland, Elizabeth Strickland (1847)
"queen REGNANT OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.' CHAPTER V. Regnal life of Mary II. — Her position in the sovereignty — Remarkable instances of conjugal ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"queen ANNE'S BOUNTY, a fund established for the enlargement of the incomes of the ... It was created by royal charter of queen Anne, confirmed by act of the ..."

5. Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest: With Anecdotes of by Agnes Strickland, Elisabeth Strickland (1840)
"An infant queen consort—Isabella, daughter to Charles VI. ... Calais—Young queen embarks—Enters London —Called the Little queen—Educated at Windsor—King's ..."

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