Definition of Queen mother

1. Noun. A queen dowager who is mother of the reigning sovereign.

Generic synonyms: Queen Dowager



Definition of Queen mother

1. Noun. A widowed queen consort (a queen dowager) whose son or daughter from that marriage is the reigning monarch. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Queen Mother

queefed
queefing
queefs
queem
queen's cup
queen-size
queen-sized
queen bee
queen bees
queen breeding
queen consort
queen dowager
queen it
queen it over
queen mother (current term)
queen of beasts
queen of clubs
queen of diamonds
queen of puddings
queen of spades
queen of the May
queen of the night
queen palm
queen palms
queen post
queen regent
queen regnant
queen triggerfish
queen truss

Literary usage of Queen mother

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

1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"Queen- Mother puis on a smile of state. Enter the Ambassador. ... Queen-Mother. My heart is open as a book, and •ou have read the text of conjugal and ..."

2. Annals of the Reformation and Establishment of Religion, and Other Various by John Strype (1824)
"An interview desired between the queen-mother and queen Elizabeth. The jealousy conceived thereof. Declined. The French's dissimulation ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"He still continued to correspond with the Queen-Mother, but with caution and reserve. When a correspondence became known which she had imprudently carried ..."

4. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"During afternoon, the royal visitors laid wreath on Tomb of Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey and were received by Queen Elizabeth the queen mother at ..."

5. Richelieu by Richard Lodge (1896)
"CHAPTER III RICHELIEU AND THE QUEEN-MOTHER 1617-1624 Government in the hands of Luynes—Hostility to the Huguenots —Edict to restore church lands in ..."

6. Richelieu by Richard Lodge (1896)
"CHAPTER III RICHELIEU AND THE QUEEN-MOTHER 1617-1624 Government in the hands of Luynes—Hostility to the Huguenots —Edict to restore church lands in ..."

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