HyperDic: queen

English > 12 senses of the word queen:
NOUNanimalqueenthe only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites
person queen, queen regnant, female monarcha female sovereign ruler
person queenthe wife or widow of a king
person queensomething personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind
person queen, king, world-beatera competitor who holds a preeminent position
person queen, fagot, faggot, fag, fairy, nance, pansy, queer, poof, poove, poufoffensive term for an openly homosexual man
artifactqueenone of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen / queen
artifactqueen(chess) the most powerful piece
animalqueen, queen mole ratan 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
animalqueen, tabbyfemale cat
VERBsocialqueenpromote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess
motionqueenbecome a queen
queen > pronunciation
Soundskwiy'n
RhymesAberdeen ... wolverine / Wolverine: 192 rhymes with iyn...
English > queen: 12 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningThe only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs.
Narrowerqueen beefertile egg-laying female bee
Broaderinsectsmall air-breathing arthropod
Spanishreina
Catalanreina
English > queen: 12 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA female sovereign ruler.
Synonymsqueen regnant, female monarch
InstancesCleopatrabeautiful and charismatic queen of Egypt
Isabella, Queen Isabella, Isabella I, Isabella the CatholicThe queen of Castile whose marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain
Liliuokalani, Lydia Kamekeha Paki Liliuokalaniqueen of the Hawaiian islands (1838-1917)
Mary Queen of Scots, Mary Stuartqueen of Scotland from 1542 to 1567
Member ofroyalty, royal family, royal line, royal houseroyal persons collectively
NarrowerQueen of EnglandThe sovereign ruler of England
Broaderfemale aristocratA woman who is an aristocrat
Oppositeking, male monarch, RexA male sovereign
Spanishmonarca, reina, soberana reinante
Catalanmonarca, reina
Adjectivesqueenlyhaving the rank of or resembling or befitting a queen / queen
English > queen: 12 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningThe wife or widow of a king.
InstancesBoleyn, Anne BoleynThe second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I
Catherine de Medicisqueen of France as the wife of Henry II and regent during the minority of her son Charles IX (1519-1589)
Eleanor of Aquitainequeen of France as the wife of Louis VII
Esther(Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of Persia to be his queen
Howard, Catherine HowardQueen of England as the fifth wife of Henry VIII who was accused / accused of adultery and executed (1520-1542)
Jezebelwife of Ahab who was king of Israel
Marie Antoinettequeen of France (as wife of Louis XVI) who was unpopular
Nefertitiqueen of Egypt and wife of Akhenaton (14th century BC)
Parr, Catherine ParrQueen of England as the 6th wife of Henry VIII (1512-1548)
Seymour, Jane SeymourQueen of England as the third wife of Henry VIII and mother of Edward VI (1509-1537)
Member ofroyalty, royal family, royal line, royal houseroyal persons collectively
Narrowerqueen consortThe wife of a reigning king
queen dowagerThe widow of a king
queen regentA queen who serves as ruler when the king cannot
Broaderfemale aristocratA woman who is an aristocrat
Spanishreina
Catalanreina
Adjectivesqueenlyhaving the rank of or resembling or befitting a queen / queen
English > queen: 12 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningSomething personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind.
Examples
  • "Paris is the queen of cities"
  • "the queen of ocean liners"
BroaderpersonificationA person who represents an abstract quality
English > queen: 12 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningA competitor who holds a preeminent position.
Synonymsking, world-beater
Broaderrival, challenger, competitor, competition, contenderThe contestant you hope to defeat
Spanishcampeón del mundo, King, plusmarquista mundial
Catalancampió del món, King, plusmarquista mundial
English > queen: 12 senses > noun 6, person
MeaningOffensive term for an openly homosexual man.
Synonymsfagot, faggot, fag, fairy, nance, pansy, queer, poof, poove, pouf
Broaderhomosexual, homophile, homo, gaysomeone who practices homosexuality
Usage ofdisparagement, depreciation, derogationA communication that belittles somebody or something
Spanishbujarra, bujarrón, loca, marica, maricón, mariposa, mariposón, moña, pluma, puto, queer, sarasa
Catalanfada, marica, maricó, marieta, monya
English > queen: 12 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningOne of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen / queen.
Member ofpack of cards, deck of cards, deckA pack of 52 playing cards
Broaderface card, picture card, court cardOne of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a face
Spanishreina
Catalanreina
English > queen: 12 senses > noun 8, artifact
Meaning(chess) the most powerful piece.
Categorychess, chess gameA board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules
Broaderchessman, chess pieceAny of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game / game of chess
Spanishdama, reina
Catalandama, reina
Verbsqueenbecome a queen
queenpromote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess
English > queen: 12 senses > noun 9, animal
MeaningAn 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.
Synonymqueen mole rat
Broadernaked mole ratfetal-looking colonial rodent of East Africa
Catalanreina
English > queen: 12 senses > noun 10, animal
Meaningfemale cat.
Synonymtabby
Broaderdomestic cat, house cat, Felis domesticus, Felis catusAny domesticated member of the genus Felis
Spanishgata, reina
Catalangata
English > queen: 12 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningPromote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderpromotechange a pawn for a better piece by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it to the row closest to your opponent
Spanishhacer dama, hacer reina
Nounsqueen(chess) the most powerful piece
English > queen: 12 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningBecome a queen.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"her pawn queened"
Categorychess, chess gameA board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules
BroaderpromoteBe changed for a superior / superior chess or checker piece
Nounsqueen(chess) the most powerful piece

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