queen

queen
queen [kwēn]
n.
[ME quen < OE cwen: see QUEAN]
1. the wife of a king
2. a woman who rules over a monarchy in her own right; female sovereign
3. a woman foremost or judged to be foremost among others in certain attributes or accomplishments, as beauty, etc.
4. a place or thing regarded as the best or most beautiful of its kind
5. the fully developed, reproductive female in a colony of bees, ants, or termites
6. a playing card with a conventionalized picture of a queen on it
7. Slang a male homosexual, specif. one with pronounced feminine characteristics: term of contempt or derision
8. Chess the most powerful piece, permitted to move any number of unoccupied squares in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal direction
vt.
1. to make (a girl or woman) a queen
2. Chess to make a queen of (a pawn that has reached the opponent's end of the board): cf. PROMOTE (vt. 5)
vi.
to reign as queen
——————
queen it
to act like a queen; domineer
queendom
n.
queenhood
n.
queenlike
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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