Adjective "queen" definition and examples

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Pronunciation

/kwiːn/

Definitions and examples

noun

The female ruler of an independent state, especially one who inherits the position by right of birth.
  1. as complement 'he insisted the princess could be crowned queen'
  2. 'Children also took part in period dances including the lively farandole from Provence and the slower pavan, both dating back to the time of Tudor kings and queens.'
  3. 'Not surprisingly, England's first female rulers, the sixteenth-century Tudor queens Mary I and Elizabeth I, assumed power as single women.'
  4. 'In the 1840s, the Ardverikie Estate was leased by the Duke of Abercorn, a senior aide to Prince Albert, the queen's husband.'
  5. 'Only 30% favour having a king or queen who inherits the position for life.'
  6. 'The basic thing for a sovereign king or a queen of a country is service to the people.'
  7. 'Visitors to Windsor Castle are to be given a glimpse of the drawings, books and documents collected by the Stuart kings and queens during their 100-year reign.'
  8. 'Of course, this in no way undermines the contributions of other historical British queens and queen consorts.'
  9. 'It examines two powerful queens, how they used their power differently and how they suffered in love; two women imprisoned by the powerful roles they inhabit.'
  10. 'After all, if a woman who marries a sovereign king becomes a queen consort, why shouldn't a man who marries a sovereign queen become a king consort?'
  11. 'Here, as we have seen, their ruler was the pro-Roman queen, Cartimandua whose seat may have been at Stanwick, near Scotch Corner.'
  12. 'Convention has it that when the king comes to the throne, his wife then becomes queen.'
  13. 'Salomon, the eldest, arrived first, around 1607, and his earliest works were for the queen consort, Anne of Denmark.'
  14. 'Born in 1542, she married the French Dauphin in 1558 and became the queen consort a year later.'
  15. 'The central room contains the epitaphs of the emperor Humayun and his queen, and is crowned by great double dome.'
  16. 'King Gyanendra, who ascended the throne June 4, declared his wife, Princess Komal, the queen of Nepal the same day.'
  17. 'According to the scandalmongers, the then Prince of Wales had inherited these emeralds from Alexandra for the purpose of passing them down to his future wife, the next queen of England.'
  18. 'The Pavillion de La Bouexiere, as it was called in the eighteenth century, attracted noted celebrities such as Louis XV's queen consort, Marie Leszczynska.'
  19. 'What she obviously meant was that the new queen became the favourite wife of the emperor.'
  20. 'The impressive scale of this escort was designed to convey an unmistakable message about the status and importance of those who were to be accompanied, namely the queen consort of the King of Scotland and England and the royal children.'
  21. 'Prince Gyanendra contradicted officials who suggested that Crown Prince Dipendra killed King Birendra, the queen and six other royals in a dispute.'
  22. 'And if that doesn't make me the official queen of Google, nothing will.'
  23. 'In the studio the Eastenders cast will get makeovers from fashion queens Trinny and Susannah as part of a What Not To Wear special.'
  24. 'The production team and crew under the direction of the queen of panto in Ballylinan Bernie Dunne are once again looking forward to yet another busy run.'
  25. 'Long and thin or fat and tubular, pasta is the queen of comfort foods this winter.'
  26. 'The HS748, the queen of the skies, has provided outstanding service to the Air Force and the nation in the past 37 years.'
  27. 'Hillary Luigio was a sporty half-Italian girl who was the queen of gossip.'
  28. 'For once, Kerry's queens of fashion were upstaged by a queen from another land - but they didn't seem to mind.'
  29. 'Tanya had always been the fashion queen and it was because of that that her friends always deferred to her on issues of style.'
  30. 'Former classical fashion queens such as Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy had a faithful following in the city.'
  31. 'The world famous queen of fashion, Vivienne Westwood, holding her first ever fashion show in Shanghai!'
  32. 'she's the official carnival queen'
  33. 'The evening continued with Killybegs Festival Carnival led by the festival queen.'
  34. 'A host of carnival queens from the region clutched their brollies and smiled at onlookers as they led the procession down Drake Street.'
  35. 'The first carnival event will be the appointment of the carnival royalty, including carnival queen, princess and prince, in the town hall on April 30.'
  36. 'Prospective carnival queens can either fill out an application form on the night of the competition or ring this number for one in advance.'
  37. 'And carnival queens from Tiptree, Burnham, Braintree, Witham and Wickford were given the celebrity treatment, riding in style in the back of luxury stretch limos.'
  38. 'All significant events where I grew up involve people carted around town by tractor, including the carnival queens and carol singers.'
  39. 'Teenage girls were crowned queen of the potato festival.'
  40. 'Sunday will also see the traditional carnival parade - a procession through the town centre including brass, samba and pipe bands, floats, walking groups in fancy dress and carnival queens.'
  41. 'Two vintage cars, owned by Mr Mchugh, carried the carnival queen and the mayor.'
  42. 'From the 1920s until the start of WWII a carnival queen was plucked annually from the town's prettiest girls and given a short spell in the limelight.'
The most powerful chess piece that each player has, able to move in any direction along a rank, file, or diagonal on which it stands.
  1. 'It was also obvious that Kasparov would soon be able to make a new queen, giving him an overwhelming material advantage.'
  2. '‘In chess, when a queen is beleaguered, it is sometimes necessary to sacrifice a knight to save the game,’ he told the media.'
  3. 'Both players sacrificed their queens early, but Kasparov deliberated over a simple sacrifice exchange later in the match, which baffled analysts.'
  4. 'On move 20, the two players liquidated their queens and after swapping pieces in the next 10 moves, they were almost in a balanced position.'
  5. 'Miss Watson left her queen en prise against Miss Gooding, who failed to notice and eventually lost.'
  6. 'Thus, in the context of a chess game, moving your queen to a square adjacent to your opponent's king counts as a check.'
  7. 'Aware that I had already won a small victory by being the last standing player, I made a bold move with my queen.'
  8. 'Garry was, however, able to save himself by sacrificing his queen for rook, knight and pawn, plus an attack.'
  9. 'David moved his queen left diagonally two spaces.'
  10. 'After the queens came off on move 40, Korchnoi was left with 6 pawns to Galliamova's knight and 2 soldiers.'
A playing card bearing a representation of a queen, normally ranking next below a king and above a jack.
  1. 'Anyone who holds the ace, king, queen, jack or ten of hearts takes all the chips from that space.'
  2. 'In this game kings, queens and jacks are worth half a point each, and the numeral cards are worth their face value.'
  3. 'Another variation is to count face cards as numbers; jacks have a value of eleven, queens twelve, and kings thirteen.'
  4. 'There are no trumps at the start, but if the side winning a trick hold the king and queen of a suit, they can make that suit trumps.'
  5. 'The queen of clubs belongs for all purposes to the trump suit, not to the club suit.'
  6. 'You should generally try to avoid playing aces, kings, queens and jacks except when capturing or building with them.'
  7. 'The deck is prepared by first removing the kings, queens, and jacks, and then separating the colors, leaving you with two 20-card decks.'
  8. 'A Kirby is often used when a player has many trumps, or cards above the value of queens (kings and Aces).'
  9. 'The face cards - the jack, queen and king - and the joker each have a different kind of dog painted on them.'
  10. 'A combination consisting of a king and a queen of each suit is sometimes known as a roundhouse.'
A reproductive female in a colony of social ants, bees, wasps, or termites, frequently the only one present in a colony.
  1. 'Nevertheless, these queens also compete for reproductive shares within a colony of limited resources.'
  2. 'Eusocial insect colonies are frequently headed by multiple reproductive queens.'
  3. 'This potent fungus, which also kills termites, doesn't harm bees or affect their queen's production.'
  4. 'We present data on reproductive partitioning among queens in the ant Leptothorax rugatulus with special emphasis on relatedness and body size.'
  5. 'There seems to be the implicit assumption that queens of social insects have little or no cost of reproduction because they are amply supplied with resources by their workers.'
  6. 'However, clear evidence of nepotism in the rearing of queens in social insects is limited and controversial.'
  7. 'As a result, the progeny of a single queen (a normal bee colony) make up a genetically diverse population.'
  8. 'Although queens heading neighboring colonies are not close relatives, fixation indices show significant genetic differentiation among aggregation sites.'
  9. 'The worker bees die at the end of summer and the impregnated queen starts a new colony when warm weather returns.'
  10. 'In the ant Leptothorax albipennis, the queen is carried during colony emigration.'
An adult female cat that has not been spayed.
    A homosexual man, especially one regarded as ostentatiously effeminate.

      verb

      (of a woman) behave in an unpleasantly superior way towards (someone)
      1. 'Her in-laws irked her, and she tried to queen it over them, with results resembling the outcome likely to have occurred if Isabella of Castile had issued edicts in a church hall on bingo night.'
      2. 'I've no element of self-loathing but I do realise that part of my success is just me showing off, and wanting to queen it over other people, to be frank with you.'
      Convert (a pawn) into a queen when it reaches the opponent's back rank on the board.
      1. 'Both players queened a pawn after 56 moves, but Korchnoi managed to check and grab the knight leaving him up 2 passed pawns, and Galliamova resigned after 64 moves.'
      2. 'But it was still enough, and as both players queened a pawn, it was Bareev who was first to check.'

      proper noun

      A British rock group featuring vocalist Freddie Mercury (1946–91). Queen were known for their extravagant, almost operatic brand of rock, as exemplified by the hugely successful ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (1975).

        More definitions

        1. a female sovereign or monarch.

        2. the wife or consort of a king.

        3. a woman, or something personified as a woman, that is foremost or preeminent in any respect: a movie queen; a beauty queen; Athens, the queen of the Aegean.

        4. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a male homosexual, especially one who is flamboyantly campy or effeminate. drag queen.

        5. a playing card bearing a picture of a queen.

        6. Chess. the most powerful piece of either co

        More examples(as adjective)

        "houses can be queen."

        Origin

        Old English cwēn, of Germanic origin; related to quean.