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Meaning of QUEEN

Pronunciation:  kween

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  female cat
  2. [n]  the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs
  3. [n]  especially large and only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring sired by only a few males
  4. [n]  (chess) the most powerful chess piece
  5. [n]  one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen
  6. [n]  offensive terms for an openly homosexual man
  7. [n]  a competitor who holds a preeminent position
  8. [n]  a female sovereign ruler
  9. [n]  the wife or widow of a king
  10. [n]  something personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind; "Paris is the queen of cities"; "the queen of ocean liners"
  11. [v]  become a queen, as of a chess pawn
  12. [v]  promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess

QUEEN is a 5 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: fag, faggot, fagot, fairy, female monarch, king, nance, pansy, poof, poove, pouf, queen regnant, queer, tabby, world-beater
 Antonyms: male monarch
 See Also: Anne Boleyn, Boleyn, Catherine de Medicis, Catherine Howard, Catherine Parr, challenger, chess piece, chessman, Cleopatra, competition, competitor, contender, court card, deck, deck of cards, domestic cat, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Esther, face card, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, female aristocrat, gay man, house cat, Howard, insect, Isabella I, Isabella the Catholic, Jane Seymour, Jezebel, Liliuokalani, Lydia Kamekeha Paki Liliuokalani, Marie Antoinette, Mary Queen of Scots, Mary Stuart, naked mole rat, Nefertiti, pack of cards, Parr, personification, picture card, promote, promote, queen bee, queen consort, queen dowager, Queen of England, queen regent, rival, royal family, royal house, royal line, royalty, Seymour, shirtlifter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Queen\, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n
    wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel.
    kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See {Quean}.]
    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
             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.'' --Cowper.
    4. The fertile, or fully developed, female of social bees,
       ants, and termites.
    5. (Chess) 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} (Zo["o]l.), a female bee, especially the female
       of the honeybee. See {Honeybee}.
    {Queen conch} (Zo["o]l.), a very large West Indian cameo
       conch ({Cassis cameo}). It is much used for making cameos.
    {Queen consort}, the wife of a reigning king. --Blackstone.
    {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} (Bot.), a European herbaceous plant
       ({Spir[ae]a Ulmaria}). See {Meadowsweet}.
    {Queen of the prairie} (Bot.), an American herb ({Spir[ae]a
       lobata}) with ample clusters of pale pink flowers.
    {Queen pigeon} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of very
       large and handsome crested ground pigeons of the genus
       {Goura}, native of New Guinea and the adjacent islands.
       They are mostly pale blue, or ash-blue, marked with white,
       and have a large occipital crest of spatulate feathers.
       Called also {crowned pigeon}, {goura}, and {Victoria
    {Queen regent}, or {Queen regnant}, a queen reigning in her
       own right.
    {Queen's Bench}. See {King's Bench}.
    {Queen's counsel}, {Queen's evidence}. See {King's counsel},
       {King's evidence}, under {King}.
    {Queen's delight} (Bot.), an American plant ({Stillinqia
       sylvatica}) of the Spurge family, having an herbaceous
       stem and a perennial woody root.
    {Queen's metal} (Metal.), an alloy somewhat resembling pewter
       or britannia, and consisting essentially of tin with a
       slight admixture of antimony, bismuth, and lead or copper.
    {Queen's pigeon}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Queen pigeon}, above.
    {Queen's ware}, glazed English earthenware of a cream color.
    {Queen's yellow} (Old Chem.), a heavy yellow powder
       consisting of a basic mercuric sulphate; -- formerly
       called {turpetum minerale}, or {Turbith's mineral}.
  2. \Queen\, v. i.
    To act the part of a queen. --Shak.
  3. \Queen\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Queened}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Queening}.] (Chess.)
    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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a queen in your dream, symbolizes intuition and personal growth. The queen is also a symbol for your mother. For a woman to dream that she is a queen indicates your desire for increased status and power. Alternatively, it may indicate that you need to listen to others.
Easton Bible Dictionary

No explicit mention of queens is made till we read of the "queen of Sheba." The wives of the kings of Israel are not so designated. In Ps. 45:9, the Hebrew for "queen" is not _malkah_, one actually ruling like the Queen of Sheba, but _shegal_, which simply means the king's wife. In 1 Kings 11:19, Pharaoh's wife is called "the queen," but the Hebrew word so rendered (g'birah) is simply a title of honour, denoting a royal lady, used sometimes for "queen-mother" (1 Kings 15:13; 2 Chron. 15:16). In Cant. 6:8, 9, the king's wives are styled "queens" (Heb. melakhoth).

In the New Testament we read of the "queen of the south", i.e., Southern Arabia, Sheba (Matt. 12:42; Luke 11:31) and the "queen of the Ethiopians" (Acts 8:27), Candace.