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 queen queen

noun

  • ( ) the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs  ( queen )
    the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs
  • ( ) a female sovereign ruler  ( female monarch, queen, queen regnant )
    a female sovereign ruler
  • ( ) the wife or widow of a king  ( queen )
    the wife or widow of a king
  • female cat  ( queen, tabby )
    female cat
  • an 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  ( queen, queen mole rat )
    an 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
  • (chess) the most powerful piece  ( queen )
    (chess) the most powerful piece
  • one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen  ( queen )
    one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen
  • offensive term for a homosexual man  ( fag, faggot, fagot, fairy, nance, pansy, poof, poove, pouf, queen, queer )
    offensive term for a homosexual man
  • a competitor who holds a preeminent position  ( king, queen, world-beater )
    a competitor who holds a preeminent position
  • something personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind  ( queen )
    something personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind
     Paris is the queen of cities
    Paris is the queen of cities
     the queen of ocean liners
    the queen of ocean liners
  • verb

  • become a queen  ( queen )
    become a queen
     her pawn queened
    her pawn queened
  • promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess  ( queen )
    promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess


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