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Noun: king  king
  1. A male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
    - male monarch, Rex
     
  2. A competitor who holds a preeminent position
    - queen, world-beater
     
  3. A very wealthy or powerful businessman
    "an oil king";
    - baron, big businessman, business leader, magnate, mogul, power, top executive, tycoon
     
  4. Preeminence in a particular category, group or field
    "the lion is the king of beasts"
     
  5. (draughts) a checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward
     
  6. One of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king
     
  7. (chess) the weakest but the most important piece
Noun: King  king
  1. United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925)
    - B. B. King, Riley B King
     
  2. United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968)
    - Martin Luther King, Martin Luther King Jr.
     
  3. United States woman tennis player (born in 1943)
    - Billie Jean King, Billie Jean Moffitt King

Derived forms: Kings, kings

Type of: businessman, challenger, checker, chequer [Brit, Cdn], chess piece, chessman, civil rights activist, civil rights leader, civil rights worker, clergyman, competition, competitor, contender, court card, crowned head, distinction, eminence, face card, guitar player, guitarist, man of affairs, man of the cloth, monarch, note, picture card, preeminence, reverend, rival, singer, sovereign, tennis player, vocaliser [Brit], vocalist, vocalizer

Antonym: queen

Part of: royal family, royal house, royal line, royalty

Encyclopedia: King, North Carolina