Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: queen  kween
  1. A female sovereign ruler
    - queen regnant, female monarch
  2. The wife or widow of a king
  3. The only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs
  4. 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"
  5. A competitor who holds a preeminent position
    - king, world-beater
  6. One of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen
  7. (chess) piece able to move both horizontally and diagonally any number of spaces; most powerful piece
  8. 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 mole rat
  9. An adult female cat valued for breeding
    - tabby
  10. [offensive] A male homosexual
Verb: queen  kween
  1. Promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess
  2. (chess) become a queen
    "her pawn queened"

Sounds like: quean

Derived forms: queened, queens, queening

Type of: cat, challenger, chess piece, chessman, competition, competitor, contender, court card, domestic cat, face card, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, female aristocrat, house cat, insect, kitty [informal], kitty-cat [informal], mog [Brit, informal], moggie [Brit, informal], moggy [Brit, informal], naked mole rat, personification, picture card, promote, puss [informal], pussy [informal], pussycat [informal], rival

Antonym: king

Part of: deck, deck of cards, pack [Brit], pack of cards, royal family, royal house, royal line, royalty

Encyclopedia: Queen, Patrick