Definitions for: Queen


[n] female cat
[n] the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs
[n] especially large and only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring sired by only a few males
[n] (chess) the most powerful chess piece
[n] one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen
[n] offensive terms for an openly homosexual man
[n] a competitor who holds a preeminent position
[n] a female sovereign ruler
[n] the wife or widow of a king
[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"
[v] become a queen, as of a chess pawn
[v] promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
Scots.

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.''
--Spenser.

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
pigeon}.

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.


Queen, v. i.
To act the part of a queen. --Shak.


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.

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

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Famous Quotes Containing Queen:


Although a madman, Norton wrote letters to Abraham Lincoln and Queen Victoria which they took seriously.

-- Kerry Thornley (American Philosopher)

I had a Christian upbringing - it was all about sin and guilt. I was very happy just kissing people. I was like the make-out queen - not even second base.

-- Mira Sorvino (American Actress)

Years ago, I thought up the name Queen. It's just a name. But it's regal, obviously, and -sounds splendid.

-- Freddie Mercury (British Musician)

I guess you can tease me about being a drama queen, because that did heighten the drama.

-- Greg Louganis (American Athlete)

The Queen Mary was the most civilized and luxurious way one could travel to America in the late 1930s.

-- Maureen O'Hara (Irish Actress)

When the whole point of Queen was to be original.

-- Freddie Mercury (British Musician)

At the moment the Queen stuff does sell really well, but there's no guarantee it'll go on forever.

-- Brian May (English Musician)

Be cautious of playing your Queen in front of your King and in subjecting yourself to a discovered check. It is better when check is given to your King to interpose a man that attacks the checking Piece than with one that does not.

-- Howard Staunton (English Celebrity)

I'd like to be a queen in people's hearts but I don't see myself being queen of this country.

-- Princess Diana (British Royalty)

The strongest arguments prove nothing so long as the conclusions are not verified by experience. Experimental science is the queen of sciences and the goal of all speculation.

-- Roger Bacon (English Philosopher)

And much more am I sorrier for my good knights' loss than for the loss of my fair queen; for queens I might have enough, but such a fellowship of good knights shall never be together in no company.

-- Thomas Malory (English Author)

When I played God Bless The Queen, I was wondering if they was gonna dig us, then quite naturally I'd go on and try to get it together.

-- Jimi Hendrix (American Musician)

I didn't do anything at the Queen, whom I admire.

-- Vivienne Westwood (English Designer)

I wasn't playing a drag queen - I was playing an extraordinary performer.

-- John Lone (American Actor)

Sure, I'd take the responsibility of queen any day.

-- Charisma Carpenter (American Actress)

I don't sing for anybody. I wouldn't sing for the Queen dear.

-- Joan Sutherland (Australian Musician)

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.

-- Oprah Winfrey (American Entertainer)

From the beginning of Queen there was such momentum that I never had any time to do anything else. My energy was 95% focused on the band.

-- Brian May (English Musician)

I received an OBE from the Queen, which probably doesn't mean anything in America but is quite nice in England - the Order of the British Empire for services to drama.

-- Joan Collins (American Actress)

We are no more free agents than the queen of clubs when she victoriously takes prisoner the knave of hearts.

-- Mary Wortley Montagu (English Writer)

Though I am not imperial, and though Elizabeth may not deserve it, the Queen of England will easily deserve to have an emperor's son to marry.

-- Elizabeth I (English Royalty)

I wouldn't say I was a queen. Maybe a little elf.

-- Parker Posey (American Actress)

And so The Snow Queen also became a story about the need to seek equilibrium, in our own lives, with the natural world, even within the universe at large.

-- Joan D. Vinge (American Author)

I didn't get along with Lindsay Lohan on 'Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen', but you have to consider that we were 16-year-old girls. I haven't seen Lindsay since then, but I imagine she's grown and become a different person. I know I have.

-- Megan Fox (American Actress)

I once said the Queen of England could use some fashion advice.

-- Kathie Lee Gifford (American Entertainer)

It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen.

-- Dolly Parton (American Musician)

As for the historical inspirations I drew on in writing The Snow Queen, I suppose I would call them more cross-cultural inspirations, though they frequently involve past societies as well as present day ones.

-- Joan D. Vinge (American Author)

If a queen bee were crossed with a Friesian bull, would not the land flow with milk and honey?

-- Oliver St. John (English Statesman)

We're all the same. We all want the same thing in life. Everybody going around like ants and we all want the same thing. And it's not one queen. It's not one queen with the wings.

-- Andrea Corr (Irish Musician)

To be a queen of a household is a powerful thing.

-- Jill Scott (American Musician)

Money is the sovereign queen of all delights - for her, the lawyer pleads, the soldier fights.

-- Richard Barnfield (English Poet)

There was a queen that was overthrown here. So I was affected by all of that and felt profoundly grateful for the opportunity to live in Hawaii, and I set out at once to try to fit in.

-- Neil Abercrombie (American Politician)

We fixed on No. 4, Queen Street Place, for our City offices, and it was from there that so many of my patented inventions were dated.

-- Henry Bessemer (English Scientist)

I'm 60, and I did 60-year-old women songs. I'm not trying to be the Hip-Hop Queen, although I am the original Hip Hop Queen.

-- Patti LaBelle (American Musician)

Joan Crawford is a movie queen. I had never met one before. I know now what I don't want to be.

-- Mercedes McCambridge (American Actress)


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