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:


In '75, the year both A Chorus Line and Chicago hit Broadway, my head spun around and I became the ultimate theater queen for life.

-- Michael Musto (American Writer)

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

-- Vivienne Westwood (English Designer)

I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn't, I would cry. I was always theatrical. I don't think any of my relatives are surprised.

-- Amy Lee (American Musician)

Of course we have Queen Elizabeth as head of state, but in many ways we are a kind of republic. We don't have royals in Australia, so it was kind of unusual to run into those kind of people. But aside from that it was quite ordinary.

-- Mary Elizabeth Donaldson (Australian Royalty)

At The Body Shop we had always been measured by how many jobs we had created, and I got a major award from the Queen on that.

-- Anita Roddick (English Businessman)

I met the Queen, the Pope, and we went all over Europe and Asia. I just wish I was older when I did all this. Then I could appreciate it more.

-- Rick Schroder (American Actor)

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 Queen is usually reckoned equal, in average situations, to two Rooks and a Pawn, but towards the end of a game she is hardly so valuable as two Rooks.

-- Howard Staunton (English Celebrity)

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'll take being on Baywatch over being Prom Queen any day.

-- Brande Roderick (American Model)

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

-- Greg Louganis (American Athlete)

The Queen is by much the most powerful of the forces.

-- Howard Staunton (English Celebrity)

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

-- Brian May (English Musician)

I wasn't a cheerleader or the prom queen. I don't move through the world with a mirror in front of my face, and I've never been attracted to projects that had an emphasis on what I look like.

-- Michael Michele (American Actor)

I love photo sessions. I'm alone, I'm the queen, everyone's taking care of me.

-- Eva Herzigova (Czechoslovakian Model)

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)

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

-- Charisma Carpenter (American Actress)

A beautiful woman can be painted as a totem only; not as a woman, but as a Madonna, a queen, a sphinx.

-- Saul Steinberg (American Artist)

There are a lot of things in Queen albums that you don't expect; that's why we threw them in.

-- Brian May (English Musician)

I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.

-- Marie Antoinette (French Royalty)

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 spent 20 years of my life building up Queen, and now I'm spending years of my life trying to get away from it.

-- Brian May (English Musician)

God bless America. God save the Queen. God defend New Zealand and thank Christ for Australia.

-- Russell Crowe (Australian Actor)

The only thing I want to say is, I know I'm not Einstein, but I'm not the queen of the imbeciles either.

-- Vanessa Paradis (French Musician)

What I loved about 'Summer' was that they were these four bright kids with a wonderful future. In a way, she was the one with the brains, and then you have the beauty queen and the jock and the introvert.

-- Kevin Williamson (American Author)

I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman.

-- Elizabeth I (English Royalty)

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

-- John Lone (American Actor)

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

-- Kathie Lee Gifford (American Entertainer)

Lot's of marriages don't last as long as Queen have been together.

-- John Deacon (British Musician)

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

-- Kerry Thornley (American Philosopher)

Do you really have to be the ice queen intellectual or the slut whore? Isn't there some way to be both?

-- Susan Sarandon (American Actress)

My friends and I make short films. We pretended to rob the Dairy Queen where our friend worked, but someone thought we were real thieves and called the cops! Soon, the cops burst in with guns drawn!

-- Josh Hartnett ( Actor)

I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a Queen, as to be a Queen over so thankful a people.

-- Elizabeth I (English Royalty)

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

-- Richard Barnfield (English Poet)

I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.

-- Elizabeth I (English Royalty)


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