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:


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

-- John Deacon (British Musician)

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

-- Kathie Lee Gifford (American Entertainer)

The king died and then the queen died is a story. The king died, and then queen died of grief is a plot.

-- E. M. Forster (English Novelist)

Will isn't a screaming queen - that's Jack's part. They needed someone to play the part for America. It's just not the same as Britain. To have a gay character as a lead is risky.

-- Eric McCormack (Canadian Actor)

The King and Queen made the rounds after the film. We were told how we were to respond, and we were in a semi circle in the lounge area of the cinema, they came around after the King, the Queen and both Princesses.

-- Kim Hunter (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)

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

-- Howard Staunton (English Celebrity)

Tampa's crazy... The ladies in Tampa come in all flavors. I felt like I was at Dairy Queen.

-- Luther Campbell (American Musician)

We know that Europe loves President Obama. He had adoring crowds. The press loves Obama. The question is how will this date end? Okay? The question is, to what end? Why do they love President Obama? They love his personal story, they love his wife. North Korea, China and Russia don't really care about Michelle's arms and, you know, whether they gave an iPod to the Queen, okay?

-- Laura Ingraham (American Celebrity)

There's only one Elizabeth like me and that's the Queen.

-- Elizabeth Arden (Canadian Businessman)

Her friends say she is very funny. At a family dinner, she stood to go, and the footman very properly pulled her chair away. At that moment I asked her a question and she sat down again, except there was no chair. Everyone, including the Queen, laughed and laughed.

-- Prince Andrew (British Royalty)

The Queen's intelligence network is a hell of a lot better than anyone's in this palace. Bar none. She knows everything. I don't know how she does it. And she sees everything.

-- Prince Andrew (British Royalty)

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)

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)

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

-- Jill Scott (American Musician)

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)

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)

The futures and ultimate fates of the characters in The Snow Queen are profoundly changed by choices made in their own minds or hearts, as well as choices unexpectedly forced on them by things beyond their control.

-- Joan D. Vinge (American Author)

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)

For a time I didn't want to answer any questions about Queen. I'd like to be viewed as something alive and relevant, not some fossil.

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

-- Parker Posey (American Actress)

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)

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

-- Oprah Winfrey (American Entertainer)

In my opinion, the form of Government may be different in different countries, according to their circumstances, their wishes, their wants. England loves her Queen, and has full motive to do so.

-- Lajos Kossuth (Hungarian Lawyer)

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

-- Maureen O'Hara (Irish Actress)

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

-- Dolly Parton (American Musician)

After Mary Queen of Scots, I turned to the farthest subject possible: Cromwell.

-- Antonia Fraser (British 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 would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.

-- Elizabeth I (English Royalty)

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

-- Oliver St. John (English Statesman)

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

-- Richard Barnfield (English Poet)

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)

Sean's a better person when he's directing. He becomes a queen when he's an actor. And he's so unhappy when he's acting.

-- Robin Wright Penn (American Actress)

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)


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