Queen Definition

kwēn
queens
noun
queens
The wife of a king.
Webster's New World
A woman who rules over a monarchy in her own right; female sovereign.
Webster's New World
A woman foremost or judged to be foremost among others in certain attributes or accomplishments, as beauty, etc.
Webster's New World
A woman chosen as the winner of a contest or the honorary head of an event.
A beauty queen; the queen of the prom.
American Heritage
A place or thing regarded as the best or most beautiful of its kind.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
king
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pronoun

A title given to queens.

Queen Elizabeth II.
Wiktionary
verb
queens
To make (a girl or woman) a queen.
Webster's New World
To reign as queen.
Webster's New World
To make a queen of (a pawn that has reached the opponent's end of the board)
Webster's New World
idiom
queen it
  • To act like a queen; domineer:

    queens it over the whole family.

American Heritage
queen it
  • to act like a queen; domineer
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Queen

Noun

Singular:
queen
Plural:
Queens

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Queen

Origin of Queen

  • Middle English quene from Old English cwēn gwen- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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