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queen


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Queen  \Queen\,  v.  i. 
  To  act  the  part  of  a  queen.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Queen  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Queen  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  queen 
  n  1:  the  only  fertile  female  in  a  colony  of  social  insects  such 
  as  bees  and  ants  and  termites;  its  function  is  to  lay 
  eggs 
  2:  a  female  sovereign  ruler  [syn:  {queen  regnant},  {female 
  monarch}]  [ant:  {king},  {king}] 
  3:  the  wife  or  widow  of  a  king 
  4:  one  of  four  cards  in  a  deck  bearing  a  picture  of  a  queen 
  5:  the  most  powerful  chess  piece 
  6:  especially  large  and  only  member  of  a  colony  of  naked  mole 
  rats  to  bear  offspring  sired  by  only  a  few  males 
  7:  female  cat  [syn:  {tabby}] 
  v  1:  promote  to  a  queen,  as  of  a  pawn  in  chess 
  2:  become  a  queen,  of  a  chess  pawn 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Queen 
  No  explicit  mention  of  queens  is  made  till  we  read  of  the  "queen 
  of  Sheba."  The  wives  of  the  kings  of  Israel  are  not  so 
  designated.  In  Ps  45:9,  the  Hebrew  for  queen"  is  not  _malkah_, 
  one  actually  ruling  like  the  Queen  of  Sheba,  but  _shegal_,  which 
  simply  means  the  king's  wife.  In  1  Kings  11:19,  Pharaoh's  wife 
  is  called  "the  queen,"  but  the  Hebrew  word  so  rendered  (g'birah) 
  is  simply  a  title  of  honour,  denoting  a  royal  lady,  used 
  sometimes  for  "queen-mother"  (1  Kings  15:13;  2  Chron.  15:16).  In 
  Cant.  6:8,  9,  the  king's  wives  are  styled  queens"  (Heb. 
  melakhoth). 
 
  In  the  New  Testament  we  read  of  the  "queen  of  the  south", 
  i.e.,  Southern  Arabia,  Sheba  (Matt.  12:42;  Luke  11:31)  and  the 
  "queen  of  the  Ethiopians"  (Acts  8:27),  Candace. 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  QUEEN,  n.  A  woman  by  whom  the  realm  is  ruled  when  there  is  a  king, 
  and  through  whom  it  is  ruled  when  there  is  not 
 
 




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