Definition of "king" []

  • A male sovereign. (noun)
  • One that is supreme or preeminent in a particular group, category, or sphere. (noun)
  • The perfect, omniscient, omnipotent being; God. (noun)
  • Christianity Jesus. (noun)
  • Games A playing card bearing the figure of a king, ranking above a queen. (noun)
  • A male sovereign prince who is the official ruler of an independent state; monarch (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A ruler or chief (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • A person, animal, or thing considered as the best or most important of its kind (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Any of four playing cards in a pack, one for each suit, bearing the picture of a king (noun)
  • The most important chess piece, although theoretically the weakest, being able to move only one square at a time in any direction (noun)
  • A piece that has moved entirely across the board and has been crowned, after which it may move backwards as well as forwards (noun)
  • To make (someone) a king (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "king" in a sentence
  • "Boleslav, king of Poland, granted the style of “king” (1157)."
  • "_And they brought out the king's king's son and put upon him son and put upon him the crown and the crown and the bracelet, the bracelet and they made him king_, and they made him king and and Jehoiada and his sons _anointed anointed him, and they clapped him and said: their hands and said: Long live the king_."
  • ""Thirteen millions in my cellar," said the king; "Colbert carrying my purse and D'Artagnan my sword -- _I am king_.""