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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)

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.

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_.""