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Definition of "queen" []

  • The wife or widow of a king. (noun)
  • A woman sovereign. (noun)
  • Something having eminence or supremacy in a given domain and personified as a woman: Paris is regarded as the queen of cities. (noun)
  • Games The most powerful chess piece, able to move in any direction over any number of empty squares in a straight line. (noun)
  • Games A playing card bearing the figure of a queen, ranking above the jack and below the king. (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 "queen" in a sentence
  • "The fact that the queen is actually the designer alter-ego and the hero her girlfriend just add more to the mix."
  • "I will sit this one out if the queen is anywhere that ticket."
  • "Grief decides the queen is the key to the problems and that Deasy has to be struck by a dead pig as a scoundrel and blackguard."