1. [ noun ] (zoology) the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs
Related terms: insect queen_bee
2. [ noun ] (politics) a female sovereign ruler
Synonyms: female_monarch queen_regnant
Related terms: king king female_aristocrat Guinevere Elizabeth Cleopatra isabella_i Jezebel Victoria queen_of_england liliuokalani Elizabeth mary_queen_of_scots Esther Boleyn royalty
3. [ noun ] the wife or widow of a king
Related terms: female_aristocrat queen_dowager Jezebel queen_regent Boleyn Esther queen_consort Seymour catherine_de_medicis eleanor_of_aquitaine catherine_howard marie_antoinette nefertiti catherine_parr royalty
4. [ verb ] (chess) become a queen, of a chess pawn
Related terms: move_up promote chess
5. [ noun ] (cards) one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen
Related terms: face_card pack_of_cards
6. [ noun ] (chess,games) the most powerful chess piece
Related terms: chessman chess
7. [ noun ] something personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind

"Paris is the queen of cities" "the queen of ocean liners"

Related terms: personification
8. [ verb ] (chess,cards) promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess
Related terms: promote promote
9. [ noun ] (sexuality) offensive terms for an openly homosexual man
Synonyms: faggot fag fairy pansy queer poof poove pouf nance fagot
Related terms: gay_man
10. [ noun ] (games) a competitor who holds a preeminent position
Synonyms: king world-beater
Related terms: rival
11. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1814
12. [ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 923
13. [ noun ] (zoology) especially large and only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring sired by only a few males
Related terms: naked_mole_rat
14. [ noun ] (zoology) female cat
Synonyms: tabby
Related terms: domestic_cat
Similar spelling:   Queenie