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Meaning & Definition of Queen in English

English

Queen

/kwin/

noun

1. The only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites

  • Its function is to lay eggs
    synonym:
  • queen

2. A female sovereign ruler

    synonym:
  • queen
  • ,
  • queen regnant
  • ,
  • female monarch

3. The wife or widow of a king

    synonym:
  • queen

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • queen

5. A competitor who holds a preeminent position

    synonym:
  • king
  • ,
  • queen
  • ,
  • world-beater

6. Offensive term for an openly homosexual man

    synonym:
  • fagot
  • ,
  • faggot
  • ,
  • fag
  • ,
  • fairy
  • ,
  • nance
  • ,
  • pansy
  • ,
  • queen
  • ,
  • queer
  • ,
  • poof
  • ,
  • poove
  • ,
  • pouf

7. One of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen

    synonym:
  • queen

8. (chess) the most powerful piece

    synonym:
  • queen

9. An especially large mole rat and the only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring which are sired by only a few males

    synonym:
  • queen
  • ,
  • queen mole rat

10. Female cat

    synonym:
  • tabby
  • ,
  • queen

verb

1. Promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess

    synonym:
  • queen

2. Become a queen

  • "Her pawn queened"
    synonym:
  • queen

Examples of using

She was the queen of the ball.
She's the pirate queen.
Yea, would to God, I were among the roses, That lean to kiss you as you float between While on the lowest branch a bud uncloses A bud uncloses, to touch you, my queen.