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definition of the word queen

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A queen (chess)

Middle English quene, from Old English cwēn or cwene

Singular
queen

Plural
queens

queen (plural queens)

  1. A female monarch. Ex: Queen Victoria
  2. The wife of a king. Ex: Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
  3. (chess) Piece able to move both horizontally and diagonally any number of spaces; most powerful piece.
  4. (playing cards) Playing card with picture of queen on its face, 12th card in a given suit.
  5. A powerful or forceful female person.
  6. (derogatory, slang) An effeminate male homosexual. See drag queen.
  7. A reproductive female animal in a hive, such as an ant, bee, termite or wasp
  8. An adult female cat valued for breeding. See tom.


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