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Definition 1: (chess) the weakest but the most important piece - [noun denoting artifact]

(king is a kind of ...) any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess

(king belongs to category ...) a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

Definition 2: one of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king - [noun denoting artifact]

(king is a kind of ...) one of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a face

Definition 3: a checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward - [noun denoting artifact]

(king is a kind of ...) one of the flat round pieces used in playing the game of checkers

(king belongs to category ...) a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces

Definition 4: a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for king in the sense of this definition

(king is a kind of ...) a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right

(... is a kind of king ) the sovereign ruler of England

(... is a kind of king ) the sovereign ruler of France

(... is a kind of king ) the sovereign ruler of the Germans

(... is an instance of king) (Old Testament) king of Judah who abolished idolatry (715-687 BC)

(... is an instance of king) king of Jordan credited with creating stability at home and seeking peace with Israel (1935-1999)

(... is an instance of king) a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513)

(... is an instance of king) (Old Testament) first king of the northern kingdom of Israel who led Israel into sin (10th century BC)

(... is an instance of king) king of Spain since 1975 (born in 1938)

(... is an instance of king) Hawaiian king who united the islands under his rule (1758-1819)

(... is an instance of king) king of Sparta and hero of the battle of Thermopylae where he was killed by the Persians (died in 480 BC)

(... is an instance of king) king of Scotland (died in 1057)

(... is an instance of king) king of Judea who (according to the New Testament) tried to kill Jesus by ordering the death of all children under age two in Bethlehem (73-4 BC)

(... is an instance of king) Babylonian king who codified the laws of Sumer and Mesopotamia (died 1750 BC)

(... is an instance of king) a legendary Sumerian king who was the hero of an epic collection of mythic stories

(... is an instance of king) legendary king of ancient Phrygia who was said to be responsible for the Gordian knot

(... is an instance of king) king of Sweden who established Lutheranism as the state religion (1496-1560)

(... is an instance of king) king of Sweden whose victories in battle made Sweden a European power; his domestic reforms made Sweden a modern state; in 1630 he intervened on the Protestant side of the Thirty Years' War and was killed in the battle of Lutzen (1594-1632)

(... is an instance of king) king of Sweden who increased the royal power and waged an unpopular war against Russia (1746-1792)

(... is an instance of king) king of Sweden whose losses to Napoleon I led to his being deposed in 1809 (1778-1837)

(... is an instance of king) king of Sweden who kept Sweden neutral during both World War I and II (1858-1950)

(... is an instance of king) the last king of Sweden to have any real political power (1882-1973)

(... is an instance of king) ancient king of Pontus who expanded his kingdom by defeating the Romans but was later driven out by Pompey (132-63 BC)

(... is an instance of king) (Old Testament) king of Chaldea who captured and destroyed Jerusalem and exiled the Israelites to Babylonia (630?-562 BC)

(... is an instance of king) king of Persia who led a vast army against Greece and won the battle of Thermopylae but was eventually defeated (519-465 BC)

(... is an instance of king) king of Italy who completed the unification of Italy by acquiring Venice and Rome (1820-1878)

(... is an instance of king) according to legend, the seventh and last Etruscan king of Rome who was expelled for his cruelty (reigned from 534 to 510 BC)

(... is an instance of king) (Old Testament) son of David and king of Israel noted for his wisdom (10th century BC)

(... is an instance of king) king of Assyria who invaded Judea twice and defeated Babylon and rebuilt Nineveh after it had been destroyed by Babylonians (died in 681 BC)

(... is an instance of king) (Old Testament) the first king of the Israelites who defended Israel against many enemies (especially the Philistines)

(... is an instance of king) any of 12 kings of ancient Egypt between 1315 and 1090 BC

(... is an instance of king) king of Epirus; defeated the Romans in two battles in spite of staggering losses (319-272 BC)

(... is an instance of king) son of Ptolemy I and king of Egypt who was said to be responsible for the Septuagint (circa 309-247 BC)

(... is an instance of king) the king of Egypt who founded the Macedonian dynasty in Egypt; a close friend and general of Alexander the Great who took charge of Egypt after Alexander died (circa 367-285 BC)

(... is an instance of king) king of France who founded the Valois dynasty; his dispute with Edward III over his succession led to the Hundred Years' War (1293-1350)

(... is an instance of king) king of ancient Macedonia whose confrontations with the Romans led to his defeat and his loss of control over Greece

(... is an instance of king) son of Louis VII whose reign as king of France saw wars with the English that regained control of Normandy and Anjou and most of Poitou (1165-1223)

(... is an instance of king) king of ancient Macedonia and father of Alexander the Great (382-336 BC)

(... is an instance of king) king of Spain and Portugal and husband of Mary I; he supported the Counter Reformation and sent the Spanish Armada to invade England (1527-1598)

(... is an instance of king) king of the Franks and father of Charlemagne who defended papal interests and founded the Carolingian dynasty in 751 (714-768)

(... is an instance of king) King and patron saint of Norway (995-1030)

(... is an instance of king) king of Italy who appointed Mussolini prime minister; he abdicated in 1946 and the monarchy was abolished (1869-1947)

(... is an instance of king) king of the Vandals who seized Roman lands and invaded North Africa and sacked Rome (428-477)

(... is an instance of king) king of Prussia who violently suppressed democratic movements (1795-1865)

(... is an instance of king) king of Persia who was defeated by Alexander the Great; his murder effectively ended the Persian Empire (died in 330 BC)

(... is an instance of king) king of Persia and founder of the Persian Empire (circa 600-529 BC)

(... is an instance of king) last king of Lydia (died in 546 BC)

(... is an instance of king) king of the Franks who unified Gaul and established his capital at Paris and founded the Frankish monarchy; his name was rendered as Gallic `Louis' (466-511)

(... is an instance of king) king of Sweden since 1973 (born 1946)

(... is an instance of king) king of Scotland from 1306 to 1329; defeated the English army under Edward II at Bannockburn and gained recognition of Scottish independence (1274-1329)

(... is an instance of king) king of the Huns; the most successful barbarian invader of the Roman Empire (406-453)

(... is an instance of king) the first Saxon ruler who extended his kingdom to include nearly all of England (895-939)

(... is an instance of king) king of Assyria who built a magnificent palace and library at Nineveh (668-627 BC)

(... is an instance of king) king of Persia who subdued numerous revolutions and made peace with Sparta (?-359 BC)

(... is an instance of king) king of Persia who sanctioned the practice of Judaism in Jerusalem (?-424 BC)

(... is an instance of king) king of Wessex; defeated the Vikings and encouraged writing in English (849-899)

(... is an instance of king) king of the Visigoths who captured Rome in 410 (370-410)

(... is an instance of king) early ruler of Egypt who rejected the old gods and replaced them with sun worship (died in 1358 BC)

(... is an instance of king) according to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC)

(... is an instance of king) the awaited king of the Jews; the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people

(... is an instance of king) (Old Testament) the 2nd king of the Israelites; as a young shepherd he fought Goliath (a giant Philistine warrior) and killed him by hitting him in the head with a stone flung from a sling; he united Israel with Jerusalem as its capital; many of the Psalms are attributed to David (circa 1000-962 BC)

(... is an instance of king) king of the English who succeeded Athelstan; he drove out the Danes and made peace with Scotland (921-946)

(... is an instance of king) king of the English who led resistance to Canute but was defeated and forced to divide the kingdom with Canute (980-1016)

(... is an instance of king) king of Prussia who became involved in the Napoleonic Wars (1770-1840)

(... is an instance of king) king of Prussia who became involved in a costly war with France (1744-1797)

(... is an instance of king) son of Frederick I who became king of Prussia in 1713; reformed and strengthened the Prussian army (1688-1740)

(... is an instance of king) king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786; brought Prussia military prestige by winning the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War (1712-1786)

(... is an instance of king) son of Frederick William who in 1701 became the first king of Prussia (1657-1713)

(... is an instance of king) the king of Castile and Aragon who ruled jointly with his wife Isabella; his marriage to Isabella I in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain and their capture of Granada from the Moors in 1492 united Spain as one country; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and supported the expedition of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1452-1516)

(... is an instance of king) king of Castile and Leon who achieved control of the Moorish kings of Saragossa and Seville and Toledo (1016-1065)

(... is an instance of king) king of Egypt who in 1952 was ousted by a military coup d'etat (1920-1965)

(... is an instance of king) king of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975 (1906-1975)

(... is an instance of king) king of Saudi Arabia from 1982 to 2005 (1923-2005)

(... is an instance of king) king of the English who succeeded to the throne after his half-brother Edward the Martyr was murdered; he struggled unsuccessfully against the invading Danes (969-1016)

(... is an instance of king) king of Wessex and Kent and elder brother of Alfred; Alfred joined Ethelred's battle against the invading Danes and succeeded him on his death (died in 871)

(... is an instance of king) Anglo-Saxon king of Kent who was converted to Christianity by Saint Augustine; codified English law (552-616)

(... is an instance of king) king of Wessex whose military victories made Wessex the most powerful kingdom in England (died in 839)

(... is an instance of king) king of Northumbria who was converted to Christianity (585-633)

(... is an instance of king) king of Wessex whose military success against the Danes made it possible for his son Athelstan to become the first king of all England (870-924)

(... is an instance of king) king of Persia who expanded the Persian Empire and invaded Greece but was defeated at the battle of Marathon (550-486 BC)

(... is a member of king) royal persons collectively

"the wedding was attended by royalty"

Definition 5: a very wealthy or powerful businessman - [noun denoting person]

Samples where king or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an oil baron

Synonyms for king in the sense of this definition

(king is a kind of ...) a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)

(... is a kind of king ) a powerful person in the oil business

Definition 6: a competitor who holds a preeminent position - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for king in the sense of this definition

(king is a kind of ...) the contestant you hope to defeat

"he had respect for his rivals" "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"

Definition 7: United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for king in the sense of this definition

(king is an instance of ...) a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups

(king is an instance of ...) a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church

Definition 8: United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for king in the sense of this definition

(king is an instance of ...) a musician who plays the guitar

(king is an instance of ...) a person who sings

Definition 9: United States woman tennis player (born in 1943) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for king in the sense of this definition

(king is an instance of ...) an athlete who plays tennis

Definition 10: preeminence in a particular category or group or field - [noun denoting state]

Samples where king or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the lion is the king of beasts

(king is a kind of ...) high status importance owing to marked superiority

"a scholar of great eminence"

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