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Definition 1: the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs - [noun denoting animal]

(queen is a kind of ...) small air-breathing arthropod

(... is a kind of queen ) fertile egg-laying female bee

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for queen in the sense of this definition

(queen is a kind of ...) fetal-looking colonial rodent of East Africa; neither mole nor rat; they feed on tubers and have a social structure similar to that of honeybees and termites

Definition 3: female cat - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for queen in the sense of this definition

(queen is a kind of ...) any domesticated member of the genus Felis

Definition 4: (chess) the most powerful piece - [noun denoting artifact]

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

(queen 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 5: one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen - [noun denoting artifact]

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

(... is a member of queen) a pack of 52 playing cards

Definition 6: a female sovereign ruler - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for queen in the sense of this definition

(queen is a kind of ...) a woman who is an aristocrat

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

(... is an instance of queen) beautiful and charismatic queen of Egypt; mistress of Julius Caesar and later of Mark Antony; killed herself to avoid capture by Octavian (69-30 BC)

(... is an instance of queen) the queen of Castile whose marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and sponsored the voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1451-1504)

(... is an instance of queen) queen of the Hawaiian islands (1838-1917)

(... is an instance of queen) queen of Scotland from 1542 to 1567; as a Catholic she was forced to abdicate in favor of her son and fled to England where she was imprisoned by Elizabeth I; when Catholic supporters plotted to put her on the English throne she was tried and executed for sedition (1542-1587)

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

"the wedding was attended by royalty"

Definition 7: the wife or widow of a king - [noun denoting person]

(queen is a kind of ...) a woman who is an aristocrat

(... is a kind of queen ) the wife of a reigning king

(... is a kind of queen ) the widow of a king

(... is a kind of queen ) a queen who serves as ruler when the king cannot

(... is an instance of queen) Queen of England as the third wife of Henry VIII and mother of Edward VI (1509-1537)

(... is an instance of queen) Queen of England as the 6th wife of Henry VIII (1512-1548)

(... is an instance of queen) queen of Egypt and wife of Akhenaton (14th century BC)

(... is an instance of queen) queen of France (as wife of Louis XVI) who was unpopular; her extravagance and opposition to reform contributed to the overthrow of the monarchy; she was guillotined along with her husband (1755-1793)

(... is an instance of queen) wife of Ahab who was king of Israel; according to the Old Testament she was a cruel immoral queen who fostered the worship of Baal and tried to kill Elijah and other prophets of Israel (9th century BC)

(... is an instance of queen) Queen of England as the fifth wife of Henry VIII who was accused of adultery and executed (1520-1542)

(... is an instance of queen) (Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of Persia to be his queen; she stopped a plot to massacre all the Jews in Persia (an event celebrated by Jews as the feast of Purim)

(... is an instance of queen) queen of France as the wife of Louis VII; that marriage was annulled in 1152 and she then married Henry II and became Queen of England (1122-1204)

(... is an instance of queen) queen of France as the wife of Henry II and regent during the minority of her son Charles IX (1519-1589)

(... is an instance of queen) the second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I; was executed on a charge of adultery (1507-1536)

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

"the wedding was attended by royalty"

Definition 8: offensive term for a homosexual man - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for queen in the sense of this definition

(queen is a kind of ...) someone who is sexually attracted to persons of the same sex

(queen is used in the usage domain ...) a communication that belittles somebody or something

Definition 9: a competitor who holds a preeminent position - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for queen in the sense of this definition

(queen 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 10: something personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind - [noun denoting person]

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

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

(queen is a kind of ...) a person who represents an abstract quality

"she is the personification of optimism"

Definition 11: become a queen - [verb of motion]

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

  • her pawn queened

(queen is a kind of ...) be changed for a superior chess or checker piece

(queen 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

(queen is a kind of ...) change a pawn for a better piece by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it to the row closest to your opponent

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