Definition for Queen (-s, -'s)

queen (-s, -'s), n. [OE cwén, woman < OGerm. *kwæni-z.] (webplay: bees, England, gold, meadows, suitable, sweet, woman).

  1. Female monarch.
  2. Victoria of England (1819-1901); nineteenth-century ruler of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  3. Conqueror; victorious survivor; one who has overcome intense suffering; [fig.] expert; authority.
  4. Empress; female sovereign; royal lady; woman of highest rank.
  5. Chief female apis in a hive; sovereign of a swarm of bees.
  6. Bride; [fig.] woman who has been washed, anointed, invested, adorned, and crowned in preparation to be the legal consort of a king.
  7. Princess; pampered female child; little girl who is constantly attended.
  8. Royalty; [fig.] imaginative little girls; children pretending to be women in a game of make-believe; [metaphor] poet; seer; visionary.
  9. Woman; lady; wife.

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