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English noun: queen

1. queen (animal) the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs


Broader (hypernym)insect


Narrower (hyponym)queen bee

2. queen (person) a female sovereign ruler


Synonymsfemale monarch, queen regnant


Broader (hypernym)female aristocrat


Narrower (hyponym)Queen of England


Instance hyponymCleopatra, Isabella, Isabella I, Isabella the Catholic, Liliuokalani, Lydia Kamekeha Paki Liliuokalani, Mary Queen of Scots, Mary Stuart, Queen Isabella


Member meronymroyal family, royal house, royal line, royalty


Antonymsking, male monarch, rex

3. queen (person) the wife or widow of a king


Broader (hypernym)female aristocrat


Narrower (hyponym)queen consort, queen dowager, queen regent


Instance hyponymAnne Boleyn, Boleyn, Catherine de Medicis, Catherine Howard, Catherine Parr, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Esther, Howard, Jane Seymour, Jezebel, Marie Antoinette, Nefertiti, Parr, Seymour


Member meronymroyal family, royal house, royal line, royalty

4. queen (person) something personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind


SamplesParis is the queen of cities.
The queen of ocean liners.


Broader (hypernym)personification

5. queen (person) a competitor who holds a preeminent position


Synonymsking, world-beater


Broader (hypernym)challenger, competition, competitor, contender, rival

6. queen (person) offensive term for an openly homosexual man


Synonymsfag, faggot, fagot, fairy, nance, pansy, poof, poove, pouf, queer


Broader (hypernym)gay man, shirtlifter


Domain usagedepreciation, derogation, disparagement

7. queen (artifact) one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen


Broader (hypernym)court card, face card, picture card


Member meronymdeck, deck of cards, pack of cards

8. queen (artifact) (chess) the most powerful piece


Broader (hypernym)chess piece, chessman


Domain categorychess, chess game

9. queen (animal) 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


Synonymsqueen mole rat


Broader (hypernym)naked mole rat

10. queen (animal) female cat


Synonymstabby


Broader (hypernym)domestic cat, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, house cat


English verb: queen

1. queen (social) promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)promote

2. queen (motion) become a queen


SamplesHer pawn queened.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)promote


Domain categorychess, chess game









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