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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


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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