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1. queen

noun. ['ˈkwiːn'] the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs.

Synonyms

  • queen bee

Antonyms

  • nobleman
  • nonpayment

Etymology

  • queen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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How do you pronounce queen?

Pronounce queen as kwin.

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Example sentences of the word queen


1. Noun, singular or mass
Esther is a Jewish woman selected by the ruler of a Persian empire to become his queen.

2. Adjective
A well-nourished female larva develops into a queen, while an undernourished female becomes a worker ant.

Quotes containing the word queen


1. I grew up when one of America's greatest black playwrights, August Wilson, was writing about life in Pittsburgh, but I never saw myself in any of his straight-male plays. And then I see 'Angels,' which was so honest and painful, and it had this black drag queen in it, Belize, with a big heart. I finally had a character to relate to.
- Billy Porter

2. Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said. 'One can't believe impossible things.'I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. There goes the shawl again!
- Lewis Carroll

3. The Queen's Pride was his ship, and he loved her. (That was the way his sentences always went: It is raining today and I love you. My cold is better and I love you. Say hello to Horse and I love you. Like that.)
- William Goldman, The Princess Bride

2. queen

noun. ['ˈkwiːn'] a female sovereign ruler.

Synonyms

  • royal line
  • royal house
  • Queen of England
  • royal family
  • female aristocrat
  • royalty
  • queen regnant

Antonyms

  • male aristocrat
  • king
  • power
  • baron

Etymology

  • queen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. queen

noun. ['ˈkwiːn'] the wife or widow of a king.

Synonyms

  • royal line
  • royal house
  • queen consort
  • royal family
  • queen regent
  • female aristocrat
  • royalty

Antonyms

  • mogul
  • tycoon
  • big businessman
  • business leader

Etymology

  • queen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. queen

noun. ['ˈkwiːn'] offensive term for an openly homosexual man.

Synonyms

  • fairy
  • nance
  • pouf
  • fag
  • fagot
  • shirtlifter
  • queer
  • poove
  • gay man
  • faggot
  • pansy

Antonyms

  • royal family
  • Rex
  • sovereign
  • male monarch

Etymology

  • queen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. queen

noun. ['ˈkwiːn'] 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.

Synonyms

  • naked mole rat

Antonyms

  • cooperation
  • plain

Etymology

  • queen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. queen

verb. ['ˈkwiːn'] become a queen.

Antonyms

  • rival

Etymology

  • queen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. queen

noun. ['ˈkwiːn'] one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen.

Synonyms

  • court card
  • deck
  • picture card
  • pack of cards
  • face card

Antonyms

  • King of England
  • monarch
  • royal line
  • King of Great Britain

Etymology

  • queen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. queen

noun. ['ˈkwiːn'] female cat.

Synonyms

  • domestic cat
  • tabby
  • Felis catus
  • house cat

Antonyms

  • familiar
  • heterosexual
  • bisexual
  • female monarch

Etymology

  • queen (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. queen

noun. ['ˈkwiːn'] (chess) the most powerful piece.

Synonyms

  • chessman

Antonyms

  • criticize
  • stay

Etymology

  • queen (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. queen

noun. ['ˈkwiːn'] a competitor who holds a preeminent position.

Synonyms

  • competitor
  • king
  • contender
  • challenger
  • world-beater
  • competition

Antonyms

  • royalty
  • King of France
  • businessman
  • magnate

Etymology

  • queen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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