queen mother

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queen mother

n.
A dowager queen who is the mother of a reigning monarch.

queen mother

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the widow of a former king who is also the mother of the reigning sovereign

queen′ moth′er


n.
a queen dowager who is mother of a reigning sovereign.
[1570–80]
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Noun1.queen mother - a queen dowager who is mother of the reigning sovereignqueen mother - a queen dowager who is mother of the reigning sovereign
queen dowager - the widow of a king
Translations
المَلِكَه الأم
královna matka
dronningemoder
anyakirályné
drottningarmóîir
kráľovná matka
ana kraliçe

queen mother

nregina madre

queen

(kwiːn) noun
1. a woman who rules a country, who inherits her position by right of birth. the Queen of England; Queen Elizabeth II.
2. the wife of a king. The king and his queen were both present.
3. a woman who is in some way important, excellent or special. a beauty queen; a movie queen.
4. a playing-card with a picture of a queen on it. I have two aces and a queen.
5. an important chess-piece. a bishop, a king and a queen.
6. the egg-laying female of certain kinds of insect (especially bees, ants and wasps).
7. (slang) a homosexual man who assumes the female role.
ˈqueenly adjective
of, like or suitable for, a queen.
queen mother
the mother of the reigning king or queen, who was herself once a queen.
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