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king

 (kĭng)
n.
1. A male sovereign.
2.
a. One that is supreme or preeminent in a particular group, category, or sphere: "In many countries, soccer is the king of sports" (Cameron W. Barr).
b. A man chosen as the winner of a contest or the honorary head of an event: a homecoming king.
3. Games
a. Abbr. K A playing card bearing the figure of a king, ranking above a queen.
b. Abbr. K The principal chess piece, which can move one square in any direction and must be protected against checkmate.
c. A piece in checkers that has been moved to the last row on the opponent's side of the board and been crowned, thus becoming free to move both forward and backward.
4. Kings (used with a sing. verb) See Table at Bible.
5. A king-size bed.
adj.
Principal or chief, as in size or importance.
tr.v. kinged, king·ing, kings Games
To make (a piece in checkers) into a king; crown.

[Middle English, from Old English cyning; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

king

(kɪŋ)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a male sovereign prince who is the official ruler of an independent state; monarch.
2.
a. a ruler or chief: king of the fairies.
b. (in combination): the pirate king.
3.
a. a person, animal, or thing considered as the best or most important of its kind
b. (as modifier): a king bull.
4. (Card Games) any of four playing cards in a pack, one for each suit, bearing the picture of a king
5. (Chess & Draughts) the most important chess piece, although theoretically the weakest, being able to move only one square at a time in any direction. See also check30, checkmate
6. (Chess & Draughts) draughts a piece that has moved entirely across the board and has been crowned, after which it may move backwards as well as forwards
7. king of kings
a. God
b. a title of any of various oriental monarchs
vb (tr)
8. to make (someone) a king
9. king it to act in a superior fashion
[Old English cyning; related to Old High German kunig king, Danish konge]
ˈkingˌhood n
ˈkingless adj
ˈkingˌlike adj

King

(kɪŋ)
n
1. (Biography) B.B., real name Riley B. King. born 1925, US blues singer and guitarist
2. (Biography) Billie Jean (née Moffitt). born 1943, US tennis player: winner of twelve Grand Slam singles titles, including Wimbledon (1966–68, 1972–73, and 1975) and the US Open (1967, 1971–72, and 1974)
3. (Biography) Martin Luther. 1929–68, US Baptist minister and civil-rights leader. He advocated nonviolence in his campaigns against the segregation of Black people in the South: assassinated: Nobel Peace Prize 1964
4. (Biography) Mervyn (Allister). Baron. born 1948, British banker; governor of the Bank of England (2003–13); a cross-bench peer in the House of Lords from 2013
5. (Biography) Stephen (Edwin). born 1947, US writer esp of horror novels; his books, many of which have been filmed, include Carrie (1974), The Shining (1977), Misery (1988), and Everything's Eventual (2002)
6. (Biography) William Lyon Mackenzie. 1874–1950, Canadian Liberal statesman; prime minister (1921–26; 1926–30; 1935–48)

king

(kɪŋ)

n.
1. a male sovereign or monarch; a man who holds by life tenure, and usu. by hereditary right, the chief authority over a country and people.
2. a person or thing preeminent in its class: the king of actors.
3. a playing card bearing a picture of a king.
4. the chief chess piece of each color, whose checkmating is the object of the game: moved one square at a time in any direction.
5. a checker piece that has been moved entirely across the board and has been crowned, thus allowing it to be moved in any direction.
v.t.
6. to make a king of; crown.
adj.
7. large; king-size.
8. preeminent.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English cyng, cyni(n)g, c. Old Saxon kuning, Old High German chunning; akin to Old Norse konungr]
king′hood, n.
king′like`, adj.

King

(kɪŋ)

n.
1. Martin Luther, Jr., 1929–68, U.S. Baptist minister: civil-rights leader; Nobel peace prize 1964.
2. William Lyon Mackenzie, 1874–1950, prime minister of Canada 1921–26, 1926–30, 1935–48.
3. William Rufus DeVane, 1786–1853, vice president of the U.S. 1853.

king


Past participle: kinged
Gerund: kinging

Imperative
king
king
Present
I king
you king
he/she/it kings
we king
you king
they king
Preterite
I kinged
you kinged
he/she/it kinged
we kinged
you kinged
they kinged
Present Continuous
I am kinging
you are kinging
he/she/it is kinging
we are kinging
you are kinging
they are kinging
Present Perfect
I have kinged
you have kinged
he/she/it has kinged
we have kinged
you have kinged
they have kinged
Past Continuous
I was kinging
you were kinging
he/she/it was kinging
we were kinging
you were kinging
they were kinging
Past Perfect
I had kinged
you had kinged
he/she/it had kinged
we had kinged
you had kinged
they had kinged
Future
I will king
you will king
he/she/it will king
we will king
you will king
they will king
Future Perfect
I will have kinged
you will have kinged
he/she/it will have kinged
we will have kinged
you will have kinged
they will have kinged
Future Continuous
I will be kinging
you will be kinging
he/she/it will be kinging
we will be kinging
you will be kinging
they will be kinging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kinging
you have been kinging
he/she/it has been kinging
we have been kinging
you have been kinging
they have been kinging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kinging
you will have been kinging
he/she/it will have been kinging
we will have been kinging
you will have been kinging
they will have been kinging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kinging
you had been kinging
he/she/it had been kinging
we had been kinging
you had been kinging
they had been kinging
Conditional
I would king
you would king
he/she/it would king
we would king
you would king
they would king
Past Conditional
I would have kinged
you would have kinged
he/she/it would have kinged
we would have kinged
you would have kinged
they would have kinged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.king - a male sovereignking - a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
royal family, royal house, royal line, royalty - royal persons collectively; "the wedding was attended by royalty"
King of England, King of Great Britain - the sovereign ruler of England
King of France - the sovereign ruler of France
King of the Germans - the sovereign ruler of the Germans
crowned head, monarch, sovereign - a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
female monarch, queen regnant, queen - a female sovereign ruler
2.king - a competitor who holds a preeminent position
challenger, competitor, contender, rival, competition - the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
3.king - a very wealthy or powerful businessmanking - a very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron"
businessman, man of affairs - a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
oil tycoon - a powerful person in the oil business
4.king - preeminence in a particular category or group or field; "the lion is the king of beasts"
eminence, preeminence, distinction, note - high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a scholar of great eminence"
5.King - United States woman tennis player (born in 1943)
6.king - United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925)King - United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925)
7.king - United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968)King - United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968)
8.king - a checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward
checkers, draughts - a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces
chequer, checker - one of the flat round pieces used in playing the game of checkers
9.king - one of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king
court card, face card, picture card - one of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a face
10.king - (chess) the weakest but the most important piece
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
chess piece, chessman - any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess

king

noun
1. ruler, monarch, sovereign, crowned head, leader, lord, prince, Crown, emperor, majesty, head of state, consort, His Majesty, overlord In 1154, Henry II became king of England.
2. (Informal) celebrity, star, big name, leading man or lady, lead, name, draw, idol, luminary, main attraction, celeb (informal), megastar (informal) He's the king of unlicensed boxing.
a king's ransom fortune, packet, large sum of money, top dollar (informal) clients happy to pay a king's ransom for a haircut
Related words
adjectives royal, regal, monarchical
Quotations
"I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too" [Queen Elizabeth I]
Translations
الريَّه او الشايِب في ورق اللعِبالشاه في لُعْبَة الشَّطْرَنْجمَلِكمَلِكٌ
král
konge
reĝo
kuningas
kuningas
kralj
király
raja
kóngurkonungur
キング
rex
karaliuskaralystėpasaulistulžyskaraliaus
karalis
kongekong
rege
kráľ
kralj
краљпоп
kung
mfalme
พระเจ้าแผ่นดิน
vuaquốc vương

king

[kɪŋ]
A. N
1. (lit, fig) → rey m
the king and queenlos reyes
the Three Kingslos Reyes Magos
an oil kingun magnate del petróleo
I'm the king of the castle! (child language) → ¡soy el rey!, ¡soy el amo y señor!
to turn King's evidencedelatar a los cómplices
they paid a king's ransom for itles costó mucho dinero, les costó un dineral
to live like a kingvivir a cuerpo de rey
2. (Chess, Cards) → rey m (Draughts) → dama f
B. CPD king cobra Ncobra f real
king penguin Npingüino m real
King's Bench N (Brit) (Jur) → departamento m del Tribunal Supremo
King's Counsel N (Brit) (Jur) → abogado mf (de categoría superior) QC/KC

king

[ˈkɪŋ] n
(= monarch) → roi m
to live like a king → vivre comme un roi
(= pre-eminent person, creature) the king of rock 'n' roll → le roi du rock 'n' roll
the king of the jungle → le roi de la jungle

king

n
(lit)König m; the king’s highway (old, form) eine öffentliche Straße; it must have cost a king’s ransomdas muss eine stolze Summe or ein Vermögen gekostet haben; to live like a kingleben wie ein Fürst
(fig)König m; an oil kingein Ölkönig or -magnat m
(Chess, Cards) → König m; (Draughts) → Dame f

king

:
kingbolt
n (US) = kingpin
king crab
nKönigskrabbe f
kingcup
n (= buttercup)Hahnenfuß m, → Butterblume f; (= marsh marigold)Sumpfdotterblume f

king

:
kingmaker
n (lit, fig)Königsmacher(in) m(f)
kingpin
n (Tech) → Königsbolzen m, → Drehzapfen m; (Aut) → Achsschenkelbolzen m; (fig: = person) → Stütze f; he’s the king of the whole organizationmit ihm steht und fällt die ganze Organisation
king prawn
nKönigskrabbe f
King’s Bench
n (Jur) erste Kammer des Obersten Gerichts in Großbritannien
King’s Counsel
n (Jur) → Kronanwalt m/-anwältin f (Staatsanwalt, der in höheren Strafsachen die Krone vertritt)
King’s English
kingship
nKönigtum nt
King’s highway
n (Brit) → öffentliche Straße
king-size(d)
adj (inf)in Großformat, großformatig; cigarettesKing-size; bedextra groß; I’ve got a king headache (hum)ich hab vielleicht einen Brummschädel (inf)or einen dicken Kopf (inf)
king’s messenger
n (Diplomacy) → königlicher Gesandter
King’s speech
nThronrede f

king

[kɪŋ] n (also) (fig) (Chess, Cards) → re m inv; (Draughts) → dama

king

(kiŋ) noun
1. a male ruler of a nation, who inherits his position by right of birth. He became king when his father died; King Charles III.
2. the playing-card with the picture of a king. I have two cards – the ten of spades and the king of diamonds.
3. the most important piece in chess.
ˈkingdom noun
1. a state having a king (or queen) as its head. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; He rules over a large kingdom.
2. any of the three great divisions of natural objects. the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms.
ˈkingly adjective
of, relating to, or suitable for a king. kingly robes; a kingly feast.
ˈkingliness noun
ˈkingfisher noun
a type of bird with brilliant blue feathers which feeds on fish.
ˈking-size(d) adjective
of a large size; larger than normal. a king-size(d) bed; king-size cigarettes.

king

مَلِكٌ král konge König βασιλιάς rey kuningas roi kralj re koning konge król rei король kung พระเจ้าแผ่นดิน kral vua 国王
References in classic literature ?
You said the other day you thought we were a deal happier than the King children, for they were fighting and fretting all the time, in spite of their money.
In the asylum they treated me as though I were a king.
At the latter, however, lay General Webb, who commanded the armies of the king in the northern provinces, with a body of more than five thousand men.
The Shawanese king took great notice of me, and treated me with profound respect, and entire friendship, often entrusting me to hunt at my liberty.
But he will be ill-pleased, I judge if you suffer him to neglect the courtesy due to one of our chief rulers, and who may be said to represent King William, in the absence of the governor himself.
In my native town of Salem, at the head of what, half a century ago, in the days of old King Derby, was a bustling wharf -- but which is now burdened with decayed wooden warehouses, and exhibits few or no symptoms of commercial life; except, perhaps, a bark or brig, half-way down its melancholy length, discharging hides; or, nearer at hand, a Nova Scotia schooner, pitching out her cargo of firewood -- at the head, I say, of this dilapidated wharf, which the tide often overflows, and along which, at the base and in the rear of the row of buildings, the track of many languid years is seen in a border of unthrifty grass -- here, with a view from its front windows adown this not very enlivening prospect, and thence across the harbour, stands a spacious edifice of brick.
But the ship, having her full complement of seamen, spurned his suit; and not all the King his father's influence could prevail.
When the king heard that Baleka was sick he did not kill her outright, because he loved her a little, but he sent for me, commanding me to attend her, and when the child was born to cause its body to be brought to him, according to custom, so that he might be sure that it was dead.
This was where the King lived with his Queen, Ermintrude, and their son, Prince Bumpo.
The King and Queen of Hearts were seated on their throne when they arrived, with a great crowd assembled about them--all sorts of little birds and beasts, as well as the whole pack of cards: the Knave was standing before them, in chains, with a soldier on each side to guard him; and near the King was the White Rabbit, with a trumpet in one hand, and a scroll of parchment in the other.
This king was a leper, and all his doctors had been unable to cure him, when a very clever physician came to his court.
A king was once hunting in a great wood, and he hunted the game so eagerly that none of his courtiers could follow him.