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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
References in classic literature ?
Pena, that the Queen Mother, who was given to curious arts, caused the King her husband's nativity to be calculated, under a false name; and the astrologer gave a judgment, that he should be killed in a duel; at which the Queen laughed, thinking her husband to be above challenges and duels: but he was slain upon a course at tilt, the splinters of the staff of Montgomery going in at his beaver.
Isn't it wrong to imprison a queen mother and her ten children?
I would counsel you, my lord, either to fly to France or take the protection of the Queen Mother.
CELEBRATIONS took place all over Britain on August 4, 2000 to mark the the Queen Mother''s 100th birthday The Queen Mother was the first member of the Royal Family to reach her centenary and was said to be very pleased indeed to have achieved such a landmark.
Kenneth Rose - who knew the Queen Mother for nearly half a century and wrote a biography of her father-in-law George V - said she had stuck up for the miners during a conversation about the strike in 1984.
Summary: A national monument to the Queen Mother has been unveiled on by the Queen.
Queen Mother A Biblical Theology of Mary's Queenship WRITTEN BY Edward Sri PUBLISHED BY Emmaus Road Publishing, Steubenville, OH, 2005, ISBN: 1931018243, Softcover, pp.
A pounds 2 million monument to the Queen Mother will be financed by a commemorative coin to mark the Queen's 80th birthday next year.
But far from the sort of opulence you might expect from the sleeping quarters of the Queen Mother, the bedroom is remarkably restrained.
A BEDROOM of the late Queen Mother is to open to the public in order to give people a better idea of everyday life at the royal's holiday castle.
SCOTLAND'S oldest soldier will go on parade this week in a touching tribute to the late Queen Mother.
William Shawcross, the official biographer of the Queen Mother, has left publisher Penguin because it released Paul Burrell's book about his life as butler of Diana, Princess of Wales.