queenly


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queen·ly

 (kwēn′lē)
adj. queen·li·er, queen·li·est
1. Having the status or rank of queen.
2. Of, resembling, or befitting a queen; majestic and regal.
adv.
In a royal way; regally.

queen′li·ness n.

queenly

(ˈkwiːnlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. resembling or appropriate to a queen
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) having the rank of queen
adv
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) in a manner appropriate to a queen
ˈqueenliness n

queen•ly

(ˈkwin li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
belonging to or suggestive of a queen.
[1530–40]
queen′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.queenly - having the rank of or resembling or befitting a queen; "queenly propriety"; "clad in her queenly raiment"; "Rosetti's queenly portraits of women"
noble - of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth"

queenly

adjective majestic, royal, grand, imperial, noble, regal, stately She was a queenly, organizing type.
Translations
مَلَكي، لائِق بِمَلِكَه
královský
dronningeagtig
királynõi
drottningar-, drottningarlegur
kraliçe gibi

queenly

[ˈkwiːnlɪ] ADJ [manner, bearing] → regio; [responsibilities] → de reina

queenly

[ˈkwiːnli] adj
a queenly woman (= impressive-looking) → une femme au port de reine (= dignified) → une femme qui se donne des airs importantsQueen Mother n
the Queen Mother → la reine mèreQueen's Counsel navocat m de la couronnequeen-size bed [ˈkwiːnsaɪz] queen-sized bed [ˈkwiːnsaɪzd] ngrand lit m doubleQueen's speech n (British)discours m de la reine

queenly

adjköniglich; rule alsoder Königin

queenly

[ˈkwiːnlɪ] adjregale, da regina

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 ?
Another pilgrim came along presently and said: "Observe that tall, graceful girl; what queenly Madonna-like gracefulness of beauty is in her countenance.
I would be fair and stately, with a bright star to shine And give a queenly air to this crimson robe of mine.
I spoke to her of power and pride, But mystically - in such guise That she might deem it nought beside The moment's converse; in her eyes I read, perhaps too carelessly - A mingled feeling with my own - The flush on her bright cheek, to me Seem'd to become a queenly throne Too well that I should let it be Light in the wilderness alone.
Yet with all her queenly qualities Ozma was a real girl and enjoyed the things in life that other real girls enjoy.
She had a rather markedly aggressive look, queenly perhaps, but not very comfortable.
Under the inspiration of her soaring complacency the departed graces of her earlier days returned to her, and her bearing took to itself a dignity and state that might have passed for queenly if her surroundings had been a little more in keeping with it.
Make him give you, besides, the queenly robes of gold and precious stones which are like the flowery meadows, and bring them both to me.
Through the large glass windows of the coach, as it rolled along, the people could discern the figure of Lady Eleanore, strangely combining an almost queenly stateliness with the grace and beauty of a maiden in her teens.
Thence they arise and go abroad by night, veiled in thick mist, and utter their song with lovely voice, praising Zeus the aegis- holder and queenly Hera of Argos who walks on golden sandals and the daughter of Zeus the aegis-holder bright-eyed Athene, and Phoebus Apollo, and Artemis who delights in arrows, and Poseidon the earth-holder who shakes the earth, and reverend Themis and quick-glancing (1) Aphrodite, and Hebe with the crown of gold, and fair Dione, Leto, Iapetus, and Cronos the crafty counsellor, Eos and great Helius and bright Selene, Earth too, and great Oceanus, and dark Night, and the holy race of all the other deathless ones that are for ever.
The carriage of her head was no whit less noble than the queenly carriage of her limbs, and her glorious chestnut hair, full of warm tints of gold, was massed in a sumptuous simplicity above a neck that would have made an average woman's fortune.
I'm not sure, my lady; I'll see, if you'll please to walk in," said Martha, a little confused on the score of her kitchen apron, but collected enough to be sure that "mum" was not the right title for this queenly young widow with a carriage and pair.
She threw her head back in a queenly way but said, "Dear, dear Endeavour Island