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 ?
Though but a point at best; whencesoe'er I came; wheresoe'er I go; yet while I earthly live, the queenly personality lives in me, and feels her royal rights.
Alena Jasaityte, who had looked so beautiful, and danced with such a queenly air, with Juozas Raczius, the teamster
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.
Miss Ingram, who had now seated herself with proud grace at the piano, spreading out her snowy robes in queenly amplitude, commenced a brilliant prelude; talking meantime.
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.
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.
Her womanly pride and her queenly dignity had both been so cruelly offended that she could not come round at the first advance; but, overpersuaded by the advice of her women, she at last had the appearance of beginning to forget.
I would be fair and stately, with a bright star to shine And give a queenly air to this crimson robe of mine.
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.
Staid, formal Miss Lydia had requested to resign that queenly office to the royal old lady, and Arthur was pleased with this opportunity of gratifying his godmother's taste for stateliness.
I may add that she was a woman of great beauty, and that even now, when she has been married for upwards of thirty years, she is still of a striking and queenly appearance.
Tell a girl she is an angel, only more angelic than an angel; that she is a goddess, only more graceful, queenly, and heavenly than the average goddess; that she is more fairy-like than Titania, more beautiful than Venus, more enchanting than Parthenope; more adorable, lovely, and radiant, in short, than any other woman that ever did live, does live, or could live, and you will make a very favorable impression upon her trusting little heart.