queen ( queens plural )
1 n-title; n-count A queen is a woman who rules a country as its monarch.
oft the N
...Queen Victoria..., She met the Queen last week.
2 n-title; n-count A queen is a woman who is married to a king.
oft the N
The king and queen had fled.
3 n-count If you refer to a woman as thequeenof a particular activity, you mean that she is well-known for being very good at it.
with supp, N of n, n N
...the queen of crime writing.
4 n-count In chess, the queen is the most powerful piece. It can be moved in any direction.
5 n-count A queen is a playing card with a picture of a queen on it.
oft the N of n
...the queen of spades.
6 n-count A queen or a queen bee is a large female bee which can lay eggs.
beauty queen ( beauty queens plural ) A beauty queen is a woman who has won a beauty contest. n-count
The Queen Mother is the mother of a ruling king or queen. n-proper the N
queen-size , queen-sized
A queen-size bed is larger than a double bed, but smaller than a king-size bed. adj ADJ n
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