Definitions for kingkɪŋ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
a person or thing preeminent in its class:
the king of actors.
a playing card bearing a picture of a king.
the chief chess piece of each color, whose checkmating is the object of the game: moved one square at a time in any direction.
Category: Checkers and Chess
a checker piece that has been moved entirely across the board and has been crowned, thus allowing it to be moved in any direction.
Category: Checkers and Chess
(v.t.)to make a king of; crown.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
Origin of king:
bef. 900; ME; OE cyng, cyni(n)g, c. OS kuning, OHG chunning; akin to ON konungr
Martin Luther, Jr., 1929–68, U.S. Baptist minister: civil-rights leader; Nobel peace prize 1964.
William Lyon Mackenzie, 1874–1950, prime minister of Canada 1921–26, 1926–30, 1935–48.
William Rufus DeVane, 1786–1853, vice president of the U.S. 1853.
king, male monarch, Rex(noun)
a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
king, queen, world-beater(noun)
a competitor who holds a preeminent position
baron, big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, mogul, power, top executive, tycoon(noun)
a very wealthy or powerful businessman
"an oil baron"
preeminence in a particular category or group or field
"the lion is the king of beasts"
King, Billie Jean King, Billie Jean Moffitt King(noun)
United States woman tennis player (born in 1943)
King, B. B. King, Riley B King(noun)
United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925)
King, Martin Luther King, Martin Luther King Jr.(noun)
United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968)
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
one of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king
(chess) the weakest but the most important piece
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a male ruler of a country
King John and his loyal men
a man who is considered to be the best at sth
the king of comedy
a playing card with a picture of a king
the king of hearts
A male monarch; a man who heads a monarchy. If it's an absolute monarchy, then he is the supreme ruler of his nation.
Henry VIII was the king of England from 1509 to 1547.
A powerful or influential person.
Howard Stern styled himself as the "king of all media".
Something that has a preeminent position.
In times of financial panic, cash is king.
A component of certain games.
A king skin.
Oi mate, have you got kings?
To crown king, to make (a person) king.
To rule over as king.
To perform the duties of a king.
To assume or pretend preeminence (over); to lord it over.
To promote a piece of draughts/checkers that has traversed the board to the opposite side, that piece subsequently being permitted to move backwards as well as forwards.
To dress and perform as a drag king.
The title of a king
, originally a nickname for someone who either acted as if he were a king or had worked in the king's household.
Origin: From cyning, from kuningaz. Cognate with Dutch koning, German König, Old Norse konungr.
a Chinese musical instrument, consisting of resonant stones or metal plates, arranged according to their tones in a frame of wood, and struck with a hammer
a chief ruler; a sovereign; one invested with supreme authority over a nation, country, or tribe, usually by hereditary succession; a monarch; a prince
one who, or that which, holds a supreme position or rank; a chief among competitors; as, a railroad king; a money king; the king of the lobby; the king of beasts
a playing card having the picture of a king; as, the king of diamonds
the chief piece in the game of chess
a crowned man in the game of draughts
the title of two historical books in the Old Testament
to supply with a king; to make a king of; to raise to royalty
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. In the presence of genius, a pleb. 2. A vestige. 3. One whose chief diversion lately has been to watch himself grow beautifully less. 4. A First Cause run to seed. 5. Divine Right tempered by bombs.
Translations for king
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a male ruler of a nation, who inherits his position by right of birth
He became king when his father died; King Charles III.
- reiPortuguese (BR)
- der KönigGerman
- ،سلطان پادشاهPersian
- 國王Chinese (Trad.)
- король; царUkrainian
- 国王Chinese (Simp.)
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