Definitions for kingkɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kingkɪŋ(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Government

  2. a person or thing preeminent in its class:

    the king of actors.

  3. a playing card bearing a picture of a king.

    Category: Games

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. (v.t.)to make a king of; crown.

    Category: Government

  7. (adj.)large; king-size.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  8. preeminent.

Origin of king:

bef. 900; ME; OE cyng, cyni(n)g, c. OS kuning, OHG chunning; akin to ON konungr

king′like`(adj.)

Kingkɪŋ(n.)

  1. Martin Luther, Jr., 1929–68, U.S. Baptist minister: civil-rights leader; Nobel peace prize 1964.

    Category: Biography

  2. William Lyon Mackenzie, 1874–1950, prime minister of Canada 1921–26, 1926–30, 1935–48.

    Category: Biography

  3. William Rufus DeVane, 1786–1853, vice president of the U.S. 1853.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. king, male monarch, Rex(noun)

    a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom

  2. king, queen, world-beater(noun)

    a competitor who holds a preeminent position

  3. baron, big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, mogul, power, top executive, tycoon(noun)

    a very wealthy or powerful businessman

    "an oil baron"

  4. king(noun)

    preeminence in a particular category or group or field

    "the lion is the king of beasts"

  5. King, Billie Jean King, Billie Jean Moffitt King(noun)

    United States woman tennis player (born in 1943)

  6. King, B. B. King, Riley B King(noun)

    United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925)

  7. 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)

  8. king(noun)

    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

  9. king(noun)

    one of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king

  10. king(noun)

    (chess) the weakest but the most important piece

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. king(noun)ɪŋ

    a male ruler of a country

    King John and his loyal men

  2. kingɪŋ

    a man who is considered to be the best at sth

    the king of comedy

  3. kingɪŋ

    a playing card with a picture of a king

    the king of hearts

Wiktionary

  1. king(Noun)

    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.

  2. king(Noun)

    A powerful or influential person.

    Howard Stern styled himself as the "king of all media".

  3. king(Noun)

    Something that has a preeminent position.

    In times of financial panic, cash is king.

  4. king(Noun)

    A component of certain games.

  5. king(Noun)

    A king skin.

    Oi mate, have you got kings?

  6. king(Verb)

    To crown king, to make (a person) king.

  7. king(Verb)

    To rule over as king.

  8. king(Verb)

    To perform the duties of a king.

  9. king(Verb)

    To assume or pretend preeminence (over); to lord it over.

  10. king(Verb)

    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.

  11. king(Verb)

    To dress and perform as a drag king.

  12. King(ProperNoun)

    The title of a king

  13. King(ProperNoun)

    , originally a nickname for someone who either acted as if he were a king or had worked in the king's household.

  14. Origin: From cyning, from kuningaz. Cognate with Dutch koning, German König, Old Norse konungr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. King(noun)

    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

  2. King(noun)

    a chief ruler; a sovereign; one invested with supreme authority over a nation, country, or tribe, usually by hereditary succession; a monarch; a prince

  3. King(noun)

    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

  4. King(noun)

    a playing card having the picture of a king; as, the king of diamonds

  5. King(noun)

    the chief piece in the game of chess

  6. King(noun)

    a crowned man in the game of draughts

  7. King(noun)

    the title of two historical books in the Old Testament

  8. King(verb)

    to supply with a king; to make a king of; to raise to royalty

Freebase

  1. King

    King is the fourth studio album by American rapper T.I., released on March 28, 2006 through Grand Hustle Records and Atlantic Records. Recording sessions for the album only took a year in a half to record towards late-2005, T.I. stated in an interview with MTV News. Production was handled by several high-profile record producers, including DJ Toomp, Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, Swizz Beatz, Keith Mack, Travis Barker, The Neptunes, Kevin "Khao" Cates, Nick "Fury" Loftin, and Tony Galvin, among others. The album was also used as the official soundtrack to his hit debut film ATL. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling over 522,000 copies in its first week of release in the United States, achieving respectable international charting and produced the two hit singles that attained chart success, including US Billboard hit singles "What You Know" and "Why You Wanna". It was certified Gold in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America, following shipment in excess of 523,408 copies. The RIAA later certified the album Platinum. Upon its release, King received general acclaim from music critics, earning praise for its varied musical style, opulent production quality, and T.I.'s dichotomous lyrical themes, and including the hit single "What You Know" where critics praised DJ Toomp's production for the single. The album also earned T.I. several accolades, including Grammy Award nominations for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Solo Performance, winning the latter for "What You Know". The album also appeared at the top of several publications year-end lists of top albums. Initially naming it one of the best albums of 2006, Pitchfork Media placed the album at number 147 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s. Stylus Magazine placed the album at number 14 on its list of their Top 50 Albums of 2006.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. king

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'king' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #624

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'king' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1780

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'king' in Nouns Frequency: #237


Translations for king

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

king(noun)

a male ruler of a nation, who inherits his position by right of birth

He became king when his father died; King Charles III.

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