Definitions for kinglike

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  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



  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. kingly, kinglike(adj)

    having the rank of or resembling or befitting a king

    "symbolizing kingly power"; "the murder of his kingly guest"


  1. kinglike(Adjective)

    Resembling a king or some aspect of one.


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