What does king mean?

Definitions for king
kɪŋking

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word king.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. king, male monarch, Rexnoun

    a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom

  2. king, queen, world-beaternoun

    a competitor who holds a preeminent position

  3. baron, big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, mogul, power, top executive, tycoonnoun

    a very wealthy or powerful businessman

    "an oil baron"

  4. kingnoun

    preeminence in a particular category or group or field

    "the lion is the king of beasts"

  5. King, Billie Jean King, Billie Jean Moffitt Kingnoun

    United States woman tennis player (born in 1943)

  6. King, B. B. King, Riley B Kingnoun

    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. kingnoun

    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. kingnoun

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

  10. kingnoun

    (chess) the weakest but the most important piece

Wiktionary

  1. kingnoun

    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.

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

  2. kingnoun

    A powerful or influential person.

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

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

  3. kingnoun

    Something that has a preeminent position.

    In times of financial panic, cash is king.

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

  4. kingnoun

    A component of certain games.

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

  5. kingnoun

    A king skin.

    Oi mate, have you got kings?

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

  6. kingverb

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

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

  7. kingverb

    To rule over as king.

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

  8. kingverb

    To perform the duties of a king.

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

  9. kingverb

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

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

  10. kingverb

    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.

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

  11. kingverb

    To dress and perform as a drag king.

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

  12. Kingnoun

    The title of a king

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

  13. Kingnoun

    The title of a king.

  14. Kingnoun

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

  15. Kingnoun

    King class, a class of steam locomotives used on the GWR.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kingnoun

    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

    Etymology: [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. knig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. 44. See Kin.]

  2. Kingnoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. knig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. 44. See Kin.]

  3. Kingnoun

    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

    Etymology: [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. knig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. 44. See Kin.]

  4. Kingnoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. knig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. 44. See Kin.]

  5. Kingnoun

    the chief piece in the game of chess

    Etymology: [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. knig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. 44. See Kin.]

  6. Kingnoun

    a crowned man in the game of draughts

    Etymology: [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. knig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. 44. See Kin.]

  7. Kingnoun

    the title of two historical books in the Old Testament

    Etymology: [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. knig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. 44. See Kin.]

  8. Kingverb

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

    Etymology: [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. knig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. 44. See Kin.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. King

    king, n. the chief ruler of a nation: a monarch: a playing-card having the picture of a king: the most important piece in chess: a crowned man in draughts: one who is pre-eminent among his fellows:—fem. Queen.—v.t. to play king.—ns. King′-at-arms, or King′-of-arms, a chief officer of the Heralds' Colleges, whose designations are, for England, Norroy, Clarencieux, and Garter; for Scotland, Lyon; and for Ireland, Ulster; King′-bird, an American tyrant fly-catcher; King′crab, the chief or largest of the crab genus, most common in the Molucca Islands; King′craft, the art of governing, mostly in a bad sense; King′cup, the buttercup or upright meadow crowfoot; King′dom, the state or attributes of a king: the territory of a king: government: a region: one of the three grand divisions of Natural History, as the animal, vegetable, or mineral.—adj. King′domed (Shak.), endowed with kingly power, proud.—ns. King′fisher, a bird with very brilliant plumage, feeding on fish, the halcyon; King′hood, kingship: kingliness.—adj. King′less.—ns. King′let, King′ling, a little or petty king: the golden-crested wren.—ns. King′lihood, King′liness.—adj. King′-like.—adj. King′ly, belonging or suitable to a king: royal: noble—also adv.ns. King′-mak′er, one who has the creating of kings in his power; King′post, a perpendicular beam in the frame of a roof rising from the tie-beam to the ridge; King's′-cush′ion, a seat formed by two people's hands; King's′-ē′vil, a scrofulous disease or evil formerly supposed to be healed by the touch of the king; King′ship, the state, office, or dignity of a king; King's′-hood, the second stomach of a ruminant, sometimes humorously for the human stomach; King's′-spear, a plant of the genus Asphodel; King's′-yell′ow, arsenic trisulphide or orpiment; King′-vul′ture, a large tropical brilliantly-coloured American vulture; King′wood, a beautiful Brazilian wood—also Violet-wood.—King Charles spaniel (see Spaniel); King Log, a do-nothing king, as opp. to King Stork, one who devours his frog-subjects—from Æsop's fable; King Mob, the vulgar multitude; King of beasts, the lion; King of metals, gold; King of terrors, death; King of the forest, the oak; King's Bench, the bench or seat of the king: one of the high courts of law, so called because the king used to sit there, called Queen's Bench during a queen's reign; King's counsel an honorary rank of barristers; King's evidence, a criminal allowed to become a witness against an accomplice.—Kingdom come (slang), the state after death.—Three kings of Cologne, the three Wise Men of the Eas

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. king

    A person who is related to everyone in terms of familial relationships this is how the original rule before governments was established in the world of definitive naming for instance a city of Palaces was called Palestine this is where the King lived. The person best related to all the humans living in the world was pronounced King by the Council dedicated to keeping Family records and establishing a uniform connection in Relationships and crowning him King

    Submitted by anonymous on September 22, 2019  
  2. King

    A legendary immortal of a divine kingdom superior of rare bloodline. Who is crowned, announced king or ruler of his natural throne.

    The Celtic king fought for history their pride with regaining control.

    Submitted by ivjones689 on April 26, 2019  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of king in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of king in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of king in a Sentence

  1. Johann von Goethe:

    He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.

  2. Jackson Jr.:

    This quote resonated with me the most given our current climate because we have become so polarized. We no longer sit down and have conversations about our differences and as Martin Luther King Jr.Why said it is purely out of fear of what we don't know about each other, i believe in order for us to move past the horrible events of the past few months as well as the past several decades, we need to have open and honest dialogue. ( We need) a conversation where no matter your race, religion, sexual orientation or any other difference, we listen with compassion and find a common ground. If the pandemic taught us nothing else, we must value time and we must talk to each other. We can't let fear dictate who we are. We got ta be better than that. It's time to achieve Dr. King's dream.

  3. Dwight L. Moody:

    Death may be the King of terrors... but Jesus is the King of kings!

  4. Connie Rice:

    That's an entirely different scenario than the one we faced in the Rodney King days, this is not your grandfather's LAPD.

  5. Jake Jacobsen:

    King crab has taken on a new mystique as not only a great tasting seafood, and an impressive looking dish, but as something that was obtained at great risk and challenge.

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    easily diffused or spread as from one person to another
    • A. elusive
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