What does king mean?

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

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


  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

  9. Origin: [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.]


  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.

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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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Casey Neistat:

    I f**king hate ads.

  2. Though White:

    Dr. King was a great man.

  3. Robert Lewis Dear:

    Do you know who [King] is?

  4. David Letterman:

    In Hollywood, Oscar is king

  5. President Trump:

    Dr. King's dream is our dream.

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