What is king?

  • (noun): United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968).
    Synonyms: Martin Luther King, Martin Luther King Jr.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on king, kings:

Roman Kingdom - Monarchy - Election of The Kings
... Whenever a king died, Rome entered a period of interregnum ... Senate, which was responsible for finding a new king ... of five days with the sole purpose of nominating the next king of Rome ...
Roman Kingdom - Monarchy - Chief Judge
... The king's imperium both granted him military powers and qualified him to pronounce legal judgment in all cases as the chief justice of Rome ... This made the king supreme in times of both war and peace ... While some writers believed there was no appeal from the king's decisions, others believed that a proposal for appeal could be brought before the king by ...
Glorious Revolution - William and Mary Made Joint Monarchs
... Regency Universal Central concepts Monarch Monarchy Divine right of kings Mandate of Heaven History Magna Carta Foundation of the Ottoman Empire Glorious Revolution French Revolution ... The name "Convention" was chosen because only the King could call a Parliament, although as William had been appointed de facto regent by the peers the Convention could be argued to be, strictly speaking, a lawful ... had many followers, and William feared that the king might return, relegating William to the role of a mere regent, an outcome which was unacceptable to him ...
Zugzwang Required To Win
... These include rook (and king) versus king checkmate two bishops versus king checkmate two knights versus pawn checkmate Bishop and knight checkmate queen versus ... In addition, zugzwang is required in many king and pawn versus king endgames in order to force promotion of the pawn and in other king and pawn endgames with more ...
Jehoram
... Jehoram of Israel or Joram, the King of Israel Jehoram of Judah, the King of Judah The son of Toi, King of Hamath who was sent by his father to congratulate David on the occasion of his victory over Hadadezer (2 ...

More definitions of "king":

  • (noun): United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925).
    Synonyms: B. B. King, Riley B 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.
  • (noun): One of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king.
  • (noun): A male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom.
    Synonyms: male monarch
  • (noun): Preeminence in a particular category or group or field.
    Example: "The lion is the king of beasts"
  • (noun): (chess) the weakest but the most important piece.

Famous quotes containing the word king:

    I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England, too.
    Elizabeth I (1533–1603)

    A king should die on his feet.
    Louis XVIII (1755–1824)

    “I see nobody on the road,” said Alice.
    “I only wish I had such eyes,” the King remarked in a fretful tone. “To be able to see Nobody! And at that distance too! Why, it’s as much as I can do to see real people, by this light!”
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)