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 ... power of the state would devolve to the Senate, which was responsible for finding a new king ... interrex—to serve for a period of five days with the sole purpose of nominating the next king of Rome ...
... 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 ...
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 ... 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 any patrician during ...
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 Trienio Liberal First French ... 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 ... the country, he still 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 ... 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 pawns (Müller Pajeken ...

More definitions of "king":

  • (noun): (chess) the weakest but the most important piece.
  • (noun): Preeminence in a particular category or group or field.
    Example: "The lion is the king of beasts"
  • (noun): One of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a 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): A male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom.
    Synonyms: male monarch

Famous quotes containing the word king:

    For who shall defile the temples of the ancient gods, a cruel and violent death shall be his fate, and never shall his soul find rest unto eternity. Such is the curse of Amon-Ra, king of all the gods.
    Griffin Jay, Maxwell Shane (1905–1983)

    Our king went forth to Normandy,
    With grace and might of chivalry,
    The God for him wrought marvellously,
    Wherefore England may call and cry
    Deo gratias, Deo gratias Anglia
    Redde pro victoria.
    Unknown. The Agincourt Carol (l. 1–6)

    The one-eyed man will be King in the country of the blind only if he arrives there in full possession of his partial faculties—that is, providing he is perfectly aware of the precise nature of sight and does not confuse it with second sight ... nor with madness.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)