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 ... Supreme power of the state would devolve to the Senate, which was responsible for finding a new king ... serve for a period of five days with the sole purpose of nominating the next king of Rome ...
Glorious Revolution - William and Mary Made Joint Monarchs
... Elective Federal Non-Sovereign Regency Universal Central concepts Monarch Monarchy Divine right of kings Mandate of Heaven History Magna Carta Foundation of the Ottoman Empire Glorious ... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ... 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 any patrician during a meeting of the Curiate Assembly ...
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 ...
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 rook queen versus knight queen versus two knights ... 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 ...

More definitions of "King":

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

Famous quotes containing the word king:

    How the imagination is piqued by anecdotes of some great man passing incognito, as a king in gray clothes.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    This was the merriest old man that we had ever seen, and one of the best preserved. His style of conversation was coarse and plain enough to have suited Rabelais. He would have made a good Panurge. Or rather he was a sober Silenus, and we were the boys Chromis and Mnasilus, who listened to his story.... There was a strange mingling of past and present in his conversation, for he had lived under King George, and might have remembered when Napoleon and the moderns generally were born.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Pastime with good company
    I love and shall, until I die.
    Grudge who list, but none deny!
    So God be pleased, thus live will I.
    Henry VIII, King Of England (1491-1547)