What is king?

  • (noun): United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925).
    Synonyms: B. B. King, Riley B King
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on king, kings:

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 ...
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 ... days with the sole purpose of nominating the next king of Rome ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
Glorious Revolution - William and Mary Made Joint Monarchs
... 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 Empire Second French Empire Fall ... 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 ...

More definitions of "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
  • (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.
  • (noun): One of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king.

Famous quotes containing the word king:

    An illiterate king is a crowned ass.
    —Medieval English proverb.

    Said by the chronicler William of Malmesbury to have been much used by King Henry I of England (1068-1135)

    He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him.
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 27:42.

    “Would you—be good enough—” Alice panted out, after running a little further, “to stop a minute—just to get—one’s breath again?”
    “I’m good enough,” the King said, “only I’m not strong enough. You see, a minute goes by so fearfully quick. You might as well try to stop a Bandersnatch!”
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)