What is king?

  • (noun): Preeminence in a particular category or group or field.
    Example: "The lion is the king of beasts"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on king, kings:

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 ... 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 ...
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 Books ...
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 ... 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 ... 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 ...
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 a meeting of the Curiate Assembly ...
Roman Kingdom - Monarchy - Election of The Kings
... Whenever a king died, Rome entered a period of interregnum ... which was responsible for finding a new king ... days with the sole purpose of nominating the next king of Rome ...

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): United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925).
    Synonyms: B. B. King, Riley B King
  • (noun): (chess) the weakest but the most important piece.
  • (noun): A male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom.
    Synonyms: male monarch
  • (noun): One of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king.

Famous quotes containing the word king:

    The great King of kings
    Hath in the table of his law commanded
    That thou shalt do no murder. Will you then
    Spurn at his edict, and fulfill a man’s?
    Take heed; for he holds vengeance in his hand
    To hurl upon their heads that break his law.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    If the king is in the palace, nobody looks at the walls. It is when he is gone, and the house is filled with grooms and gazers, that we turn from the people, to find relief in the majestic men that are suggested by the pictures and the architecture.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    When the Prince of Wales [later King George IV] and the Duke of York went to visit their brother Prince William [later William IV] at Plymouth, and all three being very loose in their manners, and coarse in their language, Prince William said to his ship’s crew, “now I hope you see that I am not the greatest blackguard of my family.”
    Horace Walpole (1717–1797)