What is King?

  • (noun): One of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on king, kings:

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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... 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
... Universal Central concepts Monarch Monarchy Divine right of kings Mandate of Heaven History Magna Carta Foundation of the Ottoman Empire Glorious 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 ... 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): (chess) the weakest but the most important piece.
  • (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): 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:

    Our noble King, King Henery the eighth,
    Ouer the riuer of Thames past hee.
    —Unknown. Sir Andrew Barton. . .

    English and Scottish Ballads (The Poetry Bookshelf)

    The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine, and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!”
    Bible: New Testament, Luke 23:36,37.

    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)