What is queen?

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

Some articles on queen:

Balmoral Castle - The Estate
... between April and the end of July, after which the Queen arrives for her annual stay ... on the estate include Birkhall, formerly home to Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, and used now by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall for their ... Craigowan Lodge is used regularly by the Queen's friends and family, and has also been used by the Queen while Balmoral Castle is being prepared ...
Queen - Other
... Queen (slang), a slang term for a gay man Queen bed, a size of bed Queen (TTC), a subway station in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Queen (convict ship), a sailing ship used as a convict ship ...
Queen's Award For Export Achievement - History
... The Queen's Award to Industry, the scheme's original title, was instituted by Royal Warrant in 1965, and first awarded in 1966, and it was only offered to organizations ... The recommendations of a review in 1975 led to the scheme becoming The Queen's Awards for Export and Technology, with separate awards for outstanding achievement in each ... The Queen's Award for Environmental Achievement was added in 1992 ...
Queen's Westminsters - History
... It was formed on 31 December 1921 as the 16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster and Civil Service Rifles), The London Regiment by the amalgamation of the 15th (County of London ... In 1922 it became the 16th London Regiment (Queen's Westminster and Civil Service Rifles) ... King's Royal Rifle Corps, being renamed as The Queen's Westminsters ...
Queen's Award For Export Achievement
... The Queen's Awards for Enterprise is an awards programme for British businesses and other organizations who excel at international trade, innovation or sustainable development ... The scheme was established as The Queen's Award to Industry by a royal warrant of 30 November 1965, and individual categories have been known in the ... The scheme also includes an award for individuals, The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion ...

More definitions of "queen":

  • (noun): The wife or widow of a king.
  • (noun): Especially large and only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring sired by only a few males.
  • (verb): Promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess.
  • (verb): Become a queen.
    Example: "Her pawn queened"
  • (noun): Something personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind.
    Example: "Paris is the queen of cities"; "the queen of ocean liners"
  • (noun): (chess) the most powerful piece.
  • (noun): A competitor who holds a preeminent position.
    Synonyms: king, world-beater
  • (noun): Female cat.
    Synonyms: tabby
  • (noun): The only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs.

Famous quotes containing the word queen:

    Most Gracious Queen, we thee implore
    To go away and sin no more,
    But if that effort be too great,
    To go away at any rate.
    —Anonymous. “On Queen Caroline,” in Diary and Correspondence of Lord Colchester (1861)

    What a mysterious faculty is that queen of the faculties!
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

    “Speak when you’re spoken to!” the Queen sharply interrupted her.
    “But if everybody obeyed that rule,” said Alice, who was always ready for a little argument, “and if you only spoke when you were spoken to, and the other person always waited for you to begin, you see nobody would ever say anything, so that—”
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)