What is queen?

  • (noun): The wife or widow of a king.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on queen:

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 ... 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 past as The Queen's Awards ... The scheme also includes an award for individuals, The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion ...
Queen's Westminsters - History
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) Battalion (Prince of Wales's ... In 1922 it became the 16th London Regiment (Queen's Westminster and Civil Service Rifles) ... Royal Rifle Corps, being renamed as The Queen's Westminsters ...
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 ... The Queen's Award for Environmental Achievement was added in 1992 ...
Balmoral Castle - The Estate
... and the end of July, after which the Queen arrives for her annual stay ... 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 summer holidays ... 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 ...

More definitions of "queen":

  • (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): The only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs.
  • (noun): Especially large and only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring sired by only a few males.
  • (noun): One of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen.
  • (verb): Promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess.
  • (noun): (chess) the most powerful piece.
  • (noun): Female cat.
    Synonyms: tabby
  • (verb): Become a queen.
    Example: "Her pawn queened"
  • (noun): A competitor who holds a preeminent position.
    Synonyms: king, world-beater

Famous quotes containing the word queen:

    O Queen of air and darkness,
    I think ‘tis truth you say,
    And I shall die to-morrow;
    But you will die to-day.
    —A.E. (Alfred Edward)

    ...he sent letters to all the royal provinces, to every province in its own script and to every people in its own language, declaring that every man should be master in his own house.
    Bible: Hebrew, Esther 1:22.

    King Ahasuerus, after his Queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s command.

    Queen Jane was in labor
    Six weeks and some more;
    The women grew wearied,
    And the midwife gave o’er.
    —Unknown. The Death of Queen Jane (l. 1–4)