What is queen?

  • (noun): The only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs.
    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 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 past as ... The scheme also includes an award for individuals, The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion ...
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 ...
Queen's Westminsters - History
... 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 ... In 1922 it became the 16th London Regiment (Queen's Westminster and Civil Service Rifles) ... In 1937 it was transferred to the King's Royal Rifle Corps, being renamed as The Queen's Westminsters ...
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 ... 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 of the two fields ... The Queen's Award for Environmental Achievement was added in 1992 ...
Balmoral Castle - The Estate
... daily between April 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":

  • (verb): Promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess.
  • (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): Female cat.
    Synonyms: tabby
  • (noun): (chess) the most powerful piece.
  • (noun): A competitor who holds a preeminent position.
    Synonyms: king, world-beater
  • (verb): Become a queen.
    Example: "Her pawn queened"
  • (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.
  • (noun): The wife or widow of a king.

Famous quotes containing the word queen:

    Just pierce my right side open
    And save my baby.”
    —Unknown. The Death of Queen Jane (l. 7–8)

    It is better to pay court to a queen ... than to worship, as we too often do, some unworthy person whose wealth is his sole passport into society. I believe that a habit of respect is good for the human race.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903)

    Just as the queen bee, the highest-ranking, peerless creature of her hive, is surrounded by lowly drones to please her, whereas the workers produce honey, the same way is the one who sits on the throne an equal only to himself, and no one’s companion.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)