What is queen?

  • (noun): (chess) the most powerful piece.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on queen:

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 ... 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 ...
Balmoral Castle - The Estate
... opened to the public, and are now open daily 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 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 ...
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 dispatched in 1791 from England ...
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 ... also includes an award for individuals, The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion ...
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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "queen":

  • (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.
  • (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): 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): One of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen.
  • (verb): Become a queen.
    Example: "Her pawn queened"
  • (noun): The wife or widow of a king.
  • (noun): Female cat.
    Synonyms: tabby
  • (noun): A competitor who holds a preeminent position.
    Synonyms: king, world-beater

Famous quotes containing the word queen:

    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)

    The Queen turned crimson with fury, and, after glaring at her for a moment like a wild beast, began screaming “Off with her head! Off with—”
    “Nonsense!” said Alice loudly and decidedly, and the Queen was silent.
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    We have defined a story as a narrative of events arranged in their time-sequence. A plot is also a narrative of events, the emphasis falling on causality. “The king died and then the queen died” is a story. “The king died, and then the queen died of grief” is a plot. The time sequence is preserved, but the sense of causality overshadows it.
    —E.M. (Edward Morgan)