What is queen?

  • (verb): Promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on queen:

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 ... 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 ...
Queen's Westminsters - History
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 ... 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 ...
Balmoral Castle - The Estate
... daily between April and the end of July, after which the Queen arrives for her annual stay ... Other properties 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'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 Queen's Awards for Export, Export Achievement ... The scheme also includes an award for individuals, The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion ...

More definitions of "queen":

  • (verb): Become a queen.
    Example: "Her pawn queened"
  • (noun): The wife or widow of a king.
  • (noun): One of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen.
  • (noun): Especially large and only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring sired by only a few males.
  • (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): A competitor who holds a preeminent position.
    Synonyms: king, world-beater
  • (noun): (chess) the most powerful piece.
  • (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): Female cat.
    Synonyms: tabby

Famous quotes containing the word queen:

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

    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)

    I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a Queen, as to be a Queen over so thankful a people.
    Elizabeth I (1533–1603)