What is 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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on queen:

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 ... 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 Westminsters - History
... 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 ... In 1922 it became the 16th London Regiment (Queen's Westminster and Civil Service Rifles) ... to the King's 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 ...
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 Queen's Award for Environmental Achievement was added in 1992 ... Prince of Wales, the three separate Awards were replaced and are now known generically as The Queen's Awards for Enterprise with three broad-based categories for organizations International Trade ...
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 for Export, Export Achievement ... The scheme also includes an award for individuals, The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion ...

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 wife or widow of a king.
  • (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.
  • (noun): (chess) the most powerful piece.
  • (verb): Become a queen.
    Example: "Her pawn queened"
  • (noun): One of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen.

Famous quotes containing the word queen:

    She is
    The queen of curds and cream.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The Queen has lands and gold, Mother
    The Queen has lands and gold,
    While you are forced to your empty breast
    A skeleton Babe to hold
    Amelia Edwards (1831–1892)

    I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.
    Elizabeth I (1533–1603)