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Etymology

The white and black kings (chess)

Old English cyning, from Germanic *kuningaz. Cognate with Dutch koning, German König, Swedish konung.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
king

Plural
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king ({{{1}}})
  1. A male monarch; member of a royal family who is the supreme ruler of his nation.
    Henry VIII was the king of England from 1509 to 1547.
  2. (idiomatic) A powerful or influential person.
    Howard Stern styled himself as the "king of all media".
  3. (chess) The principal playing piece in chess which moves only once square per move (except in castling), but in all eight directions, but cannot move into check (threat of attack).
  4. A playing card with the image of a king on it.

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Verb

Infinitive
to king

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to king (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) In checkers: to stack a checker on an opponent's piece that has successfully traversed the board to the opposite side. The piece so marked can then move forwards or backwards.

Translations


Estonian

Noun

king

  1. shoe

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