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English

A queen (chess)

Etymology

Middle English quene, from Old English cwēn or cwene

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
queen

Plural
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  1. A female monarch. Ex: Queen Victoria
  2. The wife of a king. Ex: Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
  3. (chess) Piece able to move both horizontally and diagonally any number of spaces; most powerful piece.
  4. (playing cards) Playing card with picture of queen on its face, 12th card in a given suit.
  5. A powerful or forceful female person.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An effeminate male homosexual. See drag queen.
  7. A reproductive female animal in a hive, such as an ant, bee, termite or wasp
  8. An adult female cat valued for breeding. See tom.

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Verb

Infinitive
to queen

Third person singular
queens

Simple past
queened

Past participle
queened

Present participle
queening

to queen (third-person singular simple present queens, present participle queening, simple past and past participle queened)
  1. to make a queen
  2. (chess) to convert a pawn into a queen

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