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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

King


noun (plural kings)
- A male monarch; a man who heads a monarchy. If it's an absolute monarchy, then he is the supreme ruler of his nation.
    Henry VIII was the king of England from 1509 to 1547.

- A powerful or influential person.
    Howard Stern styled himself as the "king of all media".
- Something that has a preeminent position.
    In times of financial panic, cash is king.
- A component of certain games.
- The principal chess piece, that players seek to threaten with unavoidable capture to result in a victory by checkmate. It is often the tallest piece, with a symbolic crown with a cross at the top.
- A playing card with the image of a king on it.
- A checker (a piece of checkers/draughts) that reached the farthest row forward, thus becoming crowned (either by turning it upside-down, or by stacking another checker on it) and gaining more freedom of movement.

- (UK) A king skin.
    Oi mate, have you got kings?

- A male dragonfly; a drake.
- A king-sized bed.
(a male of a royal family who is the supreme ruler of his nation)
(a powerful or influential person)
(a playing piece in chess)
(a playing card with the image of a king in it)
((draughts, checkers) a piece that reached the farthest row forward)

verb (kings, kinging; past and past participle kinged)
- To crown king, to make (a person) king.
- To rule over as king.
- To perform the duties of a king.
- To assume or pretend preeminence (over); to lord it over.
- To promote a piece of draughts/checkers that has traversed the board to the opposite side, that piece subsequently being permitted to move backwards as well as forwards.
- To dress and perform as a drag king.

(in checkers)

noun (plural kings)
- Alternative form of qing (Chinese musical instrument)

King
noun
- The title of a king.
- Surname, originally a nickname for someone who either acted as if he were a king or had worked in the king's household.
- (UK) King class, a class of steam locomotives used on the GWR.


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