King

Noun

  • A powerful or influential person.

    "Howard Stern styled himself as the "king of all media"."

  • 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.
  • (Britain, slang) A king skin.

    "Oi mate, have you got kings?"

  • Alternative form of qing (Chinese musical instrument)
  • 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 component of certain games.
  • 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.
  • A king-sized bed.
  • Something that has a preeminent position.

    "In times of financial panic, cash is king."

  • A playing card with the image of a king on it.
  • A male dragonfly; a drake.

Verb

  • 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 crown king, to make (a person) king.
  • To assume or pretend preeminence (over); to lord it over.
  • To perform the duties of a king.
  • To dress and perform as a drag king.
  • To rule over as king.

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