• A female monarch. Example: Queen Victoria
  • (card games) A playing card with the picture of a queen on its face, the twelfth card in a given suit.
  • An adult female cat valued for breeding. See also tom.
  • (chess) The most powerful piece, able to move any number of spaces horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
  • A reproductive female animal in a hive, such as an ant, bee, termite or wasp.
  • The wife or widow of a king.

    "Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother"

  • A powerful or forceful female person.
  • A queen olive.


  • (intransitive, obsolete) To act the part of a queen; to queen it.
  • To make a queen.
  • (chess) To promote a pawn, usually to a queen.

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