Associations to the word «King»

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KING, noun. A male monarch; a man who heads a monarchy. If it's an absolute monarchy, then he is the supreme ruler of his nation.
KING, noun. A powerful or influential person.
KING, noun. Something that has a preeminent position.
KING, noun. A component of certain games.
KING, noun. 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.
KING, noun. A playing card with the image of a king on it.
KING, noun. 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.
KING, noun. (UK) (slang) A king skin.
KING, noun. A male dragonfly; a drake.
KING, noun. A king-sized bed.
KING, verb. To crown king, to make (a person) king.
KING, verb. To rule over as king.
KING, verb. To perform the duties of a king.
KING, verb. To assume or pretend preeminence (over); to lord it over.
KING, 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.
KING, verb. To dress and perform as a drag king.
KING, noun. Alternative form of qing (Chinese musical instrument)
KING, proper noun. The title of a king.
KING, proper noun. An English and Scottish surname​, originally a nickname for someone who either acted as if he were a king or had worked in the king's household.
KING, proper noun. (UK) (rail transport) King class, a class of steam locomotives used on the GWR.
KING ARTHUR, proper noun. A legendary king of Britain, said to have led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the early 6th century.
KING BILLY, proper noun. (Australia) (obsolete) Imaginary king of the Australian aboriginal people.
KING BILLY, proper noun. Tasmanian aboriginal man William Lanne (c.1835-1869) believed to have been the last Tasmanian aboriginal man.
KING BILLY, proper noun. Any one of various other aboriginal men at times referred to as King Billy.
KING BILLY, proper noun. (Ireland) (Scotland) (informal) King William III of England.
KING BISHOP PAWN, noun. (chess) A bishop pawn on the kingside; i.e., a pawn on the f-file.
KING BISHOP PAWNS, noun. Plural of king bishop pawn
KING BROWN, noun. A large venomous snake native to Australia, Pseudechis australis.
KING BROWNS, noun. Plural of king brown
KING CAB, noun. A type of pickup truck with two smaller seats behind the front seats
KING CAKE, noun. A decorative cake distributed among friends or visitors on Epiphany. In many traditions it contains a pea, a trinket or some other small object which entitles its finder to be the "king" for one day.
KING CAKES, noun. Plural of king cake
KING CARD, noun. (card games) In whist, the best unplayed card of a suit.
KING CHARLES LAND, proper noun. An island of Svalbard.
KING CHARLES SPANIEL, noun. A breed of dog originating from England.
KING CHARLES SPANIELS, noun. Plural of King Charles spaniel
KING CHARLES' HEAD, noun. An obsession, especially one that keeps intruding irrelevantly into other matters.
KING CHARLES' HEADS, noun. Plural of King Charles' head
KING CHARLES'S HEAD, noun. Alternative spelling of King Charles' head
KING CHARLES'S HEADS, noun. Plural of King Charles's head
KING COBRA, noun. A large venomous snake found in East Asia, taxonomic name Ophiophagus hannah, the longest venomous snake in the world.
KING COBRAS, noun. Plural of king cobra
KING COTTON, noun. (obsolete) A personification of the cotton production of the southern United States.
KING CRAB, noun. A highly prized crab-like crustacean
KING CRAB, noun. (poker slang) a king and a three as a starting hand in Texas hold ’em
KING CRABS, noun. Plural of king crab
KING DAVID'S HARP, noun. Synonym of begena.
KING DAVID'S HARPS, noun. Plural of King David's harp
KING EIDER, noun. A large sea duck that breeds along Arctic coasts, Somateria spectabilis.
KING EIDERS, noun. Plural of king eider
KING GEORGE WHITING, noun. Sillaginodes punctatus, a coastal marine fish.
KING HIT, noun. (Australia) (NZ) (slang) (also used figuratively) A blow intended to incapacitate in one hit, often delivered without warning.
KING HIT, verb. (Australia) (NZ) (slang) (also used figuratively) To attack a victim and knock them unconscious with a single punch.
KING HITS, noun. Plural of king hit
KING HITS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of king hit
KING HITTING, verb. Present participle of king hit
KING JAMES BIBLE, proper noun. A translation of the Bible from the original Hebrew (Old Testament) and Greek (New Testament) commissioned for the Church of England.
KING JAMES VERSION, proper noun. (biblical) (Christianity) A translation, published in 1611, of the Bible from the original Hebrew (Old Testament) and Greek (New Testament) commissioned for the Church of England, which is the version most quoted and influential in English literature and English Protestant religious culture.
KING KNIGHT PAWN, noun. (chess) A knight pawn on the kingside; i.e., a pawn on the g-file.
KING KNIGHT PAWNS, noun. Plural of king knight pawn
KING KONG, proper noun. A fictional giant ape; the eponymous star of several movies
KING KONG, proper noun. (poker slang) A king (playing card)
KING KONG, proper noun. (poker slang) Two kings as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em
KING MOB, proper noun. Personification of a lawless mob.
KING MOB, proper noun. (historical) An English radical group based in London during the 1960s and 1970s, who sought to emphasise the cultural anarchy and disorder being ignored in Britain, with the ultimate aim of promoting proletarian revolution.
KING OF BEASTS, noun. (idiomatic) The lion.
KING OF CLUBS, noun. One of the 52 playing cards from a standard pack as used for bridge and poker, with a picture of a king, with a nominal value of 13, and with the clubs suit.
KING OF DIAMONDS, noun. One of the 52 playing cards from a standard pack as used for bridge and poker, with a picture of a king, with a nominal value of 13, and with the diamonds suit.
KING OF GLORY, proper noun. (Christianity) An epithet of Jesus.
KING OF HEARTS, noun. One of the 52 playing cards from a standard pack as used for bridge and poker, with a picture of a king, with a nominal value of 13, and with the hearts suit.
KING OF HERRINGS, noun. The giant oarfish, Regalecus glesne.
KING OF INSECTS, noun. (often capitalised as “King of Insects”, as is the convention for monarchic titles) The bee.
KING OF KINGS, proper noun. (Christianity) Jesus Christ.
KING OF PATRIARCHS, proper noun. (Christianity) An epithet of Jesus.
KING OF SIX, noun. (South Africa) The pintailed wydah, Vidua macroura.
KING OF SPADES, noun. One of the 52 playing cards from a standard pack as used for bridge and poker, with a picture of a king, with a nominal value of 13, and with the spades suit.
KING OF THE DOOS, noun. (Scottish) The English Carrier, Columba livia domestica (a very old breed of fancy pigeon developed in England and Scotland, the original ancestors of this exhibition breed were imported to Europe from the Middle East).
KING OF THE HILL, noun. (uncountable) A child's game in which one player stands on top of a hill or other location atop an incline, and attempts to repel other players whose goal is to capture his position.
KING OF THE HILL, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) A person who has achieved a measure of success and is considered to be a leader in his field.
KING OYSTER MUSHROOM, noun. An edible mushroom, Pleurotus eryngii.
KING OYSTER MUSHROOMS, noun. Plural of king oyster mushroom
KING PAIR, noun. (cricket) The score of zero runs, having been out on the first ball faced in each innings of a two-innings match; a golden duck in each innings
KING PAIRS, noun. Plural of king pair
KING PARROT, noun. Any of several species of parrots of the genus Alisterus, often kept in homes.
KING PARROTS, noun. Plural of king parrot
KING PAWN, noun. (chess) A pawn on the king's file; i.e., the e-file.
KING PAWNS, noun. Plural of king pawn
KING PENGUIN, noun. A large penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus, that lives on the coast of Antarctica and nearby islands
KING PENGUINS, noun. Plural of king penguin
KING POST, noun. A central vertical supporting post used in architecture and bridge as well as in aircraft and ship design.
KING ROOK PAWN, noun. (chess) A rook pawn on the kingside; i.e., a pawn on the g-file.
KING ROOK PAWNS, noun. Plural of king rook pawn
KING SHIT OF TURD ISLAND, proper noun. (idiomatic) (slang) (vulgar) (derogatory) A person with pretensions of great importance.
KING SKIN, noun. (slang) An extra large rolling paper, roughly double the length of a regular one.
KING SKINS, noun. Plural of king skin
KING TIDE, noun. An unusually high tide that occurs during full moon in the summer and winter months (when the earth is at perihelion and the earth, moon and sun are aligned).
KING TIDES, noun. Plural of king tide
KING VULTURE, noun. A widespread species of New World vulture, Sarcoramphus papa.

Dictionary definition

KING, noun. A male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom.
KING, noun. A competitor who holds a preeminent position.
KING, noun. A very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron".
KING, noun. Preeminence in a particular category or group or field; "the lion is the king of beasts".
KING, noun. United States woman tennis player (born in 1943).
KING, noun. United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925).
KING, noun. United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968).
KING, noun. A checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward.
KING, noun. One of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king.
KING, noun. (chess) the weakest but the most important piece.

Wise words

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