Queen



noun
1.
a female sovereign or monarch.
2.
the wife or consort of a king.
3.
a woman, or something personified as a woman, that is foremost or preeminent in any respect:
a movie queen; a beauty queen; Athens, the queen of the Aegean.
4.

Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a male homosexual, especially one who is flamboyantly campy or effeminate.
drag queen.

5.
a playing card bearing a picture of a queen.
6.
Chess. the most powerful piece of either color, moved across any number of empty squares in any direction.
7.
Entomology. a fertile female ant, bee, termite, or wasp.
8.
a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter Q.
verb (used without object)
9.
to reign as queen.
10.
to behave in an imperious or pretentious manner (usually followed by it).
11.
Chess. to become promoted to a queen.
noun
1.
Ellery, joint pen name of Manfred Bennington Lee and Frederick Dannay.
noun
1.
a female sovereign who is the official ruler or head of state
2.
the wife or widow of a king
3.
a woman or a thing personified as a woman considered the best or most important of her kind: a beauty queen, the queen of ocean liners
4.
(slang) an effeminate male homosexual
5.

the only fertile female in a colony of social insects, such as bees, ants, and termites, from the eggs of which the entire colony develops
(as modifier): a queen bee

6.
an adult female cat
7.
one of four playing cards in a pack, one for each suit, bearing the picture of a queen
8.
a chess piece, theoretically the most powerful piece, able to move in a straight line in any direction or diagonally, over any number of squares
verb
9.
(chess) to promote (a pawn) to a queen when it reaches the eighth rank
10.
(transitive) to crown as queen
11.
(intransitive) (informal) (of a gay man) to flaunt one’s homosexuality
12.
(intransitive) to reign as queen
13.
(often foll by over) (informal) queen it, to behave in an overbearing manner
noun
1.
Ellery (ˈɛlərɪ). pseudonym of Frederic Dannay (1905–82) and Manfred B. Lee (1905–71), US co-authors of detective novels featuring a sleuth also called Ellery Queen
queen

noun

A woman, esp a wealthy and gracious one: Wouldn’t it be luck if some ritzy queen fell for him! (1900+)
A male homosexual, esp one who ostentatiously takes a feminine role: The queens look great strutting along the boardwalk (1924+ Homosexuals)

verb

(also queen it) To behave in a refined and haughty way (1611+)

Related Terms

closet queen, drag queen, main queen, size queen, tearoom queen, toe-jam queen

[homosexual sense probably a late 1800s alteration of quean, ”harlot, prostitute,” influenced by connotations of queen, ”aged, dignified, tawdry, and overadorned”]

No explicit mention of queens is made till we read of the “queen of Sheba.” The wives of the kings of Israel are not so designated. In Ps. 45:9, the Hebrew for “queen” is not _malkah_, one actually ruling like the Queen of Sheba, but _shegal_, which simply means the king’s wife. In 1 Kings 11:19, Pharaoh’s wife is called “the queen,” but the Hebrew word so rendered (g’birah) is simply a title of honour, denoting a royal lady, used sometimes for “queen-mother” (1 Kings 15:13; 2 Chron. 15:16). In Cant. 6:8, 9, the king’s wives are styled “queens” (Heb. melakhoth). In the New Testament we read of the “queen of the south”, i.e., Southern Arabia, Sheba (Matt. 12:42; Luke 11:31) and the “queen of the Ethiopians” (Acts 8:27), Candace.

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