(noun.) (chess) the weakest but the most important piece.

(noun.) one of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a 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.

(noun.) a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom.

(noun.) a competitor who holds a preeminent position.

(noun.) United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968).

(noun.) United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925).

(noun.) United States woman tennis player (born in 1943).

(noun.) preeminence in a particular category or group or field; 'the lion is the king of beasts'.

艾伦录入--From WordNet


(n.) A Chinese musical instrument, consisting of resonant stones or metal plates, arranged according to their tones in a frame of wood, and struck with a hammer.

(n.) A chief ruler; a sovereign; one invested with supreme authority over a nation, country, or tribe, usually by hereditary succession; a monarch; a prince.

(n.) One who, or that which, holds a supreme position or rank; a chief among competitors; as, a railroad king; a money king; the king of the lobby; the king of beasts.

(n.) A playing card having the picture of a king; as, the king of diamonds.

(n.) The chief piece in the game of chess.

(n.) A crowned man in the game of draughts.

(n.) The title of two historical books in the Old Testament.

(v. i.) To supply with a king; to make a king of; to raise to royalty.



n. Sovereign, monarch.



n. the chief ruler of a nation: a monarch: a playing-card having the picture of a king: the most important piece in chess: a crowned man in draughts: one who is pre-eminent among his fellows:—fem. Queen.—v.t. to play king.—ns. King′-at-arms or King′-of-arms a chief officer of the Heralds' Colleges whose designations are for England Norroy Clarencieux and Garter; for Scotland Lyon; and for Ireland Ulster; King′-bird an American tyrant fly-catcher; King′crab the chief or largest of the crab genus most common in the Molucca Islands; King′craft the art of governing mostly in a bad sense; King′cup the buttercup or upright meadow crowfoot; King′dom the state or attributes of a king: the territory of a king: government: a region: one of the three grand divisions of Natural History as the animal vegetable or mineral.—adj. King′domed (Shak.) endowed with kingly power proud.—ns. King′fisher a bird with very brilliant plumage feeding on fish the halcyon; King′hood kingship: kingliness.—adj. King′less.—ns. King′let King′ling a little or petty king: the golden-crested wren.—ns. King′lihood King′liness.—adj. King′-like.—adj. King′ly belonging or suitable to a king: royal: noble—also adv.ns. King′-mak′er one who has the creating of kings in his power; King′post a perpendicular beam in the frame of a roof rising from the tie-beam to the ridge; King's′-cush′ion a seat formed by two people's hands; King's′-ē′vil a scrofulous disease or evil formerly supposed to be healed by the touch of the king; King′ship the state office or dignity of a king; King's′-hood the second stomach of a ruminant sometimes humorously for the human stomach; King's′-spear a plant of the genus Asphodel; King's′-yell′ow arsenic trisulphide or orpiment; King′-vul′ture a large tropical brilliantly-coloured American vulture; King′wood a beautiful Brazilian wood—also Violet-wood.—King Charles spaniel (see Spaniel); King Log a do-nothing king as opp. to King Stork one who devours his frog-subjects—from 苨op's fable; King Mob the vulgar multitude; King of beasts the lion; King of metals gold; King of terrors death; King of the forest the oak; King's Bench the bench or seat of the king: one of the high courts of law so called because the king used to sit there called Queen's Bench during a queen's reign; King's counsel an honorary rank of barristers; King's evidence a criminal allowed to become a witness against an accomplice.—Kingdom come (slang) the state after death.—Three kings of Cologne the three Wise Men of the East Gaspar Melchior and Balthazar.



To dream of a king, you are struggling with your might, and ambition is your master. To dream that you are crowned king, you will rise above your comrades and co-workers. If you are censured by a king, you will be reproved for a neglected duty. For a young woman to be in the presence of a king, she will marry a man whom she will fear. To receive favors from a king, she will rise to exalted positions and be congenially wedded.



n. A male person commonly known in America as a 'crowned head although he never wears a crown and has usually no head to speak of.





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