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Queen appears in the following tongue twister:

  • The queen in green screamed.

Queen appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Grumpy wizards make a toxic brew for the jovial queen. (44 letters)
  • Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen and Jack. (Used by Google Fonts; 48 letters)
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun queen:


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The word queen is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun queen

What does queen mean as a name of something?

Queen is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: queens

  1. the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic word: insect = small air-breathing arthropod
    • more specific term: queen bee = fertile egg-laying female bee
  2. a female sovereign ruler
  3. the wife or widow of a king
  4. something personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind
    • examples: Paris is the queen of cities | the queen of ocean liners
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic word: personification = a person who represents an abstract quality
  5. a competitor who holds a preeminent position
  6. offensive term for a homosexual man
  7. one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen
  8. (chess) the most powerful piece
  9. an especially large mole rat and the only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring which are sired by only a few males
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of queen: queen mole rat
    • more generic term: naked mole rat = fetal-looking colonial rodent of East Africa; neither mole nor rat
  10. female cat

Alternative definition of the noun queen


  1. A female monarch. Example: Queen Victoria
  2. The wife or widow of a king. Example: Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
  3. [chess] The most powerful piece, able to move any number of spaces horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
  4. [card games] A playing card with the picture of a queen on its face, the twelfth card in a given suit.
  5. A powerful or forceful female person.
  6. [derogatory, slang] An effeminate male homosexual. See drag queen.
  7. A reproductive female animal in a hive, such as an ant, bee, termite or wasp
  8. An adult female cat valued for breeding. See tom.

Definition of the verb queen

What does queen mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: queened | queening | queens

  1. promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic word: promote = change a pawn for a better piece by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it to the row closest to your opponent
  2. become a queen
    • example: her pawn queened
    • domain: chess / chess game
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: promote = be changed for a superior chess or checker piece


  1. Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970, originally consisting of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor. Queen's earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works, incorporating further diverse styles into their music.
    • also known as 皇后乐队
    • members:
    • genres: Rock music, Progressive rock, Hard rock, Art rock, Glam rock, Pop music, Heavy metal
    • albums: "Deep Cuts, Volume 3 (1984–1995)", "Deep Cuts, Volume 2 (1977–1982)", "Deep Cuts, Volume 1 (1973–1976)", "The Singles Collection, Volume 4", "The Singles Collection Volume 3", "Freddie Mercury Duets 08", "Freddie Mercury Duets 09", "The Singles Collection Volume 1", "The Singles Collection, Volume 2", "Stone Cold Classics", "Queen on Fire – Live at the Bowl", "We Will Rock You", "The Platinum Collection", "Greatest Hits III", "The Crown Jewels: A 25th Anniversary Celebration", "The Eye", "Queen Rocks", "Let Me Live", "Made In Heaven", "Live At Wembley Stadium", "Classic Queen", "The 12″ Collection", "Box of Tricks", "Five Live", "Greatest Hits I & II", "Innuendo", "Headlong", "At the BBC", "The Miracle", "Live Magic", "A Kind Of Magic", "The Works", "Hot Space", "Greatest Hits", "Flash Gordon", "The Game", "Flash", "Live Killers", "Jazz", "News of the World", "A Day at the Races", "A Night at the Opera", "Sheer Heart Attack", "Queen II", "Queen", "The BBC Sessions", "A Winter's Tale", "Best of Queen", "Best Selection", "Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are the Days of Our Lives"
    • some of the nominations and awards:
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
        • nominated to Brit Award for British Single - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
        • Brit Award for British Single - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - "Another One Bites the Dust"
        • Juno Award for International Single of the Year - "Another One Bites the Dust"
        • Juno Award for International Album of the Year - "The Game"
        • nominated to BAFTA Award for Best Film Music - "Flash Gordon", with Howard Blake
        • nominated to Juno Award for International Album of the Year - "The Game"
        • nominated to Juno Award for International Single of the Year - "Another One Bites the Dust"
        • nominated to American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group
        • nominated to American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single - "Another One Bites the Dust"
        • American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single - "Another One Bites the Dust"
        • nominated to Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year - "Greatest Hits"
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction - "Radio Ga Ga" (Art Director: Bryce Walmsley)
        • nominated to Brit Award for British Group
        • nominated to Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year - "The Works"
        • nominated to Brit Award for British Video - "The Invisible Man"
        • Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film - "Bohemian Rhapsody" (from Wayne's World)
        • nominated to Brit Award for British Group
        • nominated to Brit Award for British Single - "Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are the Days of Our Lives"
        • nominated to Brit Award for British Single
        • nominated to Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Group
        • MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film - "Bohemian Rhapsody" (from the film Wayne's World)
        • Brit Award for British Single - "Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are the Days of Our Lives"
        • Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Group
        • nominated to Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Group
        • Grammy Hall of Fame Award - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
        • nominated to Echo Award for Best Music DVD - "Queen at Wembley"
        • nominated to Brits 25 Best Song Award - "We Are the Champions"
        • Grammy Hall of Fame Award - "We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You" (For "We Will Rock You")
        • MTV Europe Music Award for Global Icon
        • Kerrang! Service to Rock Award
    • official website:
  2. Queen a.k.a. Freddie Mercury was a British singer-songwriter and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals over a four-octave range. As a songwriter, he composed many hits for Queen, including "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Killer Queen," "Somebody to Love," "Don't Stop Me Now," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," and "We Are the Champions." In addition to his work with Queen, he led a solo career, and also occasionally served as a producer and guest musician for other artists. He died of bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS on 24 November 1991, only one day after publicly acknowledging he had the disease.
    • also known as Larry Lurex, Farrokh Bulsara, Freddy Mercury, Farrokh Bomi Bulsara, Freddie, Frederick Bulsara
    • born on (68 years ago) in Stone Town, child of Jer Bulsara and Bomi Bulsara
    • ethnicity: British Indian, Parsi
    • nationality: United Kingdom
    • education:
    • profession: Organist, keyboard player, pianist, record producer, singer-songwriter, singer, musician
    • member of musical groups:
      • Queen (Piano) between and (21 years)
      • The Hectics (Piano) between and (4 years)
      • Sour Milk Sea between and
      • Ibex (Lead Vocals) in
    • spouses:
      • Domestic partnership with Jim Hutton between and (6 years)
      • Domestic partnership with Mary Austin
    • died on (23 years ago) in Kensington of bronchopneumonia
    • genres: Rock music, Rockabilly, Pop music, Hard rock, Progressive rock, Pop rock, Heavy metal, Glam rock
    • albums: "The Freddie Mercury Album", "Solo" (bonus disc), "The Great Pretender", "Barcelona", "Mr. Bad Guy", "Lover of Life, Singer of Songs", "Living on My Own", "In My Defence", "Remixes", "The Very Best", "Time", "Love Kills", "Guide Me Home", "I Can Hear Music", "I Was Born to Love You", "Made in Heaven", "The Golden Boy", "Barcelona: Special Edition", "How Can I Go On", "Romantic Ballads", "Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow"
    • some of the nominations and awards:
        • NME Award for Bastard of the Year
        • nominated to Razzie Award for Worst Original Song - "Metropolis", with Giorgio Moroder
        • Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music
    • official website:
  3. Queen a.k.a. Roger Meddows Taylor is an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He is best known as the drummer of the rock band Queen, but has also served as occasional songwriter and lead vocalist. As a drummer, he is renowned for his unique sound and is considered one of the most influential rock drummers of the 1970s and 1980s. As a songwriter, Taylor contributed songs to the band's albums from the very beginning, composing at least one track on every album, and often singing lead vocals on his own compositions. He wrote or co-wrote three UK number 1s and contributed a further five major hits. He is also commonly known to have been the main writer on the international Top Ten hit 'One Vision', although the track is credited to the whole band. He has collaborated with such artists as Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, Phil Collins, Genesis, Jimmy Nail, Elton John, Gary Numan, Shakin' Stevens, Foo Fighters, Al Stewart, Steve Vai, Yoshiki Hayashi, Cherie, and Bon Jovi. As a producer, he has produced albums by Virginia Wolf, Jimmy Nail and Magnum.
  4. Queen a.k.a. Queen Underwood: Quanitta 'Queen' Underwood is an American boxer. She entered the sport at nineteen when she wandered into Cappy's Boxing Gym and Club. She competed for the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
  5. Queen a.k.a. Nefetari Spencer is an actress.
  6. Queen a.k.a. Raina Lewis is an actress.
  7. Queen a.k.a. Cynthia Rube is an actress.

There are other people with in their name, like Ben Queen, Bio Queen, Ivy Queen, Mel Queen, Queen Ann, Queen Anu, Queen Bee, Queen Ida, Queen Liz, Queen Pen and many others.


  1. The Queen was an American automobile manufactured between 1904 and 1907 in Detroit, Michigan. Built by the C.H. Blomstrom Motor Company, Queens were chain-driven, and were one-, two-, or four-cylinder cars. The 1906 Queen was available as a 14 hp and 18 hp twin or as a 26/28 hp four.
  2. The Queen was a Canadian automobile manufactured in Toronto between 1901 and 1903 by the Queen City Cycle & Motor Works. The car was a 4-seater powered by an 823cc single-cylinder engine mounted under the front seat.


  1. Queen a.k.a. The Evil Queen, also known as Queen Grimhilde, the Wicked Queen or simply the Queen, is the main antagonist from the Walt Disney Company's animated film adaptation of Snow White, based on the character of the same name voiced by Lucille La Verne from the original story. The first "serious" Disney villain to feature in a full-length film, she has gone on to become one of the most iconic film villains of all time and is widely regarded to be the quintessential Disney villain.
  2. Queen is a fictional character from the book and film The Ant Bully.
  3. Queen is a fictional character in the 2009 TV Episode Kamen Rider Double.
  4. Queen is a fictional character of the 2012 film Masquerade.
  5. Queen is a fictional character from the 1982 film Ator, the Fighting Eagle.
  6. Queen is a fictional character from the 1993 film Son of the Pink Panther.
  7. Queen is a fictional character from an American television miniseries Alex Haley's Queen.
  8. Queen is a fictional character from the 1973 family film Three Wishes for Cinderella.
  9. Queen is a fictional character from the 2008 film A Frozen Flower.

There are other characters with in their name, like Queen Bee, Queen Eva, Red Queen, Borg Queen, Dark Queen, Drag queen, Drag-queen, Prom Queen, Queen Anne, Queen Mary, Race queen, Size Queen, Fairy Queen, Queen Kuran, Speed Queen, White Queen, Dragon Queen, Ellery Queen.


  1. "Queen" a.k.a. "The Queen" is a 2006 British historical drama film depicting the British Royal Family's response to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales on 31 August 1997. The film was directed by Stephen Frears, written by Peter Morgan, and starred Helen Mirren in the title role of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
  2. "Queen" is a 2014 Indian comedy-drama film by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Phantom Films. Directed by Vikas Bahl, the film stars Kangana Ranaut, Lisa Haydon and Rajkummar Rao in lead roles. The film’s story is about a naive middle class girl in Rajouri Garden, Delhi, who decides to go on her honeymoon to Paris and Amsterdam alone, after her fiancé walks out of the marriage two days before wedding. Amit Trivedi has scored the film’s music for the lyrics by Anvita Dutt. The film premiered at Busan International Film Festival in October 2013, and released worldwide in 800 Screens on 7 March 2014 to critical acclaim. The movie emerged a major commercial success.
  3. "Queen" is 2011 short drama film written by Adam Rose and Nick Smoke and directed by Adam Rose.
  4. Queen a.k.a. Alex Haley's Queen: Alex Haley's Queen is a 1993 American television miniseries that aired in three installments on February 14, 16, and 18 on CBS. The miniseries is an adaptation of the novel Queen: The Story of an American Family, by Alex Haley and David Stevens. The novel is based on the life of Queen Jackson Haley, Haley's paternal grandmother. Alex Haley died in February 1992 before completing the novel. It was later finished by David Stevens and published in 1993. Stevens also wrote the screenplay for the miniseries.
  5. "Queen" is a 2009 short drama film directed and written by Eduardo A. Garcia.


  1. "Queen": Queen is the eponymous debut album by the British rock group, released in July 1973. It was recorded at Trident Studios and De Lane Lea Music Centre, London, with production by Roy Thomas Baker, John Anthony and Queen.
  2. "Queen" is the soundtrack album by Amit Trivedi, to the 2014 Hindi film of the same name directed by Vikas Bahl and starring Kangana Ranaut in lead role. The album features eight tracks in a different array of genres. It was released digitally on 30 January 2014, and physically on 2 February 2014 at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai, attended by the cast and crew of the film and preceded by Trivedi's performance.
  3. "QUEEN" is the fifth album by Japanese Kaya released on April 20, 2011.
  4. "Queen" is a musical single of Perfume Genius.
  5. "Queen" is a musical single of Raheem Devaughn.
  6. "Queen" is a musical album of Dinah Washington.


  1. Queen is a subway station on the Yonge–University–Spadina line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located under Yonge Street north from Queen Street to Shuter Street.
  2. QUEEN is an Aviation waypoint.
  3. Queen a.k.a. Queen, New Mexico: Queen is an unincorporated community in Eddy County in southeastern New Mexico, in the southwestern United States.

There are other places with in their name, like Queen's, De Queen, Queen Anne, Delta Queen, Queen Camel, Queen Creek, Deccan Queen, Island Queen, Queen Square, Queen's Gate, Queen's Mine, Queen's Park, Queen's Quay, Queen's House, Queen Township, Queen's County, RMS Queen Mary, The Queen City, Queen Charlotte and Queen Maud Gulf.


  1. The Queen is a playing card with a picture of a queen on it. In French playing cards, the usual rank of a queen is as if it were 12, that is, between the King and the Jack. In tarot decks, it outranks the Knight which in turn outranks the Jack.
  2. Queen: In gay slang, queen is a term used to refer to flamboyant or effeminate gay men. The term can either be pejorative or celebrated as a type of self-identification.
  3. Queen magazine was a British society publication established by Samuel Beeton in 1861. In 1958, the magazine was sold to Jocelyn Stevens, who dropped the prefix "The" and used it as his vehicle to represent the younger side of the British Establishment, sometimes referred to as the "Chelsea Set" under the editorial direction of Beatrix Miller. In 1964 the magazine gave birth to Radio Caroline, the first daytime commercial pirate radio station serving London, England. Stevens sold Queen in 1968. From 1970 the new publication became known as Harper's & Queen until the name Queen was dropped from the masthead. It is now known as Harper's Bazaar.
  4. Queen is a noble rank, government office category.
  5. Queen was launched in 1785 and served the British East India Company as an East Indiaman. She had made four voyages to India and China for the Company and was on the initial leg of her fifth voyage when a fire on 9 July 1800 destroyed her at St. Salvador.
  6. Queen was a sailing ship of 400 tons used as a convict ship dispatched in 1791 from England to Australia. She was built in 1773 at Georgia in the United States. Under the command of Richard Bowen, she sailed from Cork, Ireland, in 1791 with 133 male and 22 female convicts as part of the third fleet and arrived in Port Jackson, New South Wales on 26 September 1791. Seven convicts died during the voyage.
  7. Queen is a character rank.
  8. The Queen was an English automobile produced from 1904 to 1905. "The car for the million or the millionaire", it was sold by Horner & Sons of Mitre Square, London. Models of 12 and 16 hp were offered; prices ranged from 235 guineas to 275 guineas.

Phrases with Queen

Phrases starting with the word Queen:

  1. Queen It
  2. queen bee
  3. Queen Anne
  4. Queen City
  5. Queen Crab
  6. queen palm
  7. queen post
  8. Queen Sago
  9. queen-size

Phrases ending with the word Queen:

  1. Bio Queen
  2. may queen
  3. Bean Queen
  4. Drag queen
  5. Drag-queen
  6. Faux queen
  7. Pink Queen
  8. Prom Queen
  9. Race queen
  10. Rice Queen
  11. Size Queen

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Queen

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Google previewThe Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts (2011)

by Mark Thornton Burnett, Adrian Streete, Ramona Wray

proves the rule as evidenced in the late romances, for Cymbeline's queen is a stereotypical wicked stepmother out of...

The queen is the problem here, poisoning the relationship of father and daugh» ter.

Google previewFolens Dictionary (1999)

by Fred McDonald

queen noun queens 1 A queen is a woman who rules a country, or the wife ...

Google previewThe Virgin Queen (1992)

Elizabeth I, Genius of the Golden Age by Christopher Hibbert

THE QUEEN IS A WOMAN!' 63 "Oh, Lord! The Queen is a Woman!"

Google previewNorth and South (北與南) (2011)

by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

The queen is the mother of the princess. (皇后是公主的母親。) eastern adj.東[方的 ]、朝東的、(風)從東吹來的 ball n.球、子彈、球技、壞球、愚行、舞會、任何圓的東西 The Earth is a ball. (地球是一球狀體) v.變成球狀英檢中級 blink n.出毛病 The radio ...

Google previewSex and Society: Generations - Pill, The (2010)

A gym queen is a lesbian with an athletic appearance and a well-muscled body; queen is a pun on the fact that the word is also widely used to denote a homosexual male. Fellagirly is another term for a soft-butch lesbian. Most combative and ...

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1880)

Giving the Derivation, Source Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

QUEEN ANNE'S BOUNTY. QUERN-BITER. queins, Saxon, cwen. (See SIR, from anar, a king.) Queen, “woman,” is equivalent to “mother.” In the transiation of the Bible by Ulfilas (fourth century), we meet with gens and gino (“wife” and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Motherhood (2010)

by Andrea O'Reilly

Eleanor: April Queen of Aquitaine.

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Quotes about Queen

In every woman there is a Queen. Speak to the Queen, and the Queen will answer.
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Scrabble value of Q10U1E1E1N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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