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Dictionary definition for: Queen

1. (n) the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs

2. (v) promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess

3. (n) a female sovereign ruler

4. (v) become a queen; "her pawn queened"

5. (n) the wife or widow of a king

6. (n) something personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind; "Paris is the queen of cities" "the queen of ocean liners"

7. (n) a competitor who holds a preeminent position

8. (n) offensive terms for an openly homosexual man

9. (n) one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen

10. (n) (chess) the most powerful piece

11. (n) especially large and only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring sired by only a few males

12. (n) female cat

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