Webster 1913 Edition
quene, queen, quean, AS.
cwēnwife, queen, woman; akin to OS.
quānwife, woman, Icel.
kvānwife, queen, Goth.
qēns. √221. See
The wife of a king.
A woman who is the sovereign of a kingdom; a female monarch;
queenof England; Mary,
In faith, and by the heaven’s
A woman eminent in power or attractions; the highest of her kind;“ This queen of cities.” “ Albion, queen of isles.”
queenin society; – also used figuratively of cities, countries, etc.
The fertile, or fully developed, female of social bees, ants, and termites.
The most powerful, and except the king the most important, piece in a set of chessmen.
A playing card bearing the picture of a queen;
quyne aplequince apple.]
A kind of apple; a queening.“Queen apples and red cherries.”
a female bee, especially the female of the honeybee. See–
a very large West Indian cameo conch (–
Cassis cameo). It is much used for making cameos.
the wife of a reigning king.
the widow of a king.–
formerly a revenue of the queen consort of England, arising from gifts, fines, etc.–
a queen dowager who is also mother of the reigning king or queen.–
Queen of May.
May queen, under
Queen of the meadow
a European herbaceous plant (–
Spiræa Ulmaria). See
Queen of the prairie
an American herb (–
Spiræa lobata) with ample clusters of pale pink flowers.
any one of several species of very large and handsome crested ground pigeons of the genus–
Goura, native of New Guinea and the adjacent islands. They are mostly pale blue, or ash-blue, marked with white, and have a large occipital crest of spatulate feathers. Called also
Queen regent, or
a queen reigning in her own right.–
King's evidence, under
an American plant (–
Stillinqia sylvatica) of the Spurge family, having an herbaceous stem and a perennial woody root.
an alloy somewhat resembling pewter or britannia, and consisting essentially of tin with a slight admixture of antimony, bismuth, and lead or copper.–
Queen pigeon, above.
glazed English earthenware of a cream color.–
a heavy yellow powder consisting of a basic mercuric sulphate; – formerly called
turpetum minerale, or
To act the part of a queen.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To make a queen (or other piece, at the player's discretion) of by moving it to the eighth row;
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The consort of a king; a queen consort.
2.A woman who is the sovereign of a kingdom; a queen-regent; as Elizabeth, queen of England; Mary, queen of Scotland.
3.The sovereign of a swarm of bees, or the female of the hive.
A hive of bees cannot subsist without a queen.
Queen of the meadows, meadow sweet, a plant of the genus Spiraea.