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noun [countable] king pronunciation in American English /kɪŋ/
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  1. 1




    a man who rules a country and is the senior male member of the royal family
    Oswald became king in 634.
    King George VI
  2. 2
    a man who is the best at doing a particular thing
    king of: Elvis, the king of rock and roll
    1. a.
      something that is considered to be the best of its type
      king of: Do you think that Mercedes is the king of luxury cars?



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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