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noun [countable] queen pronunciation in American English /kwin/
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  1. 1
    a woman who rules a country because she belongs to a royal family

    Queen Elizabeth

    Plans were afoot for a royal visit from the King and Queen of Spain.

    She was crowned queen in 1953.

  2. 2
    biology a large female insect that can lay eggs

    a queen bee

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  3. 3
    in a game of cards, a card with a picture of a queen on it

    the queen of hearts

  4. 4
    a woman who does something very well

    She was the queen of the dance floor.

    a Hollywood movie queen

  5. 5
    a place or thing that is considered the best example of something, and is shown or spoken of as a woman

    Saba, queen of the Caribbean

  6. 6
    a piece that can move in any direction in a game of chess
  7. 7
    offensive an offensive word for a gay man who the speaker thinks is like a woman in the way that he looks, talks, or behaves

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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