queen - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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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
    a woman who does something very well

    She was the queen of the dance floor.

    a Hollywood movie queen

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

    the queen of hearts

  4. 4
    a piece that can move in any direction in a game of chess
  5. 5
    biology a large female insect that can lay eggs

    a queen bee

     Synonyms and related words
  6. 6
    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