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(n.) The fertile, or fully developed, female of social bees, ants, and termites.


(n.) The most powerful, and except the king the most important, piece in a set of chessmen.


(v. i.) To make a queen (or other piece, at the player's discretion) of by moving it to the eighth row; as, to queen a pawn.


(n.) A woman eminent in power or attractions; the highest of her kind; as, a queen in society; - also used figuratively of cities, countries, etc.


(v. i.) To act the part of a queen.


(n.) A male homosexual, esp. one who is effeminate or dresses in women's clothing.


(n.) A playing card bearing the picture of a queen; as, the queen of spades.


(n.) A woman who is the sovereign of a kingdom; a female monarch; as, Elizabeth, queen of England; Mary, queen of Scots.


(n.) The wife of a king.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Queen'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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