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king

noun [C]
 
 
/kɪŋ/
RULER A2 a male ruler in some countries: King Richard II the kings and queens of EnglandRoyalty, aristocracy and titles
BEST PERSON the best or most important person in a particular activity: He's the new king of pop music.Experts and specialists
PLAYING CARD a playing card with a picture of a king on it: the king of spadesPlaying cards
Translations of “king”
in Korean 왕, (카드)킹…
in Arabic مَلِك, الشايِب في وَرق الكوتشينة…
in French roi…
in Turkish kral, en iyi ve önemli kişi, en iyisi…
in Italian re…
in Chinese (Traditional) 國王, 國王,君王…
in Russian король…
in Polish król…
in Spanish rey…
in Portuguese rei…
in German der König…
in Catalan rei…
in Japanese 王, (トランプの)キング…
in Chinese (Simplified) 国王, 国王,君王…
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