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English definition of “queen”

queen

noun [C] (WOMAN)    /kwiːn/
A2 a woman who rules a country because she has been born into a royal family , or a woman who is married to a king : How long did Queen Victoria reign ? The Queen is meeting the prime minister today.Royalty, aristocracy and titles any woman who is considered to be the best at what she does: She's the reigning queen of crime writers .Good and excellent things the most powerful piece on the board in the game of chessChess in a group of insects , a single large female that produces eggs : a queen bee a queen ant a queen wasp Insect names in a set of playing cards , a card with a picture of a queen on it. It is usually worth less than a king .Playing cards
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