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King

King

WordNet



noun


(1)   (chess) the weakest but the most important piece
(2)   One of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king
(3)   A checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward
(4)   A very wealthy or powerful businessman
"An oil baron"
(5)   A male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
(6)   A competitor who holds a preeminent position
(7)   United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968)
(8)   United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925)
(9)   United States woman tennis player (born in 1943)
(10)   Preeminence in a particular category or group or field
"The lion is the king of beasts"
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Etymology


Originally a nickname for someone who either acted as if he were a king or had worked in the king's household.

Proper noun