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Definition of King

King

  1. A Chinese musical instrument, consisting of resonant stones or metal plates, arranged according to their tones in a frame of wood, and struck with a hammer.
  2. A chief ruler; a sovereign; one invested with supreme authority over a nation, country, or tribe, usually by hereditary succession; a monarch; a prince.
  3. One who, or that which, holds a supreme position or rank; a chief among competitors; as, a railroad king; a money king; the king of the lobby; the king of beasts.
  4. A playing card having the picture of a king; as, the king of diamonds.
  5. The chief piece in the game of chess.
  6. A crowned man in the game of draughts.
  7. The title of two historical books in the Old Testament.
  8. To supply with a king; to make a king of; to raise to royalty.

King Quotations

I'm hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That's what this world is about. You look at someone like Gandhi, and he glowed. Martin Luther King glowed. Muhammad Ali glows. I think that's from being bright all the time, and trying to be brighter.
Jay-Z

There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.
Orison Swett Marden

A lion is called a 'king of beasts' obviously for a reason.
Jack Hanna

One individual can begin a movement that turns the tide of history. Martin Luther King in the civil rights movement, Mohandas Ganhi in India, Nelson Mandela in South Africa are examples of people standing up with courage and non-violence to bring about needed changes.
Jack Canfield

I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself. - Pietro Aretino
I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.
Pietro Aretino
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King Translations

king in Afrikaans is dam, koning
king in Danish is dame
king in Dutch is dam, lady, jonkvrouw, vrouw
king in Finnish is kuningas
king in French is dame, roi
king in Latin is rex regis
king in Norwegian is konge
king in Portuguese is rei
king in Spanish is rey
king in Swedish is konung, kung