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Definition of 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.
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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