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There was a queen that was overthrown here. So I was affected by all of that and felt profoundly grateful for the opportunity to live in Hawaii, and I set out at once to try to fit in.
Neil Abercrombie

Meaning of "queen" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD QUEEN

Old English cwēn; related to Old Saxon quān wife, Old Norse kvæn, Gothic qēns wife.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF QUEEN

queen  [kwiːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUEEN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Queen is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb queen in English.

WHAT DOES QUEEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of queen in the English dictionary

The first definition of queen in the dictionary is a female sovereign who is the official ruler or head of state. Other definition of queen is the wife or widow of a king. Queen is also a woman or a thing personified as a woman considered the best or most important of her kind.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO QUEEN

PRESENT

Present
I queen
you queen
he/she/it queens
we queen
you queen
they queen
Present continuous
I am queening
you are queening
he/she/it is queening
we are queening
you are queening
they are queening
Present perfect
I have queened
you have queened
he/she/it has queened
we have queened
you have queened
they have queened
Present perfect continuous
I have been queening
you have been queening
he/she/it has been queening
we have been queening
you have been queening
they have been queening
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I queened
you queened
he/she/it queened
we queened
you queened
they queened
Past continuous
I was queening
you were queening
he/she/it was queening
we were queening
you were queening
they were queening
Past perfect
I had queened
you had queened
he/she/it had queened
we had queened
you had queened
they had queened
Past perfect continuous
I had been queening
you had been queening
he/she/it had been queening
we had been queening
you had been queening
they had been queening
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will queen
you will queen
he/she/it will queen
we will queen
you will queen
they will queen
Future continuous
I will be queening
you will be queening
he/she/it will be queening
we will be queening
you will be queening
they will be queening
Future perfect
I will have queened
you will have queened
he/she/it will have queened
we will have queened
you will have queened
they will have queened
Future perfect continuous
I will have been queening
you will have been queening
he/she/it will have been queening
we will have been queening
you will have been queening
they will have been queening
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would queen
you would queen
he/she/it would queen
we would queen
you would queen
they would queen
Conditional continuous
I would be queening
you would be queening
he/she/it would be queening
we would be queening
you would be queening
they would be queening
Conditional perfect
I would have queen
you would have queen
he/she/it would have queen
we would have queen
you would have queen
they would have queen
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been queening
you would have been queening
he/she/it would have been queening
we would have been queening
you would have been queening
they would have been queening
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you queen
we let´s queen
you queen
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to queen
Past participle
queened
Present Participle
queening
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUEEN


atween
əˈtwiːn
between
bɪˈtwiːn
chloroquine
ˈklɔːrəʊˌkwiːn
cotquean
ˈkɒtˌkwiːn
McQueen
məˈkwiːn
mefloquine
ˈmɛfləʊˌkwiːn
misween
ˌmɪsˈwiːn
overween
ˌəʊvəˈwiːn
primaquine
ˈpraɪməˌkwiːn
quean
kwiːn
Salween
ˈsælwiːn
totaquine
ˈtəʊtəˌkwiːn
unqueen
ʌnˈkwiːn
wean
wiːn
ween
wiːn
wheen
wiːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUEEN

queen bee
Queen Charlotte Islands
queen consort
queen dowager
Queen Elizabeth Islands
queen it
Queen Mab
Queen Maud Land
Queen Maud Range
queen mother
queen of puddings
Queen of Sheba
queen olive
queen post
queen regent
queen regnant

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUEEN

beauty queen
closet queen
drag queen
drama queen
fairy queen
haul queen
May queen
pearly queen
size queen
Snow Queen
the Virgin Queen
Virgin Queen

Synonyms and antonyms of queen in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «QUEEN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «queen» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of queen

Translation of «queen» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUEEN

Find out the translation of queen to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of queen from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «queen» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

女王
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

reina
570 millions of speakers

English

queen
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रानी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَلِكَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

королева
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rainha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাণী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

reine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ratu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Königin
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

女王
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

여왕
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ratu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nữ hoàng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ராணி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राणी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kraliçe
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

regina
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

królowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

королева
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

regină
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βασίλισσα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

koningin
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

drottning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dronning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of queen

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEEN»

The term «queen» is very widely used and occupies the 2.896 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEEN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «queen» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «queen» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about queen

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10 QUOTES WITH «QUEEN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word queen.
1
Neil Abercrombie
There was a queen that was overthrown here. So I was affected by all of that and felt profoundly grateful for the opportunity to live in Hawaii, and I set out at once to try to fit in.
2
King Albert II
Queen Paola and I will never forget the ties that have grown between the people and us during the course of the years. Thank you for your confidence, tokens of sympathy and support, sometimes even with a little criticism. We always loved you.
3
Asia Argento
Italy to me is like the mean mother. Whatever I do, it's never good enough. People say I'm the queen of Cannes, but in Italy I get turned down for work.
4
Alexis Arquette
Yes, I am transgendered but I also am a cross-dresser - I dress as a woman. It's not that I just want to be seen as a female in our society, I'm also a drag queen and a performer - there are many levels there.
5
Roger Bacon
The strongest arguments prove nothing so long as the conclusions are not verified by experience. Experimental science is the queen of sciences and the goal of all speculation.
6
Richard Barnfield
Money is the sovereign queen of all delights - for her, the lawyer pleads, the soldier fights.
7
Bipasha Basu
I enjoy the TV series 'Dexter,' where there's a reason for every kill. Quentin Tarantino is a favourite, and a 'Kill Bill' action-packed movie would be up my street. I'd love to be India's first scream queen!
8
Kylie Bax
My mother was a beauty queen in her hey day. That's where I learnt a little about makeup and hair... I had never picked up or even seen a 'Vogue' before I was 17. I had no idea about fashion, magazines, models or designers. No idea.
9
E. F. Benson
Queen Victoria was a woman of peerless common sense; her common sense, which is a rare gift at any time, amounted to genius. She had been brought up by her mother with the utmost simplicity, and she retained it to the end, and conducted her public and private life alike by that infallible guide.
10
Helena Bonham Carter
If you're a queen, you're powerless, so I'd probably demote myself and go shopping.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUEEN»

Discover the use of queen in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to queen and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Queen Victoria: A Biographical Companion
Alphabetically arranged subject entries cover Queen Victoria's life and her sixty-three-year reign, the longest of any female monarch.
Helen Rappaport, 2003
2
Queen
After her father is arrested for her mother's murder, Queen faces a difficult decision to reveal a long held secret which can reveal the real killer and save her father's life.
Cynthia White, 2007
3
Queen: The Early Years
This classic account of the birth of a legendary group is the truly authentic version of Queen's rise to stardom.Author Mark Hodkinson interviewed over 60 friends and colleagues of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon to ...
Mark Hodkinson, 2009
4
Dairy Queen
When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.
Catherine Gilbert Murdock, 2007
5
The White Queen: A Novel
The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life the extraordinary story of Elizabeth Woodville, a woman who rises from obscurity to become ...
Philippa Gregory, 2009
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Queen: Complete Works
More than a decade after Mercury's death, Queen's fan base continues to grow. This meticulous, session-by-session, album-by-album, tour-by-tour chronicle of the band is the book that Queen fans have been waiting for.
Georg Purvis, 2007
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Queen Elizabeth I: Selected Works
A new collection of selected original writings by the sixteenth-century monarch offers an introductory perspective on Elizabethan literature and is complemented by eight pages of black-and-white photographs. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Steven W. May, 2005
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Kiss of the Fur Queen
A lyrical tale of survival in a strange, hostile world
Tomson Highway, 2008
9
Lady Q: The Rise and Fall of a Latin Queen
Looks at the life of a member of Chicago's Puerto Rican gang the Latin Queens, the female counterpoint of the Latin Kings, and details the years of sexual abuse that began at the age of five and the consequences of breaking the gang's code ...
Reymundo Sanchez, Sonia Rodriguez, 2010
10
Remaking Queen Victoria
An exploration of the diverse and conflicting meanings Queen Victoria held for her subjects and others.
Margaret Homans, Adrienne Munich, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUEEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term queen is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Fury after The Sun publishes Queen's Nazi salute footage
'The Queen and her family's service and dedication to the welfare of this nation during the war, and the 63 years The Queen has spent building relations ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Davis Cup: Murray vs Tsonga 2nd singles at Queen's
LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will meet at Queen's Club on Friday in the first Britain-France tie in Davis Cup in 23 years. «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
3
What does Prince George call the Queen?
One of the cutest royal pictures from the weekend showed Prince George chatting away to the Queen following Princess Charlotte's christening on Sunday. «hellomagazine.com, Jul 15»
4
Buckingham Palace repairs may force queen out
LONDON — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II may be forced to move out of Buckingham Palace to allow millions of dollars of renovations to be carried out. «USA TODAY, Jun 15»
5
Queen is UK's secret gold in German showdown
Berlin (CNN) There's been speculation that Queen Elizabeth's state visit to Germany this week will be her last major trip. Palace officials dismiss those rumors as ... «CNN, Jun 15»
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Andy Murray v Kevin Anderson, Queen's Club final: as it happened
Andy Murray became a record-equalling four-time winner at Queen's after outclassing Kevin Anderson in the final of the Aegon Championships. Murray, who ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
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Sophie Wessex enjoys Royal Ascot Ladies Day but it's a disaster for …
The Queen was left to look on in horror after one of her horses suffered a serious injury at Royal Ascot this afternoon - and had to be removed from the course in ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
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Queen Elizabeth celebrates official birthday with military parade
London (CNN) Queen Elizabeth II marked her official birthday Saturday with a spectacular military parade and awards for actors, sportsmen and sportswomen, ... «CNN, Jun 15»
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Queen's Speech 2015: EU referendum, tax freeze and right-to-buy
An EU referendum by the end of 2017 is among a packed programme of new laws in the first Conservative Queen's Speech in nearly two decades. «BBC News, May 15»
10
Princess Charlotte Meets Her Great-Grandmother, Queen Elizabeth
The Queen was away on an official royal engagement Saturday while Charlotte was born at St. Mary's Hospital in London, but spent around 30 minutes meeting ... «ABC News, May 15»

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