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Meaning of "queen dowager" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUEEN DOWAGER

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUEEN DOWAGER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Queen dowager is 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.

WHAT DOES QUEEN DOWAGER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Queen dowager

A queen dowager, dowager queen or queen mother is a title or status generally held by the widow of a king. In the case of the widow of an emperor, the title of empress dowager is used. Its full meaning is clear from the two words from which it is composed: queen indicates someone who served as queen consort, while dowager indicates a woman who holds the title from her deceased husband. Currently there are three queens dowager, Fabiola of Belgium, Noor of Jordan and Halaevalu Mataʻaho ʻAhomeʻe of Tonga. Queen Ratna of Nepal was queen dowager and queen mother until the abolition of the Nepalese Monarchy in 2008.

Definition of queen dowager in the English dictionary

The definition of queen dowager in the dictionary is the widow of a king.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUEEN DOWAGER

queen bee
Queen Charlotte Islands
queen consort
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
Queen Street Farmer
queen substance

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUEEN DOWAGER

assistant manager
dowager
eager
engager
General Manager
lager
manager
marketing manager
massager
office manager
operations manager
pager
Pascal´s wager
project manager
sales manager
swager
teenager
villager
Voyager
wager

Synonyms and antonyms of queen dowager in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «queen dowager» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUEEN DOWAGER

Find out the translation of queen dowager to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of queen dowager 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 dowager» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

皇后太后
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

reina viuda
570 millions of speakers

English

queen dowager
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रानी विधवा
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

ملكة الارمله
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вдовствующая королева
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rainha viúva
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাণী ডোজার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

reine douairière
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Janda ratu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Königinwitwe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

女王千秋
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

여왕 귀족의 미망인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ratu ratu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nữ hoàng thái hậu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ராணி டோவ்ஜர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राणी dowager
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kraliçe dowager
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

regina dowager
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

królowa wdowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вдовствующая королева
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

regina văduvă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χήρα βασίλισσα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

koningin weduwee
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

änkedrottningen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dronning dowager
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of queen dowager

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEEN DOWAGER»

The term «queen dowager» is normally little used and occupies the 134.251 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEEN DOWAGER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «queen dowager» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «queen dowager» 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 dowager

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUEEN DOWAGER»

Discover the use of queen dowager in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to queen dowager and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Adelaide, the Queen Dowager. A sermon, etc
Rev. Henry BEDFORD (Curate of Christ Church, Hoxton.), Queen Adelaide ( consort of William IV, King of Great Britain). finds its truest type and character in the chapter which we have been considering, and Holy Church can find no more fitting ...
Rev. Henry BEDFORD (Curate of Christ Church, Hoxton.), Queen Adelaide (consort of William IV, King of Great Britain), 1850
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Death of the queen dowager, a poem
Henry Boyd (writer of verse.) f DEATH OF THE QUEEN DOWAGER, A POEM, BY HENRY BOYD,
Henry Boyd (writer of verse.), 1850
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The Culture of Sex in Ancient China
The Queen Dowager then secretly gave rich gifts to the official in charge of castrations, instructing him to pluck out [Lao Ai's] beard up to the eyebrows,w making him a "eunuch" so that he could serve the Queen Dowager. The Queen Dowager ...
Paul Rakita Goldin, 2002
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The Book of the Court: Exhibiting the History, Duties, and ...
The Queen-Dowager is the widow of the King ; and, as such, enjoys most of the privileges belonging to her as ... Yet still, pro dignitate regali, no man can marry a Queen-Dowager without special licence from the King, on the pain of forfeiting ...
William John Thoms, 1844
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The History of Scotland, containing all the historical ...
The King of France and the Gnzser, having once mention'd this Proposal, to the Queen Dowager, she very readily comply'd to obey their Request, and left nothing undone, that could by any means contribute, to obtain the Government.
David SCOTT (Historian.), 1728
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Lü Shi Chun Qiu:
The libel of Lii's continuing a sexual relation with the queen dowager is necessarily based on the truth of his having been the natural father of the First Emperor. In the Shift version, as the queen dowager's lechery did not cease, Lii Buwei, ...
Translated by John Knoblock and Jeffrey Riegel
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The First Emperor: Selections from the Historical Records
Itinerant scholars and dependants of the rulers of the various states were invited, and anyone of them who could add or subtract a single word was to be given 1,000 The First Emperor* was growing up, but the Queen Dowager's immoral ...
‎2007
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A Collection of Modern Entries: Or, Select Pleadings in the ...
Ncvcrtheless the said l'l'illiam Briggy, altho' often required, &Sir. the said 10061. los. to the said lady Catbarine queen dowager hath not paid, but hath hitherto altogether denied and yet doth deny to pay ly' dle same, to the damage of her the  ...
John Lilly, 1791
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The Court magazine and belle assemblée [afterw.] and monthly ...
Their R,H.'s the Duke and Duchess of Cam- liridge visited her Majesty the Queen Dowager. In the evening, accompanied by the Princess Augusta ofCambridgc, theyhonored theCountess of Jersey, at her residence, Berkeley-square, with their  ...
Court magazine and monthly critic
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Epistolary Korea: Letters in The Communicative Space of the ...
Queen Dowagers' Edicts and Letters jahyun kim haboush Whereas the social structures of the Choso ̆n monarchy rendered women largely invisible in the public space, the queen dowager was an exception. This exception was based on the ...
JaHyun Kim Haboush, 2013

3 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUEEN DOWAGER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term queen dowager is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Princess Diaries 3'? Shut up!
... an American teen who discovers she is the heir to a throne, and legendary actress Julie Andrews as her grandmother, Queen Dowager Clarisse Renaldi. «CNN, Jun 15»
2
Queen Noor of Jordan: Duchess of Cambridge could be an …
His wife Rania took over from her as current queen consort of Jordan; Queen Noor is the queen dowager of Jordan. Queen Noor, formerly Lisa Halaby, and King ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Nov 12»
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Queen Noor of Jordan Demanded her Gardener Grow Mangoes in …
Queen Noor of Jordan might have taken the old adage that wherever man goes, ... Since her husband's death in 1999, she has been queen dowager of Jordan. «Daily Beast, May 12»

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