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Meaning of "Queen Mab" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUEEN MAB

Queen Mab  [mæb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUEEN MAB

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Queen Mab 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 MAB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Queen Mab

Queen Mab is a fairy referred to in Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. She later appears in other poetry and literature, and in various guises in drama and cinema. In the play her activity is described in a famous speech by Mercutio written originally in prose and often adapted into iambic pentameter, in which she is described as a miniature creature who drives her chariot into the noses and into the brains of sleeping people to compel them to experience dreams of wish-fulfillment. She would also "plague" "ladies' lips" "with blisters", which is thought a reference to the plague or to herpes simplex. She is also described as a midwife to help sleepers 'give birth' to their dreams. She may be a figure borrowed from folklore, and though she is often associated with the Irish Medb in popular culture and has been suggested by historian Thomas Keightley to be from Habundia, a more likely origin for her name would be from Mabel and the Middle English derivative "Mabily" all from the Latin amabilis.

Definition of Queen Mab in the English dictionary

The definition of Queen Mab in the dictionary is a bewitching fairy who rules over men's dreams.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUEEN MAB

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Queen Anne´s War
queen bee
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queen dowager
Queen Elizabeth Islands
queen it
Queen Maud Land
Queen Maud Range
queen mother
queen of puddings
Queen of Sheba
queen olive
queen post
queen regent
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Queen Street Farmer

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUEEN MAB

Arab
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gab
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kab
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Mab
Punjab
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Synonyms and antonyms of Queen Mab in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Queen Mab» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUEEN MAB

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

Translator English - Chinese

女王单克隆抗体
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Reina Mab
570 millions of speakers

English

Queen Mab
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रानी एमएबी
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الملكة ماب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Королева Маб
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Rainha Mab
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রানী মাব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Reine Mab
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Queen Mab
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Königin Mab
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

女王マブ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

여왕 마부
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ratu Mab
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Nữ hoàng Mab
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ராணி மாப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राणी माब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kraliçe mab
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Regina Mab
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Królowa Mab
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Королева Маб
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Regina Mab
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Βασίλισσα Mab
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Queen Mab
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

drottning Mab
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Queen Mab
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Queen Mab

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUEEN MAB»

Discover the use of Queen Mab in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Queen Mab and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ned Ludd and Queen Mab: Machine-Breaking, Romanticism, and ...
Peter Linebaugh, in an extraordinary historical and literary tour de force, enlists the anonymous and scorned 19th century loom-breakers of the English midlands into the front ranks of an international, polyglot, many-colored crew of ...
Peter Linebaugh, 2012
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Queen Mab Courtesy
Queen Mab Courtesy is a fast-paced novel that's fun and easy to read, yet it makes the reader think about lots of things, not least of which is the value of being true to oneself and one's family.
Bruce C. Davis, 2008
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Queen Mab
Find out how Frances and her cousin Elsie meet the fairies and Queen Mab of Collingley Glen. And have they kept their promise to Queen Mab?
Cynthia Eng, 1998
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Queen Mab
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.
James Edward Sholto Douglas, 2010
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A Brighter Morn: The Shelley Circle's Utopian Project
A dialectical reading of Queen Mab must begin therefore by recognizing the high priority granted to the aesthetic and the extent of Shelley's efforts to reconcile the multiple contraries at work in his poem and notes. In particular, the utopian ...
Darby Lewes, 2003
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Cuentos Y Poesías:
Queen Mab heard their words. The first man was saying: “All right! Here I am engaged in the great battle of my marble dreams! I have hewn out the block and I hold the chisel. All of you have something, some have gold, others harmony, others ...
Rubén Darío, Stanley Appelbaum, 2002
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Little Queen Mab
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.
Evan Herbert, Louisa C. Silke, Huguenots, 2010
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Shelley and His Readers: Beyond Paranoid Politics
Unlike F in the Theological Inquirer and the participants in the Chancery trial, these readers were confronted with the actual publication of Queen Mab. II. Personifications and Personal Attacks In May 1821, William Clark, a radical publisher, ...
Kim Wheatley, 1999
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The Unfamiliar Shelley
Christopher R. Miller Ayear after a pamphlet called The Necessity of Atheism got him expelled from Oxford, Percy Bysshe Shelley channelled his anti-religious energies into the philosophical poetry of Queen Mab, flatly declaring in the voice of ...
Timothy Webb, Alan Mendel Weinberg, 2009
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The Dark Angel: Gothic Elements in Shelley's Works
In the same way that the atheist resembles Zastrozzi, so Ahasuerus appears as an extension of Ginotti, but in Queen Mab, the legend varies and the Wandering Jew becomes a chronicler of the human misery that has resulted from religious ...
John V. Murphy, 1975

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUEEN MAB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Queen Mab is used in the context of the following news items.
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Troy backs upcoming festival celebrating history, heritage
Queen Mab” played by Jen Wickes of Troy is shown at the inaugural opening of ... “Dr Katastroff” Robert Hirsch of Troy at the inaugural opening of Queen Mabís ... «Troy Record, Jul 15»
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A Call for characters
Queen Mab” played by Jen Wickes of Troy at the inaugural opening of Queen Mabís Enchanted City. MIKE McMAHON - MMcMAHON@DIGITALFIRSTMEDIA. «Troy Record, Jul 15»
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Push It Further: Rhiannon Giddens Takes A Turn On Tradition
Queen Mab. Yeah, and decided to name me Rhiannon. That definitely got me interested in sort of Celtic culture and stuff, but, you know, that whole idea of, "Is it ... «NPR, Feb 15»
4
An Expressive, Propulsive Voice
The program focuses on music for strings and includes the world premiere of “Quartet for Queen Mab” performed by the post-classical string quartet Ethel and ... «New York Times, Jan 15»
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Enchanted City Inventor's Challenge to be part of Troy fall festival
In addition to winning a $1,000 cash prize, the winner will have his or her machine transport Queen Mab in the Queen's Parade, which will open the Enchanted ... «Troy Record, Jan 15»
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Queen Mab Ball to kick off Mardi Gras Saturday in Jefferson
"It's the queen's ball showcasing the queen and whatever she picks as the theme; this year it's 'Dancing the Night Away,'" said Traci Spellings, president of the ... «Marshall News Messenger, Jan 15»
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The Miller Theatre's Composer Portraits Series Presents MISSY …
I am especially thrilled that this Composer Portrait will include the world premiere of Quartet for Queen Mab, a work co-commissioned by Miller Theatre for the ... «Broadway World, Jan 15»
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6 Historical Figures Who Were Kicked Out of School
Writer Percy Bysshe Shelley is best known as the author of beloved poems such as “Ozymandias” and “Queen Mab,” but he was also a notorious freethinker and ... «History, Oct 14»
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Romeo and Juliet review – good set, nice fights, shame about the …
Elsewhere, Scott Reid has an impish vigour as Mercutio and a wistfulness in the Queen Mab speech that suggests he knows he's already got one foot in the ... «The Guardian, Oct 14»
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Photos: Steampunk Festival
Page 1 of 1. Queen Mab's Enchanted City Street Faire and family friendly Steampunk Festival was held on Saturday in Troy. Printable Version. Email This ... «Albany Times Union, Oct 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Queen Mab [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/queen-mab>. Aug 2021 ».
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