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Rosa Parks was the queen mother of a movement whose single act of heroism sparked the movement for freedom, justice and equality. Her greatest contribution is that she told us a regular person can make a difference.
Marc Morial

Meaning of "queen mother" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUEEN MOTHER

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUEEN MOTHER

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Queen mother 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 MOTHER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

queen mother

Queen mother

A Queen mother is a dowager queen who is the mother of the reigning monarch. The term has been used in English since at least 1577. It arises in hereditary monarchies in Europe and is also used to describe a number of similar yet distinct monarchical concepts in non-European cultures around the world. "The Queen Mother" usually refers to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, 1900-2002, who was the mother of Queen Elizabeth II. She was extremely popular during her very long life, and remains popular today more than a decade after her death. The widowed mother of Queen Elizabeth II was known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

Definition of queen mother in the English dictionary

The definition of queen mother in the dictionary is the widow of a former king who is also the mother of the reigning sovereign.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUEEN MOTHER

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Queen Street Farmer
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Queen-Anne
queen-size
queen-size bed

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUEEN MOTHER

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

SYNONYMS

Translation of «queen mother» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUEEN MOTHER

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

Translator English - Chinese

太后
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

reina madre
570 millions of speakers

English

queen mother
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

राजमाता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الملكة الأم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

королева-мать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rainha-mãe
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাণী মা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

reine mère
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ibu ratu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Königinmutter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

皇太后
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

여왕 의 어머니
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ibu ratu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mẹ nữ hoàng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ராணி அம்மா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रानी आई
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kraliçe anne
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

regina madre
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

królowa Matka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

королева -мати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mama regina
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βασίλισσα μητέρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Koningin Moeder
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

drottning mor
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dronning mor
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of queen mother

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEEN MOTHER»

The term «queen mother» is regularly used and occupies the 83.784 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEEN MOTHER» OVER TIME

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

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QUOTES WITH «QUEEN MOTHER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word queen mother.
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Marc Morial
Rosa Parks was the queen mother of a movement whose single act of heroism sparked the movement for freedom, justice and equality. Her greatest contribution is that she told us a regular person can make a difference.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUEEN MOTHER»

Discover the use of queen mother in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to queen mother and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Queen Mother: The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, ...
Packed with stunning revelations, this is the inside story of The Queen Mother from the New York Times bestselling author who first revealed the truth about Princess Diana Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother has been called the "most ...
Lady Colin Campbell, 2012
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Counting One's Blessings: The Selected Letters of Queen ...
William Shawcross’s official biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, published in September 2009, was a huge critical and commercial success.One of the great revelations of the book was Queen Elizabeth’s insightful, witty private ...
William Shawcross, 2012
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Transcendence & Divine Passion: The Queen Mother of the West ...
Drawing on medieval Chinese poetry, fiction, and religious scriptures, this book illuminates the greatest goddess of Taoism and her place in Chinese society.
Suzanne Elizabeth Cahill, 1993
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Elizabeth the Queen Mother Paper Dolls
Four figures depict Her Majesty at various periods in her long life (along with one of her husband in full military dress). 22 costumes include robes of state for her 1937 coronation; a salmon pink gown worn for a ceremony honoring her ...
Tom Tierney, 2001
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Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: The Official Biography
It also reveals a deeper and more interesting character, forged by good sense, love of country, duty, humour and an instinct for what is right. This is a wonderful book, authoritative, frank and entertaining' Daily Telegraph
William Shawcross, 2009
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The Queen Mother and Her Century: An Illustrated Biography ...
The text and 120 colour photographs are complemented by time bars, lists of the Queen Motherâe(tm)s official tours, associations the Queen Mother is patron of, places that are named after the Queen Mother, and the Royal Family tree.
Arthur Bousfield, Garry Toffoli, 2000
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Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 1900-2002: The Queen Mother ...
Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother 1900 - 2002 presents the life of a remarkable woman.
Arthur Bousfield, Garry Toffoli, 2002
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Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, 1900-2002: The Queen ...
Elizabeth provided inspired leadership for a society faced with the stark prospect of destruction in a war to save the world.
Arthur Bousfield, Garry Toffoli, 2002
9
Every Mother Is a Queen Mother: And Other Outspoken ...
Filled with clever quips and quotes, tongue-in-cheek beauty tips, and comical musings on child rearing, aging, and empty nests, this book is sure to strike a chord with every woman who has experienced the slings and arrows, sacrifices, ...
Patrick Regan, Kevin Whitlark, 2006
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'the Princess Queen Mother''
A princess awaits her mating only to find that it brings with it challenges she had never expected-a pairing with someone new to her culture, the necessity of fleeing from her homeland and a second-meeting with a childhood friend who now is ...
Senemeh-T Sasen Aat, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUEEN MOTHER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term queen mother is used in the context of the following news items.
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Queen and Queen Mother kept British hope alive in World War Two …
As the dark shadow of Nazism swept across Europe, two women kept the flame of hope alive in the hearts of the British people. The Queen Mother and the ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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The Queen is not dead: How a 'prank' BBC tweet sparked alarm
Although Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother had been ailing for months, her death on Easter Saturday in 2002 caught CNN off-guard. While its announcers got ... «Macleans.ca, Jun 15»
3
Operation Tay Bridge: The day the Queen Mother died
On 30 March 2002, The Queen Mother died peacefully at 3:15pm in her sleep at the Royal Lodge, Windsor. She was 101. Her Majesty was with her mother ... «Royal Central, Mar 15»
4
Dodging Bullets wins Cheltenham Festival Queen Mother Champion …
Dodging Bullets' breeder Frankie Dettori has his hat knocked off by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies after their win in the Champion Chase. Photograph: Tom Jenkins ... «The Guardian, Mar 15»
5
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother: A Life in Decades – 1940s
So as the 1930s brought about tumultuous change for the country and for Queen Elizabeth, the 1940s would soon become a decade that nobody would ever ... «Royal Central, Feb 15»
6
Queen of England Refuses the Iron Throne During 'Game of …
The Queen Mother herself recently visited Westeros, however she made no attempt ... During a visit to Northern Ireland, Queen Elizabeth II dropped by the set of ... «TheWrap, Jun 14»
7
Sire De Grugy wins Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham …
The march of the millionaires has been a growing feature of the Cheltenham Festival but Sire De Grugy notched one for the little guys with a decisive win the ... «Daily Mail, Mar 14»
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Prince Charles continues his grandmother's cake tradition
The late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother's memory is being kept alive by the Prince of Wales in the form of a magnificent cake that has been delivered to the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Dec 13»
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Camilla wears Queen Mother's diamond tiara as she attends …
THE Duchess of Cornwall wore a diamond tiara that belonged to the Queen Mother as she attended a ball for Commonwealth leaders with Prince Charles today. «Express.co.uk, Nov 13»
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Royal baby births were VERY different: The Duke played squash as …
The Queen Mother with the then Princess Elizabeth, aged eight months, (pictured left) before anyone thought she might one day be Queen. Right, Princess ... «Daily Mail, Jul 13»

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