king


king
king
W1 [kıŋ] n
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1¦(ruler)¦
2¦(the best)¦
3¦(successful)¦
4¦(chess)¦
5¦(cards)¦
6¦(important)¦
7 a king's ransom
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[: Old English; Origin: cyning]
1.) ¦(RULER)¦
a man who rules a country because he is from a royal family
→↑queen king of
Henry VIII, King of England
On 2 December Henry VI was crowned king (=made the king at an official ceremony) .
2.) ¦(THE BEST)¦
the king of sth
someone or something that people think is the most important or best of a particular type of person or thing
the King of Rock 'n' Roll
the king of Swiss cheeses
The lion is the king of the jungle .
3.) ¦(SUCCESSFUL)¦
if you live like a king, feel like a king etc, you are very successful, happy, rich etc
With her at my side, I felt like a king.
4.) ¦(CHESS)¦
the most important piece in ↑chess
5.) ¦(CARDS)¦
a playing card with a picture of a king on it
6.) ¦(IMPORTANT)¦
be king
if something is king at a particular time, it has a big influence on people
back in the days when jazz was king
7.) a king's ransom
a very large amount of money

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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