king - [king] - /kɪŋ/

1. a male sovereign or monarch; a man who holds by life tenure, and usually by hereditary right, the chief authority over a country and people.
2. ( initial capital letter ) God or Christ.
3. a person or thing preeminent in its class: a king of actors.
4. a playing card bearing a picture of a king.
5. Chess. the chief piece of each color, whose checkmating is the object of the game; moved one square at a time in any direction.
6. Checkers. a piece that has been moved entirely across the board and has been crowned, thus allowing it to be moved in any direction.
7. Entomology . a fertile male termite.
8. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter K.

Verb (used with object)
9. to make a king of; cause to be or become a king; crown.
10. Informal. to design or make (a product) king-size: The tobacco company is going to king its cigarettes.

Verb (used without object)
11. to reign as king.

12. Informal. king-size.

Verb Phrases
13. king it, to play the king; behave in an imperious or pretentious manner: He kinged it over all the other kids on the block.

before 900; Middle English; Old English cyng, cyni ( n ) g;  cognate with German König, Dutch koning, Old Norse konungr, Swedish konung, Danish konge.  

Example Sentences:
He was the son of king  henry viii by his third wife, jane seymour.
The name convention was chosen because only the king  could call a parliament.
The king  is so moved that he creates the park as a sanctuary for deer.
To the southwest were the remains of a stone stupa built by king  asoka.
An alternate setup is that the knight next to the king  is taken.
Sovereignty is vested on the king , both legitimate in blood and in deeds.
The king  must also be the defender of the poor and keeper of justice.
Rosemary king  took a li king  to belle and offered to pay the school fees.
He showed that the crown had been alloyed with silver, and the king  defrauded.
The court cards are the king , queen, knight and page, in each of the four tarot suits

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