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.
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.
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