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 for queen
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Queen \Queen\, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n
     wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel.
     kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See Quean.]
     1. The wife of a king.
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     2. A woman who is the sovereign of a kingdom; a female
        monarch; as, Elizabeth, queen of England; Mary, queen of
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              In faith, and by the heaven's quene.  --Chaucer.
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     3. A woman eminent in power or attractions; the highest of
        her kind; as, a queen in society; -- also used
        figuratively of cities, countries, etc. " This queen of
        cities." " Albion, queen of isles." --Cowper.
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     4. The fertile, or fully developed, female of social bees,
        ants, and termites.
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     5. (Chess) The most powerful, and except the king the most
        important, piece in a set of chessmen.
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     6. A playing card bearing the picture of a queen; as, the
        queen of spades.
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     Queen apple. [Cf. OE. quyne aple quince apple.] A kind of
        apple; a queening. "Queen apples and red cherries."
     Queen bee (Zool.), a female bee, especially the female of
        the honeybee. See Honeybee.
     Queen conch (Zool.), a very large West Indian cameo conch
        ({Cassis cameo). It is much used for making cameos.
     Queen consort, the wife of a reigning king. --Blackstone.
     Queen dowager, the widow of a king.
     Queen gold, formerly a revenue of the queen consort of
        England, arising from gifts, fines, etc.
     Queen mother, a queen dowager who is also mother of the
        reigning king or queen.
     Queen of May. See May queen, under May.
     Queen of the meadow (Bot.), a European herbaceous plant
        ({Spir[ae]a Ulmaria). See Meadowsweet.
     Queen of the prairie (Bot.), an American herb ({Spir[ae]a
        lobata) with ample clusters of pale pink flowers.
     Queen pigeon (Zool.), any one of several species of very
        large and handsome crested ground pigeons of the genus
        Goura, native of New Guinea and the adjacent islands.
        They are mostly pale blue, or ash-blue, marked with white,
        and have a large occipital crest of spatulate feathers.
        Called also crowned pigeon, goura, and Victoria
     Queen regent, or Queen regnant, a queen reigning in her
        own right.
     Queen's Bench. See King's Bench.
     Queen's counsel, Queen's evidence. See King's counsel,
        King's evidence, under King.
     Queen's delight (Bot.), an American plant ({Stillinqia
        sylvatica) of the Spurge family, having an herbaceous
        stem and a perennial woody root.
     Queen's metal (Metal.), an alloy somewhat resembling pewter
        or britannia, and consisting essentially of tin with a
        slight admixture of antimony, bismuth, and lead or copper.
     Queen's pigeon. (Zool.) Same as Queen pigeon, above.
     Queen's ware, glazed English earthenware of a cream color.
     Queen's yellow (Old Chem.), a heavy yellow powder
        consisting of a basic mercuric sulphate; -- formerly
        called turpetum minerale, or Turbith's mineral.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Queen \Queen\, v. i.
     To act the part of a queen. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Queen \Queen\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Queened; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Queening.] (Chess.)
     To make a queen (or other piece, at the player's discretion)
     of by moving it to the eighth row; as, to queen a pawn.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such
           as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs
      2: a female sovereign ruler [syn: queen, queen regnant,
         female monarch] [ant: Rex, king, male monarch]
      3: the wife or widow of a king
      4: something personified as a woman who is considered the best
         or most important of her kind; "Paris is the queen of
         cities"; "the queen of ocean liners"
      5: a competitor who holds a preeminent position [syn: king,
         queen, world-beater]
      6: offensive term for an openly homosexual man [syn: fagot,
         faggot, fag, fairy, nance, pansy, queen, queer,
         poof, poove, pouf]
      7: one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen
      8: (chess) the most powerful piece
      9: an especially large mole rat and the only member of a colony
         of naked mole rats to bear offspring which are sired by only
         a few males [syn: queen, queen mole rat]
      10: female cat [syn: tabby, queen]
      v 1: promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess
      2: become a queen; "her pawn queened"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  148 Moby Thesaurus words for "queen":
     Kaiserin, ace, ant, army ant, auntie, beauty queen, bee, begum,
     best bower, bi-guy, bisexual, bishop, black ant, bower, bull dyke,
     bumblebee, butch, cards, carpenter ant, castle, catamite, champion,
     chessman, chicken, choice, chosen, clubs, cream, crown princess,
     cynosure, czarina, deck, deuce, diamonds, diva, drone, dummy, dyke,
     elect, elite, emmet, empress, epitome, face cards, fag, faggot,
     fairy, fat, femme, fire ant, flit, flower, flush, fricatrice,
     fruit, full house, grand duchess, gunsel, hand, hearts, homo,
     homophile, homosexual, homosexualist, honeybee, hornet, house ant,
     idol, infanta, invert, jack, joker, king, knave, knight, kumari,
     kunwari, leader, leading light, left bower, lesbian, maharani,
     malikzadi, man, model, monarch, nance, nonesuch, nonpareil,
     optimum, pack, pair, pansy, paragon, pathic, pawn, pick,
     picture cards, piece, pismire, playing cards, prima donna, prime,
     princess, princesse, prize, punk, queen bee, queen consort,
     queen dowager, queen regent, queen regnant, queer, quintessence,
     raj-kumari, rani, red ant, rook, round, royal flush, rubber, ruff,
     ruler, sapphist, select, shahzadi, singleton, slave ant, soldier,
     sovereign, sovereign princess, sovereign queen, spades, star,
     straight, superlative, termite, the best, the best ever, the tops,
     the very best, trey, tribade, trick, trump, wasp, worker,
     yellow jacket

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     No explicit mention of queens is made till we read of the "queen
     of Sheba." The wives of the kings of Israel are not so
     designated. In Ps. 45:9, the Hebrew for "queen" is not _malkah_,
     one actually ruling like the Queen of Sheba, but _shegal_, which
     simply means the king's wife. In 1 Kings 11:19, Pharaoh's wife
     is called "the queen," but the Hebrew word so rendered (g'birah)
     is simply a title of honour, denoting a royal lady, used
     sometimes for "queen-mother" (1 Kings 15:13; 2 Chron. 15:16). In
     Cant. 6:8, 9, the king's wives are styled "queens" (Heb.
       In the New Testament we read of the "queen of the south",
     i.e., Southern Arabia, Sheba (Matt. 12:42; Luke 11:31) and the
     "queen of the Ethiopians" (Acts 8:27), Candace.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  QUEEN. There are several kinds of queens in some countries. 1. Queen 
  regnant, is a woman who possesses in her own right the executive power of 
  the country. 
       2. Queen consort, is the wife of a king.
       3. Queen dowager is the widow of a king. In the United States there is 
  no one with this title. 

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  QUEEN, n.  A woman by whom the realm is ruled when there is a king,
  and through whom it is ruled when there is not.

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