king


king
king [ kıŋ ] noun count ***
1. ) king or King a man who rules a country and is the senior male member of the royal family:
Oswald became king in 634.
King George VI
2. ) a man who is the best at doing a particular thing:
king of: Elvis, the king of rock and roll
a ) something that is considered to be the best of its type:
king of: Do you think that Mercedes is the king of luxury cars?
b ) something is king something that influences a lot of people:
a time when jazz was king
3. ) a playing card with the picture of a king on it:
king of: the king of spades
a ) one of the two most important pieces in the game of CHESS. The player who stops the other player's king from being able to move wins the game.
King or the King
in the Christian religion, a name for God or Jesus Christ
a king's ransom MAINLY LITERARY
a very large amount of money
live like a king
to live in a very comfortable way, with much more money than you need

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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