(noun, verb)


1. a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom

Similar word(s): rex

Definition categories: person, monarch, sovereign

2. a competitor who holds a preeminent position

Similar word(s): queen

Definition categories: person, challenger, competition, competitor, contender, rival

3. a very wealthy or powerful businessman

Similar word(s): baron, magnate, mogul, power, tycoon

Definition categories: person, businessman

4. preeminence in a particular category or group or field

- the lion is the king of beasts

Definition categories: state, distinction, eminence, note, preeminence

5. a checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward

Definition categories: man–made, checker, chequer

6. one of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king

Definition categories: man–made

7. (chess) the weakest but the most important piece

Definition categories: man–made, chessman

Sentences with king as a noun:

- Henry VIII was the king of England from 1509 to 1547.

- Howard Stern styled himself as the "king of all media".

- In times of financial panic, cash is king.

- Oi mate, have you got kings?


1. To crown king, to make (a person) king.

2. To rule over as king.

3. To perform the duties of a king.

4. To assume or pretend preeminence (over); to lord it over.

5. To promote a piece of draughts/checkers that has traversed the board to the opposite side, that piece subsequently being permitted to move backwards as well as forwards.

6. To dress and perform as a drag king.