king Definitions

King \King\ (k[i^]ng), n.

A Chinese musical instrument, consisting of resonant stones or metal plates, arranged according to their tones in a frame of wood, and struck with a hammer.

King \King\, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k["o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See Kin.]

1. A chief ruler; a sovereign; one invested with supreme authority over a nation, country, or tribe, usually by hereditary succession; a monarch; a prince. "Ay, every

2. One who, or that which, holds a supreme position or rank; a chief among competitors; as, a railroad king; a money king; the king of the lobby; the king of beasts.

3. A playing card having the picture of a king[1]; as, the king of diamonds.

4. The chief piece in the game of chess.

5. A crowned man in the game of draughts.

6. pl. The title of two historical books in the Old Testament.

King \King\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Kinged; p. pr. & vb. n. Kinging). ]

To supply with a king; to make a king of; to raise to

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  • "How long can she go on for?" said King, in an interview with The Telegraph. "It's down to whether she wants to pay the price or not. I played until 40. She hasn't had major operations which is what I look at. She is a phenomenal athlete. telegraph.co.uk

  • Ford came to fame as a fashion designer and as the creative director for high-end designer labels. Content is king? For Ford, image, advertising and a certain kind of good taste are just as important. telegraph.co.uk

  • I suppose Merlin would say: “What price staying in a room once occupied by King Edward IV?” (as mine was when he fell out with Warwick the Kingmaker). Which is entirely true. We just disagree on the amount. telegraph.co.uk

  • On the floor, the waltz is king (although the tempo does change for the odd foxtrot and cha-cha), and couples of all ages and abilities circle, one behind the other, to the sound of piped organ music played live from a raised stage. telegraph.co.uk

  • "After all, we have been in this country long enough now, going back to that trumpeter in the court of King John. We have staying power. There are thousands of stories to tell about black involvement." theguardian.com

  • "All of them express disgust at a former King of England selling for money his recollections of his family life, in a form that is indecent and for a motive that it squalid," thundered his former equerry, Alan "Tommy" Lascelles. telegraph.co.uk

  • "Balanced transfer windows, you need more time and this is the profile so for me it's about time and time to work, so more transfer windows because we are not going ever to be the transfer window king. telegraph.co.uk

  • "He's not just the brother. He's also a future king and he felt that that damaged the reputation of the family, that it put family business out in the public domain when it should have been discussed privately. telegraph.co.uk

  • "Hi. I'm Mike Pompeo," he began in the pre-taped speech that was recorded in Israel on Monday near twilight on the roof of the King David Hotel. "I'm speaking to you from beautiful Jerusalem, looking out over the Old City." telegraph.co.uk

  • "It is hard to generalise as every movie is different," adds King. "But property owners interested in letting out their homes shouldn't assume locations need to be glamorous or in immaculate condition. telegraph.co.uk

  • "It's much more flattering than a blunt straight across fringe because the sides sit on the highest point of your cheeks which softens and slims the face and creates more of a heart shape," explains celebrity hairstylist Larry King.  telegraph.co.uk

  • "NFL investigators made repeated attempts - both orally and in writing - to obtain any and all evidence and relevant information in this case from the King County Sheriff's Office," a statement carried on NFL.com read. telegraph.co.uk

  • "On the 4th month in the summer in the year of xīn-mǎo (of year 7 of King Zhuang of Lu), at night, (the sky is so bright that some) fixed stars become invisible (because of the meteor shower); at midnight, stars fell like rain. telegraph.co.uk

  • "The middle is chopped into a touch to create movement and separation and the corners are a bit longer - this creates a soft versatile shape that looks flattering when you wear your hair up or down," adds King.  telegraph.co.uk

  • "We thought [that the Horned King] would make a good animation character mainly because he had horns sticking out of his head,” Bluth had said before departure. With him gone, the Black Cauldron grew even more truncated.  telegraph.co.uk

  • "When I was chatting with one, I could feel the sidelong glance of the other, charged with speculation, roving searchingly over me. Can this really be the Mrs Simpson who caused it all? Can this be the woman who took us from our King?" telegraph.co.uk

  • 'A handsome, cool, enigmatic Gen X'er who never seems to age, James King is the perfect man to write about Keanu Reeves.'Stephen Merchant'James has been my movie guru for years and now he's my spiritual guru too! telegraph.co.uk