verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Definition for king (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for king
The king might be reminded by the slave that he is but dust, but he is still the king.The Human Error Darwin Inspired - Issue 90: Something Green|Aaron Hirsh|September 30, 2020|Nautilus
Rugged construction and a variety of sizes—from twin to king—hold large adults and couples with ease.Air mattresses for people who love to entertain and travel|PopSci Commerce Team|September 30, 2020|Popular Science
From Shoney’s to Sizzler, from sea to shining sea, the buffet was a feast fit for kings, or a family of four.Fast-Food Buffets Are a Thing of the Past. Some Doubt They Ever Even Existed.|MM Carrigan|September 29, 2020|Eater
In Katmai National Park, sockeye salmon is king of the menu and also home to one of the largest and healthiest runs remaining on the planet.Environment Report: County Celebrates Then Sinks Its Climate Plan|MacKenzie Elmer|September 28, 2020|Voice of San Diego
He’s the king of slim fit, but his real pandemic innovation is matching bow tie and mask sets.
As played by Omundson, King Richard is effeminate, sincere, and ten times funnier than everyone else.
King agreed to this arrangement but did not reveal it to his followers.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We tend to think not, but the rise of King, Kennedy, and Lincoln was unlikely, too.
And now Reggaeton is king in Cuba as it is in most of the Caribbean.
The bye bye is being sung, incidentally, by mothers to their babies condemned to death by King Herod.
A player who gives the odds of a piece, may give it each game from the king's or queen's side, at his option.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
The King looked round with a curious eye, and elsewhere, before departing.The Mesmerist's Victim|Alexandre Dumas
A few days after this passed, ambassadors came from Cotys, king of Thrace, bringing money to ransom his son and the said hostages.The History of Rome, Books 37 to the End|Titus Livius
The King subsequently sailed on his intended visit to the sister island, and arrived off the coast in due course.Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1)|Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
The illustrious guide—the King of the Law—has left us; the whole world is empty and afflicted.Buddhism, In its Connexion With Brahmanism and Hinduism, and In Its Contrast with Christianity|Sir Monier Monier-Williams
British Dictionary definitions for king (1 of 2)
- a ruler or chiefking of the fairies
- (in combination)the pirate king
- a person, animal, or thing considered as the best or most important of its kind
- (as modifier)a king bull
- a title of any of various oriental monarchs
Derived forms of kingkinghood, nounkingless, adjectivekinglike, adjective
Word Origin for king
British Dictionary definitions for king (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with king
In addition to the idiom beginning with king
, also see
- live like a king