Kings

[ kingz ]
/ kɪŋz /
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noun (used with a singular verb)

either of two books of the Bible, I Kings or II Kings, which contain the history of the kings of Israel and Judah. Abbreviation: Ki.

Definition for kings (2 of 2)

Origin of king

before 900; Middle English; Old English cyng, cyni(n)g; cognate with German König, Dutch koning, Old Norse konungr, Swedish konung, Danish konge. See kin, -ing3
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British Dictionary definitions for kings (1 of 3)

Kings

/ (kɪŋz) /

noun

(functioning as singular) Old Testament (in versions based on the Hebrew, including the Authorized Version) either of the two books called I and II Kings recounting the histories of the kings of Judah and Israel

British Dictionary definitions for kings (2 of 3)

king

/ (kɪŋ) /

noun

verb (tr)

to make (someone) a king
king it to act in a superior fashion
Derived Formskinghood, nounkingless, adjectivekinglike, adjective

Word Origin for king

Old English cyning; related to Old High German kunig king, Danish konge

British Dictionary definitions for kings (3 of 3)

King

/ (kɪŋ) /

noun

B.B., real name Riley B. King. born 1925, US blues singer and guitarist
Billie Jean (née Moffitt). born 1943, US tennis player: winner of twelve Grand Slam singles titles, including Wimbledon (1966–68, 1972–73, and 1975) and the US Open (1967, 1971–72, and 1974)
Martin Luther. 1929–68, US Baptist minister and civil-rights leader. He advocated nonviolence in his campaigns against the segregation of Black people in the South: assassinated: Nobel Peace Prize 1964
Stephen (Edwin). born 1947, US writer esp of horror novels; his books, many of which have been filmed, include Carrie (1974), The Shining (1977), Misery (1988), and Everything's Eventual (2002)
William Lyon Mackenzie. 1874–1950, Canadian Liberal statesman; prime minister (1921–26; 1926–30; 1935–48)
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Idioms and Phrases with kings

king


In addition to the idiom beginning with king

, also see

  • live like a king

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