Definition of king in English:
- Subsequently, Akbar assimilated cultural patterns from earlier rulers, including sultanate kings and Rajput rulers.
- At one time, traditional societies greatly recognised people born to their positions as chiefs, kings or emperors.
- They follow leaders - queens or kings, chiefs or emperors.
- And no matter how many duff albums they throw at us - three and a half, so far - we'll still genuflect before them, these kings of throwback rock.
- They are together the kings of football forever.
- On Sunday evening as the mist fell on Hyde Park, delirious supporters gave vent to their emotions as they cheered the new kings of Roscommon football.
- Recent studies have shown that marine fish such as shark, swordfish, and king mackerel can also contain high levels of mercury.
- He then films the snakes (mostly gopher and king snakes) as they crawl and feed.
- Anglers can find brown trout here, but the Trinity is best known for king salmon and steelhead; king salmon runs peak from May through October.
- The first king to move must therefore step back from his pawn, leaving him no longer able to protect it (the rules of chess forbid the kings moving within one square of each other).
- Yet by touching the king first, the player might be obligated to move the king to another square if he can legally do so.
- That is the manoeuvrist approach in its purest form: it may be likened to checkmating an opponent's king in chess.
- This rule, known as flying kings, is not used in English draughts, in which a king's only advantage over a man is the ability to move and capture backwards as well as forwards.
- The men move and take as at draughts, except that in capturing they move either forwards or backwards like a draught king.
- You should generally try to avoid playing aces, kings, queens and jacks except when capturing or building with them.
- Most of the things I threw in the circular file, but one thing that caught my attention, was a magnet that looked exactly like the king of hearts playing card.
- Most tricks in game contracts are won by trumps or side suit kings.
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- For history lovers, Richard the Second was dethroned by Bolingbroke, who was kinged Henry The Fourth.
- Macbeth was kinged after murdering.
- They found Tom kinging it over a realm of meat chunks.
- He kinged it in the coffee-house, then the fashionable place at which the wits gathered, as Jonson had in the tavern.
- I want to be a writer, to make my living at it, earn a crust doing something I love rather than cooler kinging it through to a clapped out retirement, stomach clenched in anger at every slap of the baseball in the mitt as I was serving my time.
a king's ransom
- see ransom.
live like a king (or queen)
- Live in great comfort and luxury.Example sentences
- Christine, who won the prize after entering her name into the Holiday for Life competition at a Shell service station, could use her AirMiles all at once by living like a queen in New York's posh Waldorf Astoria for a year.
- The real Roberts has been retired fifteen years and living like a king in Patagonia.
- I had two fabulous days, living like a king, or at least a Tory MP.
- Example sentences
- He took the true mantle of kinghood by forcing Asineth, now queen by her father's death, to marry him.
- As Shakespeare wrote it, The Chronicle History of Henry the Fifth is an intensely masculine, simple, sanguine drama of kinghood and war.
- Edmund meets the White Witch and ends up striking a deal with her - one that promises him kinghood only if he brings back the rest of his siblings back to her.
- Example sentences
- We don't want a kingless country for longer than necessary, do we?
- In fact, once I'd gotten over the fact that I was now a prince living in a kingless land where every exile in the continent had been sent for centuries, I realized that I quite liked the Wilds.
- Other countries feared doing business with a kingless kingdom.
- Example sentences
- But kings or kinglike peoples which rule themselves under laws of equality should not suffer the class of philosophers to disappear or to be silent, but should let them speak openly.
- Bobby, a superstar in the Latin world and a kinglike figure in Venezuela, is handling an international scandal without much angst.
The first kings in England were the chiefs of various tribes or ‘kins’ of Angles and Saxons who invaded the country and established their own small states ( see kind). To say that something expensive costs a king's ransom is to look back to feudal times, although the expression itself is not recorded before the 16th century. In the Middle Ages prisoners of war could be freed on payment of a ransom which varied according to the rank of the prisoner. A king would require a vast sum of money to be paid to secure his release.
Words that rhyme with kingBeijing, bing, bring, Chungking, cling, ding, dingaling, fling, I Ching, Kunming, ling, Ming, Nanjing, Peking, ping, ring, sing, Singh, sling, spring, sting, string, swing, Synge, thing, ting, wing, wring, Xining, zing
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