The female ruler of an independent state, especially one who inherits the position by right of birth
(In card games) having the ace (or another specified card) as the highest-ranking
Live in great comfort and luxury
(In the UK) the national anthem when there is a female sovereign
(Of a woman) behave in an unpleasant and superior way toward
US writer of detective novels; pseudonym of Frederic Dannay (1905–82) and Manfred Lee (1905–71). The novels feature a detective also called Ellery Queen
the queen was crowned
In folklore, fairy tales, etc.: a female spirit or supernatural being who rules over a land of ice and snow.
A girl or young woman chosen to be crowned in traditional celebrations of May Day
The single reproductive female in a hive or colony of honeybees
A female cat capable of or used for breeding.
A woodland plant of western North America, Clintonia uniflora (family Liliaceae), bearing a solitary white cuplike flower.
(An affectionate name for) Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (1900–2002), consort of King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and mother of Queen Elizabeth II.
A woman who is essential to the success of a group, organization, or operation.
Attributive and in the possessive. The hypothesis that in order to survive, a species must evolve sufficiently rapidly to counter evolutionary changes in ecologically competing species (e.g. predator or prey); especially in Red Queen's hypothesis.
A man who dresses up in women’s clothes, typically for the purposes of entertainment
A person who habitually responds to situations in a melodramatic way
(In stories) a queen of the fairies
A successful or glamorous film actress.
A male homosexual who is fanatical about opera, especially one characterized as being affectedly haughty and overrefined
A female student chosen or (more usually) elected to have honoured status at a prom; (also in extended use) a woman likened to a prom queen, especially in being popular, attractive, shallow, vain, etc.
Denoting a style of English furniture or architecture characteristic of the early 18th century. The furniture is noted for its simple, proportioned style and for its cabriole legs and walnut veneer; the architecture is characterized by the use of red brick in simple, basically rectangular designs
A small container for conveying or transferring a queen honeybee to a hive.
A small, soft, typically heart-shaped currant cake
A hollow wax structure in the nest of a honeybee colony (usually one of several on the edge of a comb), in which a larva is raised as a sexual female and potential new queen.
The preeminent city of a region
The spiral shell of a large marine gastropod mollusc, Strombus gigas (family Strombidae), found in the Caribbean, bearing spines and a widely flaring lip.
A woman chosen, elected, or expected to become queen.
= queen's gold.
Any of the Central and South American bulbous plants constituting the genus Phaedranassa (family Amaryllidaceae), often grown as ornamentals for their umbels of funnel-shaped pink or crimson flowers.
A type of long low-loading road trailer originally used to transport tanks, aircraft, etc., during the Second World War (1939–45). Now chiefly historical.
A large oblong Spanish olive with an elongated stone.
Either of two upright timbers between the tie beam and principal rafters of a roof truss
(Especially of a commercial product) of a larger size than the standard but smaller than something that is king-sized
A harmless aquatic colubrid snake of central and eastern North America, Regina (formerly Natrix) septemvittata, which has a mainly brown body with a yellowish stripe along each side.
A truss supported by queen posts.
The single reproductive female in a colony of social wasps.
= Queen Dowager.
The hereditary queen of the Lobedu people of Limpopo province (formerly the northern Transvaal) of South Africa, believed to have special powers including the ability to bring rain.
Something regarded as the finest of its type on a river; (originally and chiefly US) specifically (a name for) a riverboat.
A woman who is prominent in a particular milieu, especially a particular music scene; compare sense 8e (now somewhat rare).
A woman judged most beautiful in a beauty contest
= fairy queen.
The Queen of heaven; specifically a title of the Virgin Mary.
= queen bee.
Of a building, piece of architecture, etc.: suggestive of, or designed in, a Queen Anne style.
An advocate of or practitioner in the Queen Anne style of architecture.
The Queen Anne style in architecture.
A quarter of a brick used to close the end of a wall or course of brickwork.
The widow of a king