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Queens British & World English

A borough of New York City, at the western end of Long Island; population 2,225,200 (est. 2006)

queen British & World English

The female ruler of an independent state, especially one who inherits the position by right of birth

queen it over in queen British & World English

(Of a woman) behave in an unpleasantly superior way towards (someone)

turn King's evidence British & World English

(Of a criminal) give information in court against one’s partners in order to receive a less severe punishment

drag queen British & World English

A man who ostentatiously dresses up in women’s clothes

drama queen British & World English

A person who habitually responds to situations in a melodramatic way

May queen British & World English

A pretty girl chosen and crowned in traditional celebrations of May Day

opera queen British & World English

A male homosexual who is fanatical about opera, especially one characterized as being affectedly haughty and overrefined

Queen's Award British & World English

(In the UK) any of a number of annual awards given to firms for achievements in exporting goods or services or in advancing technology

Queen's Bench British & World English

(In the UK) a division of the High Court of Justice

Queen's Guide British & World English

(In the UK) a Guide who has reached the highest rank of proficiency

queen's pawn British & World English

The pawn occupying the square immediately in front of each player’s queen at the start of a game

queen's rook British & World English

Each player’s rook on the queen’s side of the board at the start of a game

Queen's Scout British & World English

(In the UK) a Scout who has reached the highest standard of proficiency

beauty queen British & World English

A woman judged most beautiful in a beauty contest

pearly king British & World English

A London costermonger wearing traditional ceremonial clothes covered with pearl buttons

queen's bishop British & World English

Each player’s bishop on the queen’s side of the board at the start of a game

Queen's bounty British & World English

In the reign of a queen, the term for King's bounty.

Queen's colour British & World English

(In the UK) a silk union flag carried by a particular regiment along with its regimental colour

Queen's County British & World English

Former name for Laois.

queen's knight British & World English

Each player’s knight on the queen’s side of the board at the start of a game

Queen's Speech British & World English

(In the UK) a statement read by the sovereign at the opening of a new session of parliament, detailing the government’s proposed legislative programme

virgin queen British & World English

An unfertilized queen bee

Queen's Champion British & World English

Another term for Champion of England.

Queen's Counsel British & World English

A senior barrister appointed on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor

Queen's English British & World English

The English language as written and spoken correctly by educated people in Britain

Queen's evidence British & World English

Evidence for the prosecution given by a participant in or accomplice to the crime being tried

Queen's highway British & World English

The public road network, regarded as being under royal protection

Queen's Messenger British & World English

(In the UK) a courier in the diplomatic service, employed by the government to carry important official papers within Britain and abroad

Queen's Proctor British & World English

(In the UK) an official who has the right to intervene in probate, divorce, and nullity cases when collusion or the suppression of facts is alleged

queen of puddings British & World English

A pudding made with bread, jam, and meringue

Queen of the May British & World English

Another term for May queen.

Queens' College New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Cambridge college (named after two queens)