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proper noun 
  1. An English and Scottish surname; a nickname for someone who either acted as if he were a king or had worked in the king's household

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noun 
  1. A male monarch; member of a royal family who is the supreme ruler of his nation.
Henry VIII was the of England from 1509 to 1547.
  1. (idiomatic) A powerful or influential person.
Howard Stern styled himself as the " of all media".
  1. (chess) The principal playing piece in chess which moves only once square per move (except in castling), but in all eight directions, but cannot move into check (threat of attack).
  2. A playing card with the image of a king on it.
verb 
  1. (transitive) In checkers: to stack a checker on an opponent's piece that has successfully traversed the board to the opposite side. The piece so marked can then move forwards or backwards.
Etymology: Old English cyning, from Germanic
  • kuningaz. Cognate with Dutch koning, German Kínig, Swedish konung.



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