n. The consort of a king.n. A woman who is the sovereign of a realm; a female sovereign.n. Figuratively, a woman who is chief or preeminent among others; one who presides: as, queen of beauty; queen of the May (see Mayqueen).n. Hence, anything personified as chief or greatest, when considered as possessing female attributes.n. In entomology, a queen bee or queen ant.n. A playing-card on which a queen is depicted.n. In chess, the piece which is by far the most powerful of all for attack. See chess. Abbreviated Q.n. A variety of roofing-slate, measuring 3 feet long and 2 feet wide. Compare duchess, 2.n. Among Roman Catholics, a title given to the Virgin Mary.To play the queen; act the part or character of a queen; domineer: with an indefinite it.In chess, to make a queen of: said of a pawn on its reaching the eighth square.In apiculture, to supply with a queen; introduce a queen to: said of a colony of bees.n. Same as quin.n. Same as queen-wasp.n. A female eat. In modern catteries the name is given only to female cats used for careful and scientific breeding. Also called queen-cat.n. The female of a termite or white ant. See king, 6.