- kingW1 [kıŋ] n▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(ruler)¦2¦(the best)¦3¦(successful)¦4¦(chess)¦5¦(cards)¦6¦(important)¦7 a king's ransom▬▬▬▬▬▬▬[: Old English; Origin: cyning]1.) ¦(RULER)¦a man who rules a country because he is from a royal family→↑queen king of▪ Henry VIII, King of England▪ On 2 December Henry VI was crowned king (=made the king at an official ceremony) .2.) ¦(THE BEST)¦the king of sthsomeone or something that people think is the most important or best of a particular type of person or thing▪ the King of Rock 'n' Roll▪ the king of Swiss cheeses▪ The lion is the king of the jungle .3.) ¦(SUCCESSFUL)¦if you live like a king, feel like a king etc, you are very successful, happy, rich etc▪ With her at my side, I felt like a king.4.) ¦(CHESS)¦the most important piece in ↑chess5.) ¦(CARDS)¦a playing card with a picture of a king on it6.) ¦(IMPORTANT)¦be kingif something is king at a particular time, it has a big influence on people▪ back in the days when jazz was king7.) a king's ransoma very large amount of money
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.