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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishqueenqueen1 /kwiːn/ ●●● S2 W2 noun [countable]  1 ruler (also Queen) a) PGOthe female ruler of a countrykingqueen of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt Queen Elizabeth At 18, Victoria was crowned queen (=officially became ruler). b) PGOthe wife of a king the future queen2 cardDGC a playing card with a picture of a queen on it the queen of diamonds3 the queen of something4 competition American English the woman who wins a beauty competition, or who is chosen to represent a school, area etc the carnival queen5 insectHBI a large female bee, ant etc, which lays the eggs for a whole group6 queen bee7 homosexual taboo informalSYHOMOSEXUAL an offensive word for a male homosexual who behaves very like a woman. Do not use this word.8 chessDGB the most powerful piece in the game of chess beauty queen, drag queenCOLLOCATIONSverbsbecome queenMary Tudor became queen in 1553.crown somebody queen (=officially make someone queen)The next day she was crowned Queen of England.a queen rules/reigns (=is in charge of a country)Queen Victoria reigned for over 60 years.a queen abdicates (=gives up the position of being queen)The Queen is unlikely to abdicate.phrasesthe reign of Queen Elizabeth/Victoria etc (=when Elizabeth etc was queen)She was born in the reign of Queen Victoria.Her Majesty the Queen (=used when talking about a queen)Her Majesty the Queen will be visiting Australia in July.
Examples from the Corpus
queenI fancy you like a queen - a princess rather - in all those flowers.the King and Queen of BelgiumSelf-confident, individualistic, indomitable and highly respected, they used to be the kings and queens of photography.Later on we've greener greens and beauty queens.Elizabeth II became Queen of England in 1952.Cooper is a former B-movie queen.a new biography of Queen ElizabethThe Kamiz material was called Rathkirani or queen of the night.All the surfaces were bare apart from a seventeenth-century bronze statue of Theseus abducting Antiope, the queen of the Amazons.The queen can choose the sex of her progeny.The queen was grief-stricken at his death.The queen, preoccupied, sent him away, but was prevailed upon to reinvite the captain.the Queen of Swedenthe queen of the Kalispell County Fair