|Origin:||cwen 'woman, queen'|
queen1 S2 W2 [countable]
the female ruler of a country [↪ king]
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
At eighteen, Victoria was crowned queen (=officially became ruler).
the wife of a king:
the future queen
a playing card with a picture of a queen on it:
the queen of diamonds
the woman or place that is considered the best in a particular area or activity:
With 42 albums, she was the queen of pop.
Paris, the queen of fashion
the woman who wins a beauty competition, or who is chosen to represent a school, area etc:
the carnival queen
a large female bee, ant etc, which lays the eggs for a whole group
a woman who behaves as if she is the most important person in a place
an offensive word for a male homosexual who behaves very like a woman. Do not use this word.
the most powerful piece in the game of chess