From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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kingking /kɪŋ/ ●●● W1 noun [countable] 1 ruler (also King)HIGH POSITION OR RANK a man who rules a country because he is from a royal familyqueenking of Henry VIII, King of England On 2 December Henry VI was crowned king (=made the king at an official ceremony).2 the king of something3 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 chessDGO the most important piece in chess5 cardsDGC a playing card with a picture of a king on it6 be king7 a king’s ransomCOLLOCATIONSMeaning 1 : a man who rules a country because he is from a royal familyverbsbecome kingPrince Charles will become king when his mother, Queen Elizabeth, crowned king (=be made king)He was crowned king upon the death of his father.depose a king formal (=remove a king from power)The Spanish king was deposed in 1931.a king rules/reigns (=is in charge of a country)How could a Christian king rule if he was banned from the Church?a king abdicates (=gives up the position of being king)It shocked the nation when the king abdicated.adjectivesthe rightful king (=the person who should be king)The Duke of Gloucester claimed that he was the rightful king.the future king (=someone who will later be king)She married the future king of France, Philip Augustus.phrasesallegiance/loyalty to a king (=being faithful to the king)They were fighting out of loyalty to their king.a king’s subjects (=the people he rules)The new laws were very unpopular with the king’s subjects. THESAURUSking the male ruler of a country, who comes from a royal familyGeorge III was the king of England at that time.King Harald V of Norwayqueen a woman who rules a country because she is from a royal family, or the wife of a kingShe became queen when she was only 14 years old.Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdommonarch a king or queenThe bishops were appointed by the monarch.monarchy a country that is ruled by a king or queen, or this type of political systemBritain is a constitutional monarchy. Some people want the monarchy to be abolished.prince the son of a king, queen, or prince, or the male ruler of a small country or statePrince Rainier of MonacoThe prince will inherit the throne when his father dies.ruler someone such as a king, who has official power over a country and its peoplethe ruler of BabyloniaGeneral Musharraf was the former military ruler of Pakistan.emperor the ruler of an empire (=group of countries)the Habsburg emperors of the 19th centuryEmperor Hirohitosovereign formal a king or queenIt was hoped that a meeting of the two sovereigns would ease tensions between the countries.regent someone who governs instead of a king or queen, because the king or queen is ill, absent, or still a childEdward II left his friend Gaveston as regent.the crown formal the position of king or queenWarwick was a loyal servant of the crown.
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kingKing Juan Carlos of Spaina portrait of King George VIthe King of Moroccocrowned kingThe Prince would be crowned King in boxing's capital city.The newly crowned King decided something had finally to be done about the drainage problems of Teske.Within a few weeks they had put Pedro to flight and Henry was crowned king.
King, TheThe KingKing, The Elvis Presley; an informal name still used for the famous singer, especially by people who love his musicFrom King Business Dictionarykingking /kɪŋ/ noun1[uncountable] if something is king, it is the most important thing and has a strong influence on people’s decisionsWe were convinced of the superiority of our product, but ultimatelythe customer is king and it was rejected.Mr Smith suggests thatcash is king and that readers should look to the health of a company’s cash flow.2[countable] someone who is very influential or successful in a particular areaSYNMOGULEven the supermarket kings were nervous about the recession.Origin king Old English cyning