king

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king is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
king

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king

Plural
kings

  1. A king is the male leader of a country and whose son will probably lead the country.
    Following the death of James I, Charles I became King of England, in 1625
  2. (idiomatic) A powerful or influential person.
    Howard Stern styled himself as the "king of all media".
  3. (chess) One of the playing pieces in chess; it may move only once square per move in any direction, but cannot move into check (threat of attack).
  4. A playing card with the image of a king on it.

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