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Esquire vs. King

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Esquirenoun

A lawyer.

Kingnoun

A male monarch; a man who heads a monarchy. If it's an absolute monarchy, then he is the supreme ruler of his nation.

‘Henry VIII was the king of England from 1509 to 1547.’;

Esquirenoun

A male member of the gentry ranking below a knight.

Kingnoun

A powerful or majorly influential person.

Esquirenoun

An honorific sometimes placed after a man's name.

Kingnoun

Something that has a preeminent position.

‘In times of financial panic, cash is king.’;

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Esquirenoun

A gentleman who attends or escorts a lady in public.

Kingnoun

A component of certain games.

Esquirenoun

(archaic) A squire; a youth who in the hopes of becoming a knight attended upon a knight

Kingnoun

(chess) The principal chess piece, that players seek to threaten with unavoidable capture to result in a victory by checkmate. It is often the tallest piece, with a symbolic crown with a cross at the top.

Esquirenoun

(obsolete) A shield-bearer, but also applied to other attendants.

Kingnoun

(card games) A playing card with the letter "K" and the image of a king on it, the thirteenth card in a given suit.

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Esquirenoun

(heraldry) A bearing somewhat resembling a gyron, but extending across the field so that the point touches the opposite edge of the escutcheon.

Kingnoun

A checker (a piece of checkers/draughts) that reached the farthest row forward, thus becoming crowned (either by turning it upside-down, or by stacking another checker on it) and gaining more freedom of movement.

Esquireverb

To attend, wait on, escort.

Kingnoun

A king skin.

‘Oi mate, have you got kings?’;

Esquirenoun

Originally, a shield-bearer or armor-bearer, an attendant on a knight; in modern times, a title of dignity next in degree below knight and above gentleman; also, a title of office and courtesy; - often shortened to squire.

Kingnoun

A male dragonfly; a drake.

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Esquireverb

To wait on as an esquire or attendant in public; to attend.

Kingnoun

A king-sized bed.

Esquirenoun

(Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood

Kingverb

To crown king, to make (a person) king.

Esquirenoun

a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name

Kingverb

To rule over as king.

Esquirenoun

a polite title appended to a man's name when no other title is used, typically in the address of a letter or other documents

‘J. C. Pearson Esquire’;

Kingverb

To perform the duties of a king.

Esquirenoun

a title appended to the surname of a lawyer (of either sex).

Kingverb

To assume or pretend preeminence (over); to lord it over.

Esquirenoun

a young nobleman who, in training for knighthood, acted as an attendant to a knight.

Kingverb

To promote a piece of draughts/checkers that has traversed the board to the opposite side, that piece subsequently being permitted to move backwards as well as forwards.

Esquirenoun

an officer in the service of a king or nobleman.

Kingverb

To dress and perform as a drag king.

Esquirenoun

a landed proprietor or country squire

‘the lord of the manor, Richard Bethell Esquire’;

Kingnoun

A Chinese musical instrument, consisting of resonant stones or metal plates, arranged according to their tones in a frame of wood, and struck with a hammer.

Esquire

Esquire (, US also ; abbreviated Esq.) is usually a courtesy title. In the United Kingdom, Esquire historically was a title of respect accorded to men of higher social rank, particularly members of the landed gentry above the rank of gentleman and below the rank of knight.

Kingnoun

A chief ruler; a sovereign; one invested with supreme authority over a nation, country, or tribe, usually by hereditary succession; a monarch; a prince.

‘Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.’; ‘There was a State without king or nobles.’; ‘But yonder comes the powerful King of Day,Rejoicing in the east’;

Kingnoun

One who, or that which, holds a supreme position or rank; a chief among competitors; as, a railroad king; a money king; the king of the lobby; the king of beasts.

Kingnoun

A playing card having the picture of a king{1}; as, the king of diamonds.

Kingnoun

The chief piece in the game of chess.

Kingnoun

A crowned man in the game of draughts.

Kingnoun

The title of two historical books in the Old Testament.

Kingverb

To supply with a king; to make a king of; to raise to royalty.

‘Those traitorous captains of Israel who kinged themselves by slaying their masters and reigning in their stead.’;

Kingnoun

a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom

Kingnoun

a competitor who holds a preeminent position

Kingnoun

a very wealthy or powerful businessman;

‘an oil baron’;

Kingnoun

preeminence in a particular category or group or field;

‘the lion is the king of beasts’;

Kingnoun

United States woman tennis player (born in 1943)

Kingnoun

United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925)

Kingnoun

United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968)

Kingnoun

a checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward

Kingnoun

one of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king

Kingnoun

(chess) the weakest but the most important piece

King

King is the title given to a male monarch in a variety of contexts. The female equivalent is queen, which title is also given to the consort of a king.

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