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King vs. Minos

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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.’;

Minos

A king and lawgiver of Crete, fabled to be the son of Jupiter and Europa. After death he was made a judge in the Lower Regions.

Kingnoun

A powerful or majorly influential person.

Minosnoun

son of Zeus and Europa; king of ancient Crete; ordered Daedalus to build the labyrinth; after death Minos became a judge in the underworld

Kingnoun

Something that has a preeminent position.

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

Minos

In Greek mythology, Minos (; Greek: Μίνως, Ancient: [mǐːnɔːs] Modern: [ˈminos]) was a King of Crete, son of Zeus and Europa. Every nine years, he made King Aegeus pick seven young boys and seven young girls to be sent to Daedalus's creation, the labyrinth, to be eaten by the Minotaur.

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Kingnoun

A component of certain games.

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.

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.

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.

Kingnoun

A king skin.

‘Oi mate, have you got kings?’;

Kingnoun

A male dragonfly; a drake.

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Kingnoun

A king-sized bed.

Kingverb

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

Kingverb

To rule over as king.

Kingverb

To perform the duties of a king.

Kingverb

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

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.

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Kingverb

To dress and perform as a drag king.

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.

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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