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King vs. Pawn — What's the Difference?

King vs. Pawn — What's the Difference?

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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.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

A chess piece of the smallest size and value, that moves one square forwards along its file if unobstructed (or two on the first move), or one square diagonally forwards when making a capture. Each player begins with eight pawns on the second rank, and can promote a pawn to become any other piece (typically a queen) if it reaches the opponent's end of the board.
Apr 22, 2022

King

A male sovereign.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

An object left as security for money lent
The bank did lend money upon pawns at low interest
Apr 22, 2022

King

One that is supreme or preeminent in a particular group, category, or sphere
"In many countries, soccer is the king of sports" (Cameron W. Barr).
Apr 22, 2022
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Pawn

Deposit (an object) with a pawnbroker as security for money lent
I pawned the necklace to cover the loan
Apr 22, 2022

King

A man chosen as the winner of a contest or the honorary head of an event
A homecoming king.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

Something given as security for a loan; a pledge or guaranty.
Apr 22, 2022

King

Abbr. K A playing card bearing the figure of a king, ranking above a queen.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

The condition of being held as a pledge against the payment of a loan
Jewels in pawn.
Apr 22, 2022

King

Abbr. K The principal chess piece, which can move one square in any direction and must be protected against checkmate.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

A person serving as security; a hostage.
Apr 22, 2022

King

A piece in checkers that has been moved to the last row on the opponent's side of the board and been crowned, thus becoming free to move both forward and backward.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

The act of pawning.
Apr 22, 2022

King

Kings(used with a sing. verb) See Table at Bible.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

Abbr. P(Games) A chess piece of lowest value that may move forward one square at a time or two squares in the first move, capture other pieces only on a one-space diagonal forward move, and be promoted to any piece other than a king upon reaching the eighth rank.
Apr 22, 2022

King

A king-size bed.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

A person or an entity used to further the purposes of another
An underdeveloped nation that was a pawn in international politics.
Apr 22, 2022

King

Principal or chief, as in size or importance.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

To give or deposit (personal property) as security for the payment of money borrowed.
Apr 22, 2022

King

Of or relating to a king-size bed
King sheets.
A king bed skirt.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

To risk; hazard
Pawn one's honor.
Apr 22, 2022

King

To make (a piece in checkers) into a king; crown.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

(chess) The most numerous chess piece, or a similar piece in a similar game. In chess, each side starts with eight; moves are only forward, and attacks are only diagonally or en passant.
Apr 22, 2022

King

A male monarch; a man who heads a monarchy. If it is an absolute monarchy, then he is the supreme ruler of his nation.
Henry VIII was the king of England from 1509 to 1547.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

(figurative) Someone who is being manipulated or used to some end.
Though a pawn of the gods, her departure is the precipitating cause of the Trojan War.
Apr 22, 2022

King

A powerful or majorly influential person.
Howard Stern styled himself as the "king of all media".
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

(uncountable) The state of being held as security for a loan, or as a pledge.
All our jewellery was in pawn by this stage.
Apr 22, 2022

King

Something that has a preeminent position.
In times of financial panic, cash is king.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

An instance of pawning something.
Apr 22, 2022

King

A component of certain games.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

An item given as security on a loan, or as a pledge.
Apr 22, 2022

King

(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.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

(rare) A pawnshop; pawnbroker.
Apr 22, 2022

King

(card games) A playing card with the letter "K" and the image of a king on it, the thirteenth card in a given suit.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

A gallery.
Apr 22, 2022

King

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.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

To pledge; to stake or wager.
Apr 22, 2022

King

The central pin or skittle in bowling games.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

To give as security on a loan of money; especially, to deposit (something) at a pawn shop.
Apr 22, 2022

King

A king skin.
Oi mate, have you got kings?
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

See Pan, the masticatory.
Apr 22, 2022

King

A male dragonfly; a drake.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

A man or piece of the lowest rank.
Apr 22, 2022

King

A king-sized bed.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

State of being pledged; a pledge for the fulfillment of a promise.
Redeem from broking pawn the blemish'd crown.
As the morning dew is a pawn of the evening fatness.
Apr 22, 2022

King

The monarch with the most power and authority in a monarchy, regardless of sex.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

A stake hazarded in a wager.
My life I never held but as a pawnTo wage against thy enemies.
Apr 22, 2022

King

(graph theory) A vertex in a directed graph which can reach every other vertex via a path with a length of at most 2.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

To give or deposit in pledge, or as security for the payment of money borrowed; to put in pawn; to pledge; as, to pawn one's watch.
And pawned the last remaining piece of plate.
Apr 22, 2022

King

To crown king, to make (a person) king.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; to stake; to risk; to wager; to hazard.
Pawning his honor to obtain his lust.
Apr 22, 2022

King

To rule over as king.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

An article deposited as security
Apr 22, 2022

King

To perform the duties of a king.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

A person used by another to gain an end
Apr 22, 2022

King

To assume or pretend preeminence (over); to lord it over.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

(chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank
Apr 22, 2022

King

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.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

Borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan
Apr 22, 2022

King

To dress and perform as a drag king.
Apr 22, 2022

Pawn

Leave as a guarantee in return for money;
Pawn your grandfather's gold watch
Apr 22, 2022

King

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.
Apr 22, 2022

King

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
Apr 22, 2022

King

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.
Apr 22, 2022

King

A playing card having the picture of a king{1}; as, the king of diamonds.
Apr 22, 2022

King

The chief piece in the game of chess.
Apr 22, 2022

King

A crowned man in the game of draughts.
Apr 22, 2022

King

The title of two historical books in the Old Testament.
Apr 22, 2022

King

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.
Apr 22, 2022

King

A male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
Apr 22, 2022

King

A competitor who holds a preeminent position
Apr 22, 2022

King

A very wealthy or powerful businessman;
An oil baron
Apr 22, 2022

King

Preeminence in a particular category or group or field;
The lion is the king of beasts
Apr 22, 2022

King

United States woman tennis player (born in 1943)
Apr 22, 2022

King

United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925)
Apr 22, 2022

King

United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968)
Apr 22, 2022

King

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
Apr 22, 2022

King

One of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king
Apr 22, 2022

King

(chess) the weakest but the most important piece
Apr 22, 2022

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