1the female ruler of an independent state, especially one who inherits the position by right of birth: [as title]:Queen Victoria [as complement]:he insisted the princess could be crowned queen (also Queen Consort) a king’s wife. a woman or thing regarded as the finest or most outstanding in a particular sphere or group:the queen of the social columns a woman or girl chosen to hold the most important position in a festival or event:she’s the official carnival queen (the Queen) dated (in the UK) the national anthem when there is a female sovereign. informal a man’s wife or girlfriend. 2the most powerful chess piece that each player has, able to move in any direction along a rank, file, or diagonal on which it stands. 3a playing card bearing a representation of a queen, normally ranking next below a king and above a jack. 4 Entomology a reproductive female in a colony of social ants, bees, wasps, or termites, frequently the only one present in a colony. 5an adult female cat that has not been spayed.
6 informal a male homosexual, typically one regarded as ostentatiously effeminate. 1
(queen it over
) (of a woman) behave in an unpleasantly superior way towards (someone): Monique was queening it over everybody
2 Chess convert (a pawn) into a queen when it reaches the opponent’s back rank on the board.