Definition Of king

noun

make (someone) king.

For history lovers, Richard the Second was dethroned by Bolingbroke, who was kinged Henry The Fourth.

the male ruler of an independent state, especially one who inherits the position by right of birth.

King Henry VIII

the most important chess piece, of which each player has one, which the opponent has to checkmate in order to win. The king can move in any direction, including diagonally, to any adjacent square that is not attacked by an opponent's piece or pawn.

The first king to move must therefore step back from his pawn, leaving him no longer able to protect it (the rules of chess forbid the kings moving within one square of each other).

Example Of king

  • a country where football is king

  • A period of consensus and stability followed the accession to the throne of the Tudor king Henry VII in 1495.

  • And if you happen to catch an ace or a king , that's likely to win the pot too.

  • Anglers can find brown trout here, but the Trinity is best known for king salmon and steelhead; king salmon runs peak from May through October.

  • Any human player, however, would have moved the king anyway, because there is the chance that an imperfect opponent might not have seen this mating sequence.


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