queen


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queen

1. a female sovereign who is the official ruler or head of state
2. the wife or widow of a king
3. 
a. the only fertile female in a colony of social insects, such as bees, ants, and termites, from the eggs of which the entire colony develops
b. (as modifier): a queen bee
4. an adult female cat
5. one of four playing cards in a pack, one for each suit, bearing the picture of a queen
6. a chess piece, theoretically the most powerful piece, able to move in a straight line in any direction or diagonally, over any number of squares

queen

[kwēn]
(invertebrate zoology)
A mature, fertile female in a colony of ants, bees, or termites, whose function is to lay eggs.

Queen

(dreams)
In African folklore, the King is said to be “the one who holds all life, human and cosmic, in his hands; the keystone of society and the universe.” In the modern world, we may not associate the King with ultimate power, knowledge, or wisdom. However, historically the mythical King was highly spiritual, was the center of the wheel of life, and was said to have a regulatory function in the cosmos. Psychologically, the king and the queen are said to be the “archetypes of human perfection.” As a dream symbol, you can understand the king or queen in your dream by realizing that they represent your ability for independence, self-understanding, and self-determination. They also represent inner wealth that will enable you to be your best and help you to achieve your goals. Consciously, you may never have the desire to be a king or queen, but psychologically, these figures are symbolic of our highest potential and our desire to be the “king or queen” of our own world and our own lives. On rare occasions and depending on the details of the dream, the king and queen may represent a powerful force that is unkind and tyrannical.
References in classic literature ?
The Queen turned angrily away from him, and said to the Knave
said the Queen, in a shrill, loud voice, and the three gardeners instantly jumped up, and began bowing to the King, the Queen, the royal children, and everybody else.
So on they sped and in due course came to the palace itself and awaited audience with the Queen.
So much had he boasted of these men, that the Queen had secretly resolved to win a wager of him.
murmured the queen, looking uneasily at the cardinal.
But he is mistaken; I shall not leave so near the queen that source of discord with which the deceased cardinal so often caused the anger of the king to rage above the boiling point.
Yes, Duke, yes, I know you are very indulgent toward the queen, too indulgent, perhaps; we shall have occasion, I warn you, at some future period to speak of that.
Whenever it shall please your Majesty; but I shall be always happy and proud, sire, to sacrifice myself to the harmony which I desire to see reign between you and the Queen of France.
She had not been walking a minute before she found herself face to face with the Red Queen, and full in sight of the hill she had been so long aiming at.
But the queen, now that she thought Snowdrop was dead, believed that she must be the handsomest lady in the land; and she went to her glass and said:
The Queen, whose ambition was boundless, was delighted to see the crown on her son's head and to have the power in her own hands.
To thee I bring greetings from our noble Queen Eleanor.