• The Queen Shakes the Sistrum While The King Offers The Sacrifice
    The Queen Shakes the Sistrum While The King Offers The Sacrifice
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj kingly having the rank of or resembling or befitting a king "symbolizing kingly power","the murder of his kingly guest"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

132th (131K) Collosal Statue of a King 132th (131K) Collosal Statue of a King
The King's Oak, Tilford The King's Oak, Tilford
The King and the Cardinal——204 The King and the Cardinal——204
The King and Richelieu at La Rochelle——250 The King and Richelieu at La Rochelle——250
The King's Press——323 The King's Press——323

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache
    • a Kingly Belonging to, suitable to, or becoming, a king; characteristic of, or resembling, a king; directed or administered by a king; monarchical; royal; sovereign; regal; august; noble; grand. "Kingly magnificence.""A kingly government.""The kingly couch.""The kingliest kings are crowned with thorn.""Leave kingly backs to cope with kingly cares."
    • adv Kingly In a kingly or kinglike manner.☞ Although this citation, one from Paradise Lost, and one from Shakespeare's ll4th Sonnet are given by lexicographers as examples of adverbial use, it is by no means clear that the word is not an adjective in each instance. "Low bowed the rest; he, kingly , did but nod."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The model of King Kong used in the original movie was only 18 inches tall.
    • kingly Of or pertaining to a king or kings; royal.
    • kingly Of regal character or quality; king-like; exalted.
    • kingly Synonyms Regal, etc. See royal.
    • kingly In the manner of a king; royally.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The record for the most weddings is held by King Mogul of Siam, who had 9000 weddings and 9000 wives.
    • adj Kingly belonging or suitable to a king: royal: noble—also adv.ns. King′-mak′er, one who has the creating of kings in his power
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  • Thomas Carlyle
    “The king is the man who can.”
  • Gaelic Proverb
    Gaelic Proverb
    “A king's son is no nobler than his company.”
  • Ron Luciano
    Ron Luciano
    “Being an umpire is like being a king. It prepares you for nothing.”
  • Cato The Elder
    “If you are ruled by mind you are a king; if by body, a slave.”
  • Marquis De Sade
    “One weeps not save when one is afraid, and that is why kings are tyrants.”
  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
    “Authority forgets a dying king.”


Fit for a king - If something is fit for a king, it is of the very highest quality or standard.
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king - If surrounded by people less capable or able, someone who would not normally be considered special can shine.
King of the castle - The king of the castle is the person who is in charge of something or in a very comfortable position compared to their companions.
King's ransom - If something costs or is worth a king's ransom, it costs or is worth a lot of money.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cyningcyn, a tribe, with suffix -kin; cog. with kin.


In literature:

The kings of Ur, in addition to their title as kings of Ur, are styled kings of Sumer and Akkad.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
It was not at the king that they aimed these blows, but at the "low-born knaves" who stood about the king.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
He was son of Fingal (king of Morven) and his first wife, Ros-crana (daughter of Cormac, king of Ireland).
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
While King Bele's sons were preparing for war with King Ring, Frithiof sought Ingeborg in the grove of Balder.
"Northland Heroes" by Florence Holbrook
After his crowning the king set about righting all the wrongs that had been done since the death of King Uther.
"King Arthur and His Knights" by Maude L. Radford
Now turn we unto Accolon of Gaul, that was with King Arthur and King Uriens on the stag-hunt and that fell asleep on the magic ship.
"Stories of King Arthur and His Knights" by U. Waldo Cutler
King Olaf then fared southward again to Vik, and abode there the winter, & this was the third winter that he was King of Norway.
"The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade)" by Snorri Sturluson
Then, since Arthur was as yet unknighted, King Kador of Cornwall, who was brother of King Uther, made him a knight.
"King Arthur's Knights" by Henry Gilbert
If in the annals of all history a king deserved to wear a crown, Gustavus Vasa was that king.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
The story of the king's meeting a coffin was in everybody's mouth.
"The Peasant and the Prince" by Harriet Martineau

In poetry:

“Wake up, wake up, King Siward!
Over long thou sleepest there,
The while the King’s son Hafbur
Lies abed by Signy the fair.”
"Hafbur And Signy" by William Morris
Rejoice, ye shining worlds on high,
Behold the King of glory nigh!
Who can this King of glory be?
The mighty Lord, the Savior's he.
"Psalm 24" by Isaac Watts
"I lout to my father for his grace
Low on my bendit knee;
But I stan' an' luik the king i' the face,
For the skipper is king o' me!"
"The Yerl O' Waterydeck" by George MacDonald
She hadna been about the king's court
A month, but barely one,
Till she was beloved by a' the king's court,
And the king the only man.
"The Queen's Marie" by Andrew Lang
Syne up an' spak the angry king:
"Haud on for Dumferline!"
Quo' the skipper, "My lord, this maunna be—
I'm king on this boat o' mine!"
"The Yerl O' Waterydeck" by George MacDonald
"I bribe thee not with crown and throne,
Pale spectres they of kingly pow'r!
I give thee gold--red gold alone
Can crown a king each hour!"
""In Exchange For His Soul!"" by Isabella Valancy Crawford

In news:

Martin Luther King Jr stands with Jesse Jackson, left, and Ralph Abernathy, right, on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. April 3, 1968, the day before King was assassinated.
Edmonton Oil Kings Cody Corbett (left) checks Brandon Wheat Kings Darian Dziurzynski during third period WHL playoff hockey action in Edmonton on Friday April 6, 2012.
King of Kings basketball league gets new look.
The Burger King Car Show is coming to a Burger King (BK) near you.
Prince Sisowath Thomico, King Sihanouk's longtime private secretary and nephew, said that some Cambodians were worried and afraid after the former king's death.
King Street Station in Seattle has become King Tut Street Station for the day.
While listening to a 16-CD set of Stephen King's Bag of Bones narrated by Mr King himself, and with very spooky thematic music playing in the background while I walked around my subdivision, I had chills running up and down my spine.
Yesterday, Susan Sarandon was on "Larry King Now," Larry King's new online series exclusively for
Marshall Space Flight Center is losing its longtime chief, Dave King, to a local defense firm, King said Thursday.
The second annual King's Fork Tip-Off Tournament will take place Saturday beginning at 12:30 pm at the King's Fork gym.
A judge told prosecutors to give Barry King, father of Timothy King, the list of the evidence they - 12:15 pm.
The Good Wife dvd was produced by Robert King and Michelle King who also serve as executive producers and show runners.
Mrs King was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin M King Sr. Two brothers and four sisters.
KING 5's Jean Enersen talks with Sue Sherbrooke, CEO of YWCA of Seattle, King and Snohomish Counties.
But nothing is creepier than Burger King's 'King' mascot.

In science:

King Entanglement of random subspaces via the Hastings bound arXiv:0907.5446 Haagerup, U. and Thorb jørnsen, S. A new application of random matrices: Ext(C ∗ red (F2 )) is not a group.
Random quantum channels II: Entanglement of random subspaces, Renyi entropy estimates and additivity problems
King, “Additivity for unital qubit channels”, J.
Entanglement of random subspaces via the Hastings bound
King, “The capacity of the quantum depolarizing channel”, IEEE Trans.
Entanglement of random subspaces via the Hastings bound
The quantized electromagnetic field, which is properly spea king an operator-valued distribution, can be constructed more effectively using test functions (or, as they are called in signal processing, window functions) than is possible using standard textbook methods.
An empirically equivalent random field for the quantized electromagnetic field
Orland, Quantum Many Particle Systems (Westview press, 1998). J. van Baardewijk, Quantum Statistical Physics of Glasses at Low Temperatures (King’s College Univ.
Gross-Pitaevskii Equation for a System of Randomly Interacting Cold Bosons