king

n.

  1. 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.
  2. A chief ruler; a sovereign; one invested with supreme authority over a nation, country, or tribe, usually by hereditary succession; a monarch; a prince.
  3. 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.
  4. A playing card having the picture of a king; as, the king of diamonds.
  5. The chief piece in the game of chess.
  6. A crowned man in the game of draughts.
  7. The title of two historical books in the Old Testament.

v. i.

  1. To supply with a king; to make a king of; to raise to royalty.