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Noun king has 10 senses
  1. king, male monarch - a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
    --1 is a kind of sovereign, crowned head, monarch
    --1 is a member of royalty, royal family, royal line, royal house
    Antonyms: queen, queen regnant, female monarch
    --1 has particulars:
     Messiah; King of England, King of Great Britain; King of France; Ahab; Akhenaton, Akhenaten, Ikhanaton, Amenhotep IV; Alaric; Alfred, AElfred, Alfred the Great; Artaxerxes I, Artaxerxes; Artaxerxes II, Artaxerxes; Ashurbanipal, Assurbanipal, Asurbanipal; Athelstan; Attila, Scourge of God, Scourge of the Gods; Bruce, Robert the Bruce, Robert I; Carl XVI Gustav, Carl XVI Gustaf; Clovis, Clovis I; Croesus; Cyrus II, Cyrus the Elder, Cyrus the Great; Darius I, Darius the Great; Darius III; David; Edmund I; Edmund II, Edmund Ironside; Edward the Elder; Edwin; Egbert; Ethelbert; Ethelred, Ethelred I; Ethelred, Ethelred II, Ethelred the Unready; Fahd, Fahd ibn Abdel Aziz al-Saud; Faisal, Faisal ibn Abdel Aziz al-Saud; Farouk I, Faruk I; Ferdinand I, Ferdinand the Great; Ferdinand V, Ferdinand the Catholic; Frederick I; Frederick II, Frederick the Great; Frederick William I; Frederick William II; Frederick William III; Frederick William IV; Genseric, Gaiseric; Gilgamesh; Gordius; Gustavus, Gustavus I; Gustavus, Gustavus II, Gustavus Adolphus; Gustavus V; Hammurabi, Hammurapi; Herod, Herod the Great; Hezekiah, Ezekias; Hussein, Husain, Husayn, ibn Talal Hussein, King Hussein; James IV; Jeroboam, Jeroboam I; Juan Carlos, Juan Carlos Victor Maria de Borbon y Borbon; Kamehameha I, Kamehameha the Great; Leonidas; Macbeth; Mithridates, Mithridates VI, Mithridates the Great; Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar II, Nebuchadrezzar, Nebuchadrezzar II; Olaf II, Olav II, Saint Olaf, Saint Olav, St. Olaf, St. Olav; Otto I, Otho I, Otto the Great; Philip II, Philip II of Spain; Philip II, Philip II of Macedon; Philip II, Philip Augustus; Philip V; Philip VI, Philip of Valois; Ptolemy I; Ptolemy II; Pyrrhus; Rameses, Ramesses, Ramses; Saul; Sennacherib; Solomon; Tarquin, Tarquin the Proud, Tarquinius, Tarquinius Superbus, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus; Victor Emanuel II; Victor Emanuel III; Xerxes I, Xerxes the Great
  2. king, queen, world-beater - a competitor who holds a preeminent position
    --2 is a kind of rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contender
  3. baron, big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, mogul, power, top executive, tycoon - a very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron"
    --3 is a kind of businessman, man of affairs
    --3 has particulars: oil tycoon
  4. king - preeminence in a particular category or group or field; "the lion is the king of beasts"
    --4 is a kind of
    eminence, distinction, preeminence, note
  5. King, Billie Jean King, Billie Jean Moffitt King - United States woman tennis player (born in 1943)
    --5 is a kind of tennis player
  6. King, B. B. King, Riley B King - United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925)
    --6 is a kind of singer, vocalist, vocalizer, vocaliser; guitarist, guitar player
  7. King, Martin Luther King, Martin Luther King Jr. - United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968)
    --7 is a kind of clergyman, reverend, man of the cloth; civil rights leader, civil rights worker, civil rights activist
  8. king - a checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward
    --8 is a kind of
  9. king - one of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king
    --9 is a kind of
    face card, picture card, court card
  10. king - (chess) the weakest but the most important piece
    --10 is a kind of
    chessman, chess piece
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