British glam-rock group 1971–91 credited with making the first successful pop video, for their hit ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ 1975. The operatic flamboyance of lead singer Freddie Mercury (1946–1991) was the cornerstone of their popularity. Among their other hits are ‘We Will Rock You’ 1977 and the rockabilly pastiche ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ 1980.
The only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs.
Sinonimi: queen regnant | female monarch
ETYM Old Eng. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cwęn wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. quân wife, woman, Icel. kvân wife, queen, Goth. qęns. Related to Quean.
1. A female sovereign ruler; SYN. queen regnant, female monarch.
2. The wife or widow of a king.
3. One of four cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen.
6. Especially large and only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring sired by only a few males.
The most powerful chess piece; it may move perpendicularly or diagonally across the board.
Often disparaging; a male homosexual; especially; an effeminate one
1. To become a queen, said of a chess pawn.
2. To promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess, or a checker in the game of checkers.