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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
crown sb (as) king/queen etc
▪ In 1896 Nicholas was crowned as Tsar.
King's Counsel
King's English
king's evidence
weak leader/ruler/king etc
▪ a weak and ineffective president
▪ The new king, I suppose, if you can be king without a land.
▪ Some one new is deemed king each year and often sacrificed after that.
▪ Courtiers in London, angry at his arrogant seizure of responsibility for notifying the new king, blocked various royal appointments.
▪ And behind it, the new king hides its criminal face and its bloody hands.
▪ Word of the arrival in London of the new king was brought to her by Prince Richard.
▪ The new king can not deal with the soul, the fire, and the unpredictability of human justice.
▪ Each new king presented himself here with his various dignitaries for a robing ceremony before proceeding to the High Altar.
▪ The king was dead, but there was no new king.
▪ What was needed was some one outside and above the territorial nexus, requirements fulfilled only by the young king.
▪ His greatest patron was a spendthrift young king who built too many castles and may have been nuts.
▪ The populace surged around them, noisy and enthusiastic at the sight of the young king.
▪ The young king was ill, it was claimed, was nursing an inflammation of the lungs.
▪ She went there when her romance with the young king was quashed for political reasons.
▪ Later on a story was told of his early years as a young and untried king.
▪ The reign of Wulfhere Wulfhere was probably in his mid-teens when he became king three years after the battle of the Winwaed.
▪ His creation became king of wrap.
▪ It probably also explains why the brothers Alexander and Richard Quadring entered his household after he became king.
▪ Zeus became the third king, after Ouranos and Kronos.
▪ Hours before the announcement, large wagers were placed in favour of his son William becoming next king.
▪ Without us you have become kings!
▪ Sigismund converted to catholicism before becoming king in 516.
▪ By a smaller margin, the audience said that Prince Charles should not become king.
▪ The Lombards incorporated this into an iron crown which was used to crown the kings of Lombardy.
▪ These Wild Things recognize Max as one of their own, at least in spirit, and crown him their king.
▪ To crown it all their king, John, was captured in battle.
▪ He succeeded so well that the people crowned him king of this whole region!
fit for a king
▪ That dinner was fit for a king.
▪ And that one problem was that there was no toilet paper fit for a king in the whole kingdom by the sea.
▪ I know of places suitable, lodgings fit for a king, if only there were room.
▪ It was a meal fit for a king, or even for two helicopter pilots fresh from three days of nonstop flying.
▪ That simple repast was fit for a king.
▪ The table was laid out fit for a king, all gleaming silver and twinkling crystal.
▪ They are gifts fit for a king, and so they are meant to be.
▪ This looks like a meal fit for a king.
long live the King/Queen! etc
the King's English
the uncrowned king/queen of sth
turn King's evidence
King Juan Carlos of Spain
▪ a portrait of King George VI
▪ the King of Morocco
The Collaborative International Dictionary

King \King\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Kinged; p. pr. & vb. n. Kinging). ] To supply with a king; to make a king of; to raise to royalty. [R.]

Those traitorous captains of Israel who kinged themselves by slaying their masters and reigning in their stead.


King \King\ (k[i^]ng), n. 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.


King \King\, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k["o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See Kin.]

  1. A chief ruler; a sovereign; one invested with supreme authority over a nation, country, or tribe, usually by hereditary succession; a monarch; a prince. ``Ay, every inch a king.''

    Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.

    There was a State without king or nobles.
    --R. Choate.

    But yonder comes the powerful King of Day, Rejoicing in the east

  2. 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.

  3. A playing card having the picture of a king[1]; as, the king of diamonds.

  4. The chief piece in the game of chess.

  5. A crowned man in the game of draughts.

  6. pl. The title of two historical books in the Old Testament. Note: King is often used adjectively, or in combination, to denote pre["e]minence or superiority in some particular; as, kingbird; king crow; king vulture. Apostolic king. See Apostolic. King-at-arms, or King-of-arms, the chief heraldic officer of a country. In England the king-at-arms was formerly of great authority. His business is to direct the heralds, preside at their chapters, and have the jurisdiction of armory. There are three principal kings-at-arms, viz., Garter, Clarencieux, and Norroy. The latter (literally north roy or north king) officiates north of the Trent. King auk (Zo["o]l.), the little auk or sea dove. King bird of paradise. (Zo["o]l.), See Bird of paradise. King card, in whist, the best unplayed card of each suit; thus, if the ace and king of a suit have been played, the queen is the king card of the suit. King Cole, a legendary king of Britain, who is said to have reigned in the third century. King conch (Zo["o]l.), a large and handsome univalve shell ( Cassis cameo), found in the West Indies. It is used for making cameos. See Helmet shell, under Helmet. King Cotton, a popular personification of the great staple production of the southern United States. King crab. (Zo["o]l.)

    1. The limulus or horseshoe crab. See Limulus.

    2. The large European spider crab or thornback ( Maia squinado).

    3. A large crab of the northern Pacific ( Paralithodes camtshatica), especially abundant on the coasts of Alaska and Japan, and popular as a food; called also Alaskan king crab. King crow. (Zo["o]l.)

      1. A black drongo shrike ( Buchanga atra) of India; -- so called because, while breeding, they attack and drive away hawks, crows, and other large birds.

      2. The Dicrurus macrocercus of India, a crested bird with a long, forked tail. Its color is black, with green and blue reflections. Called also devil bird.

        King duck (Zo["o]l.), a large and handsome eider duck ( Somateria spectabilis), inhabiting the arctic regions of both continents.

        King eagle (Zo["o]l.), an eagle ( Aquila heliaca) found in Asia and Southeastern Europe. It is about as large as the golden eagle. Some writers believe it to be the imperial eagle of Rome.

        King hake (Zo["o]l.), an American hake ( Phycis regius), found in deep water along the Atlantic coast.

        King monkey (Zo["o]l.), an African monkey ( Colobus polycomus), inhabiting Sierra Leone.

        King mullet (Zo["o]l.), a West Indian red mullet ( Upeneus maculatus); -- so called on account of its great beauty. Called also goldfish.

        King of terrors, death.

        King parrakeet (Zo["o]l.), a handsome Australian parrakeet ( Platycercys scapulatus), often kept in a cage. Its prevailing color is bright red, with the back and wings bright green, the rump blue, and tail black.

        King penguin (Zo["o]l.), any large species of penguin of the genus Aptenodytes; esp., Aptenodytes longirostris, of the Falkland Islands and Kerguelen Land, and Aptenodytes Patagonica, of Patagonia.

        King rail (Zo["o]l.), a small American rail ( Rallus elegans), living in fresh-water marshes. The upper parts are fulvous brown, striped with black; the breast is deep cinnamon color.

        King salmon (Zo["o]l.), the quinnat. See Quinnat.

        King's counsel, or Queen's counsel (Eng. Law), barristers learned in the law, who have been called within the bar, and selected to be the king's or queen's counsel. They answer in some measure to the advocates of the revenue (advocati fisci) among the Romans. They can not be employed against the crown without special license.
        --Wharton's Law Dict.

        King's cushion, a temporary seat made by two persons crossing their hands. [Prov. Eng.]

        The king's English, correct or current language of good speakers; pure English.

        King's evidence or Queen's evidence, testimony in favor of the Crown by a witness who confesses his guilt as an accomplice. See under Evidence. [Eng.]

        King's evil, scrofula; -- so called because formerly supposed to be healed by the touch of a king.

        King snake (Zo["o]l.), a large, nearly black, harmless snake ( Ophiobolus getulus) of the Southern United States; -- so called because it kills and eats other kinds of snakes, including even the rattlesnake.

        King's spear (Bot.), the white asphodel ( Asphodelus albus).

        King's yellow, a yellow pigment, consisting essentially of sulphide and oxide of arsenic; -- called also yellow orpiment.

        King tody (Zo["o]l.), a small fly-catching bird ( Eurylaimus serilophus) of tropical America. The head is adorned with a large, spreading, fan-shaped crest, which is bright red, edged with black.

        King vulture (Zo["o]l.), a large species of vulture ( Sarcorhamphus papa), ranging from Mexico to Paraguay, The general color is white. The wings and tail are black, and the naked carunculated head and the neck are briliantly colored with scarlet, yellow, orange, and blue. So called because it drives away other vultures while feeding.

        King wood, a wood from Brazil, called also violet wood, beautifully streaked in violet tints, used in turning and small cabinetwork. The tree is probably a species of Dalbergia. See Jacaranda.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English cyning "king, ruler," from Proto-Germanic *kuninggaz (cognates: Dutch koning, Old Norse konungr, Danish konge, Old Saxon and Old High German kuning, Middle High German künic, German König). Possibly related to Old English cynn "family, race" (see kin), making a king originally a "leader of the people;" or from a related root suggesting "noble birth," making a king originally "one who descended from noble birth." The sociological and ideological implications render this a topic of much debate.\n

\nFinnish kuningas "king," Old Church Slavonic kunegu "prince" (Russian knyaz, Bohemian knez), Lithuanian kunigas "clergyman" are loans from Germanic.\nAs leon is the king of bestes. [John Gower, "Confessio Amantis," 1390]\nIn Old English, used for names of chiefs of Anglian and Saxon tribes or clans, then of the states they founded. Also extended to British and Danish chiefs they fought. The chess piece so called from early 15c.; the playing card from 1560s; use in checkers/draughts first recorded 1820. Applied in nature to species deemed remarkably big or dominant (such as king crab, 1690s). In marketing, king-size is from 1939, originally of cigarettes.\n\n[I]t was [Eugene] Field who haunted the declining years of Creston Clarke with his review of that actor's Lear. ... Said he, "Mr. Clarke played the King all the evening as though under constant fear that someone else was about to play the Ace."

["Theatre Magazine," January 1922]


Etymology 1 alt. 1 A male monarch; a man who heads a monarchy. If it's an absolute monarchy, then he is the supreme ruler of his nation. 2 A powerful or influential person. n. 1 A male monarch; a man who heads a monarchy. If it's an absolute monarchy, then he is the supreme ruler of his nation. 2 A powerful or influential person. vb. 1 To crown king, to make (a person) king. 2 To rule over as king. 3 To perform the duties of a king. 4 To assume or pretend preeminence (over); to lord it over. 5 To promote a piece of draughts/checkers that has traversed the board to the opposite side, that piece subsequently being permitted to move backwards as well as forwards. 6 To dress and perform as a drag king. Etymology 2

n. (alternative form of qing nodot=yes English) (Chinese musical instrument)

  1. n. a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom [syn: male monarch] [ant: queen, queen]

  2. a competitor who holds a preeminent position [syn: queen, world-beater]

  3. a very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron" [syn: baron, big businessman, business leader, magnate, mogul, power, top executive, tycoon]

  4. preeminence in a particular category or group or field; "the lion is the king of beasts"

  5. United States woman tennis player (born in 1943) [syn: Billie Jean King, Billie Jean Moffitt King]

  6. United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925) [syn: B. B. King, Riley B King]

  7. United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968) [syn: Martin Luther King, Martin Luther King Jr.]

  8. 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

  9. one of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king

  10. (chess) the weakest but the most important piece

King, NC -- U.S. city in North Carolina
Population (2000): 5952
Housing Units (2000): 2438
Land area (2000): 5.213622 sq. miles (13.503218 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.001845 sq. miles (0.004778 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 5.215467 sq. miles (13.507996 sq. km)
FIPS code: 35760
Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 36.273555 N, 80.353460 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 27021
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
King, NC
King -- U.S. County in Texas
Population (2000): 356
Housing Units (2000): 174
Land area (2000): 912.292416 sq. miles (2362.826410 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 1.036858 sq. miles (2.685451 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 913.329274 sq. miles (2365.511861 sq. km)
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 33.605457 N, 100.254446 W
King, TX
King County
King County, TX
King -- U.S. County in Washington
Population (2000): 1737034
Housing Units (2000): 742237
Land area (2000): 2126.044382 sq. miles (5506.429437 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 180.483991 sq. miles (467.451370 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2306.528373 sq. miles (5973.880807 sq. km)
Located within: Washington (WA), FIPS 53
Location: 47.548745 N, 122.196851 W
King, WA
King County
King County, WA
King (disambiguation)

A king is a male monarch.

King, The King or KING may also refer to:

King (chess)

In chess, the king (♔, ♚) is the most important piece. The object of the game is to threaten the opponent's king in such a way that escape is not possible ( checkmate). If a player's king is threatened with capture, it is said to be in check, and the player must remove the threat of capture on the next move. If this cannot be done, the king is said to be in checkmate, resulting in a loss for that player. Although the king is the most important piece, it is usually the weakest piece in the game until a later phase, the endgame. Players cannot make any move that places the king in check.

King (TTC)

King is a subway station on the Yonge–University line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The station is located at the intersection of King and Yonge Streets in Toronto's financial district. Wi-fi service is available at this station.

King (Tekken)

is the name of two characters in the Tekken fighting game series. The characters were inspired by the pro wrestler Satoru Sayama, as well as Mexican wrestler Fray Tormenta, a Catholic priest who became a masked wrestler in order to support an orphanage. One of the Kings has been in all the Tekken games to date, King I being in Tekken and Tekken 2, and King II being in the rest of the Tekken games from then on.

King (new wave band)

King were a British new wave pop band started in 1984. The band achieved chart success in 1985, and are best known for their hit single "Love and Pride" which reached number 2 in the UK. The band had two Top 20 albums (both certified Gold) and five Top 30 singles in the space of a year.

The band's name comes from the surname of lead singer Paul King.

King (Belly album)

King is an album released by Belly in 1995, two years after their previous album, Star. Although the members had tightened their focus and polished their hook-laden songs, the album and its singles did not meet label expectations in the grunge-friendly atmosphere of 1995, and the band broke up shortly after it was released. In the two decades since King's release, many (including some critics) have reconsidered the initial lukewarm attitude towards the album and now hold it as an equal to Belly's highly-regarded debut Star.

King (playing card)

The king is a playing card with a picture of a king on it. The king is usually the highest-ranking face card. In French playing cards and tarot decks, the king immediately outranks the queen. In Italian and Spanish playing cards, the king immediately outranks the knight. In German and Swiss playing cards, the king immediately outranks the Ober. In some games, the king is the highest-ranked card; in others, the ace is higher. In pinochle, schnapsen, and many other European games, both the ace and the 10 rank higher than the king.

The king card is the oldest and most universal court card. It descends directly from the Mamluk king card where it outranked the viceroy card. In a French deck, the court cards do have names. Because the manufacture of playing cards was illegal in England during the Interregnum, when the English Restoration came and the court began playing card games, the suits in an English deck came from the French deck, but without all of the lore. For a period, starting in the 15th century, French playing-card manufacturers assigned to each of the court cards names taken from history or mythology. The names inscribed on these cards still appear on 32-card decks in France. The names for the kings in the French national pattern (Parisian or portrait officiel) are:




King of spades fr.svg


A biblical king

King of hearts fr.svg

Charles (after Charles VII) (or Charlemagne)

Charles VII, King of France who rumored went insane and put a sword through his head, hence the card name "suicide king," later depicted with a sword through the head. Other explanation below.

King of diamonds fr.svg

Caesar (presumably after Julius Caesar)

Dictator of the Roman Republic

King of clubs fr.svg


King of Macedonia and ruler of one of the largest empires of the ancient world

In many card games, when all four kings are acquired by a single player, they are commonly called "the four horsemen".

King (magazine)

King is a website geared toward African-American and urban male audiences. It features articles about hip-hop and R&B as well as sports and fashion. The magazine is published by Townsquare Media and was a spinoff from XXL. The magazine was started in 2005. It ceased publication on March 31, 2009, citing failing ad sales as a result of the poor economy and plans to release monthly installments soon. It resumed publication, this time as a quarterly magazine, in late 2009. It was later suspended again, and the website was sold by Harris Publications to Townsquare Media in 2014.

King magazine is mainly characterized by its lavish photoshoots, which usually feature scantily-clad women, often complete with an interview from the featured model. The subjects of these shoots range from professional models such as Melyssa Ford and Toccara to well-known musicians and actresses, including Trina, Keyshia Cole and Elise Neal. It also features interviews with rappers. The magazine almost exclusively uses pictures from its photoshoots as the cover of the magazine. The Lycos 50 Daily Report noted the magazine received more online searches than Newsweek or Reader's Digest.

King (crater)

King is a prominent lunar impact crater that is located on the far side of the Moon, and can not be viewed directly from Earth. It forms a pair with Ibn Firnas, which is only slightly larger and is attached to the northeast rim of King. To the northwest is the crater Lobachevskiy, and Guyot is located an equal distance to the north-northwest.

The outer rim of King is roughly circular but with a slightly irregular appearance, particularly at the northern end. The crater displays little appearance of wear. The inner walls are terraced, particularly along the eastern side. Within the walls is a somewhat uneven interior floor. The interior is irregular and ridged, particularly in the eastern half. The elongated, Y-shaped central rise is part of a ridge that runs to the southern rim.

A tiny crater near the east-southeastern inner wall has been officially given the Indian feminine name Sita by the IAU. It is located at selenographic coordinates 4.6° N, 120.8° E, and has a diameter of 2 kilometres.

Due to its prominent rays, King is mapped as part of the Copernican System.

Prior to naming in 1970 by the IAU, this crater was known as Crater 211.

King (2003 TV series)

King is a Canadian television series on Family, also aired on Nicktoons TV in the UK from 4 March 2006, and showing on POP! on March 12, 2007.

King (2002 film)

King is a 2002 Tamil language film directed by Prabhu Solomon and produced by Krishnakanth. The film featured Vikram in the title role, while Sneha, Vadivelu and Nassar played supporting roles. Dhina scored the film's music, while Rameshhandled cinematography. It released in September 2002. The film was later dubbed and released in Telugu as Remo.

King (horse)

King (1932–1958), often known as King P-234, was an outstanding early Quarter Horse stallion who influenced the breed throughout the early years of the American Quarter Horse Association (or AQHA).

King (pop band)

King, stylized KING, is an English pop/ hip hop quartet, started in 1997. The band consisted originally of five siblings, Trillion, Queenie, Jazzy, Ruby and Lucius. In November 2013 Jazzy and Ruby left the quintett to form their own band Blonde Electra and their younger sister Jemima joined the group.

King (T.I. album)

King is the fourth studio album by American rapper T.I., released on March 28, 2006 through Grand Hustle Records and Atlantic Records. Recording sessions for the album took one and a half years to complete in late-2005 according to T.I. in an interview with MTV News. Production was handled by several high-profile record producers, including DJ Toomp, Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, Swizz Beatz, Keith Mack, Travis Barker, The Neptunes, Kevin "Khao" Cates, Nick "Fury" Loftin, and Tony Galvin, among others. The album's release, which coincided with T.I.'s feature film debut ATL, also served as the official soundtrack for the film.

The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling over 522,000 copies in its first week of release in the United States, achieving respectable international charting and produced the two hit singles that attained chart success, including US Billboard hit singles " What You Know" and " Why You Wanna". It was certified Gold in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), following shipment in excess of 523,408 copies. The RIAA later certified the album Platinum.

Upon its release, King received general acclaim from music critics, earning praise for its varied musical style, opulent production quality, and T.I.'s dichotomous lyrical themes, and including the hit single "What You Know" where critics praised DJ Toomp's production for the single. The album also earned T.I. several accolades, including Grammy Award nominations for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Solo Performance, winning the latter for "What You Know". The album also appeared at the top of several publications year-end lists of top albums. Initially naming it one of the best albums of 2006, Pitchfork Media placed the album at number 147 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s. Stylus Magazine placed the album at number 14 on its list of their Top 50 Albums of 2006. T.I. also has a song called "King" from his new album Paperwork.

King (miniseries)

King is a 1978 American television miniseries based on the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the American civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel laureate. It aired for three consecutive nights on NBC from February 12 through 14, 1978. The miniseries earned nine Emmy Award nominations, including nominations for actors Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson and Ossie Davis. Several real-life figures from the Civil Rights Movement had minor roles in the production, including then- Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson, King's sister Christine King Farris, his niece Alveda King, and his four children: Yolanda, Martin III, Dexter and Bernice. Donzaleigh Abernathy, Tony Bennett, Julian Bond and Ramsey Clark each portrayed themselves.

King (surname)

King is a surname of English, Scottish and French origin. The English name comes from Old English cyning (tribal leader), which may derive from Proto-Germanic kuningaz.

The Irish surname King is associated with County Galway and was often given to Irish-American immigrants as an anglicized form of the surname Conroy, among others.

The Scottish surname King is a sept of the Clan Gregor / MacGregor.

The French surname King is associated with orphanages in France where children were given the last name Roi/Roy [French for King], as they were called the King's children. For example, the Filles de Roi, or King's girls, were young girls who were given a dowry by the King and sent to Quebec in the 16th century. For immigrants to the United States, the name was then Americanised to King.

King (card game)

King is a card game similar to Bridge but played by four individual players rather than partnerships. Like Bridge, it is a game of tricks where each player gets 13 cards in each hand and must play them all.

King (2011 TV series)

King is a Canadian police drama which premiered April 17, 2011 on Showcase. The series stars Amy Price-Francis as Jessica King, a veteran police officer who gets promoted to head of the Major Crimes Task Force in Toronto after her predecessor has a breakdown on television. Season 2 began production in September 2011 and premiered 29 February 2012.

On June 2, 2012, it was reported that King had been cancelled after 2 seasons.

King (O.A.R. album)

King is the seventh studio album by American alternative rock group O.A.R. It was released on August 2, 2011 by Wind-up Records. This is their first album on the label.

King (Snow White)

The King is a character in Snow White.

King (Fleshgod Apocalypse album)

King is the fourth full-length album from Italian technical death metal/ symphonic metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse. The album was released on February 5, 2016 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studio in Örebro, Sweden.

KING (R&B Group)

King are an alternative R&B group from Los Angeles, California, featuring twins Amber Strother and Paris Strother, and Anita Bias. They have released an album, We Are King, an EP, The Story and a number of singles.

King (2008 film)

King is a 2008 Indian Telugu-language action comedy thriller film produced by D Sivaprasad Reddy on Kamakshi Movies banner, directed by Sreenu Vaitla. Starring Nagarjuna Akkineni, Trisha, Arjan Bajwa, Mamta Mohandas, Srihari in lead roles and music composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The film was dubbed into Hindi as King No. 1 and into Tamil as Pudhukottai Azhagan. The film's plot-line is loosely based on the 1966 Telugu film Aastiparulu. The film recorded as Super Hit at box-office.

King (company)

King Digital Entertainment PLC, also known as, is a social games company. King develops games for the web, for mobile ( iOS, Android, Windows Phone), Facebook, and Windows 10. King is led by Riccardo Zacconi, who has served in that role since co-founding the company in 2003. Gerhard Florin is the current Chairman of Board. He took over from Melvyn Morris when he stepped down in November 2014. The company has 1400 employees and parcels development out to small, autonomous teams of designers working with a "startup" mentality. In 2013, it spent $110.5 million on research and development, roughly 6 percent of sales. On 23 February 2016, King was acquired by Activision Blizzard for $5.9 billion.

King (automobile)

The King was an automobile built in Detroit from 1911 to 1923, and in Buffalo in late 1923, with an additional car built in Detroit in 1896.

Charles Brady King built his first car in Detroit in 1896. The original plan was to enter it in the November 1895 Chicago Times Herald auto race, but it was completed too late for that. King did finish it on March 6, 1896, and it became the first gasoline automobile to be successfully driven on the streets of Detroit. Henry Ford reportedly followed behind on a bicycle the maiden voyage of the King. The situation in 1896 Detroit was not nearly as pro-automobile as it would be a decade later. Discouraged, King dismantled his car and sold the chassis to Byron Carter of future Cartercar fame. King worked for various other car companies before creating 4-cylinder another car in 1910 and establishing the King Motor Car Company in February of the following year. The new King car incorporated a number of advanced features, such as a Gray engine cast en bloc, cantilever springs, left-hand drive, and a centrally-located gearshift. Possibly its most advanced feature was its lubrication system in which the flywheel served as a form of oil pump. The first factory was rented and located at 1559 West Jefferson, but soon outgrew that and moved into the former Hupmobile plant at Jefferson and Concord in early 1912. Just a few months later, the firm was in receivership, possibly from over-expansion. The company was now bought by chewing gum magnate Artemus Ward from New York City. He put J. G. Bayerline in the president position. Two years later there was a disagreement between the two men and Ward replaced Bayerline in the presidency of the company.

In December 1914, a V8 was introduced in the King, a scant two months after Cadillac announced its own V8-powered car. Starting in 1916, all Kings were 8-cylinder models. Production declined from a peak of 3000 in 1916 to a company low of 240 in 1923. During the more healthy years, the company exported cars to Europe, Australia, South America, South Africa, and Russia. Early 4-cylinder cars sold for $1350 in basic form, and for $1565 when fully equipped with windshield, hood, and gas lamps. By 1914, even the V8-powered car was only $1350, and was advertised as the "World's First Popular-Priced V8". By 1923, prices were $1795–$2550.

In the fall of 1920, Artemus Ward and other company directors petitioned to have the company dissolved, citing not enough working capital and a failure to secure loans from banks. The auto press said it was due to inefficient management. Early the next year, Charles A. Finnegan of Buffalo bought the company for $500,000 and assumed company debts of approximately double that. The debt was paid off by late 1922 and the receivership was terminated. In October 1923, the firm moved to a much smaller Buffalo factory, but was bankrupt and finished by early 1924. While in bankruptcy hearings, remaining bodies and parts were shipped to England. There, 100 additional Kings were assembled in 1925.

King (Years & Years song)

"King" is a song by British synthpop trio Years & Years from their debut studio album Communion. It was originally released as a single in January 2015. The song was released in the United Kingdom as a digital download on 1 March 2015 through Polydor Records.

The song entered at the top of the UK Singles Chart with a combined sales-streaming figure of 101,000 copies, making it Years & Years' first number-one single; 8,895 copies of the single were from streaming. Internationally, "King" peaked within the top ten of the charts in Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the Republic of Ireland and Switzerland.

King (biogeographic region)

King is an interim Australian bioregion located on King Island in Tasmania, Australia comprising .

King Island, located at the western entrance to Bass Strait, is home to a range of native plants and animals, some of which are under threat of extinction. Plant species under threat include, but are not restricted to, native orchids and ferns, whilst the animal species include the locally endemic threatened birds, the King Island Brown Thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla archibaldi) and King Island Scrubtit (Acanthornis magna greeniana) amongst others.

King (given name)

King is the given name or nickname of:

Given name:

  • King Baggot (1879–1948), American actor, director and screenwriter
  • King Camp Gillette (1855-1932), American businessman
  • King Fisher (1854–1884), American Old West gunslinger
  • King Floyd (1945–2006), American soul singer and songwriter
  • King O'Malley (1854–1953), Australian politician
  • King Parsons (born 1949), American professional wrestler
  • King G. Staples (1851-1910), American politician
  • King Vidor (1894–1982), American film director, producer and screenwriter


  • King Sunny Adé (born 1946), Nigerian musician
  • Joe Carrasco, American musician
  • King Clancy (1903–1986), Canadian ice hockey player, coach and executive
  • King Kelly (1857–1894), American baseball player and manager
  • King Moody (1929–2001), American actor and comedian
  • King Oliver (1885–1938), African American jazz cornet player and bandleader

Category:Masculine given names

Usage examples of "king".

The conflict, grown beyond the scope of original plans, had become nothing less than a fratricidal war between the young king and the Count of Poitou for the succession to the Angevin empire, a ghastly struggle in which Henry was obliged to take a living share, abetting first one and then the other of his furious sons.

In fact, the opening was depressingly familiar, full of protestations of loyalty to both King George and the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, plus a promise that the authors would willingly fight the French, indeed die for their country, but they could not face another day aboard such a hellish ship.

Howbeit he had looked on the King closely and wisely, and deemed that he was both cruel and guileful, so that he rejoiced that he had spoken naught of Ursula, and he was minded to keep her within gates all the while they abode at Cheaping-Knowe.

Wyvilo aborigines invaded the quarters of the galley slaves, freed King Antar, and took him away through one of the slop-doors.

Among other results was the ease with which German Protestantism became the instrument of royal and princely absolutism from the sixteenth century until the kings and princes were overthrown in 1918.

Ravensbund as he ruled the rest of Achar, but as far as the Ravensbundmen knew or cared, the Achar King had as much control over them as he did over the Forbidden.

XIV, the Sun King of France, born in 1638, became King in 1643 and achieved his age of majority in 1661.

It has been said that at the interview at Erfurt Bonaparte consented to the usurpation of that province by Alexander in return for the complaisance of the latter in acknowledging Joseph as King of Spain and the Indies.

When the king heard what had happened he ordered the worthy actress to leave Madrid, to prevent the duke ruining himself.

King of the Gods: but, it is plain, that the word Adad is a compound: and, as the two terms of which it is made up are precisely the same, there should be a reciprocal resemblance in the translation.

Tersely, Adad reminded both Marduk and the crowded room that kings in Babylonia are mortal, and that kingship is a painful duty.

He was one of those present when the King abdicated in favor of his son, along with Addis and myself and members of every degree, from bishops to serfs.

The house having addressed the king for a particular and distinct account of the distribution of two hundred and fifty thousand pounds, charged to have been issued for securing the trade and navigation of the kingdom, and preserving and restoring the peace of Europe, he declined granting their request, but signified in general that part of the money had been issued and disbursed by his late majesty, and the remainder by himself, for carrying on the same necessary services, which required the greatest secrecy.

Thus also Nachi Cocom, who dwelt in the chief town of Zututa in the province Chichen Itza, that called Chichen Itza, and Ah Cahuot Cocom, aiding the word of God and our great King, delivered up their standards and banners for the sake of our great King, for the conquest, and received the Adelantado and the father the priest in their towns, nor did they make war, but abstained from all injury, and laid out churches and town-houses for their followers.

He also took off a cloak of fine material, in which he had dressed himself that day, and dressed the king in it, and sent for some colored boots, which he put on his feet, and he put a large silver ring on his finger, because he had heard that he had admired greatly a silver ornament worn by one of the sailors.