The wife or widow of a king. A woman sovereign. Something having eminence or supremacy in a given domain and personified as a woman: Paris is regarded as the queen of cities. Games The most powerful chess piece, able to move in any direction over any number of empty squares in a straight line. Games A playing card bearing the figure of a queen, ranking above the jack and below the king. The fertile, fully developed female in a colony of social bees, ants, or termites. A mature female cat, especially one kept for breeding purposes. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a homosexual man. To make (a woman) a queen. Games To raise (a pawn) to queen in chess. Games To become a queen in chess. queen it To act like a queen; domineer: queens it over the whole family.