queen·ly || 'kwɪːnlɪ adj. of a queen, characteristic of a queen adv. like a queen

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  • Queenly — Queen ly, a. [AS. cw[=e]nlic feminine.] Like, becoming, or suitable to, a queen. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • queenly — regal, royal, *kingly, imperial, princely …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • queenly — [kwēn′lē] adj. queenlier, queenliest of, like, or fit for a queen or queens; royal; regal queenliness n …   English World dictionary

  • queenly — queenliness, n. /kween lee/, adj., queenlier, queenliest, adv. adj. 1. belonging or proper to a queen: queenly propriety. 2. befitting, or suggestive of, a queen: queenly grace. adv. 3. in a queenly manner. [1530 40; QUEEN + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • queenly — /ˈkwinli/ (say kweenlee) adjective (queenlier, queenliest) 1. belonging or proper to a queen: queenly rank. 2. befitting, or suggestive of, a queen: queenly dignity. –adverb 3. in a queenly manner. –queenliness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • queenly — 1. adjective Having the status, rank or qualities of a queen; regal. There was an innate refinement, a languid queenly hauteur about Gerty which was unmistakably evidenced in her delicate hands and higharched instep. 2. adverb In a queenly… …   Wiktionary

  • queenly — [[t]kwi͟ːnli[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n You use queenly to describe a woman s appearance or behaviour if she looks very dignified or behaves as if she is very important. She was a queenly, organizing type. Syn: regal …   English dictionary

  • queenly — adjective (queenlier; est) Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or befitting a queen 2. having royal rank 3. monarchical • queenliness noun • queenly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • queenly — queen|ly [ˈkwi:nli] adj like a queen or suitable for a queen ▪ She gave a queenly wave as she rode past …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • queenly — queen|ly [ kwinli ] adjective a woman who is queenly looks or behaves like a queen …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • queenly — adjective suitable for or like a queen: She gave a queenly wave as she rode past …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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