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King (plural Kings)

  1. (World War II era, joint US/RAF) radiotelephony clear-code word for the letter K.
    Synonym: Kilo
  2. The title of a king.
    • 1947 January and February, O. S. Nock, “"The Aberdonian" in Wartime”, in Railway Magazine, page 8:
      As we climbed the Marykirk Bank Ogilvie spoke of the passes leading over to Deeside, and of the Royal deer forests around Balmoral; then, with mingled pride and modesty, he added, "I've driven the King seven times."
    • 2001, Richard Gameson, editor, The Codex Aureus: An Eighth-Century Gospel Book, Rosenkilde and Bagger, →ISBN, page 76:
      One, a grant by Archbishop Wulfred to that community, is datable to 825x32; while the other two (both copies of the same document) record an agreement between Archbishop Ceolnoth and Kings Egbert and Æthelwulf which was enacted in 838.

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  • Cebuano: King

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King (countable and uncountable, plural Kings)

  1. An English and Scottish surname transferred from the nickname, originally a nickname for someone who either acted as if he were a king or had worked in the king's household.
  2. (UK, rail transport) King class, a class of steam locomotives once used on the GWR.
  3. A number of places in the United States:
    1. An unincorporated community in Gibson County, Indiana.
    2. A city in Stokes County and Forsyth County, North Carolina.
    3. A neighbourhood in north-east Portland, Oregon.
    4. An unincorporated community in Clay County, West Virginia.
    5. An unincorporated community in Wetzel County, West Virginia.
    6. A town in Lincoln County, Wisconsin.
    7. A census-designated place in Farmington, Waupaca County, Wisconsin.
  4. A township in the Regional Municipality of York, Ontario, Canada.
  5. A village on New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, King is the 34th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 465,422 individuals. King is most common among White (70.2%) and Black/African American (22.8%) individuals.

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From English king.

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King

  1. a male given name from English
  2. the title of a king

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Borrowed from Hokkien (Kéng).

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King (Baybayin spelling ᜃᜒᜅ᜔)

  1. a surname from Min Nan of Chinese origin