Translation of king in Spanish:


rey, n.

Pronunciation /kɪŋ/

Definition of rey in Spanish


  • 1

    rey masculine
    Christ the King Cristo Rey
    • the Book of Kings el Libro de los Reyes
    • the king of jazz el rey del jazz
    • the king of the castle el amo y señor
    • Subsequently, Akbar assimilated cultural patterns from earlier rulers, including sultanate kings and Rajput rulers.
    • At one time, traditional societies greatly recognised people born to their positions as chiefs, kings or emperors.
    • They follow leaders - queens or kings, chiefs or emperors.
    • Only 30% favour having a king or queen who inherits the position for life.
    • Whether forced or voluntary, Roman emperors, kings and queens, hereditary princes and grand dukes and, yes, even popes have abdicated.
    • At this time it was necessary for scientists to obtain patronage from their kings, princes or rulers.
    • They had been introduced to most of the guests at the ball, the counts and countesses, princes and princesses, kings and queens.
    • A period of consensus and stability followed the accession to the throne of the Tudor king Henry VII in 1495.
    • A decade later, Carême had become the toast of Napoleonic and Regency Europe and a man whose early death was mourned by emperors, tsars and kings.
    • Just before eleven that night Sir Quinn stood before the king, queen, princess and the other members of the court.
    • That chair had always reminded me of a king's throne, and since my father usually sat in it, I used to like to pretend that he was the king, a position I would one day inherit.
    • Bahrain is a traditional monarchy in which the king is the chief of state.
    • The throne of Egypt, although it passed through the female line in name, in reality passed through the first-born male heir of the king.
    • Children's stories are full of kings and queens, princesses and princes and that's where they belong - in fairy stories.
    • The most mystical of shades, purple has been preferred by kings, queens and emperors throughout history.
    • Those whose persona is royal are of course kings or queens, or princes or princesses of principalities.
    • From campfires of Mughal soldiers to the royal banquet tables of kings and emperors, the kebab has travelled a long way.
    • Daydreams of living like a prince are one thing, but living in a house that has played host to kings, queens, shahs and high-ranking dignitaries is quite another.
    • The kings and rulers of this world are not necessarily happy men.
    • There was a breakdown of centralized government, with many kings having overlapping reigns.
  • 2

    (in cards, chess) rey masculine
    (in checkers) dama feminine
    • This rule, known as flying kings, is not used in English draughts, in which a king's only advantage over a man is the ability to move and capture backwards as well as forwards.
    • The men move and take as at draughts, except that in capturing they move either forwards or backwards like a draught king.
    • The first king to move must therefore step back from his pawn, leaving him no longer able to protect it (the rules of chess forbid the kings moving within one square of each other).
    • Yet by touching the king first, the player might be obligated to move the king to another square if he can legally do so.
    • That is the manoeuvrist approach in its purest form: it may be likened to checkmating an opponent's king in chess.
    • The Black pawn could only be stopped from queening by allowing a drawn king and pawn endgame.
    • Given that the black king, in chess, is sometimes allowed to move diagonally by one square, it follows that there are chess pieces that are sometimes allowed to move diagonally by one square.
    • I chose the equal of two evils and moved my king into inevitable checkmate.
    • Cube was currently sweating with panic and moved his king to the square on its left to avoid check.
    • The king is behind the pawn as in the earlier examples and this is a draw!
    • The king can move in any direction, but only one square at a time.
    • It is a rule of chess that we win the game by checkmating the king.
    • A couple of months later, he proved he was indeed the king of rapid chess when he won the World rapid championship at Cap d' Agde (France).
    • White is better developed with both minor pieces in play, centralized rooks and a castled king.
    • The holographic representation of his opponent looked smug as it calmly checkmated his king again.
    • Any human player, however, would have moved the king anyway, because there is the chance that an imperfect opponent might not have seen this mating sequence.
    • Saaski moved his pawn to the final square and exchanged it for a queen, checkmating the king, who was hemmed in by his own defensive perimeter.
    • These pages cover general themes, such as the strength of the king in the endgame, not hurrying, and the principle of two weaknesses.
    • Sunis's rook and pawn prevented his king from escaping.
    • As the pawns fall, the bigger pieces must be wondering whether the time has not come for a daring attempt to checkmate the king before their turn comes to be knocked off the board.
    • The object of the game is to checkmate your opponent's king.
    • He showed me how to move the various kings, queens, and pawns across the exquisite little board.
    • You should generally try to avoid playing aces, kings, queens and jacks except when capturing or building with them.
    • Most of the things I threw in the circular file, but one thing that caught my attention, was a magnet that looked exactly like the king of hearts playing card.
    • Most tricks in game contracts are won by trumps or side suit kings.
    • It is clear that cappotto is impossible because South has three trumps to the king.
    • A king solo is allowed - similar to the queen and jack solos but with the four kings as trumps.
    • Face cards count for ten except for the king, which counts for zero.
    • Similarly, even if you pick up two kings or queens your quatorze is likely to be beaten by a quatorze of Aces.
    • In the event of two people holding cards of the same value (2 aces, 2 kings, etc.), they both start.
    • The best possible hand is four aces, two kings, and a low card.
    • And if you happen to catch an ace or a king, that's likely to win the pot too.
    • Now John needed an ace or a king to come up on one of the next two cards.
    • You cannot now beat the king with your ace, because you have already passed.
    • This can only be bid by the dealer, and is only allowed if the dealer holds the ace, king and deuce of trumps.
    • This is often very useful in cases when the declarer plays with short trumps and tries to make the contract with help of aces and kings in side suits.
    • If there are any kings in the deal then no one is allowed to trade and whoever was dealt the lowest card loses a life.
    • The meld must have at least two cards of the same natural rank (any rank from four up to ace), such as two nines, three kings, four fives, etc.
    • Could he have a pair of kings in the hole, or perhaps the case ace?
    • You place the ace one of your face down cards, the two kings on another and the two jacks on the third.
    • Cards can turn the corner - for example on an ace you can play a two or a king.
    • Some hands can be played more aggressively when an opponent shows a king or ace, meaning they will likely be forced to act first throughout the hand.