May Queen

A girl chosen to walk at the front of the May Day procession.

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  • May queen — May May, n. [F. Mai, L. Maius; so named in honor of the goddess Maia (Gr. Mai^a), daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury by Jupiter.] 1. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty one days. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. The early part or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • May Queen — n a young woman chosen as ↑queen as part of the ↑May Day celebrations. She wears a ↑crown of flowers on her head, and she is also called Queen of the May …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • May queen — n. a girl chosen to be queen of the merrymakers on May Day and crowned with flowers …   English World dictionary

  • May Queen — The May Queen or Queen of May is a term which has two distinct but related meanings, as a mythical figure and as a holiday personification. May Altar in Ireland, Religious imagery of Mary as Queen of May, work of artist Clare O Hagan …   Wikipedia

  • May queen — noun the girl chosen queen of a May Day festival • Syn: ↑queen of the May • Hypernyms: ↑girl, ↑miss, ↑missy, ↑young lady, ↑young woman, ↑fille * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • May queen — /ˈmeɪ kwin/ (say may kween) noun a girl or young woman crowned with flowers and honoured as queen in the celebrations of May Day …   Australian English dictionary

  • May queen — a girl or young woman crowned with flowers and honored as queen in the festivities of May Day. * * * …   Universalium

  • May queen — noun a pretty girl chosen and crowned in traditional celebrations of May Day …   English new terms dictionary

  • Chicago May, Queen of the Blackmailers — is an historical biography of May Duigan, written by Frank Columb. May Duignan, a native of Co. Longford, Ireland, dabbled in not only prostitution and blackmailing, her two mainstays, but also in swindling, betrayal, conspiracy, revenge, assault …   Wikipedia

  • Brian May (Queen) — Este artículo se refiere al guitarrista de Queen. Para ver el artículo sobre el compositor australiano de música de cine ir a Brian May (compositor). Brian Harold May nació el 19 de julio de 1947 en Hampton, Middlesex, una pequeña ciudad al sur… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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