plural in form but singular in construction
: either of two narrative and historical books of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see Bible Table
: any of four narrative and historical books in the former Roman Catholic canon of the Old Testament

Examples of Kings in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sacramento Kings fan or not, there’s no denying the craze behind the purple victory beam. Brianna Taylor, Sacramento Bee, 11 Apr. 2024 If the Pelicans, who sit in the sixth spot at 47-32, lose to both the Kings on Thursday and the Warriors on Friday, the Lakers will finish ahead of them with a win Sunday. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2024 Since losing back-to-back games against the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors in the middle of March, the Lakers have since won eight of their last nine to vault into playoff contention. Matias Grez, CNN, 4 Apr. 2024 The Kings came to the National Civil Rights Museum together as a family for the first time last summer to give Yolanda, MLK Jr. and Coretta Scott King’s only grandchild, a space to have intimate moments with her ancestors. Dhanika Pineda, ABC News, 4 Apr. 2024 Over the years, viewers begged the Kings to consider Elsbeth for her own spinoff. Emily Yahr, Washington Post, 4 Apr. 2024 The Kings are already missing guard Kevin Huerter (shoulder), forward Trey Lyles (knee) and forward Sasha Vezenkov (ankle). Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee, 30 Mar. 2024 The brash November shooting was the first homicide recorded at L.A. Live, the sprawling downtown arts and entertainment complex that houses nightclubs, concert venues, restaurants and the Arena, where the Lakers, Clippers and Kings play home games. James Queally, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2024 Green also a received a suspension during last season’s playoffs after stamping on the chest of Sacramento Kings big man Domantas Sabonis. Matias Grez, CNN, 28 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Kings was in the 14th century

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“Kings.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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: either of two narrative and historical books of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see bible
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