Definition of King of Kings in US English:

King of Kings


  • 1Used as a name or form of address for God.

    • ‘May Her Majesty enter into glory in the court of the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings.’
    • ‘God is Lord Almighty, Omnipotent King, Lion of Judah, Rock of Ages, Prince of Peace, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Provider, Protector, Paternal Leader, Ruling Lord and Reigning King of all the universe.’
    • ‘For all pennies are stamped with the image of the King, just as all men bear the image of the King of Kings.’
    1. 1.1 (in the Christian Church) used as a name or form of address for Jesus Christ.
      • ‘The ‘kings’ they honour are the three Wise Men come to pay homage to the newborn King of Kings in Bethlehem.’
      • ‘In place of the crown of thorns He wears a crown of glory and on his robe and on His thigh a name written King of Kings and Lord of Lords.’
      • ‘The first time Jesus came to earth was as a baby in a manger, but on His Second Coming He will return as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.’
      • ‘Cholera was the anti-Christ, Satan posing as the King of Kings.’
      • ‘Farewell, and may Christ King of Kings save you my sweetest for eternity.’
    2. 1.2 A title assumed by certain kings who rule over lesser kings.
      • ‘It is in the life of Yayati, King of Kings, that we find the guidance we need.’
      • ‘Ramesses the Great, King of Kings, is traditionally believed to be the Pharaoh of the Israelite Exodus from Egypt.’
      • ‘My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings, gaze on my work, ye mighty, and despair.’
      • ‘From the King of Kings of the East and West, the Great Khan.’