God Save the Queen

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Proper noun[edit]

God Save the Queen

  1. The national anthem of the United Kingdom when the current monarch is female.

Interjection[edit]

God Save the Queen

  1. (UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand) An expression of one’s patriotism and hope for the long life of the monarch, especially in her presence.
  2. (UK) A formal statement at the end of many proclamations issued by the UK's queen or in her name.
  3. (UK) A formal declaration following the death of a reigning monarch when the next monarch is female.
    The King is dead! God save the Queen!

Usage notes[edit]

Used in countries of the British Commonwealth and historically in countries of the former British Empire.