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Meaning of crown by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Latin corona ( “wreath” )


    • ( RP ) IPA: /kraʊn/, SAMPA: /kraUn/
    • ( US ) enPR: kroun, IPA: /kroʊn/, SAMPA: /kroUn/
    • Rhymes: -aʊn


    crown ( plural: crowns )

    1. A reward of victory or a mark of honor .
    2. A royal, imperial or princely headdress; a diadem .
    3. A representation of such a headdress, as in heraldry; it may even be that only the image exists, no physical crown, as in the case of the kingdom of Belgium; by analogy such crowns can be awarded to moral persons that don't even have a head, as the mural crown for cities in heraldry
    4. A wreath or band for the head .
    5. Imperial or regal power, or those who wield it .
      Treasure trove automatically becomes property of the Crown .
    6. The topmost part of the head .
    7. The highest part a hill .
    8. The top part of a hat .
    9. The raised centre of a road .
    10. The highest part of an arch .
    11. Splendor, finish, culmination .
      crown achievement
    12. Any currency ( originally ) issued by the crown ( regal power ) and often bearing a crown ( headdress )
    13. Specifically, a former British coin worth five shillings .
    14. ( botany ) The part of a plant where the root and stem meet .
    15. ( anatomy ) The part of a tooth above the gums .
    16. ( dentistry ) A prosthetic covering for a tooth .
    17. ( nautical ) A knot formed in the end of a rope by tucking in the strands to prevent them from unravelling
    18. ( nautical ) The part of an anchor where the arms and the shank meet
    19. ( paper ) A standard size of printing paper measuring 20 inches x 15 inches .
    20. ( chemistry ) A monocyclic ligand having three or more binding sites, capable of holding a guest in a central location




    crown ( not comparable )

    1. Of, related to, or pertaining to a crown .
      crown prince
    2. Of, related to, pertaining to the top of a tree or trees .
      a crown fire


    to crown ( third-person singular simple present crowns present participle crowning, simple past and past participle crowned )

    1. To place a crown on the head of .
    2. To formally declare ( someone ) a king or emperor .
    3. To declare ( someone ) a winner .
    4. ( medicine ) Of a baby, during the birthing process; for the surface of the baby's head to appear in the vaginal opening .
      The mother was in the second stage of labor and the fetus had just crowned, prompting a round of encouragement from the midwives .
    5. To hit on the head
    6. ( video games ) To shoot an opponent in the back of the head with a shotgun in a first-person shooter video game .
    7. ( board games ) In checkers, to stack two checkers to indicate that the piece has become a king .
      “Crown me!” I said, as I moved my checker to the back row .

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Explanation of crown by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. be the culminating event

    2. The speech crowned the meeting
    3. put an enamel cover on

    4. crown my teeth
    5. invest with regal power

    6. The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey
    7. form the topmost part of

    8. A weather vane crowns the building
    1. the part of a hat ( the vertex ) that covers the crown of the head

    2. an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty

    3. a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory

    4. the center of a cambered road

    5. dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth

    6. tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown
    7. the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel

    8. the top of the head

    9. the award given to the champion

    10. the Crown ( or the reigning monarch ) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy

    11. the colonies revolted against the Crown
    12. the top or extreme point of something ( usually a mountain or hill )

    13. the upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant

    14. an English coin worth 5 shillings