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Crown

Noun

1 the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy; "the colonies revolted against the Crown"
2 the enamel covered part of a tooth above the gum
3 a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory
4 an ornamental jewelled headdress signifying sovereignty [syn: diadem]
5 the part of a hat (the vertex) covering the crown of the head
6 an English coin worth 5 shillings
7 the upper branches and leaves of a tree [syn: capitulum, treetop]
8 the top point of a mountain or hill; "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the summit of Monadnock" [syn: peak, crest, top, tip, summit]
9 the award given to the champion [syn: pennant]
10 the top of the head [syn: pate, poll]
11 the center of a cambered road [syn: crest]

Verb

1 invest with regal power; enthrone; "The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey" [syn: coronate]
2 be the culminating event; "The speech crowned the meeting" [syn: top]
3 form the topmost part of; "A weather vane crowns the building"
4 put an enamel cover on; "crown my teeth"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From corona

Pronunciation

  • a RP /kraʊn/, /kraUn/
  • a US , /kroʊn/, /kroUn/
  • Rhymes: -aʊn

Noun

  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.
  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.
  1. The part of a plant where the root and stem meet.
  2. The part of a tooth above the gums.
  3. A prosthetic covering for a tooth.
  4. A knot formed in the end of a rope by tucking in the strands to prevent them from unravelling
  5. The part of an anchor where the arms and the shank meet
  6. In the context of "paper": A standard size of printing paper measuring 20 inches x 15 inches.
  7. A monocyclic ligand having three or more binding sites, capable of holding a guest in a central location

Antonyms

reward of victory or a mark of honor
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (róngguàn)
  • Dutch: kronen, bekronen
royal, imperial or princely headdress
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (wángguàn)
  • Chinese Characters: (guàn)
  • Czech: koruna
  • Dutch: kroon
  • Finnish: kruunu
  • French: couronne
  • German: Krone
  • Greek, Modern: στέμμα (stémma) , κορώνα (koróna)
  • Hebrew: כתר (keter)
  • Icelandic: kóróna
  • Italian: corona
  • Japanese: 王冠 (おうかん, ōkan), クラウン (kuraun)
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: تاج
  • Latin: corona
  • Polish: korona
  • Portuguese: coroa
  • Russian: корона, венец
  • Slovene: krona
  • Spanish: corona
  • Swedish: krona
  • Welsh: coron
representation of such a headdress
  • Dutch: kroon
  • Finnish: kruunu
  • Russian: корона
wreath or band for the head
  • Czech: koruna
  • Dutch: krans, hoofdband
  • French: couronne
  • Russian: венок
imperial or regal power
of the head
of a hill
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (dǐngfēng)
  • Dutch: hoogste punt
  • Finnish: laki
  • French: sommet, faîte
  • Italian: cima, vetta, cocuzzolo
  • Portuguese: cume
  • Spanish: cumbre
centre of a road
  • Dutch: midden
  • Finnish: keskitie
  • French: milieu
  • Italian: centro
highest part of an arch
  • Dutch: top
  • French: clef
  • Italian: chiave di volta
of a hat
  • Dutch: bol
  • French: fond
  • Portuguese: copa
splendor, finish, culmination
  • Dutch: kroon
  • French: couronnement
any currency issued by the crown
  • Czech: koruna
  • Dutch: kroon
  • Estonian: krooni
  • Finnish: kruunu
  • Russian: крона
former British coin worth five shillings
part of a plant where the root and stem meet
anatomy: part of tooth
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (chǐguān)
  • Dutch: kroon
  • Finnish: kruunu
  • Italian: corona
  • Russian: коронка
  • Slovene: krona
dentistry: prosthetic covering for a tooth
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (xiāngjiǎchǐguān)
  • Czech: korunka
  • Dutch: kroon
  • French: couronne
  • Greek, Modern: κορώνα (koróna)
  • Italian: capsula
  • Russian: коронка
part of an anchor
  • Finnish: perä
  • Italian: diamante

Adjective

  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

Translations

of, related to, or pertaining to a crown

Verb

  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. 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. In the context of "gaming": To shoot an opponent in the back of the head with a shotgun in a first-person shooter video game.
  6. In the context of "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.

Translations

to place a crown on the head of
to formally declare one a king or emperor
declare one a winner

Derived terms

See also

Extensive Definition

Crown may refer to:

Architecture

  • Crown, the highest point of a convex structure, such as an arch or a vault.

Monarchy

Currency

Education

Music and audio

Dentistry

Science

Sport and entertainment

Motor vehicles

Literature and theater

  • A crown of sonnets is a group of related sonnets.
  • Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats, a book of photos by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry, published in 2000 (ISBN 0-385-50086-6)
  • Crowns (play), a drama by playwright Regina Taylor (ISBN 0-8222-1963-8), based on the book Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats
  • Diu Crône, an Arthurian romance
  • Crown (comics), an enemy of Spider-Man

Places

Other businesses

Religion

Other

  • Crown, one proposed additional suit (cards)
  • Norwegian Crown, a cruise ship
  • Lester Crown (born 1926), American businessman
  • Crown, the highest part of a tunnel
  • Crown, the top piece of a fountain
  • The Crown, student newspaper at Redeemer University College
  • crown glass, the name for high quality glasses used in optics or glazing
  • Crown Lager, a beer brewed in Melbourne since 1919
crown in Bulgarian: Корона
crown in Catalan: Corona
crown in Danish: Krone
crown in German: Crown (Begriffsklärung)
crown in Spanish: Corona
crown in Esperanto: Krono
crown in French: Couronne
crown in Italian: Corona
crown in Cornish: Kurun
crown in Maori: Karauna
crown in Dutch: Kroon
crown in Japanese: クラウン
crown in Norwegian: Krone
crown in Narom: Couorône
crown in Polish: Korona
crown in Portuguese: Coroa
crown in Russian: Корона
crown in Serbian: Венац
crown in Finnish: Kruunu
crown in Swedish: Krona
crown in Ukrainian: Корона (значення)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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