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  1. crown
  2. noun

    • 1. a circular ornamental headdress worn by a monarch as a symbol of authority, usually made of or decorated with precious metals and jewels.

    • 2. the reigning monarch, representing a country's government:

      their loyalty to the Church came before their loyalty to the Crown
    • 3. an ornament, emblem, or badge shaped like a crown:

      shiny covers embossed with gold crowns
    • 4. a wreath of leaves or flowers, especially that worn as an emblem of victory in ancient Greece or Rome.

    • 5. an award or distinction gained by a victory or achievement, especially in sports:

      the world heavyweight crown
      Synonym : title, award, accolade, honor, distinction, glory, kudos, trophy, cup, medal, plate, shield, belt, prize, laurels, bays, palm, wreath, laurel wreath, victor's garland
    • 6. the top or highest part of something:

      the crown of the hill
      Synonym : top, crest, summit, peak, pinnacle, tip, head, brow, cap, brink, highest point, zenith, apex, ridge, aiguille, serac
    • 7. the top part of a person's head or a hat:

      his hair was swept straight back over his crown
    • 8. the part of a plant just above and below the ground from which the roots and shoots branch out:

      mulch should be mounded around the crowns of the shrubs
    • 9. the upper branching or spreading part of a tree or other plant:

      an erect evergreen tree with a dense crown
    • 10. the upper part of a cut gem, above the girdle.

    • 11. the point of an anchor at which the arms reach the shaft.

    • 12. the part of a tooth projecting from the gum:

      a thin layer of enamel covers the crown
    • 13. an artificial replacement or covering for the upper part of a tooth:

      emergency treatment for loose crowns
    • 14. a British coin with a face value of five shillings or 25 pence, now minted only for commemorative purposes.

    • 15. a foreign coin with a name meaning ‘crown,’ especially the krona or krone.

    • 16. a paper size, now standardized at 384 × 504 mm.

    • 17. a book size, now standardized at 186 × 123 mm.

    • 18. a book size, now standardized at 246 × 189 mm.


    • 1. ceremonially place a crown on the head of (someone) in order to invest them as a monarch:

      he went to Rome to be crowned she was crowned queen in 1953
    • 2. declare or acknowledge (someone) as the best, especially at a sport:

      he was crowned world champion last September
    • 3. (in checkers) promote (a piece) to king by placing another on top of it:

      with his crowned piece he jumped them all
    • 4. rest on or form the top of:

      the distant knoll was crowned with trees
      Synonym : top, cap, tip, head, surmount, overtop
    • 5. be the triumphant culmination of (an effort or endeavor, especially a prolonged one):

      years of struggle were crowned by a state visit to Paris
      Synonym : round off, top off, cap, be the culmination of, be the climax of, be a fitting climax to, add the finishing touch(es) to, perfect, consummate, complete, conclude
    • 6. fit a crown to (a tooth):

      simple fillings no longer suffice and the tooth has to be crowned
    • 7. hit on the head:

      she contained the urge to crown him
      Synonym : hit over the head, hit on the head, hit, strike, buffet, bang, knock, thwack, slug, welt, cuff, punch, smash, concuss, stun, brain, skull, bop, clonk, clout, sock, biff, wallop, bash, plug, lam, deck, floor, clock, cosh, slosh, dot, stick one on someone, bean, conk, ding, boff, bust, whale, dong, quilt, smite, swinge
    • 8. (of a baby's head during labor) fully appear in the vaginal opening prior to emerging:

      I was able to see our baby's head crowning
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: crown, plural noun: crowns

    • v.: verb: crown, 3rd person present: crowns, gerund or present participle: crowning, past tense: crowned, past participle: crowned

    • noun

      a person who lives somewhere permanently or on a long-term basis:

      a bird, butterfly, or other animal of a species that does not migrate:

    • adjective

      living somewhere on a long-term basis:

      having quarters on the premises of one's work:

    • noun

      an independent country or community, especially a democratic republic.

      an aggregate or grouping of countries or other bodies:

    • the name of four kings of Great Britain and Ireland, one of Great Britain and Ireland (from 1920 of the United Kingdom), and one of the United Kingdom.

      George I (1660–1727), great-grandson of James I; reigned 1714–27; elector of Hanover 1698–1727. The first British sovereign of the house of Hanover, he was unpopular in England because of his German manners and his inability to speak English.

    • noun

      the fact of living in a place:

      a residential post held by a writer, musician, or artist, typically for teaching purposes:

    • noun

      the office of or period of government by a regent:

      a commission acting as regent.

    • adjective

      relating to or denoting British architecture, clothing, and furniture of the Regency or, more widely, of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Regency style was contemporary with the Empire style and shares many of its features: elaborate and ornate, it is generally neoclassical, with a generous borrowing of Greek and Egyptian motifs.
    • noun

      sovereignty or control:

      the territory of a sovereign or government:

    • noun

      a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class:

      the right of the sovereign, which in British law is theoretically subject to no restriction.

    • adjective

      arising from the prerogative of the Crown (usually delegated to the government or the judiciary) and based in common law rather than statutory law:
    • an industrial and commercial city in southwestern California, southeast of Los Angeles; population 88,975 (est. 2008).

      a city in north central Colorado, northwest of Denver; population 107,056 (est. 2008).

    • noun

      a person who remains loyal to the established ruler or government, especially in the face of a revolt:

      a supporter of union between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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