- Crown is defined as royalty, or a circular headdress worn by royalty, or an award, or the highest part of something.
- The British monarchy is an example of the crown.
- A gold round headdress worn by a princess or a queen is an example of a crown.
- The title and award given to the top heavyweight fighter is an example of the heavyweight crown.
- The top of a person's head is an example of the crown of the head.
- The definition of crown is to give someone power, or to place a ceremonial headdress on a person's head.
When you recognize a new person as king, this is an example of when you crown him.
- a garland or wreath worn on the head as a sign of honor, victory, etc.
- a reward or honor given for merit; specif., the position or title of a champion in a sport
- a circlet or headdress, often of gold and jewels, worn by a monarch as an emblem of sovereignty
- [usuallyC-]: usually with the
- the position, power, or dominion of a monarch
- the monarch as head of the state
- the government of a nation having a monarch or of a constitutional monarchy
- anything serving to adorn or honor like a crown
- the figure of a crown or a thing like a crown as in shape or position
- a coin bearing the figure of a crown
- a British coin equal to 25 (new) pence: no longer coined
- any of various coins or monetary units whose name means crown
- the top part of the skull or head
- the top part of a hat
- the summit or highest point, as of a mountain or arch
- the highest quality, point of development, state, etc. of anything
- the enamel-covered part of a tooth, projecting beyond the gum line
- an artificial substitute for this, usually of porcelain or gold
- the lowest point of an anchor, between the arms
- corona (sense )
- the point at or just below the surface of the ground where the stem and the root join, esp. in perennial herbs
- the leafy head of a tree
Origin of crownMiddle English coroune from Old French corone from Classical Latin corona, a garland, crown from Classical Greek kor?n?, curved object, wreath from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)ker-, to turn, bend from source Classical Latin curvus, crux
- to put a crown on the head of
- to make (a person) a monarch; enthrone
- to honor or reward as with a crown
- to be at the top of; surmount
- to be the crown, highest part, or chief ornament of
- to complete successfully; put the finishing touch on
- to cover (a tooth) with an artificial crown
- Slang to hit on the head
- Checkers to place a piece of the same color on (an opponent's piece that has crossed the board and reached the end row), thus making it a king
- An ornamental circlet or head covering, often made of precious metal set with jewels and worn as a symbol of sovereignty.
- often Crown a. The power, position, or empire of a monarch or of a state governed by constitutional monarchy.b. The monarch as head of state.
- A distinction or reward for achievement, especially a title signifying championship in a sport.
- Something resembling a diadem in shape.
- a. A coin stamped with a crown or crowned head on one side.b. Abbr. cr. A silver coin formerly used in Great Britain and worth five shillings.c. Any one of several coins, such as the koruna, the krona, or the krone, having a name that means “crown.”
- a. The top or highest part of the head.b. The head itself.
- The top or upper part of a hat.
- The highest point or summit.
- The highest, primary, or most valuable part, attribute, or state: considered the rare Turkish stamp the crown of their collection.
- Dentistry a. The part of a tooth that is covered by enamel and projects beyond the gum line.b. An artificial substitute for the natural crown of a tooth.
- Nautical The lowest part of an anchor, where the arms are joined to the shank.
- Architecture The highest portion of an arch, including the keystone.
- Botany a. The upper part of a tree, which includes the branches and leaves.b. The part of a plant, usually at ground level, where the stem and roots merge.c. The persistent, mostly underground base of a perennial herb.d. See corona.
- The crest of an animal, especially of a bird.
- The portion of a cut gem above the girdle.
verbcrowned, crown·ing, crowns
- To put a crown or garland on the head of.
- To invest with regal power; enthrone.
- To confer honor, dignity, or reward upon.
- To surmount or be the highest part of.
- To form the crown, top, or chief ornament of.
- To bring to completion or successful conclusion; consummate: crowned the event with a lavish reception.
- Dentistry To put a crown on (a tooth).
- Games To make (a piece in checkers that has reached the last row) into a king by placing another piece upon it.
- Informal To hit on the head.
Origin of crownMiddle English crowne from Anglo-Norman coroune from Latin corōna wreath, garland, crown from Greek korōnē anything curved, kind of crown from korōnos curved ; see sker-2 in Indo-European roots.
- A reward of victory or a mark of honor.
- A royal, imperial or princely headdress; a diadem.
- 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
- A wreath or band for the head.
- Imperial or regal power, or those who wield it.
- The sovereign (in a monarchy), as head of state.
- (by extension, especially in law) The state, the government (headed by a monarch).
- Treasure recovered from shipwrecks automatically becomes property of the Crown.
- The topmost part of the head.
- The highest part of a hill.
- The top section of a hat, above the brim.
- The raised centre of a road.
- The highest part of an arch.
- Splendor; culmination; acme.
- Any currency (originally) issued by the crown (regal power) and often bearing a crown (headdress)
- Specifically, a former British coin worth five shillings.
- (botany) The part of a plant where the root and stem meet.
- (forestry) The top of a tree.
- (anatomy) The part of a tooth above the gums.
- (dentistry) A prosthetic covering for a tooth.
- (nautical) A knot formed in the end of a rope by tucking in the strands to prevent them from unravelling
- (nautical) The part of an anchor where the arms and the shank meet
- (nautical) The rounding, or rounded part, of the deck from a level line.
- (nautical, in the plural) The bights formed by the turns of a cable.
- (paper) A standard size of printing paper measuring 20 inches x 15 inches.
- (chemistry) A monocyclic ligand having three or more binding sites, capable of holding a guest in a central location
- (medicine) During childbirth, the appearance of the baby's head from the mother's vagina
- (firearms) A rounding or smoothing of the barrel opening
- The upper range of facets in a rose diamond.
- The dome of a furnace.
- (geometry) The area enclosed between two concentric perimeters.
- (religion) A round spot shaved clean on the top of the head, as a mark of the clerical state; the tonsure.
- Of, related to, or pertaining to a crown.
- crown prince
- Of, related to, pertaining to the top of a tree or trees.
- a crown fire
(third-person singular simple present crowns, present participle crowning, simple past and past participle crowned)
- To place a crown on the head of.
- To formally declare (someone) a king, queen, emperor, etc.
- To bestow something upon as a mark of honour, dignity, or recompense; to adorn; to dignify.
- To form the topmost or finishing part of; to complete; to consummate; to perfect.
- To declare (someone) a winner.
- (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.
- To cause to round upward; to make anything higher at the middle than at the edges, such as the face of a machine pulley.
- To hit on the head.
- (video games) To shoot an opponent in the back of the head with a shotgun in a first-person shooter video game.
- (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.
- (firearms) To widen the opening of the barrel.
- (military) To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the glacis, or the summit of the breach.
- (nautical) To lay the ends of the strands of (a knot) over and under each other.
- (obsolete) past participle of crow