Meaning of CROWN in English


[crown] n, often attrib [ME coroune, crowne, fr. OF corone, fr. L corona wreath, crown, fr. Gk korone culmination, something curved like a crow's beak, lit., crow; akin to L cornix crow, Gk korax raven--more at raven] (12c) 1: a reward of victory or mark of honor; esp: the title representing the championship in a sport

2: a royal or imperial headdress or cap of sovereignty: diadem

3: the highest part: as a: the topmost part of the skull or head b: the summit of a mountain c: the head of foliage of a tree or shrub d: the part of a hat or other headgear covering the crown of the head e: the part of a tooth external to the gum or an artificial substitute for this--see tooth illustration

4: a wreath, band, or circular ornament for the head

5: something resembling a wreath or crown

6. often cap a (1): imperial or regal power: sovereignty (2): the government under a constitutional monarchy b: monarch 7: something that imparts splendor, honor, or finish: culmination

8. a: any of several old gold coins with a crown as part of the device b: an old usu. silver British coin worth five shillings

9. a: koruna b: krona c: krone

10. a: the region of a seed plant at which stem and root merge b: the thick arching end of the shank of an anchor where the arms join it--see anchor illustration -- crowned adj -- crown.less adj

[2]crown vb [ME corounen, fr. OF coroner, fr. L coronare, fr. corona] vt (12c) 1 a: to place a crown or wreath on the head of; specif: to invest with regal dignity and power b: to recognize officially as "they ~ed her athlete of the year"

2: to bestow something on as a mark of honor or recompense: adorn

3: surmount, top; esp: to top (a checker) with a checker to make a king

4: to bring to a successful conclusion: climax

5: to provide with something like a crown: as a: to fill so that the surface forms a crown b: to put an artificial crown on (a tooth)

6: to hit on the head ~ vi, of a forest fire: to burn rapidly through the tops of trees

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