Meaning of CROWN in English


I. ˈkrau̇n noun

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English coroune, crowne, from Anglo-French corone, from Latin corona wreath, crown, from Greek korōnē culmination, something curved like a crow's beak, literally, crow; akin to Latin cornix crow, Greek korax raven — more at raven

Date: 12th century

1. : a reward of victory or mark of honor ; especially : 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


a. : something resembling a wreath or crown

b. : the knurled cap on top of a watch stem

6. often capitalized


(1) : imperial or regal power : sovereignty

(2) : the government under a constitutional monarchy

b. : monarch

7. : something that imparts splendor, honor, or finish : culmination


a. : any of several old gold coins with a crown as part of the device

b. : an old usually silver British coin worth five shillings


a. : koruna

b. : krona

c. : krone


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 ˈkrau̇nd adjective

• crown·less -ləs adjective

II. verb

Etymology: Middle English corounen, from Anglo-French coroner, from Latin coronare, from corona

Date: 12th century

transitive verb


a. : to place a crown or wreath on the head of ; specifically : to invest with regal dignity and power

b. : to recognize officially as

they crown ed her athlete of the year

c. : to award a championship to

crown a new champion

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

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

4. : to bring to a successful conclusion : climax

the role that crown ed her career

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

intransitive verb

of a forest fire : to burn rapidly through the tops of trees

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.