Meaning of CROWN in English
/ kraʊn; NAmE / noun , verb
OF KING / QUEEN
[ C ] an object in the shape of a circle, usually made of gold and precious stones , that a king or queen wears on his or her head on official occasions
the Crown [ sing. ] the government of a country, thought of as being represented by a king or queen :
land owned by the Crown
a Minister of the Crown
Who's appearing for the Crown (= bringing a criminal charge against sb on behalf of the state) in this case?
the crown [ sing. ] the position or power of a king or queen :
She refused the crown (= refused to become queen) .
his claim to the French crown
OF FLOWERS / LEAVES
[ C ] a circle of flowers, leaves, etc. that is worn on sb's head, sometimes as a sign of victory
IN SPORTS COMPETITION
[ C , usually sing. ] ( informal ) the position of winning a sports competition :
She is determined to retain her Wimbledon crown.
OF HEAD / HAT
(usually the crown ) [ sing. ] the top part of the head or a hat
—picture at face , sun hat
(usually the crown ) [ sing. ] the highest part of sth :
the crown of a hill
[ C ] an artificial cover for a damaged tooth
[ C ] anything in the shape of a crown, especially as a decoration or a badge
[ C ] a unit of money in several European countries :
[ C ] an old British coin worth five shillings (= now 25p)
KING / QUEEN
to put a crown on the head of a new king or queen as a sign of royal power :
[ vn ]
Queen Elizabeth was crowned in 1953.
[ vn - n ]
The prince was soon to be crowned King of England.
[ vn ] [ usually passive ] crown sth (with sth) to form or cover the top of sth :
His head was crowned with a mop of brown curls.
[ vn ] [ often passive ] crown sth (with sth) to make sth complete or perfect, especially by adding an achievement, a success, etc. :
The award of the Nobel Prize has crowned a glorious career in physics.
Their efforts were finally crowned with success.
HIT ON HEAD
[ vn ] ( old-fashioned , informal ) to hit sb on the head
[ vn ] to put an artificial cover on a tooth
SYN cap :
I've had one of my teeth crowned.
- to crown it all
Middle English : from Anglo-Norman French corune (noun), coruner (verb), Old French corone (noun), coroner (verb), from Latin corona wreath, chaplet.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005