- the part of a tooth that is covered by enamel.
- an artificial substitute, as of gold or porcelain, for the crown of a tooth.
- the leaves and living branches of a tree.
- the point at which the root of a seed plant joins the stem.
- a circle of appendages on the throat of the corolla; corona.
- a termination of a tower consisting of a lanternlike steeple supported entirely by a number of flying buttresses.
- any ornamental termination of a tower or turret.
- the koruna of the former Czechoslovakia.
- the koruna of the Czech Republic.
- a slight convexity given to a pulley supporting a flat belt in order to center the belt.
- a slight convexity given to the outer faces of the teeth of two gears so that they mesh toward their centers rather than at the ends.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of crown
Related formscrown·less, adjectivere·crown, verb (used with object)
Definition for crown (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), crowed or for 1, (especially British), crew; crowed; crow·ing.
Origin of crow2
Related formscrow·er, nouncrow·ing·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for crown
At 3:45 am Sunday police arrested 29 year-old Eric Linsker at his apartment in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.
This gives Nagrani greater satisfaction than to have Esquire last year crown his socks “the best in the world”.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Later, back in the graces of the French crown, he was appointed commander of the Missouri and built Fort Orleans in 1723.
But, he says, what ultimately makes a hat look good on a person is the symmetry of the crown of their head to their jaw line.
It is now a so called Crown Dependency, meaning it falls under the sovereignty of the British Crown, but is not part of the U.K.
By Seti's side there was another throne, that in which he had set dead Merapi with a crown upon her head.Moon of Israel|H. Rider Haggard
It may be the Crown Prince himself, but I can't say, the light isn't good enough.The Guns of Europe|Joseph A. Altsheler
Nothing was withheld from him but the crown; nor did even the crown seem to be absolutely beyond his reach.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
In the Crown was gathered all the national ends, it was a symbol at once of unity and of power.England of My Heart--Spring|Edward Hutton
And so his crown was all a mirror—clear, bright, beautiful, but mirroring a looking-glass soul.Sunday-School Success|Amos R. Wells
British Dictionary definitions for crown (1 of 5)
- history a coin worth 25 pence (five shillings)
- any of several continental coins, such as the krona or krone, with a name meaning crown
- the leaves and upper branches of a tree
- the junction of root and stem, usually at the level of the ground
- another name for corona (def. 6)
- the cup and arms of a crinoid, as distinct from the stem
- the crest of a bird
- the enamel-covered part of a tooth above the gum
- artificial crown a substitute crown, usually of gold, porcelain, or acrylic resin, fitted over a decayed or broken tooth
Derived Formscrownless, adjective
Word Origin for crown
British Dictionary definitions for crown (2 of 5)
noun the Crown (sometimes not capital)
- the government of a constitutional monarchy
- (as modifier)Crown property
British Dictionary definitions for crown (3 of 5)
British Dictionary definitions for crown (4 of 5)
Word Origin for crow
British Dictionary definitions for crown (5 of 5)
Derived Formscrower, nouncrowingly, adverb
Word Origin for crow
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Idioms and Phrases with crown
In addition to the idiom beginning with crow
- crown jewels
- crow over
- as the crow flies
- eat crow