- 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
verb (used without object), crowed or for 1, (especially British), crew; crowed; crow·ing.
Origin of crow2
Synonyms for crow
Examples from the Web for crown
Contemporary Examples of crown
At 3:45 am Sunday police arrested 29 year-old Eric Linsker at his apartment in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.Protesters Slimed This Good Samaritan Cop
December 16, 2014
As I size up the scene, Jack White now wears the crown … and he wears it well.The Best Albums of 2014
December 13, 2014
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
December 1, 2014
Later, back in the graces of the French crown, he was appointed commander of the Missouri and built Fort Orleans in 1723.Those Kansas City Blues: A Family History
October 24, 2014
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.The Harlem Hat Shop You Have to Visit
October 24, 2014
Historical Examples of crown
I wonder that they have not wit to learn English now that they have come under the English crown.
Why, you jack-fool, what would it be about save who should wear the crown of France?
She took the crown from her head with her own hands, and ceased to be the ruler of Sweden.Biographical Stories
No fear of any trouble from him after that, in the way of plots for the Crown, or things of that sort.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
The martyr's crown awaits them, for they display the martyr's spirit.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
- historya 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 crowna substitute crown, usually of gold, porcelain, or acrylic resin, fitted over a decayed or broken tooth
Word Origin for crown
noun the Crown (sometimes not capital)
- the government of a constitutional monarchy
- (as modifier)Crown property
Word Origin for crow
Word Origin for crow
early 12c., "royal crown," from Anglo-French coroune, Old French corone (13c., Modern French couronne), from Latin corona "crown," originally "wreath, garland," related to Greek korone "anything curved, kind of crown." Old English used corona, directly from Latin.
Extended to coins bearing the imprint of a crown (early 15c.), especially the British silver 5-shilling piece. Also monetary units in Iceland, Sweden (krona), Norway, Denmark (krone), and formerly in German Empire and Austria-Hungary (krone). Meaning "top of the skull" is from c.1300. Crown-prince is 1791, a translation of German kronprinz.
late 12c., from Old French coroner, from corone (see crown (n.)). Related: Crowned; crowning. The latter in its sense of "that makes complete" is from 1650s.
Indian tribe of the American Midwest, the name is a rough translation of their own name, Apsaruke.
Old English crawe, imitative of bird's cry. Phrase eat crow is perhaps based on the notion that the bird is edible when boiled but hardly agreeable; first attested 1851, American English, but said to date to War of 1812 (Walter Etecroue turns up 1361 in the Calendar of Letter Books of the City of London). Crow's foot "wrinkle around the corner of the eye" is late 14c. Phrase as the crow flies first recorded 1800.
Old English crawian "make a loud noise like a crow" (see crow (n.)); sense of "exult in triumph" is 1520s, perhaps in part because the English crow is a carrion-eater. Related: Crowed; crowing.
In addition to the idiom beginning with crow
- crown jewels
- crow over
- as the crow flies
- eat crow