crown

[ kroun ]
/ kraʊn /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Medicine/Medical. (of a baby in childbirth) to reach a stage in delivery where the largest diameter of the fetal head is emerging from the pelvic outlet.

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Origin of crown

First recorded in 1125–75; Middle English coroune, cr(o)une, from Anglo-French coroune, from Latin corōna “wreath”; see corona

OTHER WORDS FROM crown

crownless, adjectivere·crown, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for crown (1 of 2)

crown
/ (kraʊn) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived forms of crown

crownless, adjective

Word Origin for crown

C12: from Old French corone, from Latin corōna wreath, crown, from Greek korōnē crown, something curved

British Dictionary definitions for crown (2 of 2)

Crown
/ (kraʊn) /

noun the Crown (sometimes not capital)

the sovereignty or realm of a monarch
  1. the government of a constitutional monarchy
  2. (as modifier)Crown property
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Medical definitions for crown

crown
[ kroun ]

n.

The top or highest part of bodily structure, especially the head.
The part of a tooth that is covered by enamel and projects beyond the gum line.
An artificial substitute for the natural crown of a tooth.

v.

To put a crown on a tooth.
To reach a stage in labor when a large segment of the fetal scalp is visible at the vaginal orifice. Used of a fetus or the head of a fetus.
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Cultural definitions for crown

crown

The part of a tooth above the gum, covered with enamel.

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