- 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.
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Origin of crown
OTHER WORDS FROM crowncrownless, adjectivere·crown, verb (used with object)
Words nearby crown
How to use crown in a sentence
From her research, she recalled women often wore cowries in their hair and decided she needed a crown upon her head.Lafalaise Dion Takes ESSENCE On A Personal Journey|Nandi Howard|September 4, 2020|Essence.com
With almost no releases on third-party platforms and an aggressive approach to shutting down what it views as IP offenses, Nintendo exercises an iron grip over its content, especially its crown jewels, Mario and Zelda.Nintendo rips the seal off the next generation of nostalgia, but fans fret|Devin Coldewey|September 3, 2020|TechCrunch
The crown he wears in those scenes was especially made for the series, while the robe in particular posed something of an ethical challenge.How Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ achieves its look—even as each season evolves|radmarya|August 29, 2020|Fortune
The family returned to Nigeria when David, the firstborn — whose middle name, Oyetokunbo, means “the crown has come home from a foreign land” — was only 6.
Sky watchers have spotted a new jewel in the crown of northern lights.Newfound ‘dunes’ is among weirdest of northern lights|Maria Temming|March 9, 2020|Science News For Students
Her post-crown fame, though, only further begs the question: Why has there not been another Jewish Miss America since 1945?Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It had a wide brim and a tall crown, which created an insulated pocket of air and could also be used to carry water.
At 3:45 am Sunday police arrested 29 year-old Eric Linsker at his apartment in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.
As I size up the scene, Jack White now wears the crown … and he wears it well.
Court painter to the Spanish Crown, he is perhaps best known for his harrowing Disasters of War series.
As an M.P. you are duly qualified to accept any appointment under the Crown when the Government ask you.
While still very young his head was shaved, except a little round spot on the very crown.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
The King arrived in Naples bent on maintaining his crown and on allowing no interference from the Emperor.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Its culture in these kingdoms as well as by their colonies brought to the crown enormous revenues.
It may be added that they start with the most dignified part of this crown of creation, viz., the human head.Children's Ways|James Sully
British Dictionary definitions for crown (1 of 2)
- 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 forms of crowncrownless, adjective
Word Origin for crown
British Dictionary definitions for crown (2 of 2)
noun the Crown (sometimes not capital)
- the government of a constitutional monarchy
- (as modifier)Crown property