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.

Origin of crown

1125–75; Middle English coroune, cr(o)une < Anglo-French coroune < Latin corōna wreath; see corona
Related formscrown·less, adjectivere·crown, verb (used with object)

Definition for crown (2 of 2)

crow

2
[ kroh ]
/ kroʊ /

verb (used without object), crowed or for 1, (especially British), crew; crowed; crow·ing.

to utter the characteristic cry of a rooster.
to gloat, boast, or exult (often followed by over).
to utter an inarticulate cry of pleasure, as an infant does.

noun

the characteristic cry of a rooster.
an inarticulate cry of pleasure.

Origin of crow

2
before 1000; Middle English crowen, Old English crāwan; cognate with Dutch kraaien, German krähen; see crow1
Related formscrow·er, nouncrow·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for crown (1 of 5)

crown

/ (kraʊn) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived Formscrownless, 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 5)

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

British Dictionary definitions for crown (3 of 5)

Crow

/ (krəʊ) /

noun

plural Crows or Crow a member of a Native American people living in E Montana
the language of this people, belonging to the Siouan family

British Dictionary definitions for crown (4 of 5)

crow

1
/ (krəʊ) /

noun

Word Origin for crow

Old English crāwa; related to Old Norse krāka, Old High German krāia, Dutch kraai

British Dictionary definitions for crown (5 of 5)

crow

2
/ (krəʊ) /

verb (intr)

(past tense crowed or crew) to utter a shrill squawking sound, as a cock
(often foll by over) to boast one's superiority
(esp of babies) to utter cries of pleasure

noun

the act or an instance of crowing
Derived Formscrower, nouncrowingly, adverb

Word Origin for crow

Old English crāwan; related to Old High German krāen, Dutch kraaien
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Medicine 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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Culture definitions for crown

crown


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

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Idioms and Phrases with crown

crow


In addition to the idiom beginning with crow

  • crown jewels
  • crow over

also see:

  • as the crow flies
  • eat crow
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