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crown

[ kroun ]
/ kraʊn /
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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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Cultural definitions for crown

crown

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

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