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[ kroun ]


  1. any of various types of headgear worn by a monarch as a symbol of sovereignty, often made of precious metal and ornamented with valuable gems.
  2. a similar ornamental headgear worn by a person designated king or queen in a pageant, contest, etc.
  3. an ornamental wreath or circlet for the head, conferred by the ancients as a mark of victory, athletic or military distinction, etc.
  4. the distinction that comes from a great achievement.
  5. the power or dominion of a sovereign.
  6. (often initial capital letter) the sovereign as head of the state, or the supreme governing power of a state under a monarchical government.
  7. any crownlike emblem or design, as in a heraldic crest.
  8. the top or highest part of anything, as of a hat or a mountain.
  9. the top of the head:

    Jack fell down and broke his crown.

  10. Dentistry.
    1. the part of a tooth that is covered by enamel.
    2. an artificial substitute, as of gold or porcelain, for the crown of a tooth.
  11. the highest point of any construction of convex section or outline, as an arch, vault, deck, or road.
  12. the highest or most nearly perfect state of anything.
  13. an exalting or chief attribute.
  14. the acme or supreme source of honor, excellence, beauty, etc.
  15. something having the form of a crown, as the corona of a flower.
  16. Botany.
    1. the leaves and living branches of a tree.
    2. the point at which the root of a seed plant joins the stem.
    3. a circle of appendages on the throat of the corolla; corona.
  17. the crest, as of a bird.
  18. Architecture.
    1. a termination of a tower consisting of a lanternlike steeple supported entirely by a number of flying buttresses.
    2. any ornamental termination of a tower or turret.
  19. Also called button. Horology. a knurled knob for winding a watch.
  20. any of various coins bearing the figure of a crown or crowned head.
  21. a former silver coin of the United Kingdom, equal to five shillings: retained in circulation equal to 25 new pence after decimalization in 1971.
  22. the monetary unit of Denmark, Iceland, Norway, or Sweden: a krona or krone.
    1. the koruna of the former Czechoslovakia.
    2. the koruna of the Czech Republic.
  23. a crimped metal bottle cap.
  24. Cooking. crown roast.
  25. Also called bezel, top. Jewelry. the part of a cut gem above the girdle.
  26. a drill bit consisting of a metal matrix holding diamond chips.
  27. Also called head. Nautical. the part of an anchor at which the arms join the shank.
  28. Machinery.
    1. a slight convexity given to a pulley supporting a flat belt in order to center the belt.
    2. 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.
  29. a size of printing paper, 15 × 20 inches (38 × 51 centimeters). Compare double crown.
  30. Nautical, Machinery. swallow 1( def 13 ).
  31. Knots. a knot made by interweaving the strands at the end of a rope, often made as the beginning of a back splice or as the first stage in tying a more elaborate knot.
  32. a crownpiece.

verb (used with object)

  1. to invest with a regal crown, or with regal dignity and power.
  2. to place a crown or garland upon the head of.
  3. to honor or reward; invest with honor, dignity, etc.
  4. to be at the top or highest part of.
  5. to complete worthily; bring to a successful or triumphant conclusion:

    The award crowned his career.

  6. Informal. to hit on the top of the head:

    She crowned her brother with a picture book.

  7. to give to (a construction) an upper surface of convex section or outline.
  8. to cap (a tooth) with a false crown.
  9. Checkers. to change (a checker) into a king after having safely reached the last row.
  10. Knots. to form a crown on (the end of a rope).

verb (used without object)

  1. 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.



/ kraʊn /


  1. an ornamental headdress denoting sovereignty, usually made of gold embedded with precious stones
  2. a wreath or garland for the head, awarded as a sign of victory, success, honour, etc
  3. sometimes capital monarchy or kingship
  4. an award, distinction, or title, given as an honour to reward merit, victory, etc
  5. anything resembling or symbolizing a crown, such as a sergeant major's badge or a heraldic bearing
    1. history a coin worth 25 pence (five shillings)
    2. any of several continental coins, such as the krona or krone, with a name meaning crown
  6. the top or summit of something, esp of a rounded object

    crown of the head

    crown of a hill

  7. the centre part of a road, esp when it is cambered
  8. botany
    1. the leaves and upper branches of a tree
    2. the junction of root and stem, usually at the level of the ground
    3. another name for corona
  9. zoology
    1. the cup and arms of a crinoid, as distinct from the stem
    2. the crest of a bird
  10. the outstanding quality, achievement, state, etc

    the crown of his achievements

    1. the enamel-covered part of a tooth above the gum
    2. artificial crown a substitute crown, usually of gold, porcelain, or acrylic resin, fitted over a decayed or broken tooth
  11. the part of a cut gem above the girdle
  12. horology a knurled knob for winding a watch
  13. the part of an anchor where the arms are joined to the shank
  14. the highest part of an arch or vault
  15. a standard size of printing paper, 15 by 20 inches


  1. to put a crown on the head of, symbolically vesting with royal title, powers, etc
  2. to place a crown, wreath, garland, etc, on the head of
  3. to place something on or over the head or top of

    he crowned the pie with cream

  4. to confer a title, dignity, or reward upon

    he crowned her best cook

  5. to form the summit or topmost part of

    the steeple crowned the tower

  6. to cap or put the finishing touch to a series of events

    to crown it all it rained, too

  7. draughts to promote (a draught) to a king by placing another draught on top of it, as after reaching the end of the board
  8. to attach a crown to (a tooth)
  9. slang.
    to hit over the head



/ kraʊn /


  1. the sovereignty or realm of a monarch
    1. the government of a constitutional monarchy
    2. ( as modifier )

      Crown property


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

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Derived Forms

  • ˈcrownless, adjective

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Other Words From

  • crownless adjective
  • re·crown verb (used with object)

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Word History and Origins

Origin of crown1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of crown1

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

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Example Sentences

From her research, she recalled women often wore cowries in their hair and decided she needed a crown upon her head.

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.

The crown he wears in those scenes was especially made for the series, while the robe in particular posed something of an ethical challenge.

From 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.

From Ozy

Sky watchers have spotted a new jewel in the crown of northern lights.

Her post-crown fame, though, only further begs the question: Why has there not been another Jewish Miss America since 1945?

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.

The King arrived in Naples bent on maintaining his crown and on allowing no interference from the Emperor.

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.


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