[ kround ]
/ kraʊnd /


characterized by or having a crown (often used in combination): a crowned signet ring; a low-crowned fedora.
originating from or founded on the royal crown or its associated dignity, sovereignty, etc.: crowned despotism.

Nearby words

  1. crown-of-jewels,
  2. crown-of-thorns,
  3. crown-of-thorns starfish,
  4. crown-rump length,
  5. crownbeard,
  6. crowned head,
  7. crowner,
  8. crownet,
  9. crowning,
  10. crownland

Origin of crowned

First recorded in 1200–50, crowned is from the Middle English word crouned. See crown, -ed2

Related formssu·per·crowned, adjective


[ kroun ]
/ kraʊn /


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) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for crowned


/ (kraʊn) /


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


/ (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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Word Origin and History for crowned
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Medicine definitions for crowned


[ kroun ]


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.


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 crowned


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

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