Origin of crowned
- 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.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of crown
Related Words for crownedinaugurate, induct, authorize, ennoble, strengthen, determine, sanction, establish, arm, endue, raise, commission, fix, erect, exalt, enable, festoon, heighten, stabilize, invest
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Contemporary Examples of crowned
No Jewish woman has been crowned Miss America since Bess Myerson won in 1945.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?
January 7, 2015
The winner, who will be crowned on television Friday, gets $250,000.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush
November 20, 2014
In April, the 19-year-old brunette in an emerald gown was crowned Miss Honduras.The Shocking Death of Miss Honduras
November 19, 2014
And a woman—proud, strong, “again a rebel, [who] determines she will be crowned once again.”Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun
November 8, 2014
Let us rejoice that Swedish academicians, rather better inspired than they have been these last 15 years, have crowned this man.Nobel Prize Winner Modiano’s Magical Musical Prose About Paris
October 14, 2014
Historical Examples of crowned
I found him crowned with garlands; for he had been offering sacrifices in the hall.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
The tower rises above the crossing, and is crowned by sixteen pinnacles.Yorkshire Painted And Described
Distant view of the city of Cuzco and of the Sacsahuaman hill, crowned by the fortress.Apu Ollantay
"And at last he was crowned emperor," suggested the youngster.The Boy Life of Napoleon
At length his application and his energy were crowned with success.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
- historya 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 crowna substitute crown, usually of gold, porcelain, or acrylic resin, fitted over a decayed or broken tooth
Word Origin for crown
noun the Crown (sometimes not capital)
- the government of a constitutional monarchy
- (as modifier)Crown property
early 12c., "royal crown," from Anglo-French coroune, Old French corone (13c., Modern French couronne), from Latin corona "crown," originally "wreath, garland," related to Greek korone "anything curved, kind of crown." Old English used corona, directly from Latin.
Extended to coins bearing the imprint of a crown (early 15c.), especially the British silver 5-shilling piece. Also monetary units in Iceland, Sweden (krona), Norway, Denmark (krone), and formerly in German Empire and Austria-Hungary (krone). Meaning "top of the skull" is from c.1300. Crown-prince is 1791, a translation of German kronprinz.
late 12c., from Old French coroner, from corone (see crown (n.)). Related: Crowned; crowning. The latter in its sense of "that makes complete" is from 1650s.