- crowned head,
Origin of crowning
- 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
Examples from the Web for crowning
Eleventh place is quite the crowning achievement for the little isthmus—especially considering the low quality offerings.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Freak Show, then, by its very name should be his crowning achievement.‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Premiere Is Super-Freaky (But a Little Boring)|Kevin Fallon|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He used his signature “big splash” move to beat Hulk Hogan in Wrestlemania VI, crowning him the champion of the WWF.The WWE Mourns the Death of Wrestling Icon Ultimate Warrior|Marina Watts|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Which books by other authors do you think are crowning examples of social-observation fiction?
“Speaking in general, it seems the atmosphere in the city today is completely different from the crowning in 1980,” says Boer.Dutch Coronation Celebrations Clouded After Boston Marathon Bombing|Nadette De Visser|April 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The question is not answered; and there lies the crowning beauty of the parable.The Literature and History of New Testament Times|J. Gresham (John Gresham) Machen
A recent utterance of Mr. Gladstone, however, has felicitously supplied the crowning illustration.Practical Essays|Alexander Bain
Obviously, nature had intended this as the crowning event of his life.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
There are many proofs of His love, but the crowning act of all is propitiation.Multiplied Blessings|Edward Hoare
In a certain sense it was the age of completion,—the one which ushered in the crowning work of creation.
- history a 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 crown a 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.