krone

1
[kroh-nuh]
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noun, plural kro·ner [kroh-ner] /ˈkroʊ nər/.

a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Denmark, equal to 100 öre. Abbreviation: Kr., kr.
a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Norway, equal to 100 öre. Abbreviation: Kr., kr.

Origin of krone

1
1870–75; < Danish, Norwegian < Middle Low German < Medieval Latin corōna; see króna

krone

2
[kroh-nuh]

noun, plural kro·nen [kroh-nuh n] /ˈkroʊ nən/.

a former gold coin of Germany, equal to 10 marks.

Origin of krone

2
From German, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at krone1
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Examples from the Web for krone

Historical Examples of krone

  • Meanwhile Mr. Krone, with an imprecation, declares he has power to elect his candidate to the Senate.

    An Outcast

    F. Colburn Adams

  • The total amount to be paid out yearly was limited to the modest figure of two hundred thousand krone ($40,600).

  • Meanwhile the group of damsels were still in close confab, and I could see took note that the stranger had descended at the Krone.

  • When the times are ordinarily good he can earn a krone a day regularly.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete

    Martin Anderson Nexo

  • You shall have a clay pipe if you'll run and get me half a krone's worth of chewing 'bacca.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete

    Martin Anderson Nexo



British Dictionary definitions for krone

krone

1

noun plural -ner (-nə)

the standard monetary unit of Denmark, the Faeroe Islands, and Greenland, divided into 100 øre
the standard monetary unit of Norway, divided into 100 øre

Word Origin for krone

C19: from Danish or Norwegian, from Middle Low German krōne, ultimately from Latin corōna crown

krone

2

noun plural -nen (-nən)

a former German gold coin worth ten marks
a former Austrian monetary unit

Word Origin for krone

C19: from German, literally: crown; see krone 1
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Word Origin and History for krone
n.

name of currency unit and silver coin in Scandinavian countries, 1875, from Danish krone (plural kroner), Swedish krona (plural kronor), literally "crown" (see crown). Also the name of a 10-mark gold piece issued by the German Empire. So called for the devices stamped on them.

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