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noun, plural kro·ner [kroh-ner] /ˈkroʊ nər/.
  1. a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Denmark, equal to 100 öre. Abbreviation: Kr., kr.
  2. a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Norway, equal to 100 öre. Abbreviation: Kr., kr.
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Origin of krone1

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


noun, plural kro·nen [kroh-nuh n] /ˈkroʊ nən/.
  1. a former gold coin of Germany, equal to 10 marks.
  2. korona(def 1).
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Origin of krone2

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

Historical Examples

  • Mr. Krone, however, will tell you he has no sympathy with such cries.

    An Outcast

    F. Colburn Adams

  • Well, it ought to be a krone, but seventy-five re I will have, and thats the least.

    Egholm and his God

    Johannes Buchholtz

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

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete

    Martin Anderson Nexo

  • "I heard of you this evening at the Krone, mein Herr," he said.

  • This had the required effect, and one krone made its appearance.

British Dictionary definitions for krone


noun plural -ner (-nə)
  1. the standard monetary unit of Denmark, the Faeroe Islands, and Greenland, divided into 100 øre
  2. the standard monetary unit of Norway, divided into 100 øre
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Word Origin

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


noun plural -nen (-nən)
  1. a former German gold coin worth ten marks
  2. a former Austrian monetary unit
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Word Origin

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


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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