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 kroner

Contemporary Examples of kroner

  • The Icelandic kroner was introduced in 1922 at parity with the Danish krona and has since then lost 95.95% of its value.

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    How Well is Iceland Doing?

    Megan McArdle

    January 22, 2013

  • During the high season, rooms can run between 2,900 and 6,500 kroner, or a staggering $600-$1,300.

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    Gal With a Suitcase

    Jolie Hunt

    December 5, 2009

  • You must buy tickets to enter Tivoli, which are 95 kroner, or approximately $20.

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    Gal With a Suitcase

    Jolie Hunt

    December 5, 2009

  • A dollar buys you about five Danish kroner, which is not a conversion in our favor.

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    Gal With a Suitcase

    Jolie Hunt

    December 5, 2009

Historical Examples of kroner

  • And if you do what I wish, I shall give you fifteen thousand kroner more.

    The Secret Witness

    George Gibbs

  • "Ten thousand kroner—that is a large sum," said the gruff voice.

    The Secret Witness

    George Gibbs

  • The bill for lodging and breakfast was seven kroner (about $1.90) for us two.

    Through Scandinavia to Moscow

    William Seymour Edwards

  • All these workers receive one kroner a month, which is saved up for them.

  • And then I up and showed him our wedding ring—cost me ten kroner, it did.

    Egholm and his God

    Johannes Buchholtz


British Dictionary definitions for kroner

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 kroner
n.

see krone.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper