noun the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy
- the colonies revolted against the Crown
noun the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel
noun a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory
noun an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty
noun the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head
noun an English coin worth 5 shillings
noun the upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant
noun the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
top; tip; summit; peak; crest.
- the view from the peak was magnificent
- they clambered to the tip of Monadnock
- the region is a few molecules wide at the summit
noun the award given to the champion
noun the top of the head
noun (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth
jacket; jacket crown; crownwork; cap.
- tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown
noun the center of a cambered road
verb invest with regal power; enthrone
- The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey
verb be the culminating event
- The speech crowned the meeting
verb form the topmost part of
- A weather vane crowns the building
verb put an enamel cover on
- p. p. of Crow. Obs.
, OF. corone
, F. couronne
, fr. L. corona
crown, wreath; akin to Gr. anything curved, crown; cf. also L. curvus
curved, E. curve
, Gael. cruinn
round, W. crwn
. Cf. Cornice
- A wreath or garland, or any ornamental fillet encircling the head, especially as a reward of victory or mark of honorable distinction; hence, anything given on account of, or obtained by, faithful or successful effort; a reward. "An olive branch and laurel crown."
They do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptiblle.
1 Cor. ix. 25.
Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Rev. ii. 10.
- A royal headdress or cap of sovereignty, worn by emperors, kings, princes, etc.
✍ Nobles wear coronets; the triple crown of the pope is usually called a tiara. The crown of England is a circle of gold with crosses, fleurs-de-lis, and imperial arches, inclosing a crimson velvet cap, and ornamented with thousands of diamonds and precious stones.
- The person entitled to wear a regal or imperial crown; the sovereign; -- with the definite article.
Parliament may be dissolved by the demise of the crown.
Large arrears of pay were due to the civil and military servants of the crown.
- Imperial or regal power or dominion; sovereignty.
There is a power behind the crown greater than the crown itself.
- Anything which imparts beauty, splendor, honor, dignity, or finish.
The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
Prov. xvi. 31.
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband.
Prov. xvi. 4.
- Highest state; acme; consummation; perfection.
Mutual love, the crown of all our bliss.
- The topmost part of anything; the summit.
The steepy crown of the bare mountains.
- The topmost part of the head (see Illust. of Bird.); that part of the head from which the hair descends toward the sides and back; also, the head or brain.
From toe to crown he'll fill our skin with pinches.
Twenty things which I set down:
This done, I twenty more-had in my crown.
- The part of a hat above the brim.
- (Anat.) The part of a tooth which projects above the gum; also, the top or grinding surface of a tooth.
- (Arch.) The vertex or top of an arch; -- applied generally to about one third of the curve, but in a pointed arch to the apex only.
- (Bot.) Same as Corona.
- (Naut.) (a) That part of an anchor where the arms are joined to the shank. (b) The rounding, or rounded part, of the deck from a level line. (c) pl. The bights formed by the several turns of a cable.
- The upper range of facets in a rose diamond.
- The dome of a furnace.
- (Geom.) The area inclosed between two concentric perimeters.
- (Eccl.) A round spot shaved clean on the top of the head, as a mark of the clerical state; the tonsure.
- A size of writing paper. See under Paper.
- A coin stamped with the image of a crown; hence,a denomination of money; as, the English crown, a silver coin of the value of five shillings sterling, or a little more than $1.20; the Danish or Norwegian crown, a money of account, etc., worth nearly twenty-seven cents.
- An ornaments or decoration representing a crown; as, the paper is stamped with a crown.
Crown transitive verb
, OF. coroner
, F. couronner
, fr. L. coronare
, fr. corona
a crown. See Crown
imperfect & past participle Crowned present participle & verbal noun Crowning
- To cover, decorate, or invest with a crown; hence, to invest with royal dignity and power.
Her who fairest does appear,
Crown her queen of all the year.
Crown him, and say, "Long live our emperor."
- To bestow something upon as a mark of honor, dignity, or recompense; to adorn; to dignify.
Thou . . . hast crowned him with glory and honor.
Ps. viii. 5.
- To form the topmost or finishing part of; to complete; to consummate; to perfect.
Amidst the grove that crowns yon tufted hill.
One day shall crown the alliance.
To crown the whole, came a proposition.
- (Mech.) To cause to round upward; to make anything higher at the middle than at the edges, as the face of a machine pulley.
- (Mil.) To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the glacis, or the summit of the breach.
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