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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Crown.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Crownnoun

    the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy

    "the colonies revolted against the Crown"

  2. crownnoun

    the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel

  3. crownnoun

    a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory

  4. crown, diademnoun

    an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty

  5. crownnoun

    the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head

  6. crownnoun

    an English coin worth 5 shillings

  7. crown, treetopnoun

    the upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant

  8. peak, crown, crest, top, tip, summitnoun

    the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)

    "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit"

  9. pennant, crownnoun

    the award given to the champion

  10. pate, poll, crownnoun

    the top of the head

  11. crown, crownwork, jacket, jacket crown, capnoun

    (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth

    "tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown"

  12. crown, crestverb

    the center of a cambered road

  13. crown, coronateverb

    invest with regal power; enthrone

    "The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey"

  14. crown, topverb

    be the culminating event

    "The speech crowned the meeting"

  15. crownverb

    form the topmost part of

    "A weather vane crowns the building"

  16. crownverb

    put an enamel cover on

    "crown my teeth"


  1. crownnoun

    The part of a plant where the root and stem meet.

  2. crownnoun

    A reward of victory or a mark of honor.

  3. crownnoun

    A royal, imperial or princely headdress; a diadem.

  4. crownnoun

    The part of a tooth above the gums.

  5. crownnoun

    A prosthetic covering for a tooth.

  6. crownnoun

    A representation of such a headdress, as in heraldry; it may even be that only the image exists, no physical crown, as in the case of the kingdom of Belgium; by analogy such crowns can be awarded to moral persons that don't even have a head, as the mural crown for cities in heraldry

  7. crownnoun

    A knot formed in the end of a rope by tucking in the strands to prevent them from unravelling

  8. crownnoun

    A wreath or band for the head.

  9. crownnoun

    The part of an anchor where the arms and the shank meet

    Treasure trove automatically becomes property of the Crown.

  10. crownnoun

    Imperial or regal power, or those who wield it.

    Treasure trove automatically becomes property of the Crown.

  11. crownnoun

    A standard size of printing paper measuring 20 inches x 15 inches.

  12. crownnoun

    The topmost part of the head.

  13. crownnoun

    A monocyclic ligand having three or more binding sites, capable of holding a guest in a central location

  14. crownnoun

    The highest part a hill.

  15. crownnoun

    The top part of a hat.

  16. crownnoun

    During childbirth, the appearance of the baby's head from the mother's vagina

  17. crownnoun

    The raised centre of a road.

  18. crownverb

    To place a crown on the head of.

  19. crownverb

    To formally declare (someone) a king or emperor.

  20. crownverb

    To declare (someone) a winner.

  21. crownverb

    Of a baby, during the birthing process; for the surface of the baby's head to appear in the vaginal opening.

    The mother was in the second stage of labor and the fetus had just crowned, prompting a round of encouragement from the midwives.

  22. crownverb

    To cause to round upward; to make anything higher at the middle than at the edges, such as the face of a machine pulley.

  23. crownverb

    To hit on the head

  24. crownverb

    To shoot an opponent in the back of the head with a shotgun in a first-person shooter video game.

  25. crownverb

    In checkers, to stack two checkers to indicate that the piece has become a king.

    Crown me! I said, as I moved my checker to the back row.

  26. crownnoun

    The highest part of an arch.

  27. crownnoun

    Splendor, finish, culmination.

    crown achievement

  28. crownnoun

    Any currency (originally) issued by the crown (regal power) and often bearing a crown (headdress)

  29. crownnoun

    Specifically, a former British coin worth five shillings.

  30. crownadjective

    Of, related to, or pertaining to a crown.

    crown prince

  31. crownadjective

    Of, related to, pertaining to the top of a tree or trees.

    a crown fire

  32. Etymology: From corona

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CROWNnoun

    Etymology: couronne, Fr. kroone, Dut. corona, Latin.

    If thou be a king, where is thy crown? ————
    —— My crown is in my heart, not on my head:
    My crown is call’d content;
    A crown it is that seldom kings enjoy. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    Look down, you gods,
    And on this couple drop a blessed crown. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    I would the college of the cardinals
    Would chuse him pope, and carry him to Rome,
    And set the triple crown upon his head. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    Edward put to death a citizen,
    Only for saying, he would make his son
    Heir to the crown. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    Receive a crown for thy well-ordering of the feast. Ecclus. xxxii. 2.

    They do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. 1 Cor. ix. 25.

    Let merit crowns, and justice laurels give,
    But let me happy by your pity live. John Dryden, Epistles.

    The succession of a crown in several countries, places it on different heads. John Locke.

    If he awake,
    From toe to crown he’ll fill our skins with pinches;
    Make us strange stuff. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    While his head was working upon this thought, the toy took him in the crown to send for the songster. Roger L'Estrange.

    Behold! if fortune, or a mistress frowns,
    Some plunge in business, others save their crowns. Alexander Pope.

    Upon the crown o’ th’ cliff, what thing was that
    Which parted from you? William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    Huge trunks of trees, fell’d from the steepy crown
    Of the bare mountains, roll with ruin down. John Dryden, Æn.

    I once opened a remarkable atheroma: it was about as big as the crown of a man’s hat, and lay underneath the pectoral muscle. Samuel Sharp, Surgery.

    Trust not to your servants, who may mislead you, or misinform you, by which they may perhaps gain a few crowns. Francis Bacon, Advice to Villiers.

    But he that can eat beef, and feed on bread which is so brown,
    May satisfy his appetite, and owe no man a crown. John Suckling.

    An ounce of silver, whether in pence, groats, or crown-pieces, stivers or ducatoons, or in bullion, is, and eternally will be, of equal value to any other ounce of silver. John Locke.

    Much experience is the crown of old men. Ecclus. xxv. 6.

    Therefore my brethren, dearly beloved, and longed for, my joy and crown, stand fast in the Lord. Philip, iv. 1.

  2. To Crownverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Had you not come upon your cue, my lord,
    William lord Hastings had pronounc’d your part;
    I mean your voice for crowning of the king. William Shakespeare, R. III.

    Her who fairest does appear,
    Crown her queen of all the year. John Dryden, Indian Emperor.

    Umbro, the priest, the proud Marrabians led,
    And peaceful olives crown’d his hoary head. John Dryden, Æn.

    Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Ps. viii. 5.

    She shall be, to the happiness of England,
    An aged princess; many days shall see her,
    And yet no day without a deed to crown it. William Shakespeare, H. VIII.

    Urge your success; deserve a lasting name,
    She’ll crown a grateful and a constant flame. Wentworth Dillon.

    The lasting and crowning privilege, or rather property of friendship, is constancy. Robert South, Sermons.

    All these a milk-white honeycomb surround,
    Which in the midst the country banquet crown’d. Dryden.


  1. Crown

    A crown is a traditional form of head adornment, or hat, worn by monarchs as a symbol of their power and dignity. A crown is often, by extension, a symbol of the monarch's government or items endorsed by it. The word itself is used, particularly in Commonwealth countries, as an abstract name for the monarchy itself, as distinct from the individual who inhabits it (that is, The Crown). A specific type of crown (or coronet for lower ranks of peerage) is employed in heraldry under strict rules. Indeed, some monarchies never had a physical crown, just a heraldic representation, as in the constitutional kingdom of Belgium, where no coronation ever took place; the royal installation is done by a solemn oath in parliament, wearing a military uniform: the King is not acknowledged as by divine right, but assumes the only hereditary public office in the service of the law; so he in turn will swear in all members of "his" federal government.


  1. crown

    A crown can refer to several different things, but in general, it is a circular or wreath-like ornament, often made of precious materials such as gold or jewels, worn on the head as a symbol of authority, power, and sovereignty. It is typically associated with monarchs, kings, queens, or other individuals of high status and is used to represent their rank and leadership.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crown

    of Crow

  2. Crown

    p. p. of Crow

  3. Crownnoun

    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

  4. Crownnoun

    a royal headdress or cap of sovereignty, worn by emperors, kings, princes, etc

  5. Crownnoun

    the person entitled to wear a regal or imperial crown; the sovereign; -- with the definite article

  6. Crownnoun

    imperial or regal power or dominion; sovereignty

  7. Crownnoun

    anything which imparts beauty, splendor, honor, dignity, or finish

  8. Crownnoun

    highest state; acme; consummation; perfection

  9. Crownnoun

    the topmost part of anything; the summit

  10. Crownnoun

    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

  11. Crownnoun

    the part of a hat above the brim

  12. Crownnoun

    the part of a tooth which projects above the gum; also, the top or grinding surface of a tooth

  13. Crownnoun

    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

  14. Crownnoun

    same as Corona

  15. Crownnoun

    that part of an anchor where the arms are joined to the shank

  16. Crownnoun

    the rounding, or rounded part, of the deck from a level line

  17. Crownnoun

    the bights formed by the several turns of a cable

  18. Crownnoun

    the upper range of facets in a rose diamond

  19. Crownnoun

    the dome of a furnace

  20. Crownnoun

    the area inclosed between two concentric perimeters

  21. Crownnoun

    a round spot shaved clean on the top of the head, as a mark of the clerical state; the tonsure

  22. Crownnoun

    a size of writing paper. See under Paper

  23. Crownnoun

    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

  24. Crownnoun

    an ornaments or decoration representing a crown; as, the paper is stamped with a crown

  25. Crownnoun

    to cover, decorate, or invest with a crown; hence, to invest with royal dignity and power

  26. Crownnoun

    to bestow something upon as a mark of honor, dignity, or recompense; to adorn; to dignify

  27. Crownnoun

    to form the topmost or finishing part of; to complete; to consummate; to perfect

  28. Crownnoun

    to cause to round upward; to make anything higher at the middle than at the edges, as the face of a machine pulley

  29. Crownnoun

    to effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the glacis, or the summit of the breach

  30. Etymology: [OE. coronen, corunen, crunien, crounien, OF. coroner, F. couronner, fr. L. coronare, fr. corona a crown. See Crown, n.]


  1. Crown

    A crown is the traditional symbolic form of headgear worn by a monarch or by a deity, for whom the crown traditionally represents power, legitimacy, victory, triumph, honour, and glory, as well as immortality, righteousness, and resurrection. In art, the crown may be shown being offered to those on Earth by angels. Apart from the traditional form, crowns also may be in the form of a wreath and be made of flowers, oak leaves or thorns and be worn by others, representing what the coronation part aims to symbolize with the specific crown. In religious art, a crown of stars is used similarly to a halo. Crowns worn by rulers often contain jewels.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crown

    krown, n. the diadem or state-cap of royalty: regal power: the sovereign: honour: reward, as the 'martyr's crown:' the top of anything, esp. of the head: completion: accomplishment; a coin stamped with a crown, esp. the silver 5s. piece—used also as the translation of the old French écu, worth from six francs (or livres) to three francs: a size of paper, because originally water-marked with a crown: (archit.) a species of spire or lantern, formed by converging flying-buttresses.—v.t. to cover or invest with a crown: to invest with royal dignity: to adorn: to dignify: to complete happily.—ns. Crown′-ag′ent, a solicitor in Scotland who prepares criminal prosecutions; Crown′-ant′ler, the uppermost antler of the horn of a stag; Crown′-col′ony, a colony whose administration is directly under the home government; Crown Derby porcelain (see Porcelain).—p.adj. Crowned, having or wearing a crown: rewarded: consummated.—ns. Crown′er (Shak.), a corruption of coroner; Crown′et, a coronet: (Shak.) that which crowns or accomplishes; Crown′-glass, a kind of window-glass formed in circular plates or discs; Crown′-impē′rial, a plant, a species of fritillary; Crown′ing.—n.pl. Crown′-jew′els, jewels pertaining to the crown or sovereign.—ns. Crown′-land, land belonging to the crown or sovereign; Crown′-law′yer, the lawyer who acts for the crown in criminal cases.—adj. Crown′less.—ns. Crown′let, a small crown; Crown′-liv′ing, a church living in the gift of the crown; Crown-office, the office for the business of the crown side of the King's Bench: the office in which the great seal is affixed; Crown′-pā′per, in England, a printing-paper of the size 15 × 20 in.: in America, a writing-paper 15 × 19 in.; Crown′-post, the same as King-post (q.v.); Crown′-prince, the prince who succeeds to the crown; Crown′-saw, a circular saw made by cutting teeth round a cylinder; Crown′-wheel, a wheel resembling a crown, with teeth or cogs set at right angles to its plane; Crown′-wit′ness, a witness for the crown in a criminal prosecution instituted by it; Crown′work (fort.), an outwork composed of a bastion between two curtains, with demi-bastions at the extremes.—Crown of the causeway, the middle of the street. [O. Fr. corone (Fr. couronne)—L. corona; cf. Gr. korōnos, curved.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. crown

    A common denomination in most parts of Europe for a silver coin, varying in local value from 2s. 6d. sterling to 8s. (See also PREROGATIVE.)--Crown of an anchor. The place where the arms are joined to the shank, and unite at the throat.--Crown of a gale. Its extreme violence.--In fortification, to crown is to effect a lodgment on the top of; thus, the besieger crowns the covered way when he occupies with his trenches the crest of the glacis.

  2. crown

    A knot; is to pass the strands of a rope over and under each other above the knot by way of finish. (See KNOT.)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. crown

    The emblem of sovereignty in modern Europe. It was originally an Oriental decoration, and was adopted by Alexander the Great from the kings of Persia. In modern states crowns were of various forms, till heralds devised a regular series of them to mark the various gradations of sovereignty, from that of the emperor down to what are called the coronets of counts and barons. In England, so entirely has the crown been regarded as the symbol of sovereignty, that the word is frequently used as synonymous with the monarchy.


  1. Crown

    the top of head in Lepidoptera; also used as = coronet or corona.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CROWN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Crown is ranked #12644 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Crown surname appeared 2,447 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Crown.

    90.3% or 2,211 total occurrences were White.
    2.9% or 72 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.9% or 71 total occurrences were Black.
    1.7% or 42 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 29 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.9% or 22 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Crown' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2003

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Crown' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3289

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Crown' in Nouns Frequency: #873

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Crown in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Crown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Crown in a Sentence

  1. Bob Iger:

    When you are dealing with something like 'The Lion King,' which we consider a crown jewel, there's a challenge to that.

  2. Princess Diana biographer:

    Margaret adored her father, just trying to keep it together on a daily basis was a challenge. She was drinking too much. She was smoking too much. People were very concerned about her mental and physical health. As for the queen, as she said, she had a job. She was grieving, but she had a family, she had a support system behind her. And she had to take on this enormous role, which is becoming queen. The crown had to come first. But for Margaret, she was just absolutely devastated.

  3. Senator Paul:

    The Saudi's need to be called out on this, we've been too quiet because people have glossed over the human rights violations in Saudi Arabia in order to get some monetary benefit from oil trade or arms trade. ... Nothing happens in Saudi Arabia without the crown prince's approval so think Saudi Arabia's laughable and credible to think he was not involved in this.

  4. Corrina Gould:

    He did the bidding of the Catholic Church and the Spanish crown and his own ego, someone who was a saint would have done something above what he did, would have seen the devastation he created with his missions in Mexico and stopped it.

  5. Edith Yeung:

    Ant Group really is the crown jewel of Jack Ma and... of China's internet industry.

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Translations for Crown

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  • تاجArabic
  • це́мяBelarusian
  • теме, крона, коронясвам, корона, коронка, коронен, венец, кралска властBulgarian
  • corona, capçadaCatalan, Valencian
  • korunka, koruna, temeno, korunovatCzech
  • coronWelsh
  • isse, kroneDanish
  • Krone, Scheitel, krönen, kronen-German
  • κορώνα, κορυφή, στέμμα, κορφήGreek
  • krono, kroniEsperanto
  • cumbre, coronar, corona, coronillaSpanish
  • tipp, kroon, hambakroon, pealagi, lagipea, naelEstonian
  • تاجPersian
  • seppele, seppel, kruunata, päälaki, laki, seppelöidä, kruunu, keskitie, huippu, peräFinnish
  • couronne, lauriers, sommet, faîte, fond, couronner, cime, houppier, milieu, clef, couronnement, houpierFrench
  • baithisIrish
  • crùn, mullach, bàrr a' chinnScottish Gaelic
  • coroaGalician
  • כתר, הכתירHebrew
  • ताजHindi
  • korona, megkoronázHungarian
  • պսակ, թագArmenian
  • kronizar, krono, kronaIdo
  • kóróna, krúna, krýnaIcelandic
  • serto, cocuzzolo, calotta cranica, incoronare, chiave di volta, calotta, corona, capsula, ghirlanda, cima, vetta, sommità, centro, colmo, coronamento, diamanteItalian
  • クラウン, 頭頂, 王冠Japanese
  • გვირგვინიGeorgian
  • 정수리, 왕관, 王冠Korean
  • تاجKurdish
  • coronare, coronaLatin
  • KrounLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • karūnaLithuanian
  • vainags, kronisLatvian
  • kāmata, tāuru, tumuaki, tihi, karaunaMāori
  • теме, врв, круна, венец, краун, крунски, коронка, навлака, крунисуваMacedonian
  • mahkotaMalay
  • kroon, kroon-, hoofdband, kronen, midden, top, kroons-, krans, kruin, koning kronen, bekronen, bolDutch
  • krone, isseNorwegian
  • coronaOccitan
  • szczyt, korona, ciemięPolish
  • coroa, topo, alta, coroar, medalha de honra, cume, copaPortuguese
  • carugna, curuna, crunaRomansh
  • coroană, încorona, încununa, cununăRomanian
  • маковка, крона, коронка, пятка, крон-принц, венец, короновать, власть, тулья, темя, коронный, венчать, тренд, наследный, корона, венок, вершина, увенчивать, макушкаRussian
  • corona, curonaSardinian
  • kruna, теме, круна, temeSerbo-Croatian
  • korunný, korunovať, temenoSlovak
  • krona, kronati, okronati, kronski, temeSlovene
  • kurorëAlbanian
  • krona, hjässa, tandkrona, kron-Swedish
  • kirauni, tajiSwahili
  • కిరీటంTelugu
  • taçTurkish
  • корона, тім'я, маківкаUkrainian
  • تاجUrdu
  • thóp, mũ miện, đỉnhVietnamese
  • houpîWalloon
  • קרויןYiddish
  • 王冠Chinese
  • umqhele, isihloko, ukhakhayiZulu

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