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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Crown(noun)

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

    "the colonies revolted against the Crown"

  2. crown(noun)

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

  3. crown(noun)

    a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory

  4. crown, diadem(noun)

    an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty

  5. crown(noun)

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

  6. crown(noun)

    an English coin worth 5 shillings

  7. crown, treetop(noun)

    the upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant

  8. peak, crown, crest, top, tip, summit(noun)

    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, crown(noun)

    the award given to the champion

  10. pate, poll, crown(noun)

    the top of the head

  11. crown, crownwork, jacket, jacket crown, cap(noun)

    (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, crest(verb)

    the center of a cambered road

  13. crown, coronate(verb)

    invest with regal power; enthrone

    "The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey"

  14. crown, top(verb)

    be the culminating event

    "The speech crowned the meeting"

  15. crown(verb)

    form the topmost part of

    "A weather vane crowns the building"

  16. crown(verb)

    put an enamel cover on

    "crown my teeth"


  1. crown(Noun)

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

  2. crown(Noun)

    A reward of victory or a mark of honor.

  3. crown(Noun)

    A royal, imperial or princely headdress; a diadem.

  4. crown(Noun)

    The part of a tooth above the gums.

  5. crown(Noun)

    A prosthetic covering for a tooth.

  6. crown(Noun)

    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. crown(Noun)

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

  8. crown(Noun)

    A wreath or band for the head.

  9. crown(Noun)

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

    Treasure trove automatically becomes property of the Crown.

  10. crown(Noun)

    Imperial or regal power, or those who wield it.

    Treasure trove automatically becomes property of the Crown.

  11. crown(Noun)

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

  12. crown(Noun)

    The topmost part of the head.

  13. crown(Noun)

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

  14. crown(Noun)

    The highest part a hill.

  15. crown(Noun)

    The top part of a hat.

  16. crown(Noun)

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

  17. crown(Noun)

    The raised centre of a road.

  18. crown(Verb)

    To place a crown on the head of.

  19. crown(Verb)

    To formally declare (someone) a king or emperor.

  20. crown(Verb)

    To declare (someone) a winner.

  21. crown(Verb)

    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. crown(Verb)

    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. crown(Verb)

    To hit on the head

  24. crown(Verb)

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

  25. crown(Verb)

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

    u201CCrown me!u201D I said, as I moved my checker to the back row.

  26. crown(Noun)

    The highest part of an arch.

  27. crown(Noun)

    Splendor, finish, culmination.

    crown achievement

  28. crown(Noun)

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

  29. crown(Noun)

    Specifically, a former British coin worth five shillings.

  30. crown(Adjective)

    Of, related to, or pertaining to a crown.

    crown prince

  31. crown(Adjective)

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

    a crown fire

  32. Origin: From corona

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crown

    of Crow

  2. Crown

    p. p. of Crow

  3. Crown(noun)

    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. Crown(noun)

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

  5. Crown(noun)

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

  6. Crown(noun)

    imperial or regal power or dominion; sovereignty

  7. Crown(noun)

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

  8. Crown(noun)

    highest state; acme; consummation; perfection

  9. Crown(noun)

    the topmost part of anything; the summit

  10. Crown(noun)

    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. Crown(noun)

    the part of a hat above the brim

  12. Crown(noun)

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

  13. Crown(noun)

    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. Crown(noun)

    same as Corona

  15. Crown(noun)

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

  16. Crown(noun)

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

  17. Crown(noun)

    the bights formed by the several turns of a cable

  18. Crown(noun)

    the upper range of facets in a rose diamond

  19. Crown(noun)

    the dome of a furnace

  20. Crown(noun)

    the area inclosed between two concentric perimeters

  21. Crown(noun)

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

  22. Crown(noun)

    a size of writing paper. See under Paper

  23. Crown(noun)

    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. Crown(noun)

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

  25. Crown(noun)

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

  26. Crown(noun)

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

  27. Crown(noun)

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

  28. Crown(noun)

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

  29. Crown(noun)

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

  30. Origin: [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.

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

How to pronounce crown?

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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. Mirel Fried:

    The hair is the crown of the face.

  2. American Proverb:

    Arrogance is a kingdom without a crown.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

  4. Reed Hastings:

    Someday 'The Crown' will look like a bargain.

  5. Pearl Bailey:

    A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.

Images & Illustrations of crown

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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
  • taçTurkish
  • корона, тім'я, маківкаUkrainian
  • thóp, mũ miện, đỉnhVietnamese
  • houpîWalloon
  • 王冠Chinese
  • umqhele, isihloko, ukhakhayiZulu

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