What does crowning mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crowning(a)(adj)

    representing a level of the highest possible achievement or attainment

    "the crowning accomplishment of his career"

  2. crowning(adj)

    forming or providing a crown or summit

    "the crowning star on a Christmas tree"; "her hair was her crowning glory"


  1. crowning(Noun)

    A coronation.

  2. crowning(Adjective)

    Supreme; of a surpassing quality or quantity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crowning

    of Crown

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. crowning

    The finishing part of some knots on the end of a rope, to prevent the ends of the strands becoming loose. They are more particularly useful in all kinds of stoppers. (See WALL-KNOT and CROWN.)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. crowning

    A term in fortifications generally applied to the operation, by the besieged, of establishing works on the crest of the glacis or summit of the breach. It is sometimes used when describing the movements of troops, to signify that they have reached the top of a hill or parapet, which they are said to have crowned.

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How to say crowning in sign language?

  1. crowning


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crowning in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crowning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of crowning in a Sentence

  1. Elias Canetti:

    The self-explorer, whether he wants to or not, becomes the explorer of everything else. He learns to see himself, but suddenly, provided he was honest, all the rest appears, and it is as rich as he was, and, as a final crowning, richer.

  2. David Rogers, Weather Prediction Using a Genetic Memory:

    The most extensive computation known has been conducted over the last billion years on a planet-wide scale: it is the evolution of life. The power of this computation is illustrated by the complexity and beauty of its crowning achievement, the human brain.

  3. Sophocles:

    Reason is God's crowning gift to man.

  4. Edwin Markham:

    The crest and crowning of all good, Life's final star, is Brotherhood.

  5. Pawel Pawlikowski/Ida:

    It was fantastic night for us and also it has been a great year for Poland. We won in volleyball, we beat Germany in football, first time in 80 years, and tonight -- crowning glory.

Images & Illustrations of crowning

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