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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crowning(a)adjective

    representing a level of the highest possible achievement or attainment

    "the crowning accomplishment of his career"

  2. crowningadjective

    forming or providing a crown or summit

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


  1. crowningnoun

    A coronation.

  2. crowningadjective

    Supreme; of a surpassing quality or quantity.


  1. crowning

    Crowning refers to the act of crowning or installing someone into a position of power, authority, or high honor, typically in a formal ceremony. It can also refer to reaching the point of highest achievement or accomplishment, representing the most outstanding or successful moment or aspect of something. Additionally, it's a term used in childbirth to describe the stage when the baby's head is visible at the vaginal opening.

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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  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. Benjamin Kabak:

    It’s not exactly one of their crowning achievements, they had a lot of back and forth with the Port Authority.

  2. Rashelle Rehms:

    She said she needed her pants off, so I took those off for her and I noticed the baby was crowning. So I asked her to lift her hips so I could put the towels underneath her hips, and as soon as she lifted her hips, the baby came right out.

  3. Edwin Markham:

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

  4. Paul Valéry:

    Latent in every man is a venom of amazing bitterness, a black resentment; something that curses and loathes life, a feeling of being trapped, of having trusted and been fooled, of being the helpless prey of impotent rage, blind surrender, the victim of a savage, ruthless power that gives and takes away, enlists a man, and crowning injury inflicts upon him the humiliation of feeling sorry for himself.

  5. 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.

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    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    • A. lacerate
    • B. currish
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