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Meaning of CROWN

Pronunciation:  krawn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the part of a hat (the vertex) covering the crown of the head
  2. [n]  an ornamental jewelled headdress signifying sovereignty
  3. [n]  a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory
  4. [n]  the center of a cambered road
  5. [n]  the enamel covered part of a tooth above the gum
  6. [n]  the top of the head
  7. [n]  the award given to the champion
  8. [n]  the crown as a symbol of a monarchy; "the colonies revolted against the crown"
  9. [n]  the top point of a mountain or hill; "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the summit of Monadnock"
  10. [n]  the upper branches and leaves of a tree
  11. [n]  an English coin worth 5 shillings
  12. [v]  be the culminating event; "The speech crowned the meeting"
  13. [v]  put a crown on; "crown my teeth"
  14. [v]  invest with regal power; enthrone; "The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey"
  15. [v]  form the topmost part of; "A weather vane crowns the building"

CROWN is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: capitulum, coronate, crest, crest, diadem, pate, peak, pennant, poll, summit, tip, top, top, treetop
 See Also: accolade, acme, apex, award, brow, chapeau, chaplet, climax, coin, coronal, coronet, cover, crown jewels, crown of thorns, culminate, enamel, enthrone, garland, hat, head, hilltop, honor, honour, human head, invest, jacket, jacket crown, jewelled headdress, laurels, lei, lid, mountain peak, peak, pinnacle, place, road, route, spot, symbol, tonsure, tooth, tooth enamel, top, top, top, top side, top side, topographic point, tree, upper side, upper side, upside, upside, vertex, vest, wreath



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Crown\ (kr?n),
    p. p. of {Crow}. [Obs.]
  2. \Crown\ (kroun), n. [OE. corone, coroun, crune, croun, OF.
    corone, corune, F. couronne, fr. L. corona crown, wreath;
    akin to Gr. korw`nh anything curved, crown; cf. also L.
    curvus curved, E. curve, curb, Gael. cruinn round, W. crwn.
    Cf. {Cornice}, {Corona}, {Coroner}, {Coronet}.]
    1. 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.'' --Shak.
             They do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an
             incorruptible.                        --1 Cor. ix.
             Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a
             crown of life.                        --Rev. ii. 10.
    2. A royal headdress or cap of sovereignty, worn by emperors,
       kings, princes, etc.
    Note: 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
    3. 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.                                --Blackstone.
             Large arrears of pay were due to the civil and
             military servants of the crown.       --Macaulay.
    4. Imperial or regal power or dominion; sovereignty.
             There is a power behind the crown greater than the
             crown itself.                         --Junius.
    5. 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.
             A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband. --Prov.
                                                   xvi. 4.
    6. Highest state; acme; consummation; perfection.
             Mutual love, the crown of all our bliss. --Milton.
    7. The topmost part of anything; the summit.
             The steepy crown of the bare mountains. --Dryden.
    8. 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.                 --Bunyan.
    9. The part of a hat above the brim.
    10. (Anat.) The part of a tooth which projects above the gum;
        also, the top or grinding surface of a tooth.
    11. (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.
    12. (Bot.) Same as {Corona}.
    13. (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. --Totten.
    14. The upper range of facets in a rose diamond.
    15. The dome of a furnace.
    16. (Geom.) The area inclosed between two concentric
    17. (Eccl.) A round spot shaved clean on the top of the head,
        as a mark of the clerical state; the tonsure.
    18. A size of writing paper. See under {Paper}.
    19. 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.
    20. An ornaments or decoration representing a crown; as, the
        paper is stamped with a crown.
    {Crown of aberration} (Astron.), a spurious circle around the
       true circle of the sun.
    {Crown antler} (Zo["o]l.), the topmost branch or tine of an
       antler; also, an antler having a cuplike top, with tines
       springing from the rim.
    {Crown bar}, one of the bars which support the crown sheet of
       steam-boiler furnace.
    {Crown glass}. See under {Glass}.
    {Crown imperial}. (Bot.) See in the Vocabulary.
    {Crown jewels}, the jewels appertaining to the sovereign
       while wearing the crown. [Eng.] ``She pawned and set to
       sale the crown jewels.'' --Milton.
    {Crown land}, land belonging to the crown, that is, to the
    {Crown law}, the law which governs criminal prosecutions.
    {Crown lawyer}, one employed by the crown, as in criminal
       cases. [Eng.]
    {Crown octavo}. See under {Paper}.
    {Crown office}. See in the Vocabulary.
    {Crown paper}. See under {Paper}.
    {Crown piece}. See in the Vocabulary.
    {Crown Prince}, the heir apparent to a crown or throne.
    {Crown saw}. See in the Vocabulary.
    {Crown scab} (Far.), a cancerous sore formed round the
       corners of a horse's hoof.
    {Crown sheet}, the flat plate which forms the top of the
       furnace or fire box of an internally fired steam boiler.
    {Crown shell}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Acorn-shell}.
    {Crown side}. See {Crown office}.
    {Crown tax} (Eccl. Hist.), a golden crown, or its value,
       which was required annually from the Jews by the king of
       Syria, in the time of the Maccabees. --1 Macc. x. 20.
    {Crown wheel}. See in the Vocabulary.
    {Crown work}. See in the Vocabulary.
    {Pleas of the crown} (Engl. law), criminal actions.
  3. \Crown\ (kroun), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crowned} (kround);
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Crowning}.] [OE. coronen, corunen, crunien,
    crounien, OF. coroner, F. couronner, fr. L. coronare, fr.
    corona a crown. See {Crown}, n.]
    1. 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.                             --Dryden.
             Crown him, and say, ``Long live our emperor.''
    2. 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.
    3. 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.     --Shak.
             To crown the whole, came a proposition. --Motley.
    4. (Mech.) To cause to round upward; to make anything higher
       at the middle than at the edges, as the face of a machine
    5. (Mil.) To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the
       glacis, or the summit of the breach.
    {To crown a knot} (Naut.), to lay the ends of the strands
       over and under each other.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: a "cap" that covers a cracked or broken tooth, unfixed by a filling, to approximate its normal size and shape.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a crown in your dream, symbolizes success and prominence.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The part of a tree or shrub above the level of the lowest branch.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) Denotes the plate of gold in the front of the high priest's mitre (Ex. 29:6; 39:30). The same Hebrew word so rendered (ne'zer) denotes the diadem worn by Saul in battle (2 Sam. 1:10), and also that which was used at the coronation of Joash (2 Kings 11:12).

(2.) The more general name in Hebrew for a crown is _'atarah_, meaning a "circlet." This is used of crowns and head ornaments of divers kinds, including royal crowns. Such was the crown taken from the king of Ammon by David (2 Sam. 12:30). The crown worn by the Assyrian kings was a high mitre, sometimes adorned with flowers. There are sculptures also representing the crowns worn by the early Egyptian and Persian kings. Sometimes a diadem surrounded the royal head-dress of two or three fillets. This probably signified that the wearer had dominion over two or three countries. In Rev. 12:3; 13:1, we read of "many crowns," a token of extended dominion.

(3.) The ancient Persian crown (Esther 1:11; 2:17; 6:8) was called _kether_; i.e., "a chaplet," a high cap or tiara. Crowns were worn sometimes to represent honour and power (Ezek. 23:42). They were worn at marriages (Cant. 3:11; Isa. 61:10, "ornaments;" R.V., "a garland"), and at feasts and public festivals.

The crown was among the Romans and Greeks a symbol of victory and reward. The crown or wreath worn by the victors in the Olympic games was made of leaves of the wild olive; in the Pythian games, of laurel; in the Nemean games, of parsley; and in the Isthmian games, of the pine. The Romans bestowed the "civic crown" on him who saved the life of a citizen. It was made of the leaves of the oak. In opposition to all these fading crowns the apostles speak of the incorruptible crown, the crown of life (James 1:12; Rev. 2:10) "that fadeth not away" (1 Pet. 5:4, Gr. amarantinos; comp. 1:4). Probably the word "amaranth" was applied to flowers we call "everlasting," the "immortal amaranth."

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