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Meaning of DIADEM

Pronunciation:  'dIu`dem

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an ornamental jewelled headdress signifying sovereignty

DIADEM is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: crown
 See Also: coronet, crown jewels, jewelled headdress



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Di"a*dem\, n. [F. diad[`e]me, L. diadema, fr. Gr. ?, fr.
    ? to bind round; dia` through, across + ? to bind; cf. Skr.
    d[=a] to bind.]
    1. Originally, an ornamental head band or fillet, worn by
       Eastern monarchs as a badge of royalty; hence (later),
       also, a crown, in general. ``The regal diadem.'' --Milton.
    2. Regal power; sovereignty; empire; -- considered as
       symbolized by the crown.
    3. (Her.) An arch rising from the rim of a crown (rarely also
       of a coronet), and uniting with others over its center.
    {Diadem lemur}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Indri}.
    {Diadem spider} (Zo["o]l.), the garden spider.
  2. \Di"a*dem\, v. t.
    To adorn with a diadem; to crown.
          Not so, when diadem'd with rays divine.  --Pope.
          To terminate the evil, To diadem the right. --R. H.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a diadem in your dream means that some honor will soon be bestowed onto you.
Easton Bible Dictionary

the tiara of a king (Ezek. 21:26; Isa. 28:5; 62:3); the turban (Job 29:14). In the New Testament a careful distinction is drawn between the diadem as a badge of royalty (Rev. 12:3; 13:1; 19:12) and the crown as a mark of distinction in private life. It is not known what the ancient Jewish "diadem" was. It was the mark of Oriental sovereigns. (See CROWN.)

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