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Definition of Crown


  1. of Crow
  2. p. p. of Crow.
  3. 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. A royal headdress or cap of sovereignty, worn by emperors, kings, princes, etc.
  5. The person entitled to wear a regal or imperial crown; the sovereign; -- with the definite article.
  6. Imperial or regal power or dominion; sovereignty.
  7. Anything which imparts beauty, splendor, honor, dignity, or finish.
  8. Highest state; acme; consummation; perfection.
  9. The topmost part of anything; the summit.
  10. 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. The part of a hat above the brim.
  12. The part of a tooth which projects above the gum; also, the top or grinding surface of a tooth.
  13. 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. Same as Corona.
  15. That part of an anchor where the arms are joined to the shank.
  16. The rounding, or rounded part, of the deck from a level line.
  17. The bights formed by the several turns of a cable.
  18. The upper range of facets in a rose diamond.
  19. The dome of a furnace.
  20. The area inclosed between two concentric perimeters.
  21. A round spot shaved clean on the top of the head, as a mark of the clerical state; the tonsure.
  22. A size of writing paper. See under Paper.
  23. 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. An ornaments or decoration representing a crown; as, the paper is stamped with a crown.
  25. To cover, decorate, or invest with a crown; hence, to invest with royal dignity and power.
  26. To bestow something upon as a mark of honor, dignity, or recompense; to adorn; to dignify.
  27. To form the topmost or finishing part of; to complete; to consummate; to perfect.
  28. To cause to round upward; to make anything higher at the middle than at the edges, as the face of a machine pulley.
  29. To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the glacis, or the summit of the breach.

Crown Quotations

I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.
Marie Antoinette

Behaving like a princess is work. It's not just about looking beautiful or wearing a crown. It's more about how you are inside.
Julie Andrews

I am quite prepared, if we can do it without any disrespect to the Crown of England, to bring our titles to the marketplace and make a bonfire of them.
Wilfrid Laurier

I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown.
Elizabeth I

God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that, if they do not frighten our neighbours, at least they prevent us from being frightened by them.
Elizabeth I
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Crown Translations

crown in Dutch is bekronen, kronen
crown in French is couronner, couronne
crown in German is Krone
crown in Italian is corona
crown in Latin is corona
crown in Portuguese is coroa
crown in Spanish is corona
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