Definitions of crown

  1. the upper branches and leaves of a tree
  2. invest with regal power; enthrone; " The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey"
  3. the center of a cambered road
  4. the top point of a mountain or hill; " the view from the peak was magnificent"; " they clambered to the summit of Monadnock"
  5. form the topmost part of; " A weather vane crowns the building"
  6. the part of a hat ( the vertex) covering the crown of the head
  7. an ornamental jewelled headdress signifying sovereignty
  8. a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory
  9. the enamel covered part of a tooth above the gum
  10. the award given to the champion
  11. the crown as a symbol of a monarchy; " the colonies revolted against the crown"
  12. an English coin worth 5 shillings
  13. put a crown on; " crown my teeth"
  14. be the culminating event; " The speech crowned the meeting"
  15. the Crown ( or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy; " the colonies revolted against the Crown"
  16. put an enamel cover on; " crown my teeth"
  17. of Crow
  18. p. p. of Crow.
  19. 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.
  20. A royal headdress or cap of sovereignty, worn by emperors, kings, princes, etc.
  21. The person entitled to wear a regal or imperial crown; the sovereign; -- with the definite article.
  22. Imperial or regal power or dominion; sovereignty.
  23. Anything which imparts beauty, splendor, honor, dignity, or finish.
  24. Highest state; acme; consummation; perfection.
  25. The topmost part of anything; the summit.
  26. 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.
  27. The part of a hat above the brim.
  28. The part of a tooth which projects above the gum; also, the top or grinding surface of a tooth.
  29. 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.
  30. That part of an anchor where the arms are joined to the shank.
  31. The rounding, or rounded part, of the deck from a level line.
  32. The bights formed by the several turns of a cable.
  33. The upper range of facets in a rose diamond.
  34. The dome of a furnace.
  35. The area inclosed between two concentric perimeters.
  36. A round spot shaved clean on the top of the head, as a mark of the clerical state; the tonsure.
  37. A size of writing paper. See under Paper.
  38. 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.
  39. An ornaments or decoration representing a crown; as, the paper is stamped with a crown.
  40. To cover, decorate, or invest with a crown; hence, to invest with royal dignity and power.
  41. To bestow something upon as a mark of honor, dignity, or recompense; to adorn; to dignify.
  42. To form the topmost or finishing part of; to complete; to consummate; to perfect.
  43. To cause to round upward; to make anything higher at the middle than at the edges, as the face of a machine pulley.
  44. To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the glacis, or the summit of the breach.
  45. The ornament a king wears on his head as a sign of his position; sovereignty; the sovereign: with the; the top; as, the crown of the head; an English silver coin worth five shillings, or $ 1. 20 in United States money; the corona of a flower; something like a crown.
  46. To invest with a crown; adorn or dignify; complete; reward.
  47. The diadem or state cap of royalty: regal power: honor: reward: the top of anything, esp. of the head: completion: accomplishment: a 5s. piece stamped with a crown.
  48. To cover or invest with a crown: to invest with royal dignity: to adorn: to dignify: to complete.
  50. To invest with a crown or with royalty; adorn; complete.
  51. To put a crown on; invest with royal dignity; honor; reward.
  52. To form the top part of; cap; complete.
  53. A circlet or covering for the head, as a mark of sovereign power; any wreath or garland for the head.
  54. A sovereign ruler; sovereignty.
  55. A reward; prize.
  56. The top, as of the head; summit; perfect state; acme.
  57. Belonging to the crown or sovereign.
  58. A garland of honour; an ornament worn on the head by a sovereign as a badge of imperial or regal power and dignity; the sovereign; regal power; royalty; honour; splendour; dignity; the top of the head, of a mountain, of a hat, & c.; the end of an anchor shank; completion; a five- shilling piece anciently stamped with a crown; a particular size of paper; the uppermost member of the cornice, including the corona.
  59. To invest with a crown or with regal power; to honour, dignify, or adorn; to reward; to complete.
  60. To invest any one with regal power by the ceremony of placing the state cap or diadem on his head; to complete or finish; to reward.
  61. The grinding surface of a tooth; the distal part of an antler; the crest, the head; the cup and arms of a crinoid.

Usage examples for crown

  1. It was what, above all else, she had wanted; and Linda realized that to marry him was still the crown of whatever happiness she could imagine. – Linda Condon by Joseph Hergesheimer
  2. To crown all, the life she hated so returned to her stronger than before. – La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages by Jules Michelet
  3. While he was sure of himself by this time, and fully determined to risk even his crown for the girl who so calmly held him at bay, he was also sensible of the wisdom of her course. – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
  4. Inch by inch the crown of the world was going under. – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
  5. And if you love Him, He will take you there when you die and give you a white robe and a crown of gold, and make you blessed. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  6. The Crown, the Crown, guard the Crown! – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  7. He, the Hebrew crown prince, so far from being jealous of his rival, recognized the superior qualities of the latter and served him with the most generous fidelity. – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler
  8. If Lord Warwick succeed, and King Edward lose his crown, ye can shape as ye best may your conduct to the time. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  9. Now I will tell you my story about the words, " Hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown." – Pine Needles by Susan Bogert Warner
  10. Jools missin' fr'm th' crown. – Observations by Mr. Dooley by Finley Peter Dunne
  11. There he slipped a crown into the servant's hand, and whispered him to keep his master sober and he should have another. – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  12. But the older men did not smile at the bright picture he made with the blood- red stars in the green of his crown. – The Flute of the Gods by Marah Ellis Ryan
  13. The Times denounced us, and we replied savagely through the Telegraph at a half- crown a line. – The Spiritualists and the Detectives by Allan Pinkerton
  14. A bald crown, as every doctor should have. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  15. She meant to keep her crown even though she threw away her kingdom, and though she should lose a husband, she intended to hold fast her lover. – Esther by Henry Adams
  16. In some cases the crown lands are to be used and in other private lands are to be bought. – A Stake in the Land by Peter Alexander Speek
  17. I don't care, though; father gave me a crown and mamma half a one." – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  18. The purpose of all miracle is to bring home to the creature a special action of the Creator as Governor of the world, but the head and crown as well as the starting- point of such special action is, in our actual world, the miracle of the Incarnation. – Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom by T. W. Allies
  19. The crown is paid, and the truth must be said. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  20. And the gold paper crown! – Fairy Prince and Other Stories by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott