English [ edit ]
The crown of King Christian IV of Denmark
Etymology 1 [ edit ]
Middle English , coroune , croune , from crowne Anglo-Norman , coroune , curune (French corone ), from couronne Latin corōna ( “ garland, crown, wreath ” ), from Ancient Greek κορώνη ( korṓnē ). Doublet of .
( paper size ) : So called because originally watermarked with a crown.
Pronunciation [ edit ]
crown ( plural )
royal, imperial or princely headdress; a diadem.
Synonyms: , coronet diadem A
wreath or band for the head, especially one given as reward of victory or a mark of honor.
Synonyms: , garland wreath
( by extension ) Any reward of victory or mark of honor.
Synonyms: , award , garland , honor , prize wreath the martyr's crown Imperial or regal power, or those who wield it.
Synonyms: , monarchy royalty
( metonymically ) The sovereign (in a monarchy), as head of state.
date this quote by Blackstone and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?) Parliament may be dissolved by the demise of the crown.
( by extension , especially in law ) The state, the government (headed by a monarch).
Treasure recovered from shipwrecks automatically becomes property of the Crown. 1849–1861, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 10, in , volume The History of England from the Accession of James the Second (please specify |volume=I, II, III, IV, or V), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, : OCLC 1069526323 Large arrears of pay were due to the civil and military servants of the crown. The top part of something:
The topmost part of the
Synonyms: , apex top
1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “ The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies ( First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, , [Act IV, scene i]: OCLC 606515358 From toe to crown he'll fill our skin with pinches. (Can we
date this quote by Bunyan and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?) Twenty things which I set down: / This done, I twenty more had in my crown. The highest part of a hill.
Synonyms: , apex , peak , summit top Antonyms: , base , bottom foot 1697, John Dryden translating Virgil, The Aeneid
the steepy crown of the bare mountains The top section of a
hat, above the brim. The raised centre of a road.
The highest part of an arch.
The upper range of
facets in a rose diamond. The dome of a furnace.
( architecture ) A kind of spire or lantern formed by converging flying buttresses. Splendor; culmination; acme.
Synonyms: , completion , culmination , finish splendor 1667, John Milton, “Book 4”, in , London: Printed [by Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker [ … ] [a]nd by Robert Boulter [ … ] [a]nd Matthias Walker, [ … ] , ; republished as OCLC 228722708 Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667:, London: Basil Montagu Pickering [ … ] [ … ] , 1873, : OCLC 230729554 mutual love, the crown of all our bliss Any currency (originally) issued by the crown (regal power) and often bearing a crown (headdress);
( translation ) various currencies known by similar names in their native languages, such as the koruna, kruna, krone, korona.
( historical ) A former pre-decimalization British coin worth five shillings.
Synonyms: , caser , tusheroon , tush , tosheroon , tosh , bull , caroon , thick-un , coachwheel cartwheel 1859, J.C. Hotten,
A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Words is known as an Half-a-crown , alderman half a , bull half a , and a tusheroon ; madza caroon whilst a piece, or crown five , may be called either a shillings , or a bull , or a caroon , or a cartwheel , or a coachwheel , or a thick-un . tusheroon
( botany ) The part of a plant where the root and stem meet.
( forestry ) The top of a tree.
( anatomy ) The part of a tooth above the gums.
( dentistry ) A prosthetic covering for a tooth.
( nautical ) A knot formed in the end of a rope by tucking in the strands to prevent them from unravelling
( nautical ) The part of an anchor where the arms and the shank meet
( nautical ) The rounding, or rounded part, of the deck from a level line.
( nautical , in the plural ) The bights formed by the turns of a cable.
(Can we find and add a quotation of Totten to this entry?)
( paper ) In England, a standard size of printing paper measuring 20 × 15 inches.
( paper ) In American, a standard size of writing paper measuring 19 × 15 inches.
( chemistry ) A monocyclic ligand having three or more binding sites, capable of holding a guest in a central location
( medicine ) During childbirth, the appearance of the baby's head from the mother's vagina
2007, David Schottke, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, First Responder: Your First Response in Emergency Care, page 385
You will see the baby's head crowning during contractions, at which time you must prepare to assist the mother in the delivery of the baby.
( firearms ) A rounding or smoothing of the barrel opening
( geometry ) The area enclosed between two concentric perimeters.
( religion ) A round spot shaved clean on the top of the head, as a mark of the clerical state; the tonsure. A whole
bird with the legs and wings removed to produce a joint of white meat.
( African-American Vernacular , colloquial ) A formal hat worn by women to Sunday church services; a .
church crown 2013, Adam Boulton, Tony's Ten Years: Memories of the Blair Administration :  "His [Barack Obama's] unofficial slogan 'fired up and ready to go!' was borrowed from an 'old lady in a church crown [Sunday best hat]." The knurled knob or dial, on the outside of a watch case, used to wind it or adjust the hands.
Derived terms [ edit ]
Descendants [ edit ]
Translations [ edit ]
kurorë (sq) f Amharic:
ዘውድ ( zäwd ) Arabic:
تَاج (ar) m ( tāj )
Egyptian Arabic: تاج m ( tāg ) Armenian:
թագ (hy) ( tʿag ) Aromanian:
cãrunã , f curunã f Azerbaijani:
tac (az) Baluchi:
تاج ( táj ) Bashkir:
таж ( taž ) Basque:
каро́на f ( karóna ) Bengali:
মুকুট ( mukuṭ ) Bulgarian:
коро́на (bg) f ( koróna ) Burmese:
သရဖူ (my) ( sa.ra.hpu ), မကိုဋ် (my) ( ma.kuit ) Catalan:
corona (ca) f Chamicuro:
Mandarin: 王冠 (zh) ( wángguān ), 冠 (zh) ( guān ) Coptic:
ⲕⲗⲟⲙ ( klom ) Corsican:
curona f Czech:
koruna (cs) f Danish:
krone (da) c Dutch:
kroon (nl) f Egyptian: (
ḫꜥw ) m Erzya:
каштаз ( kaštaz ), сырнепря ( syrneprja ) Esperanto:
krono (eo) Estonian:
kroon (et) Finnish:
kruunu (fi) French:
couronne (fr) f Friulian:
corone f Galician:
coroa f Georgian:
გვირგვინი ( gvirgvini ) German:
Krone (de) f Greek:
κορώνα (el) f ( koróna )
Ancient Greek: στέφανος m ( stéphanos ) Gujarati:
તાજ ( tāj ) Hebrew:
כֶּתֶר (he) m ( kéter ), עֲטָרָה (he) f ( 'atará ) Hindi:
ताज (hi) m ( tāj ), मुकुट (hi) m ( mukuṭ ) Hungarian:
korona (hu) Icelandic:
kóróna (is) f Ido:
krono (io) Indonesian:
mahkota (id) Interlingua:
coróin f Italian:
corona (it) f Japanese:
王冠 ( おうかん, ōkan ), かぶり ( kaburi ), クラウン ( kuraun ) Kazakh:
тәж ( täj ) Khmer:
មកុដ (km) ( mĕəʼkot ) Korean:
왕관 (ko) ( wanggwan ) ( 王冠 ) (ko) Kurdish:
tac (ku) f Sorani: تاج (ku) ( tac ) Kyrgyz:
таажы (ky) ( taacı ) Lao:
ພະມາລາ ( pha mā lā ), ມາລາ ( mā lā ), ມຸງກຸດ ( mung kut ) Latgalian: krūņs
corona f Latvian:
kronis m Lithuanian:
karūna f Luxembourgish:
Kroun f Macedonian:
круна f ( kruna ) Malay:
mahkota ( monarchy ) Manx:
karauna Middle English:
титэм (mn) ( titem ) Norman:
couorône f Northern Altai:
тид ( tid ) Norwegian:
krone (no) c Occitan:
f Old Occitan: corona Old English:
cynehelm , m wuldorbēag m Old Portuguese:
тахъа ( taqa ) Pali:
تاج (ps) m ( tāǰ ) Persian:
تاج (fa) ( tâj ), افسر (fa) ( afsar ) Polish:
korona (pl) f Portuguese:
coroa (pt) f Romanian:
coroană (ro) , f cunună (ro) f Romansch:
curuna , f cruna , f crùna , f carugna f Russian:
коро́на (ru) f ( koróna ), вене́ц (ru) m ( venéc ) Sanskrit:
मुकुट (sa) m ( mukuṭa ) Sardinian:
corona , f curona f Scottish Gaelic:
crùn m Serbo-Croatian:
кру̏на f Roman: krȕna (sh) f Shan:
သရၽူႇ ( sǎ rǎ phùu ) Sicilian:
curuna f Slovak:
koruna f Slovene:
krọ̑na (sl) f Southern Altai:
таајы ( taaǰï ), крун ( krun ) Spanish:
corona (es) f Swahili:
taji , (sw) kirauni (sw) Swedish:
krona (sv) c Tajik:
тоҷ ( toj ) Telugu:
కిరీటము (te) ( kirīṭamu ) Thai:
มงกุฎ (th) ( mong-gùt ), มกุฎ (th) ( má-gùt ) Turkish:
taç (tr) Turkmen:
коро́на (uk) f ( koróna ) Urdu:
تاج m ( tāj ), مکت m ( mukut ) Uyghur:
تاج ( taj ) Uzbek:
toj (uz) Vietnamese:
mũ miện Volapük:
kron (vo) Welsh:
coron (cy) , f coronau (cy) f pl Yiddish:
קרוין f ( kroyn ), עטרה f ( atore ), כּתר m ( keser ) Zulu: umqhele (zu) class 3/ 4
representation of such a headdress
wreath or band for the head
topmost part of the head
კოტულა ( ḳoṭula ) Macedonian:
те́ме n ( téme ) Maori:
tumuaki Middle English:
, atsiitʼáád atsiitʼáá Norwegian:
isse m Old English:
hnoll , m sċēada m Persian:
تارک (fa) ( târak ), هباک (fa) ( habâk ) Polish:
ciemię n Portuguese:
topo (pt) , m alta (pt) , f moleira (pt) f Romanian:
creștet (ro) , n sinciput (ro) n Russian:
те́мя (ru) n ( témja ), маку́шка (ru) f ( makúška ) ( colloquial ), ма́ковка (ru) f ( mákovka ) ( colloquial ) Scottish Gaelic:
mullach , m bàrr a' chinn , m crùn m Serbo-Croatian:
теме n Roman: teme (sh) n Slovak:
teme n Spanish:
coronilla f Swedish:
hjässa (sv) c Ugaritic:
𐎖𐎄𐎖𐎄 ( qdqd ) Ukrainian:
ті́м'я n ( tímʺja ), ма́ківка f ( mákivka ) Vietnamese:
thóp , (vi) đỉnh (vi) Zulu: ukhakhayi class 11/ 10
splendor, culmination, acme
any currency issued by the crown
former British coin worth five shillings
part of a plant where the root and stem meet
dentistry: prosthetic covering for a tooth
nautical: knot formed in the end of a rope
nautical: rounding of the deck
nautical: bights formed by the turns of a cable
paper: standard size of printing paper
chemistry: monocyclic ligand having three or more binding sites
medical: appearance of the baby's head from the mother's vagina
firearms: rounding or smoothing of the barrel opening
upper range of facets in a rose diamond
geometry: area enclosed between two concentric perimeters
religion: round spot shaved clean on the top of the head
— see tonsure
whole bird with the legs and wings removed
formal hat worn by women to Sunday church services
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Adjective [ edit ]
crown ( not )
Of, related to, or pertaining to a crown.
crown prince Of, related to, pertaining to the top of a tree or trees.
a crown fire
Translations [ edit ]
crown ( third-person singular simple present , crowns present participle , crowning simple past and past participle )
To place a crown on the head of.
To formally declare (someone) a
king, queen, emperor, etc.
date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?) Her who fairest does appear, / Crown her queen of all the year. To bestow something upon as a mark of honour, dignity, or recompense; to adorn; to dignify.
(Can we Bible, Psalms 8:5
date this quote?) Thou [… ] hast crowned him with glory and honour. To form the topmost or finishing part of; to complete; to consummate; to perfect.
date this quote by Byron and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?) the grove that crowns yon tufted hill (Can we
date this quote by Motley and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?) To crown the whole, came a proposition. To
declare (someone) a winner.
2011 October 23, Tom Fordyce, “2011 Rugby World Cup final: New Zealand 8-7 France”, in BBC Sport :  New Zealand were crowned world champions for the first time in 24 years after squeezing past an inspired France team by a single point.
( medicine ) Of a baby, during the birthing process; for the surface of the baby's head to appear in the vaginal opening.
The mother was in the second stage of labor and the fetus had just crowned, prompting a round of encouragement from the midwives.
( transitive ) To cause to round upward; to make anything higher at the middle than at the edges, such as the face of a machine pulley. To hit on the head.
1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 6, in The China Governess :  &lquo;[…] I remember a lady coming to inspect St. Mary's Home where I was brought up and seeing us all in our lovely Elizabethan uniforms we were so proud of, and bursting into tears all over us because “it was wicked to dress us like charity children”. We nearly crowned her we were so offended. She saw us but she didn't know us, did she?’.
( video games ) To shoot an opponent in the back of the head with a shotgun in a first-person shooter video game.
( board games ) In checkers, to stack two checkers to indicate that the piece has become a king.
“ Crown me!” I said, as I moved my checker to the back row.
( firearms ) To widen the opening of the barrel.
( military ) To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the glacis, or the summit of the breach. ( nautical ) To lay the ends of the strands of (a knot) over and under each other.
Derived terms [ edit ]
Translations [ edit ]
to place a crown on the head of
to formally declare one a king or emperor
to bestow something upon as a mark of honour
to form the topmost or finishing part of
medicine: of a baby, to appear in the vaginal opening
video games: to shoot in the back of the head
checkers: to stack two checkers to indicate that the piece has become a king
firearms: to widen the opening of the barrel
military: to effect a lodgment upon
nautical: to lay the ends of the strands over and under each other
See also [ edit ]
Etymology 2 [ edit ]
Pronunciation [ edit ]
( archaic )
past participle of crow 1823, Byron, Don Juan
The cock had crown.
Middle English [ edit ]
Alternative form of coroune