crown meaning

[ kraun ] Pronunciation:   "crown" in a sentence
Noun: crown  krawn
  1. The part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel 
  2. A wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory 
  3. An ornamental jewelled headdress signifying sovereignty
    - diadem 
  4. The part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head 
  5. An English coin worth 5 shillings 
  6. The upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant
    - treetop 
  7. The top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
    - peak, crest, top, tip, summit 
  8. The award given to the champion
    - pennant 
  9. The top of the head
    - pate, poll 
  10. (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth
    "tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown"
    - crownwork, jacket, jacket crown, cap 
  11. The centre of a cambered road
    - crest
Verb: crown  krawn
  1. Invest with regal power; enthrone
    "The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey"
    - coronate 
  2. Be the culminating event
    "The speech crowned the meeting"
    - top 
  3. Form the topmost part of
    "A weather vane crowns the building" 
  4. Put an enamel cover on
    "crown my teeth"
Noun: Crown
  1. The Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy
    "the colonies revolted against the Crown"

Derived forms: crowned, Crowns, crowns, crowning

Type of: accolade, acme, apex, award, chaplet, climax, coin, coronal, cover, crown jewels, culminate, dental appliance, enthrone, fete, fête, garland, head, honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], invest, jeweled headdress, jewelled headdress, laurels, lei, peak, place, spot, symbol, top, top side, topographic point, upper side, upside, vertex, vest, wreath

Part of: chapeau, hat, human head, lid, road, route, tooth, tree

Encyclopedia: Crown, Gauteng Crown Crown, South Africa Crown, Inverness

[American slang]
tr. to hit someone on the head.
• The clerk crowned the robber with a champagne bottle.
• The bride, at the end of her patience, crowned the stuttering cleric with her bouquet, shouted “I do,” and began kissing the groom.

[British slang]
Verb. To hit on the head. E.g."Can you see a lump on my head? I've just crowned myself getting up.”


Any upper terminal feature in architecture.


The top of an arch including the keystone, or of a vault.


The corona of a cornice, sometimes including elements above it.


The camber of a beam.


The central area of any convex surface.


A crown molding.


The high point at the center of a road's cross section.


The leafy top of a tree or shrub.


In plumbing, that part of a trap where the direction of flow changes from upward to downward.

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n. The office (a corporation sole) in which supreme power in the UK is legally vested. The person filling it at any given time is referred to as the sovereign (a king or queen: see also QUEEN). The title to the Crown is hereditary and its descent is governed by the Act of Settlement 1701as amended by His Majesty's Declaration of Abdication Act 1936 (which excluded Edward VIlI and his descendants from the line of succession). The majority of governmental powers in the UK are now conferred by statute directly on ministers, the judiciary, and other persons and bodies, but the sovereign retains a limited number of common law functions (known as royal prerogatives) that, except in exceptional circumstances, can be exercised only in accordance with ministerial advice. In practice it is the minister. and not the sovereign, who today carries out these common law powers and is said to be the Crown when so doing. At common law the Crown could not be sued in tort, but the Crown Proceedings Act 1947enabled civil actions to be taken against the Crown (see CROWN PROCEEDINGS). It is still not possible to sue the sovereign personally.


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  1. the crown derived rents and other revenue.
  2. surely the crown lawyers must prove that.
  3. success shall crown my endeavours.
  4. a chase might be in the hands of the crown.
  5. in 1388 the crown issued commissions.

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