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crown

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Crown \Crown\ (kr?n), p. p. of {Crow}. [Obs.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Crown \Crown\ (kroun), noun [OE. corone, coroun, crune, croun, OF. corone, corune, F. couronne, fr. L. corona crown, wreath; akin to Gr. korw'nh anything curved, crown; cf. also L. curvus curved, E. curve, curb, Gael. cruinn round, W. crwn. Cf. {Cornice}, {Corona}, {Coroner}, {Coronet}.]

1. 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. "An olive branch and laurel crown." --Shak.

They do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. --1 Cor. ix. 25.

Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. --Rev. ii. 10.

2. A royal headdress or cap of sovereignty, worn by emperors, kings, princes, etc.

Note: Nobles wear coronets; the triple crown of the pope is usually called a tiara. The crown of England is a circle of gold with crosses, fleurs-de-lis, and imperial arches, inclosing a crimson velvet cap, and ornamented with thousands of diamonds and precious stones.

3. The person entitled to wear a regal or imperial crown; the sovereign; -- with the definite article.

Parliament may be dissolved by the demise of the crown. --Blackstone.

Large arrears of pay were due to the civil and military servants of the crown. --Macaulay.

4. Imperial or regal power or dominion; sovereignty.

There is a power behind the crown greater than the crown itself. --Junius.

5. Anything which imparts beauty, splendor, honor, dignity, or finish.

The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness. --Prov. xvi. 31.

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband. --Prov. xvi. 4.

6. Highest state; acme; consummation; perfection.

Mutual love, the crown of all our bliss. --Milton.

7. The topmost part of anything; the summit.

The steepy crown of the bare mountains. --Dryden.

8. 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.

From toe to crown he'll fill our skin with pinches. --Shak.

Twenty things which I set down: This done, I twenty more-had in my crown. --Bunyan.

9. The part of a hat above the brim.

10. (Anat.) The part of a tooth which projects above the gum; also, the top or grinding surface of a tooth.

11. (Arch.) 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.

12. (Bot.) Same as {Corona}.

13. (Naut.) (a) That part of an anchor where the arms are joined to the shank. (b) The rounding, or rounded part, of the deck from a level line. (c) pl. The bights formed by the several turns of a cable. --Totten.

14. The upper range of facets in a rose diamond.

15. The dome of a furnace.

16. (Geom.) The area inclosed between two concentric perimeters.

17. (Eccl.) A round spot shaved clean on the top of the head, as a mark of the clerical state; the tonsure.

18. A size of writing paper. See under {Paper}.

19. 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.

20. An ornaments or decoration representing a crown; as, the paper is stamped with a crown.

{Crown of aberration} (Astron.), a spurious circle around the true circle of the sun.

{Crown antler} (Zool.), the topmost branch or tine of an antler; also, an antler having a cuplike top, with tines springing from the rim.

{Crown bar}, one of the bars which support the crown sheet of steam-boiler furnace.

{Crown glass}. See under {Glass}.

{Crown imperial}. (Bot.) See in the Vocabulary.

{Crown jewels}, the jewels appertaining to the sovereign while wearing the crown. [Eng.] "She pawned and set to sale the crown jewels." --Milton.

{Crown land}, land belonging to the crown, that is, to the sovereign.

{Crown law}, the law which governs criminal prosecutions. [Eng.]

{Crown lawyer}, one employed by the crown, as in criminal cases. [Eng.]

{Crown octavo}. See under {Paper}.

{Crown office}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Crown paper}. See under {Paper}.

{Crown piece}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Crown Prince}, the heir apparent to a crown or throne.

{Crown saw}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Crown scab} (Far.), a cancerous sore formed round the corners of a horse's hoof.

{Crown sheet}, the flat plate which forms the top of the furnace or fire box of an internally fired steam boiler.

{Crown shell}. (Zool.) See {Acorn-shell}.

{Crown side}. See {Crown office}.

{Crown tax} (Eccl. Hist.), a golden crown, or its value, which was required annually from the Jews by the king of Syria, in the time of the Maccabees. --1 Macc. x. 20.

{Crown wheel}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Crown work}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Pleas of the crown} (Engl. law), criminal actions.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Crown \Crown\ (kroun), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Crowned} (kround); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crowning}.] [OE. coronen, corunen, crunien, crounien, OF. coroner, F. couronner, fr. L. coronare, fr. corona a crown. See {Crown}, noun]

1. To cover, decorate, or invest with a crown; hence, to invest with royal dignity and power.

Her who fairest does appear, Crown her queen of all the year. --Dryden.

Crown him, and say, "Long live our emperor." --Shak.

2. To bestow something upon as a mark of honor, dignity, or recompense; to adorn; to dignify.

Thou . . . hast crowned him with glory and honor. --Ps. viii. 5.

3. To form the topmost or finishing part of; to complete; to consummate; to perfect.

Amidst the grove that crowns yon tufted hill. --Byron.

One day shall crown the alliance. --Shak.

To crown the whole, came a proposition. --Motley.

4. (Mech.) To cause to round upward; to make anything higher at the middle than at the edges, as the face of a machine pulley.

5. (Mil.) To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the glacis, or the summit of the breach.

{To crown a knot} (Naut.), to lay the ends of the strands over and under each other.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Crow \Crow\ (kr[=o]), verb (used without an object) [imp. {Crew} (kr[udd]) or {Crowed} (kr[=o]d); p. p. {Crowed} ({Crown} (kr[=o]n), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crowing}.] [AS. cr[=a]wan; akin to D. kraijen, G. kr[aum]hen, cf. Lith. groti to croak. [root]24. Cf. {Crake}.]

1. To make the shrill sound characteristic of a cock, either in joy, gayety, or defiance. "The cock had crown." --Bayron.

The morning cock crew loud. --Shak.

2. To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag.

3. To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure.

The sweetest little maid, That ever crowed for kisses. --Tennyson.

{To crow over}, to exult over a vanquished antagonist.

Sennacherib crowing over poor Jerusalem. --Bp. Hall.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Crown

noun

1: the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy; "the colonies revolted against the Crown"

2: the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel

3: a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory

4: an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty [syn: {crown}, {diadem}]

5: the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head

6: an English coin worth 5 shillings

7: the upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant [syn: {crown}, {treetop}]

8: the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill); "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit" [syn: {peak}, {crown}, {crest}, {top}, {tip}, {summit}]

9: the award given to the champion [syn: {pennant}, {crown}]

10: the top of the head [syn: {pate}, {poll}, {crown}]

11: (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth; "tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown" [syn: {crown}, {crownwork}, {jacket}, {jacket crown}, {cap}]

12: the center of a cambered road [syn: {crown}, {crest}]

verb

1: invest with regal power; enthrone; "The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey" [syn: {crown}, {coronate}]

2: be the culminating event; "The speech crowned the meeting" [syn: {crown}, {top}]

3: form the topmost part of; "A weather vane crowns the building"

4: put an enamel cover on; "crown my teeth"

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