Crown
Crow Crow (kr[=o]), v. i. [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. [1913 Webster]

The morning cock crew loud. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag. [1913 Webster]

3. To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure. [1913 Webster]

The sweetest little maid, That ever crowed for kisses. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{To crow over}, to exult over a vanquished antagonist. [1913 Webster]

Sennacherib crowing over poor Jerusalem. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]


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  • Crown — or The Crown may refer to: Crown (anatomy), a part of the head or of a hat Headgear Coronet, a small crown consisting of ornaments fixed on a metal ring. Unlike a crown, a coronet never has arches.[citation needed] Crown (headgear), ceremonial… …   Wikipedia

  • Crown — (kroun), n. [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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crown — index culminate, culmination, honor, maximum (pinnacle), pinnacle, surmount Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • crown — [kroun] n. [ME coroune < OFr corone < L corona, a garland, crown < Gr korōnē, curved object, wreath < IE base * (s)ker , to turn, bend > L curvus, crux] 1. a garland or wreath worn on the head as a sign of honor, victory, etc. 2. a …   English World dictionary

  • Crown — (kroun), v. t. [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}, n.] 1. To cover, decorate, or invest with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crown — crown; crown·al; crown·ation; crown·et; crown·less; de·crown; dis·crown; un·crown; crown·er; crown·ing; …   English syllables

  • crown — early 12c., royal crown, from Anglo Fr. coroune, from O.Fr. corone (13c., Mod.Fr. couronne), from L. corona crown, originally wreath, garland, related to Gk. korone anything curved, kind of crown. (O.E. used corona, directly from Latin) Extended… …   Etymology dictionary

  • crown — [n1] top; best acme, apex, climax, crest, culmination, fastigium, head, meridian, peak, perfection, pinnacle, roof, summit, tip, top, ultimate, vertex, zenith; concepts 706,836 Ant. bottom, worst crown [n2] tiara for royalty chaplet, circlet,… …   New thesaurus

  • Crown — [ kraʊn; gleichbed. engl.]: svw. ↑ Krone. * * * Crown   [kraʊn; englisch »Krone«] die, / s, Bezeichnung für englische Gold und Silbermünzen zu 5 Shilling. Die goldene Crown (Crown of the double rose) wurde 1526 unter Heinrich VIII. eingeführt und …   Universal-Lexikon

  • crown — s.n. Sticlă cu însuşiri speciale, foarte puţin dispersivă, din care se confecţionează lentile divergente. [pron. craun. / < engl., fr. crown( glass)]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 16.02.2005. Sursa: DN  CROWN [CRAUN] s. n. sticlă crown = sticlă cu …   Dicționar Român

  • crown — [kraʊn] noun 1. the Crown the government of a country such as Britain that is officially led by a king or queen: • The islands are possessions of the Crown. 2. [countable] FINANCE the English name for a unit of currency used in Denmark, Norway,… …   Financial and business terms

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