Crown
Crown 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 crown; hence, to invest with royal dignity and power. [1913 Webster]

Her who fairest does appear, Crown her queen of all the year. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Crown him, and say, ``Long live our emperor.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To bestow something upon as a mark of honor, dignity, or recompense; to adorn; to dignify. [1913 Webster]

Thou . . . hast crowned him with glory and honor. --Ps. viii. 5. [1913 Webster]

3. To form the topmost or finishing part of; to complete; to consummate; to perfect. [1913 Webster]

Amidst the grove that crowns yon tufted hill. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

One day shall crown the alliance. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

To crown the whole, came a proposition. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mil.) To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the glacis, or the summit of the breach. [1913 Webster]

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