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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Crowned — (kround), p. p. & a. 1. Having or wearing a crown; surmounted, invested, or adorned, with a crown, wreath, garland, etc.; honored; rewarded; completed; consummated; perfected. Crowned with one crest. Shak. Crowned with conquest. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crowned — crowned; un·crowned; …   English syllables

  • crowned — adjective 1. having an (artificial) crown on a tooth (Freq. 1) had many crowned teeth • Ant: ↑uncrowned • Similar to: ↑capped • Topics: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • crowned — /krownd/, adj. 1. characterized by or having a crown (often used in combination): a crowned signet ring; a low crowned fedora. 2. originating from or founded on the royal crown or its associated dignity, sovereignty, etc.: crowned despotism.… …   Universalium

  • crowned — adj. Crowned is used with these nouns: ↑head, ↑king …   Collocations dictionary

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