transitive verb Date: 14th century to take the crown from ; dethrone

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Uncrown — Un*crown , v. t. [1st pref. un + crown.] To deprive of a crown; to take the crown from; hence, to discrown; to dethrone. [1913 Webster] He hath done me wrong, And therefore I ll uncrown him ere t be long. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uncrown — index overthrow Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • uncrown — /un krown /, v.t. 1. to deprive or divest of a crown. 2. to reduce from dignity or preeminence. [1250 1300; ME uncrounen. See UN 2, CROWN] * * * …   Universalium

  • uncrown — verb To deprive of the monarchy …   Wiktionary

  • uncrown — Synonyms and related words: break, bust, cashier, deconsecrate, defrock, depose, dethrone, disbar, discrown, disenthrone, dismiss, displace, drum out, excommunicate, expel, give the gate, kick upstairs, liquidate, oust, overthrow, pension,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • uncrown — v. dethrone, remove a monarch from power, depose a king …   English contemporary dictionary

  • uncrown — v. a. Discrown, dethrone, depose …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • uncrown — un·crown …   English syllables

  • uncrown — un•crown [[t]ʌnˈkraʊn[/t]] v. t. 1) to divest of a crown 2) to reduce from dignity or preeminence • Etymology: 1250–1300 …   From formal English to slang

  • uncrown — /ʌnˈkraʊn/ (say un krown) verb (t) 1. to deprive or divest of a crown. 2. to reduce from dignity or pre eminence. {un 2 + crown} …   Australian English dictionary

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