Word:

Crown

Pronunciation: kroun
p. p.1.p. p. of Crow.
n.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.
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.
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.) That part of an anchor where the arms are joined to the shank.
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.
Crown land
land belonging to the crown, that is, to the sovereign.
- Milton.
Crown law
the law which governs criminal prosecutions.
Crown lawyer
one employed by the crown, as in criminal cases.
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
(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.
Crown wheel
See in the Vocabulary.
- 1 Macc. x. 20.
Crown work
See in the Vocabulary.
Pleas of the crown
(Engl. law) criminal actions.
v. t.1.To cover, decorate, or invest with a crown; hence, to invest with royal dignity and power.
[imp. & p. p. Crowned (kround); p. pr. & vb. n. Crowning.]
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.
Noun1.Crown - the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy; "the colonies revolted against the Crown"
2.crown - the enamel covered part of a tooth above the gum
3.crown - a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory
4.crown - an ornamental jewelled headdress signifying sovereignty
Synonyms: diadem
5.crown - the part of a hat (the vertex) covering the crown of the head
6.crown - an English coin worth 5 shillings
7.crown - the upper branches and leaves of a tree
Synonyms: treetop, capitulum
8.crown - the top point of a mountain or hill; "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the summit of Monadnock"
Synonyms: crest, summit, top, peak, tip
9.Crowncrown - the award given to the champion
Synonyms: pennant
10.crown - the top of the head
Synonyms: pate, poll
11.crown - the center of a cambered road
Synonyms: crest
Verb1.crown - invest with regal power; enthrone; "The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey"
Synonyms: coronate
2.crown - be the culminating event; "The speech crowned the meeting"
Synonyms: top
3.crown - form the topmost part of; "A weather vane crowns the building"
4.crown - put an enamel cover on; "crown my teeth"

CROWN. A covering for the head, commonly used by kings; figuratively, it signifies royal authority. By pleas of the crown, are understood criminal actions.

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Browse
Crowberry
crowberry family
Crowd
crowd control
crowd out
crowd together
crowded
Crowder
crowding
Crowdy
Crowflower
Crowfoot
crowfoot family
crowfoot grass
crowing
Crowkeeper
-- Crown --
Crown antler
Crown bar
crown beard
Crown colony
crown daisy
crown fire
crown gall
crown glass
Crown grafting
crown imperial
crown jewel
crown jewels
Crown land
Crown law
Crown lawyer
crown lens
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