crown1 W3S3 [kraun] n
1¦(hat for king/queen)¦
2¦(country's ruler)¦
[Date: 1100-1200; : Old French; Origin: corone, from Latin corona 'circle of leaves put on someone's head, crown', from Greek korone]
a) a circle made of gold and decorated with jewels, worn by kings and queens on their heads
b) a circle, sometimes made of things such as leaves or flowers, worn by someone who has won a special honour
the crown
a) the position of being king or queen
The treaty of Troyes made Henry V heir to the crown of France.
b) the government of a country such as Britain that is officially led by a king or queen
He has retired from the service of the Crown.
3.) ¦(TOOTH)¦
an artificial top for a damaged tooth
4.) ¦(HEAD)¦ [usually singular]
the top part of a hat or someone's head
crown of
auburn hair piled high on the crown of her head
a hat with a high crown
5.) ¦(HILL)¦ [usually singular]
the top of a hill or something shaped like a hill
crown of
They drove to the crown of Zion hill and on into town.
The masonry at the crown of the arch is paler than on either curve.
6.) ¦(SPORTS)¦ [usually singular]
the position you have if you have won an important sports competition
Can she retain her Wimbledon crown?
He went on to win the world crown in 2001.
7.) ¦(MONEY)¦
a) the standard unit of money in some European countries
Swedish crowns
b) an old British coin. Four crowns made a pound.
8.) ¦(PICTURE)¦
a mark, sign, ↑badge etc in the shape of a crown, used especially to show rank or quality
crown 2
crown2 v [T ]
[Date: 1100-1200; : Old French; Origin: coroner, from Latin coronare, from corona; CROWN1]
1.) to place a crown on the head of a new king or queen as part of an official ceremony in which they become king or queen
Louis was crowned at Reims in 814.
crown sb (as) king/queen etc
In 1896 Nicholas was crowned as tsar.
2.) to make something perfect or complete, by adding an achievement etc
crown sb with sth
a long career crowned with a peaceful retirement
3.) be crowned with sth
literary having something on top
Almost every hill is crowned with a little walled village.
4.) to put a protective top on a damaged tooth
5.) informal to hit someone on the head

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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