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Topic: CURRENCIES

Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: corone, from Latin corona 'circle of leaves put on someone's head, crown', from Greek korone

crown

1 noun
     
crown
crown1 S3 W3
1

hat for king/queen

[countable]
a) DCJ a circle made of gold and decorated with jewels, worn by kings and queens on their heads
b) PGO a circle, sometimes made of things such as leaves or flowers, worn by someone who has won a special honour
2

country's ruler

the crown

a) PGO the position of being king or queen:
The treaty of Troyes made Henry V heir to the crown of France.
b) PG 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

[countable]MH 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]DS 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

[countable]
a) PEC the standard unit of money in some European countries:
Swedish crowns
b) PEC an old British coin. Four crowns made a pound.
8

picture

[countable] a mark, sign, badge etc in the shape of a crown, used especially to show rank or quality
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