crowncrown1 /kraʊn/ ●●○W3 noun1hat for king/queen [countable]a)DCJa circle made of gold and decorated with jewels, worn by kings and queens on their headsb)PGOa circle, sometimes made of things such as leaves or flowers, worn by someone who has won a special honour2 →the Crown3tooth [countable]MH an artificial top for a damagedtooth4head [usually singular]TOP the top part of a hat or someone’s headcrown ofauburn hair piled high on the crown of her heada hat with a high crown5hill [usually singular] the top of a hill or something shaped like a hillcrown ofThey 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.6sports [usually singular]DS the position you have if you have won an important sportscompetitionCan she retain her Wimbledon crown?He went on to win the world crown in 2001.7money [countable]a)PECthe standardunit of money in some European countriesSwedish crownsb)PECan old Britishcoin. Four crowns made a pound.8SIGN/SYMBOLpicture [countable] a mark, sign, badge etc in the shape of a crown, used especially to show rank or quality
crowncrown2 verb [transitive]1PGOto place a crown on the head of a new king or queen as part of an officialceremony in which they become king or queen → coronationLouis was crowned at Reims in 814.crown somebody (as) king/queen etcIn 1896 Nicholas was crowned as Tsar.2to give someone a title for winning a competitionShe was crowned Wimbledon champion.3PERFECTto make something perfect or complete, by adding an achievement etccrown somebody with somethinga long career crowned with a peaceful retirement4 →be crowned with something5MHto put a protective top on a damaged tooth6informalHIT to hit someone on the head→ See Verb table
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crown• And this might have happened had successcrowned an attempt to penetrate the Confederate works by means of a mine.• She was crowned at the age of eight.• The timbered Untertor, crowned by its clock within a triangularroof, stands at the end of a narrow street.• And to crown her joyGuy Ferris was an expertsailor.• The SuperBowlchampions have been crowned -- no fatalities this year -- and the groundhog has seen his shadow.• The Lombards incorporated this into an ironcrown which was used to crown the kings of Lombardy.• The entirecomplex is surrounded by a ten-foot Cyclonefencecrowned with multiplerows of barbed wire.crown somebody (as) king/queen etc• He was going to be crowned Wizard King.• These Wild Things recognizeMax as one of their own, at least in spirit, and crown him their king.• The Lombards incorporated this into an iron crown which was used to crown the kings of Lombardy.• He succeeded so well that the people crowned him king of this whole region!From Longman Business Dictionarycrowncrown /kraʊn/ noun1the Crown the government of a country such as Britain that is officially led by a king or queenThe islands are possessions of the Crown.2[countable]FINANCE the English name for a unit of currency used in Denmark, Norway, and SwedenThe Swedish drug company had pre-tax profits of 545 million crowns.