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di·a·dem

 (dī′ə-dĕm′, -dəm)
n.
1. A crown worn as a sign of royalty.
2. Royal power or dignity.
tr.v. di·a·demed, di·a·dem·ing, di·a·dems
To adorn with or as if with a diadem.

[Middle English diademe, from Old French, from Latin diadēma, from Greek, band, from diadein, to bind around : dia-, dia- + dein, dē-, to bind.]

diadem

(ˈdaɪəˌdɛm)
n
1. (Jewellery) a royal crown, esp a light jewelled circlet
2. royal dignity or power
vb
(Jewellery) (tr) to adorn or crown with or as with a diadem
[C13: from Latin diadēma, from Greek: fillet, royal headdress, from diadein to bind around, from dia- + dein to bind]

di•a•dem

(ˈdaɪ əˌdɛm)

n.
2. an ornamental headband worn as a symbol of royalty.
3. royal dignity or authority.
[1250–1300; Middle English diademe (< Anglo-French) < Latin diadēma < Greek diádēma fillet, band]

diadem


Past participle: diademed
Gerund: diademing

Imperative
diadem
diadem
Present
I diadem
you diadem
he/she/it diadems
we diadem
you diadem
they diadem
Preterite
I diademed
you diademed
he/she/it diademed
we diademed
you diademed
they diademed
Present Continuous
I am diademing
you are diademing
he/she/it is diademing
we are diademing
you are diademing
they are diademing
Present Perfect
I have diademed
you have diademed
he/she/it has diademed
we have diademed
you have diademed
they have diademed
Past Continuous
I was diademing
you were diademing
he/she/it was diademing
we were diademing
you were diademing
they were diademing
Past Perfect
I had diademed
you had diademed
he/she/it had diademed
we had diademed
you had diademed
they had diademed
Future
I will diadem
you will diadem
he/she/it will diadem
we will diadem
you will diadem
they will diadem
Future Perfect
I will have diademed
you will have diademed
he/she/it will have diademed
we will have diademed
you will have diademed
they will have diademed
Future Continuous
I will be diademing
you will be diademing
he/she/it will be diademing
we will be diademing
you will be diademing
they will be diademing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been diademing
you have been diademing
he/she/it has been diademing
we have been diademing
you have been diademing
they have been diademing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been diademing
you will have been diademing
he/she/it will have been diademing
we will have been diademing
you will have been diademing
they will have been diademing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been diademing
you had been diademing
he/she/it had been diademing
we had been diademing
you had been diademing
they had been diademing
Conditional
I would diadem
you would diadem
he/she/it would diadem
we would diadem
you would diadem
they would diadem
Past Conditional
I would have diademed
you would have diademed
he/she/it would have diademed
we would have diademed
you would have diademed
they would have diademed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diadem - an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereigntydiadem - an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty
coronet - a small crown; usually indicates a high rank but below that of sovereign
crown jewels - regalia (jewelry and other paraphernalia) worn by a sovereign on state occasions
jeweled headdress, jewelled headdress - a headdress adorned with jewels

diadem

noun (Old-fashioned) coronet, crown, tiara, circlet a diadem held the veil firmly in place
Translations

diadem

[ˈdaɪədem] Ndiadema f

diadem

[ˈdaɪədɛm] ndiadème m

diadem

nDiadem nt

diadem

[ˈdaɪəˌdɛm] ndiadema m
References in classic literature ?
But if this whale be a king, he is a very sulky looking fellow to grace a diadem.
I have not always been as now: The fever'd diadem on my brow I claim'd and won usurpingly - Hath not the same fierce heirdom given Rome to the Caesar - this to me?
Her thick, glossy hair rose like a silver diadem from her brow.
The diadem in the center of the circlet of gold upon the brow of Lakor proclaimed him a Holy Thern, while his companion, not thus adorned, was a lesser thern, though from his harness I gleaned that he had reached the Ninth Cycle, which is but one below that of the Holy Therns.
He has been shown to us with the diadem sparkling on his brow and the imperial purple flowing in his train.
Clothed in a mantle of dazzling gold or draped in rags of black clouds like a beggar, the might of the Westerly Wind sits enthroned upon the western horizon with the whole North Atlantic as a footstool for his feet and the first twinkling stars making a diadem for his brow.
The Queen of Denmark, a very buxom lady, though no doubt historically brazen, was considered by the public to have too much brass about her; her chin being attached to her diadem by a broad band of that metal (as if she had a gorgeous toothache), her waist being encircled by another, and each of her arms by another, so that she was openly mentioned as "the kettledrum.
The secret of the entire process hinges on the use of the ninth ray, one of the beautiful scintillations which I had noted emanating from the great stone in my host's diadem.
What is such or such a prince to us, who fixed the diadem upon a great queen's head?
It was written in the formal manner he affected, studded with pompous epithets as a Persian diadem was studded with precious stones; and in the beautiful hand, like black letter and as difficult to read, upon which he prided himself.
Perhaps they would not have gone then had not the band begun to play to announce new arrivals; but before they left the great Throne-Room King Evardo added to Ozma's birthday presents a diadem of diamonds set in radium.
And standing upright within the chariot was a beautiful girl clothed in flowing robes of silver gauze and wearing a jeweled diadem upon her dainty head.