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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 ?
Her thick, glossy hair rose like a silver diadem from her brow.
His head, on the whole of which the hair had been permitted to grow, the pursuits of war having so long been abandoned, was encircled by a sort of plated diadem, which, in its turn, bore lesser and more glittering ornaments, that sparkled amid the glossy hues of three drooping ostrich feathers, dyed a deep black, in touching contrast to the color of his snow-white locks.
But if this whale be a king, he is a very sulky looking fellow to grace a diadem.
They seemed actually suspended from the dark vault of heaven, and their gentle light shed a fairylike gleam over the snow-fields around the foot of the Matterhorn, which raised its stupendous pinnacle on high, penetrating to the heart of the Great Bear, and crowning itself with a diadem of his magnificent stars.
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.
Ay me, they little know How dearly I abide that boast so vaine, Under what torments inwardly I groane; While they adore me on the Throne of Hell, With Diadem and Scepter high advanc'd The lower still I fall, onely Supream In miserie; such joy Ambition findes.
He has been shown to us with the diadem sparkling on his brow and the imperial purple flowing in his train.
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.
Stand by my side and put your courage into my heart as on the day when we loosed Troy's fair diadem from her brow.
What is such or such a prince to us, who fixed the diadem upon a great queen's head?
And never, on the diadem of the White Mountains, did the Great Carbuncle hold a place half so honored as is reserved for it in the hall of the De Veres
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.