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crown
brilliant-cut gemstone

crown

 (kroun)
n.
1. An ornamental circlet or head covering, often made of precious metal set with jewels and worn as a symbol of sovereignty.
2. often Crown
a. The power, position, or empire of a monarch or of a state governed by constitutional monarchy.
b. The monarch as head of state.
3. A distinction or reward for achievement, especially a title signifying championship in a sport.
4. Something resembling a diadem in shape.
5.
a. A coin stamped with a crown or crowned head on one side.
b. Abbr. cr. A silver coin formerly used in Great Britain and worth five shillings.
c. Any one of several coins, such as the koruna, the krona, or the krone, having a name that means "crown."
6.
a. The top or highest part of the head.
b. The head itself.
7. The top or upper part of a hat.
8. The highest point or summit.
9. The highest, primary, or most valuable part, attribute, or state: considered the rare Turkish stamp the crown of their collection.
10. Dentistry
a. The part of a tooth that is covered by enamel and projects beyond the gum line.
b. An artificial substitute for the natural crown of a tooth.
11. Nautical The lowest part of an anchor, where the arms are joined to the shank.
12. Architecture The highest portion of an arch, including the keystone.
13. Botany
a. The upper part of a tree, which includes the branches and leaves.
b. The part of a plant, usually at ground level, where the stem and roots merge.
c. The persistent, mostly underground base of a perennial herb.
d. See corona.
14. The crest of an animal, especially of a bird.
15. The portion of a cut gem above the girdle.
v. crowned, crown·ing, crowns
v.tr.
1. To put a crown or garland on the head of.
2. To invest with regal power; enthrone.
3. To confer honor, dignity, or reward upon.
4. To surmount or be the highest part of.
5. To form the crown, top, or chief ornament of.
6. To bring to completion or successful conclusion; consummate: crowned the event with a lavish reception.
7. Dentistry To put a crown on (a tooth).
8. Games To make (a piece in checkers that has reached the last row) into a king by placing another piece upon it.
9. Informal To hit on the head.
v.intr.
To reach a stage in labor when a large segment of the fetal scalp is visible at the vaginal orifice. Used of a fetus.

[Middle English crowne, from Anglo-Norman coroune, from Latin corōna, wreath, garland, crown, from Greek korōnē, anything curved, kind of crown, from korōnos, curved; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

crowning

(ˈkraʊnɪŋ)
n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) obstetrics the stage of labour when the infant's head is passing through the vaginal opening
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crowning - representing a level of the highest possible achievement or attainment; "the crowning accomplishment of his career"
ultimate - furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme; "the ultimate achievement"; "the ultimate question"; "man's ultimate destiny"; "the ultimate insult"; "one's ultimate goal in life"
2.crowning - forming or providing a crown or summit; "the crowning star on a Christmas tree"; "her hair was her crowning glory"
top - situated at the top or highest position; "the top shelf"

crowning

adjective supreme, final, ultimate, sovereign, paramount, culminating, consummate, mother of all (informal), climactic the crowning moment of an illustrious career

crowning

adjective
Of or constituting a climax:
Translations

crowning

[ˈkraʊnɪŋ]
A. ADJ [achievement] → supremo, máximo
the house's crowning glory is its gardenel máximo or mayor atractivo de la casa es el jardín
B. N (= ceremony) → coronación f

crowning

[ˈkraʊnɪŋ] adj [achievement, moment] → suprêmecrowning glory n
(= achievement) → plus grand triomphe m
(= hair)
Her hair is her crowning glory → Ses cheveux sont sa grande fierté.crown jewel
n (precious item or commodity)bien m le plus précieux
crown jewels, Crown jewels
the crown jewels, the Crown Jewels → les joyaux mpl de la Couronnecrown prince nprince m héritiercrown princess n
(= heiress to throne) → princesse f héritière
(= crown prince's wife) → princesse f royaleCrown Prosecution Service n (British)Ministère m public (qui décide de la soumission des cas au tribunal)crown prosecutor n (British)procureur mf de la République(procureure f de la République)crow's feet nplpattes fpl d'oie (rides)
to have crow's feet → avoir des pattes d'oiescrow's nest n [ship] → nid m de pie

crowning

nKrönung f
adj success, achievementkrönend; her hair was her crowning gloryihr Haar war ihre größte Zierde; that symphony was his crowning glorydiese Sinfonie war die Krönung seines Werkes

crowning

[ˈkraʊnɪŋ] adj (achievement, glory) → supremo/a

crown·ing

1. n. coronamiento, coronación.
2. etapa del parto cuando la cabeza se localiza en la salida pélvica;
3. preparación de un diente natural para recubrirlo usando el material dental elegido.

crowning

n (obst) coronación f
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