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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.
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."
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
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.
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.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crowned - having an (artificial) crown on a tooth; "had many crowned teeth"
dental medicine, dentistry, odontology - the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
uncrowned - not having an (artificial) crown on a tooth; used especially of molars and bicuspids; "uncrowned teeth badly in need of attention"
2.crowned - crowned with or as if with laurel symbolizing victory
3.crowned - provided with or as if with a crown or a crown as specified; often used in combination; "a high-crowned hat"; "an orange-crowned bird"; "a crowned signet ring"
crownless, uncrowned - not (especially not yet) provided with a crown; "the uncrowned king"
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The third cook, crowned with a resplendent tin basin and wrapped royally in a table-cloth mottled with grease-spots and coffee stains, and bearing a sceptre that looked strangely like a belaying-pin, walked upon a dilapidated carpet and perched himself on the capstan, careless of the flying spray; his tarred and weather-beaten Chamberlains, Dukes and Lord High Admirals surrounded him, arrayed in all the pomp that spare tarpaulins and remnants of old sails could furnish.
Camilla Parker Bowles will one day become queen when Prince Charles is crowned king, but some royal fans are wondering if she will have access to all crown jewels and tiaras owned by Queen Elizabeth II when she assumes the important role.
The rider Mohammad Ahmad Al Marri, from F3 Stables, was crowned winner of the CEN 119km Dubai Crown Prince Ride followed by Saeed Ahmad Al Harbi also from F3 Stables.