• A royal, imperial or princely headdress; a diadem.
  • A wreath or band for the head, especially one given as reward of victory or a mark of honor.
  • Any reward of victory or mark of honor.
  • Imperial or regal power, or those who wield it.
  • The sovereign (in a monarchy), as head of state.
  • The state, the government (headed by a monarch).
  • The top part of something:
  • A kind of spire or lantern formed by converging flying buttresses.
  • Splendor; culmination; acme.
  • Any currency (originally) issued by the crown (regal power) and often bearing a crown (headdress); various currencies known by similar names in their native languages, such as the koruna, kruna, krone, korona.
  • A former pre-decimalization British coin worth five shillings.
  • The part of a plant where the root and stem meet.
  • The top of a tree.
  • The part of a tooth above the gums.
  • A prosthetic covering for a tooth.
  • A knot formed in the end of a rope by tucking in the strands to prevent them from unravelling
  • The part of an anchor where the arms and the shank meet
  • The rounding, or rounded part, of the deck from a level line.
  • The bights formed by the turns of a cable.
  • In England, a standard size of printing paper measuring 20 × 15 inches.
  • In American, a standard size of writing paper measuring 19 × 15 inches.
  • A monocyclic ligand having three or more binding sites, capable of holding a guest in a central location
  • During childbirth, the appearance of the baby's head from the mother's vagina
  • A rounding or smoothing of the barrel opening
  • The area enclosed between two concentric perimeters.
  • A round spot shaved clean on the top of the head, as a mark of the clerical state; the tonsure.
  • A whole bird with the legs and wings removed to produce a joint of white meat.
  • A formal hat worn by women to Sunday church services; a church crown.
  • The knurled knob or dial, on the outside of a watch case, used to wind it or adjust the hands.


  • Of, related to, or pertaining to a crown.
  • Of, related to, pertaining to the top of a tree or trees.


  • To place a crown on the head of.
  • To formally declare (someone) a king, queen, emperor, etc.
  • To bestow something upon as a mark of honour, dignity, or recompense; to adorn; to dignify.
  • To form the topmost or finishing part of; to complete; to consummate; to perfect.
  • To declare (someone) a winner.
  • Of a baby, during the birthing process; for the surface of the baby's head to appear in the vaginal opening.
  • To cause to round upward; to make anything higher at the middle than at the edges, such as the face of a machine pulley.
  • To hit on the head.
  • To shoot an opponent in the back of the head with a shotgun in a first-person shooter video game.
  • In checkers, to stack two checkers to indicate that the piece has become a king.
  • To widen the opening of the barrel.
  • To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the glacis, or the summit of the breach.
  • To lay the ends of the strands of (a knot) over and under each other.
  • being about to take a poop (usually trying to hold it in, derived from obstetric use: metaphor of "giving birth" to solid poo)


  • From Middle English coroune, croune, crowne, from Anglo-Norman coroune, curune, corone (French couronne), from Latin corōna ("garland, crown, wreath"), from Ancient Greek κορώνη. corona, koruna, krone, and krona. Displaced Middle English beigh, biȝ, from
  • Old English bēag ("crown, garland, necklace").
  • So called because originally watermarked with a crown.

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