crown

crown
noun
1》 a circular ornamental headdress worn by a monarch as a symbol of authority.
    ↘(the Crown) the monarchy or reigning monarch.
    ↘a wreath of leaves or flowers, especially that worn as an emblem of victory in ancient Greece or Rome.
2》 an award or distinction gained by a victory or achievement, especially in sport.
3》 the top or highest participle
    ↘the top part of a person's head or a hat.
    ↘the upper branching part of a tree or other plant.
    ↘the upper part of a cut gem, above the girdle.
4》 the part of a tooth projecting from the gum.
    ↘an artificial replacement or covering for the upper part of a tooth.
5》 a British coin with a face value of five shillings or 25 pence, now minted only for commemorative purposes.
6》 (in full metric crown) a paper size, 384 × 504 mm.
    ↘(in full crown octavo) a book size, 186 × 123 mm.
    ↘(in full crown quarto) a book size, 246 × 189 mm.
verb
1》 ceremonially place a crown on the head of (someone) to invest them as a monarch.
    ↘declare to be the best, especially at a sport: he was crowned world champion.
    ↘(in draughts) promote (a piece) to king by placing another on top of it.
2》 rest on or form the top of.
3》 be the triumphant culmination of (an effort or endeavour).
4》 fit a crown to (a tooth).
5》 informal hit on the head.
6》 (of a baby's head during labour) fully appear in the vaginal opening prior to emerging.
Origin
ME: from Anglo-Norman Fr. corune (n.), coruner (v.), OFr. corone, coroner, from L. corona 'wreath, chaplet'.

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