crown

A crown is a fancy, round ornament worn on the heads of kings and queens. To crown someone is to declare them a monarch or a champion. A crown is also a boring old top of something, like a tooth.

Historically, a crown represented the country ruled by the monarch who wore it. In some cases, the person wearing a crown wasn't the king, but the head of a church, as most modern-day Catholic popes have done during certain ceremonies. Other kinds of crowns are the top of a hat or the top part of your head, and also the visible part of a tooth — or the artificial replacement made by a dentist.

Definitions of crown
  1. noun
    an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty
    synonyms: diadem
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    coronet
    a small crown; usually indicates a high rank but below that of sovereign
    type of:
    crown jewels
    regalia (jewelry and other paraphernalia) worn by a sovereign on state occasions
    jeweled headdress, jewelled headdress
    a headdress adorned with jewels
  2. noun
    a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory
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    crown of thorns
    a mock crown made of thorn branches that Roman soldiers placed on Jesus before the Crucifixion
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    chaplet, coronal, garland, lei, wreath
    flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
  3. noun
    the award given to the champion
    synonyms: pennant
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    accolade, award, honor, honour, laurels
    a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
  4. verb
    invest with regal power; enthrone
    “The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey”
    synonyms: coronate
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    enthrone, invest, vest
    provide with power and authority
  5. noun
    the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
    synonyms: crest, peak, summit, tip, top
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    brow, hilltop
    the peak of a hill
    pinnacle
    a lofty peak
    mountain peak
    the summit of a mountain
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    place, spot, topographic point
    a point located with respect to surface features of some region
  6. noun
    the top of the head
    synonyms: pate, poll
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    tonsure
    the shaved crown of a monk's or priest's head
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    top, top side, upper side, upside
    the highest or uppermost side of anything
  7. noun
    the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head
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    acme, apex, peak, vertex, zenith
    the highest point (of something)
  8. noun
    the upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant
    synonyms: treetop
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    capitulum
    an arrangement of leafy branches forming the top or head of a tree
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    top
    the upper part of anything
  9. noun
    the center of a cambered road
    synonyms: crest
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    type of:
    top, top side, upper side, upside
    the highest or uppermost side of anything
  10. verb
    form the topmost part of
    “A weather vane crowns the building”
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    type of:
    head
    be in the front of or on top of
  11. verb
    be the culminating event
    “The speech crowned the meeting”
    synonyms: top
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    climax, culminate
    end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
  12. noun
    the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel
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    type of:
    top
    the upper part of anything
  13. noun
    (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth
    “tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown
    synonyms: cap, crownwork, jacket, jacket crown
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    type of:
    dental appliance
    a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth
  14. verb
    put an enamel cover on
    crown my teeth”
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    type of:
    cover
    provide with a covering or cause to be covered
  15. noun
    an English coin worth 5 shillings
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    coin
    a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
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