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.

Primary Meanings of crown

1.
nv
an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty
invest with regal power; enthrone
2.
nv
the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
form the topmost part of
3.
nv
the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel
put an enamel cover on
4.
n
an English coin worth 5 shillings
Full Definitions of crown
1

n an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty

Synonyms:
diadem
Types:
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

n a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory

Types:
crown of thorns
a mock crown made of thorn branches that Roman soldiers placed on Jesus before the Crucifixion
Type of:
chaplet, coronal, garland, lei, wreath
flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes

n the award given to the champion

Synonyms:
pennant
Type of:
accolade, award, honor, honour, laurels
a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

v invest with regal power; enthrone

“The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey”
Synonyms:
coronate
Type of:
enthrone, invest, vest
provide with power and authority
2

n the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)

Synonyms:
crest, peak, summit, tip, top
Examples:
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Aconcagua
the highest mountain in the western hemisphere; located in the Andes in western Argentina (22,834 feet high)
Mount Adams
a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high)
Adam's Peak
a mountain peak in south central Sri Lanka (7,360 feet high)
Ancohuma
a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (20,960 feet high)
Annapurna
a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (26,500 feet high)
Mount Ararat
the mountain peak that Noah's ark landed on as the waters of the great flood receded
Bonete
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,546 feet high)
Cachi
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,047 feet high)
Changtzu
a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (24,780 feet high)
Chimborazo
a mountain peak in the Andes in Ecuador (20,560 feet high)
Mount Communism
the highest mountain peak in the Pamir Mountains; near the Chinese border in northeastern Tajikistan (24,590 feet high)
Coropuna
a mountain peak in the Andes in Peru (21,083 feet high)
Dhaulagiri
a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (26,820 feet high)
El Libertador
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,047 feet high)
El Muerto
a mountain peak in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (21,457 feet high)
Mount Everest
a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal; the highest mountain peak in the world (29,028 feet high)
Galan
a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (21,654 feet high)
Gasherbrum
a mountain in northern Kashmir (26,470 feet high)
Gosainthan
a mountain in the Himalayas in Tibet (26,290 feet high)
Grand Teton
a mountain peak in northwestern Wyoming; the highest peak in the Teton Range (13,766 feet high)
Handies Peak
a mountain peak in the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado (14,048 feet high)
Huascaran
a mountain in the Andes in Peru (22,205 feet high)
Mount Hubbard
a mountain peak in southeastern Alaska that is part of the Coast Range (14,950 feet high)
Illampu
a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (20,870 feet high)
Illimani
a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,201 feet high)
Mount Godwin Austen
a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir; the 2nd highest peak in the world (28,250 feet high)
Kamet
a mountain in the Himalayas in northern India (25,450 feet high)
Mount Kanchenjunga
a mountain the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and Tibet (28,208 feet high)
Mount Kilimanjaro
the highest peak in Africa; located in northeastern Tanzania; 19,340 feet high
Laudo
a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (20,997 feet high)
Lhotse
a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (27,890 feet high)
Llullaillaco
a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,057 feet high)
Mount Logan
a mountain peak in the St. Elias Range in the southwestern Yukon Territory in Canada (19,850 feet high)
Makalu
a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (27,790 feet high)
Matterhorn
a mountain in the Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy (14,780 feet high); noted for its distinctive shape
Mount McKinley
a mountain in south central Alaska; the highest peak in North America (20,300 feet high)
Mercedario
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,210 feet high)
Monte Bianco
the highest mountain peak in the Alps; on the border between France and Italy to the south of Geneva (15,781 feet high)
Mount Bartle Frere
the highest mountain peak in Queensland, Australia
Mount Elbert
the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado (14,431 feet high)
Muztagh
a highest mountain peak in the Kunlun Shan in China; near the Indian border (23,891 feet high)
Nacimiento
a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (21,302 feet high)
Nanda Devi
a mountain in the Himalayas in northern India (25,660 feet high)
Nanga Parbat
a mountain in the Himalayas in Kashmir (26,660 feet high)
North Peak
19,370 feet high
Nuptse
a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (25,726 feet high)
Ojos del Salado
a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,572 feet high)
Mount Olympus
a mountain peak in northeast Greece near the Aegean coast; believed by ancient Greeks to be the dwelling place of the gods (9,570 feet high)
Mount Parnassus
(Greek mythology) a mountain in central Greece where (according to Greek mythology) the Muses lived; known as the mythological home of music and poetry
Pike's Peak
a mountain peak in the Rockies in central Colorado (14,109 feet high)
Pissis
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,241 feet high)
Pobeda Peak
a mountain peak in the Tien Shan mountains in northern India (24,406 feet high)
Rakaposhi
a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir (25,560 feet high)
Mount Ranier
a mountain peak in central Washington; highest peak in the Cascade Range; (14,410 feet high)
Mount Rushmore
a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota; the likenesses of Washington and Jefferson and Lincoln and Roosevelt are carved on it
Sajama
a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,391 feet high)
Mount Shasta
a volcanic mountain peak in the Cascade Range in northern California (14,162 feet high)
Mount Sherman
a peak in the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado (14,036 feet high)
Mount Sinai
a mountain peak in the southern Sinai Peninsula (7,500 feet high); it is believed to be the peak on which Moses received the Ten Commandments
Tirich Mir
a mountain in the Hindu Kush in Pakistan (25,230 feet high)
Tupungato
a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,310 feet high)
Ulugh Muz Tagh
a mountain in the Kunlun range in China (25,340 feet high)
Uncompahgre Peak
the highest peak in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado (14,309 feet high)
Weisshorn
a mountain in the Alps in Switzerland (14,804 feet high)
Wheeler Peak
a mountain peak in northeastern New Mexico in the Rocky Mountains
Mount Whitney
the highest peak in the Sierra Nevada range in California (14,494 feet high)
Mount Wilson
a peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high)
Yerupaja
a mountain peak in the Andes in Peru (21,709 feet high)
Types:
brow, hilltop
the peak of a hill
pinnacle
a lofty peak
mountain peak
the summit of a mountain
Type of:
place, spot, topographic point
a point located with respect to surface features of some region

n the top of the head

Synonyms:
pate, poll
Types:
tonsure
the shaved crown of a monk's or priest's head
Type of:
top, top side, upper side, upside
the highest or uppermost side of anything

n the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head

Type of:
acme, apex, peak, vertex
the highest point (of something)

n the upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant

Synonyms:
treetop
Types:
capitulum
an arrangement of leafy branches forming the top or head of a tree
Type of:
top
the upper part of anything

n the center of a cambered road

Synonyms:
crest
Type of:
top, top side, upper side, upside
the highest or uppermost side of anything

v form the topmost part of

“A weather vane crowns the building”
Type of:
head
be in the front of or on top of

v be the culminating event

“The speech crowned the meeting”
Synonyms:
top
Type of:
climax, culminate
end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
3

n the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel

Type of:
top
the upper part of anything

n (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
Type of:
dental appliance
a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth

v put an enamel cover on

crown my teeth”
Type of:
cover
provide with a covering or cause to be covered
4

n an English coin worth 5 shillings

Type of:
coin
a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

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