|1.||an ornamental headdress denoting sovereignty, usually made of gold embedded with precious stones|
|2.||a wreath or garland for the head, awarded as a sign of victory, success, honour, etc|
|3.||(sometimes capital) monarchy or kingship|
|4.||an award, distinction, or title, given as an honour to reward merit, victory, etc|
|5.||anything resembling or symbolizing a crown, such as a sergeant major's badge or a heraldic bearing|
|6.||a. history a coin worth 25 pence (five shillings)|
|b. any of several continental coins, such as the krona or krone, with a name meaning crown|
|7.||the top or summit of something, esp of a rounded object: crown of a hill; crown of the head|
|8.||the centre part of a road, esp when it is cambered|
|a. the leaves and upper branches of a tree|
|b. the junction of root and stem, usually at the level of the ground|
|c. another name for corona|
|a. the cup and arms of a crinoid, as distinct from the stem|
|b. the crest of a bird|
|11.||the outstanding quality, achievement, state, etc: the crown of his achievements|
|12.||a. the enamel-covered part of a tooth above the gum|
|b. artificial crown a substitute crown, usually of gold, porcelain, or acrylic resin, fitted over a decayed or broken tooth|
|13.||the part of a cut gem above the girdle|
|14.||horology a knurled knob for winding a watch|
|15.||the part of an anchor where the arms are joined to the shank|
|16.||the highest part of an arch or vault|
|17.||a standard size of printing paper, 15 by 20 inches|
|18.||to put a crown on the head of, symbolically vesting with royal title, powers, etc|
|19.||to place a crown, wreath, garland, etc, on the head of|
|20.||to place something on or over the head or top of: he crowned the pie with cream|
|21.||to confer a title, dignity, or reward upon: he crowned her best cook|
|22.||to form the summit or topmost part of: the steeple crowned the tower|
|23.||to cap or put the finishing touch to a series of events: to crown it all it rained, too|
|24.||draughts to promote (a draught) to a king by placing another draught on top of it, as after reaching the end of the board|
|25.||to attach a crown to (a tooth)|
|26.||slang to hit over the head|
|[C12: from Old French corone, from Latin corōna wreath, crown, from Greek korōnē crown, something curved]|
The top or highest part of bodily structure, especially the head.
An artificial substitute for the natural crown of a tooth.
To put a crown on a tooth.
To reach a stage in labor when a large segment of the fetal scalp is visible at the vaginal orifice. Used of a fetus or the head of a fetus.
(1.) Denotes the plate of gold in the front of the high priest's mitre (Ex. 29:6; 39:30). The same Hebrew word so rendered (ne'zer) denotes the diadem worn by Saul in battle (2 Sam. 1:10), and also that which was used at the coronation of Joash (2 Kings 11:12). (2.) The more general name in Hebrew for a crown is _'atarah_, meaning a "circlet." This is used of crowns and head ornaments of divers kinds, including royal crowns. Such was the crown taken from the king of Ammon by David (2 Sam. 12:30). The crown worn by the Assyrian kings was a high mitre, sometimes adorned with flowers. There are sculptures also representing the crowns worn by the early Egyptian and Persian kings. Sometimes a diadem surrounded the royal head-dress of two or three fillets. This probably signified that the wearer had dominion over two or three countries. In Rev. 12:3; 13:1, we read of "many crowns," a token of extended dominion. (3.) The ancient Persian crown (Esther 1:11; 2:17; 6:8) was called _kether_; i.e., "a chaplet," a high cap or tiara. Crowns were worn sometimes to represent honour and power (Ezek. 23:42). They were worn at marriages (Cant. 3:11; Isa. 61:10, "ornaments;" R.V., "a garland"), and at feasts and public festivals. The crown was among the Romans and Greeks a symbol of victory and reward. The crown or wreath worn by the victors in the Olympic games was made of leaves of the wild olive; in the Pythian games, of laurel; in the Nemean games, of parsley; and in the Isthmian games, of the pine. The Romans bestowed the "civic crown" on him who saved the life of a citizen. It was made of the leaves of the oak. In opposition to all these fading crowns the apostles speak of the incorruptible crown, the crown of life (James 1:12; Rev. 2:10) "that fadeth not away" (1 Pet. 5:4, Gr. amarantinos; comp. 1:4). Probably the word "amaranth" was applied to flowers we call "everlasting," the "immortal amaranth."