Definition of crown verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kraʊn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kraʊn//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they crown
    BrE BrE//kraʊn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kraʊn//
    he / she / it crowns
    BrE BrE//kraʊnz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kraʊnz//
    past simple crowned
    BrE BrE//kraʊnd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kraʊnd//
    past participle crowned
    BrE BrE//kraʊnd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kraʊnd//
    -ing form crowning
    BrE BrE//ˈkraʊnɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkraʊnɪŋ//
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  1. 1to put a crown on the head of a new king or queen as a sign of royal power crown somebody Queen Elizabeth was crowned in 1953. crown somebody + noun The prince was soon to be crowned King of England.
  2. cover top
  3. 2[usually passive] crown something (with something) to form or cover the top of something His head was crowned with a mop of brown curls.
  4. make complete
  5. 3[often passive] crown something (with something) to make something complete or perfect, especially by adding an achievement, a success, etc. The award of the Nobel Prize has crowned a glorious career in physics. Their efforts were finally crowned with success.
  6. hit on head
  7. 4crown somebody (old-fashioned, informal) to hit somebody on the head
  8. tooth
  9. 5crown something to put an artificial cover on a tooth synonym cap I've had one of my teeth crowned.
  10. Word OriginMiddle English: from Anglo-Norman French corune (noun), coruner (verb), Old French corone (noun), coroner (verb), from Latin corona ‘wreath, chaplet’.Idioms (British English, informal) used to say that something is the final and worst event in a series of unpleasant or annoying events It was cold and raining, and, to crown it all, we had to walk home.
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