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Definition of crown noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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    of king/queen
  1. 1[countable] an object in the shape of a circle, usually made of gold and precious stones, that a king or queen wears on his or her head on official occasions
  2. 2the crown [singular] the position or power of a king or queen She refused the crown (= refused to become queen). his claim to the French crown
  3. 3the Crown [singular] the government of a country, thought of as being represented by a king or queen land owned by the Crown
  4. of flowers/leaves
  5. 4[countable] a circle of flowers, leaves, etc. that is worn on someone's head, sometimes as a sign of victory
  6. in sports competition
  7. 5[countable, usually singular] (informal) the position of winning a sports competition She is determined to retain her Wimbledon crown.
  8. of head/hat
  9. 6the crown [singular] the top part of the head or a hat
  10. highest part
  11. 7the crown [singular] the highest part of something the crown of a hill from the crown of the final bend
  12. on tooth
  13. 8[countable] an artificial cover for a damaged tooth
  14. shape
  15. 9[countable] anything in the shape of a crown, especially as a decoration or a badge
  16. money
  17. 10[countable] a unit of money in several European countries Czech crowns
  18. 11[countable] an old British coin worth five shillings (= now 25 pence)
  19. Idioms
    the jewel in the crown
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    the most attractive or valuable part of something The Madison Avenue branch is the jewel in the crown of a 500-strong chain of stores.
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