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



    BrE BrE//kraʊn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kraʊn//
    Mouth and teeth
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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 Wordfinderabdicate, accede, crown, king, government, monarch, throne, reign, royal, succession
  2. 2the Crown [singular] the government of a country, thought of as being represented by a king or queen land owned by the Crown a Minister of the Crown Who's appearing for the Crown (= bringing a criminal charge against somebody on behalf of the state) in this case?
  3. 3the 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
  4. of flowers/leaves
  5. 4[countable] a circle of flowers, leaves, etc. that is worn on somebody’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. 6(also the crown) [singular] the top part of the head or a hat
  10. highest part
  11. 7(also the 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 synonym cap (6) Wordfinderanaesthetic, cavity, check-up, crown, dentist, dentures, drill, extract, filling, hygienist See related entries: Mouth and teeth
  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 25p)
  19. Word OriginMiddle English: from Anglo-Norman French corune (noun), coruner (verb), Old French corone (noun), coroner (verb), from Latin corona ‘wreath, chaplet’.Extra examples He lost his world crown to the Korean champion. He succeeded to the crown of Spain In 1553 the crown passed from Edward VI to Mary. In 1688 the crown was offered to William and Mary. She swept her hair into a bun at the crown of her head. The crown was placed upon the new monarch’s head. There were raindrops on his bald crown. a piece of Crown land He won the final race of the season to clinch the world crown. the emperor’s jewel-encrusted crownIdioms the most attractive or valuable part of something The Knightsbridge branch is the jewel in the crown of a 500-strong chain of stores.
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