- crown [kroun]n.[ME coroune < OFr corone < L corona, a garland, crown < Gr korōnē, curved object, wreath < IE base * (s)ker-, to turn, bend > L curvus, crux]1. a garland or wreath worn on the head as a sign of honor, victory, etc.2. a reward or honor given for merit; specif., the position or title of a champion in a sport3. a circlet or headdress, often of gold and jewels, worn by a monarch as an emblem of sovereignty4. [usually C-]a) the position, power, or dominion of a monarchb) the monarch as head of the statec) the government of a nation having a monarch or of a constitutional monarchy: usually with the5. anything serving to adorn or honor like a crown6. the figure of a crown or a thing like a crown as in shape or position7.a) a coin bearing the figure of a crownb) a British coin equal to 25 (new) pence: no longer coinedc) any of various coins or monetary units whose name means crown: see KORUNA, KRONA, KRONE18. the top part of the skull or head9. the top part of a hat10. the summit or highest point, as of a mountain or arch11. the highest quality, point of development, state, etc. of anything12.a) the enamel-covered part of a tooth, projecting beyond the gum line: see TOOTHb) an artificial substitute for this, usually of porcelain or gold13. the lowest point of an anchor, between the arms14. Bot.a) CORONA (sense 7)b) the point at or just below the surface of the ground where the stem and the root join, esp. in perennial herbsc) the leafy head of a treevt.1.a) to put a crown on the head ofb) to make (a person) a monarch; enthrone2. to honor or reward as with a crown3. to be at the top of; surmount4. to be the crown, highest part, or chief ornament of5. to complete successfully; put the finishing touch on6. to cover (a tooth) with an artificial crown7. Slang to hit on the head8. Checkers to place a piece of the same color on (an opponent's piece that has crossed the board and reached the end row), thus making it a kingcrownern.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.