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crown

noun [C]  us   /krɑʊn/

crown noun [C] (HEAD COVERING)

a circular decoration for the head, usually made of gold and jewels, worn by a king or queen at official ceremonies In a sports competition, a crown is a prize or position which you get for beating all the other competitors: They won six NBA crowns in seven years.

crown noun [C] (TOP PART)

the top part of something, esp. a person’s head: Her hair stuck straight up from her crown. The crown of a hat is the part that covers the top of your head.

crown noun [C] (TOOTH)

an artificial piece used to cover the top and sides of a tooth, esp. if it is damaged: a gold crown

crown

verb [T]  us   /krɑʊn/

crown verb [T] (BE BEST)

to be the best or most successful part of an activity or life: He hoped that health-care was the achievement that would crown his administration.

crown verb [T] (COVER HEAD AS SYMBOL)

to make someone officially a king or queen of a country: Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953 (= made queen).

crown verb [T] (COVER TOOTH)

to place an artificial, tooth-shaped piece over a tooth, esp. if the natural tooth is damaged: She had her two front teeth crowned.

crown verb [T] (BE TOP PART)

to be on or around the top of something: mountains crowned with snowy caps
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