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"crown" in British English

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crownnoun [C]

uk   /kraʊn/ us   /kraʊn/

crownverb [T]

uk   /kraʊn/ us   /kraʊn/
  • crown verb [T] (HEAD COVERING)

to put a crown on someone's head in an official ceremony that makes that person king or queen: Queen Elizabeth II was crowned (queen) (= made queen in a special ceremony) in 1953.
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If an event or achievement crowns something, it is the best or most successful part of it: an acting career crowned by her final Oscar-winning performance
  • crown verb [T] (TOP PART)

formal If something crowns something else, it is on or around the top of it: The church was crowned with golden domes.
slang to hit someone on the head

the Crownnoun [S]

uk   /kraʊn/ us   /kraʊn/
the royal governing power of a country that has a king or queen
(Definition of crown from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crown" in American English

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crownnoun [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

crownverb [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
(Definition of crown from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"the Crown" in Business English

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the Crownnoun [S]

uk   us  
GOVERNMENT the government of a country that has a king or queen as its official head: Companies that are owned by the Crown are also subject to this law.
(Definition of the Crown from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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