Meaning of “crown” in the English Dictionary

"crown" in British English

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crownnoun [ C ]

uk /kraʊn/ us /kraʊn/

crown noun [ C ] (TOP PART)

the top part of a head, hat, or hill:

A pink ribbon had been tied around the crown of the hat.

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

Idiom(s)

the Crownnoun [ S ]

uk /kraʊn/ us /kraʊn/

(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)