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crownnoun [C]

 us   /krɑʊn/
  • crown noun [C] (HEAD COVERING)

a ​circulardecoration for the ​head, usually made of ​gold and ​jewels, ​worn by a ​king or ​queen at ​officialceremonies In a ​sportscompetition, 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 ​toppart of something, esp. a person’s ​head: Her ​hairstuckstraight up from her crown. The crown of a ​hat is the ​part that ​covers the ​top of ​yourhead.
  • crown noun [C] (TOOTH)

an ​artificialpiece 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 ​successfulpart 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 ​naturaltooth is ​damaged: She had her two ​frontteeth crowned.
  • crown verb [T] (BE TOP PART)

to be on or around the ​top of something: mountains crowned with ​snowycaps
(Definition of crown from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"crown" in British English

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crownnoun [C]

uk   us   /kraʊn/
  • crown noun [C] (HEAD COVERING)

a ​circulardecoration for the ​head, usually made of ​gold and jewels (= ​preciousstones), and ​worn by a ​king or ​queen at ​officialceremonies the ​act of ​winning a ​sportscompetition: He ​plans to ​defend his ​Olympic crown.

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crownverb [T]

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

to put a crown on someone's ​head in an ​officialceremony that makes that ​personking or ​queen: Queen Elizabeth II was crowned (queen) (= made ​queen in a ​specialceremony) in 1953.
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If an ​event or ​achievement crowns something, it is the ​best or most ​successfulpart of it: an ​actingcareer 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 ​goldendomes. slang to ​hit someone on the ​head
(Definition of crown from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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