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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crown \Crown\ (kr?n),
     p. p. of Crow. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crown \Crown\ (kroun), n. [OE. corone, coroun, crune, croun, OF.
     corone, corune, F. couronne, fr. L. corona crown, wreath;
     akin to Gr. korw`nh anything curved, crown; cf. also L.
     curvus curved, E. curve, curb, Gael. cruinn round, W. crwn.
     Cf. Cornice, Corona, Coroner, Coronet.]
     1. A wreath or garland, or any ornamental fillet encircling
        the head, especially as a reward of victory or mark of
        honorable distinction; hence, anything given on account
        of, or obtained by, faithful or successful effort; a
        reward. "An olive branch and laurel crown." --Shak.
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              They do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an
              incorruptible.                        --1 Cor. ix.
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              Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a
              crown of life.                        --Rev. ii. 10.
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     2. A royal headdress or cap of sovereignty, worn by emperors,
        kings, princes, etc.
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     Note: Nobles wear coronets; the triple crown of the pope is
           usually called a tiara. The crown of England is a
           circle of gold with crosses, fleurs-de-lis, and
           imperial arches, inclosing a crimson velvet cap, and
           ornamented with thousands of diamonds and precious
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     3. The person entitled to wear a regal or imperial crown; the
        sovereign; -- with the definite article.
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              Parliament may be dissolved by the demise of the
              crown.                                --Blackstone.
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              Large arrears of pay were due to the civil and
              military servants of the crown.       --Macaulay.
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     4. Imperial or regal power or dominion; sovereignty.
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              There is a power behind the crown greater than the
              crown itself.                         --Junius.
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     5. Anything which imparts beauty, splendor, honor, dignity,
        or finish.
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              The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found
              in the way of righteousness.          --Prov. xvi.
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              A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband. --Prov.
                                                    xvi. 4.
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     6. Highest state; acme; consummation; perfection.
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              Mutual love, the crown of all our bliss. --Milton.
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     7. The topmost part of anything; the summit.
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              The steepy crown of the bare mountains. --Dryden.
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     8. The topmost part of the head (see Illust. of Bird.);
        that part of the head from which the hair descends toward
        the sides and back; also, the head or brain.
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              From toe to crown he'll fill our skin with pinches.
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              Twenty things which I set down:
              This done, I twenty more-had in my crown. --Bunyan.
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     9. The part of a hat above the brim.
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     10. (Anat.) The part of a tooth which projects above the gum;
         also, the top or grinding surface of a tooth.
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     11. (Arch.) The vertex or top of an arch; -- applied
         generally to about one third of the curve, but in a
         pointed arch to the apex only.
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     12. (Bot.) Same as Corona.
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     13. (Naut.)
         (a) That part of an anchor where the arms are joined to
             the shank.
         (b) The rounding, or rounded part, of the deck from a
             level line.
         (c) pl. The bights formed by the several turns of a
             cable. --Totten.
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     14. The upper range of facets in a rose diamond.
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     15. The dome of a furnace.
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     16. (Geom.) The area inclosed between two concentric
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     17. (Eccl.) A round spot shaved clean on the top of the head,
         as a mark of the clerical state; the tonsure.
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     18. A size of writing paper. See under Paper.
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     19. A coin stamped with the image of a crown; hence,a
         denomination of money; as, the English crown, a silver
         coin of the value of five shillings sterling, or a little
         more than $1.20; the Danish or Norwegian crown, a money
         of account, etc., worth nearly twenty-seven cents.
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     20. An ornaments or decoration representing a crown; as, the
         paper is stamped with a crown.
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     Crown of aberration (Astron.), a spurious circle around the
        true circle of the sun.
     Crown antler (Zool.), the topmost branch or tine of an
        antler; also, an antler having a cuplike top, with tines
        springing from the rim.
     Crown bar, one of the bars which support the crown sheet of
        steam-boiler furnace.
     Crown glass. See under Glass.
     Crown imperial. (Bot.) See in the Vocabulary.
     Crown jewels, the jewels appertaining to the sovereign
        while wearing the crown. [Eng.] "She pawned and set to
        sale the crown jewels." --Milton.
     Crown land, land belonging to the crown, that is, to the
     Crown law, the law which governs criminal prosecutions.
     Crown lawyer, one employed by the crown, as in criminal
        cases. [Eng.]
     Crown octavo. See under Paper.
     Crown office. See in the Vocabulary.
     Crown paper. See under Paper.
     Crown piece. See in the Vocabulary.
     Crown Prince, the heir apparent to a crown or throne.
     Crown saw. See in the Vocabulary.
     Crown scab (Far.), a cancerous sore formed round the
        corners of a horse's hoof.
     Crown sheet, the flat plate which forms the top of the
        furnace or fire box of an internally fired steam boiler.
     Crown shell. (Zool.) See Acorn-shell.
     Crown side. See Crown office.
     Crown tax (Eccl. Hist.), a golden crown, or its value,
        which was required annually from the Jews by the king of
        Syria, in the time of the Maccabees. --1 Macc. x. 20.
     Crown wheel. See in the Vocabulary.
     Crown work. See in the Vocabulary.
     Pleas of the crown (Engl. law), criminal actions.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crown \Crown\ (kroun), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crowned (kround);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Crowning.] [OE. coronen, corunen, crunien,
     crounien, OF. coroner, F. couronner, fr. L. coronare, fr.
     corona a crown. See Crown, n.]
     1. To cover, decorate, or invest with a crown; hence, to
        invest with royal dignity and power.
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              Her who fairest does appear,
              Crown her queen of all the year.      --Dryden.
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              Crown him, and say, "Long live our emperor." --Shak.
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     2. To bestow something upon as a mark of honor, dignity, or
        recompense; to adorn; to dignify.
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              Thou . . . hast crowned him with glory and honor.
                                                    --Ps. viii. 5.
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     3. To form the topmost or finishing part of; to complete; to
        consummate; to perfect.
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              Amidst the grove that crowns yon tufted hill.
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              One day shall crown the alliance.     --Shak.
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              To crown the whole, came a proposition. --Motley.
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     4. (Mech.) To cause to round upward; to make anything higher
        at the middle than at the edges, as the face of a machine
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     5. (Mil.) To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the
        glacis, or the summit of the breach.
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     To crown a knot (Naut.), to lay the ends of the strands
        over and under each other.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crow \Crow\ (kr[=o]), v. i. [imp. Crew (kr[udd]) or Crowed
     Crowed+({Crown">(kr[=o]d); p. p. Crowed ({Crown (kr[=o]n), Obs.); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Crowing.] [AS. cr[=a]wan; akin to D. kraijen, G.
     kr[aum]hen, cf. Lith. groti to croak. [root]24. Cf. Crake.]
     1. To make the shrill sound characteristic of a cock, either
        in joy, gayety, or defiance. "The cock had crown."
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              The morning cock crew loud.           --Shak.
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     2. To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag.
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     3. To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure.
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              The sweetest little maid,
              That ever crowed for kisses.          --Tennyson.
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     To crow over, to exult over a vanquished antagonist.
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              Sennacherib crowing over poor Jerusalem. --Bp. Hall.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the
           power and authority of a monarchy; "the colonies revolted
           against the Crown"
      2: the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel
      3: a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory
      4: an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty [syn:
         crown, diadem]
      5: the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the
      6: an English coin worth 5 shillings
      7: the upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant [syn:
         crown, treetop]
      8: the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or
         hill); "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they
         clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few
         molecules wide at the summit" [syn: peak, crown, crest,
         top, tip, summit]
      9: the award given to the champion [syn: pennant, crown]
      10: the top of the head [syn: pate, poll, crown]
      11: (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial
          crown for a broken or decayed tooth; "tomorrow my dentist
          will fit me for a crown" [syn: crown, crownwork,
          jacket, jacket crown, cap]
      12: the center of a cambered road [syn: crown, crest]
      v 1: invest with regal power; enthrone; "The prince was crowned
           in Westminster Abbey" [syn: crown, coronate]
      2: be the culminating event; "The speech crowned the meeting"
         [syn: crown, top]
      3: form the topmost part of; "A weather vane crowns the
      4: put an enamel cover on; "crown my teeth"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  490 Moby Thesaurus words for "crown":
     Her Highness, Her Majesty, His Majesty, O, Old Mug, achievement,
     acme, aggrandize, alerion, all, animal charge, anklet,
     annular muscle, annulet, annulus, anoint, apex, apogee, apotheose,
     apotheosize, areola, argent, armlet, armorial bearings, armory,
     arms, aureole, authority, azure, baby tooth, bandeau, bangle, bar,
     bar sinister, baton, bawbee, bays, beads, bean, bearings, beatify,
     bend, bend sinister, bicuspid, bijou, billet, blanket, blazon,
     blazonry, bonnet, bordure, bracelet, bracket capital, breastpin,
     broad arrow, brooch, brow, bucktooth, button up, cadency mark,
     canine, canonize, canton, cap, cap of dignity, cap of maintenance,
     capital, capsheaf, capstone, caput, carry to completion, ceil,
     ceiling, ceiling fixture, chain, chair, chandelier, chaplet,
     charge, charm, chatelaine, chevron, chief, circle, circlet,
     circuit, circumference, circus, cite, civic crown, clean up,
     climax, close out, close up, closed circle, cloud nine,
     coat of arms, cockatrice, coif, coin, complete, conclude,
     consummate, copestone, cork, cornice, corona, corona lucis,
     coronal, coronet, crescent, crest, cross, cross moline,
     crown with laurel, culmen, culminate, culmination, cup, cuspid,
     cutter, cycle, deciduous tooth, decorate, deify, dent, denticle,
     denticulation, dentil, dentition, develop, device, diadem,
     difference, differencing, discus, disk, do honor, do to perfection,
     dogtooth, dollar, dome, dominion, double eagle, doubloon, ducat,
     duodecimo, eagle, earring, edge, eighteenmo, electrolier, elevate,
     emperor, empress, end, ennoble, enshrine, enthrone, ermine,
     ermines, erminites, erminois, escutcheon, eternal return, exalt,
     extreme, extreme limit, extremity, eyetooth, fairy ring, falcon,
     fang, farthing, fess, fess point, field, file, fillet,
     final stroke, final touch, finalize, finish, finish off, finish up,
     finisher, finishing stroke, five-dollar gold piece, fiver, flanch,
     fleur-de-lis, florin, fob, folio, fore tooth, fourpence, fourpenny,
     fret, frost, fur, fusil, gagtooth, gang tooth, garland, gasolier,
     gem, get done, get it over, get through, get through with,
     glamorize, glorify, glory, gold piece, gold tooth, government,
     great seal, griffin, grinder, groat, guinea, gules, gyron,
     half crown, half dollar, half eagle, halfpenny, halo, hard money,
     hat, hatchment, head, heading, headpiece, heaven, heavens, height,
     helmet, heraldic device, high noon, highest degree, highest pitch,
     highest point, honor, honor point, hood, ice, immortalize,
     impalement, impaling, imperial, improve, inaugurate, incisor,
     induct, inescutcheon, install, instate, invest, jewel,
     jurisdiction, king, label, lasso, last stroke, last touch, laurel,
     laurels, limit, lion, lionize, locket, logical circle, loop,
     looplet, loving cup, lozenge, luster, mag, magic circle, magnify,
     make legendary, mantling, marshaling, martlet, mascle, mature,
     maximum, medium, meg, meridian, metal, milk tooth, mite, moidore,
     molar, monarch, monkey, mop up, motto, mountaintop, mullet,
     napoleon, ne plus ultra, necklace, new pence, no place higher,
     noddle, noggin, nombril point, noodle, noon, noose, nose ring, np,
     nth degree, octavo, octodecimo, octofoil, or, orb, orbit, ordinary,
     orle, outtop, overarch, overcast, overlay, overspread, overtop, p,
     pale, palm, palms, paly, pate, pay regard to, pay tribute, peak,
     pean, peg, pence, penny, perfect, permanent tooth, pheon, piece,
     piece of money, piece of silver, pin, pinhead, pinnacle, pitch,
     pivot tooth, place, place in office, point, pole, poll, pony, pot,
     potentate, pound, pound sovereign, praise, precious stone,
     premolar, privy seal, purple, purple pall, purpure, put in,
     quarter, quartering, quarto, queen, quid, radius, raise, realm,
     regalia, render honor to, reward, rhinestone, ridge, ring, ripen,
     robe of state, rod, rod of empire, roll of coins, rondelle, roof,
     roof in, rose, rouleau, round, round out, roundel, royal,
     royal crown, rule, ruler, sable, saint, saltire, sanctify, saucer,
     scepter, sconce, scrivello, scutcheon, seal, set up,
     seventh heaven, sextodecimo, shield, shilling, signet, sixpence,
     sixteenmo, sky, snag, snaggletooth, sovereign, sovereignty, specie,
     sphincter, spire, spread eagle, stickpin, stone, stopper,
     subordinary, summit, super, surmount, ten-dollar gold piece, tenne,
     tenner, terminate, the whole, threepence, threepenny bit,
     thrippence, throne, tiara, tincture, tip, tip-top, tooth, top,
     top off, top out, topknot, torque, torse, tressure, triple plume,
     trophy, tuppence, tush, tusk, twelvemo, twenty-dollar gold piece,
     twopence, unicorn, uplift, upmost, upper extremity, uppermost,
     uraeus, utmost, utmost extent, uttermost, vair, vert, vertex,
     very top, vicious circle, wampum, wheel, wind up, wisdom tooth,
     wrap up, wreath, wristband, wristlet, yale, zenith

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (1.) Denotes the plate of gold in the front of the high priest's
     mitre (Ex. 29:6; 39:30). The same Hebrew word so rendered
     (ne'zer) denotes the diadem worn by Saul in battle (2 Sam.
     1:10), and also that which was used at the coronation of Joash
     (2 Kings 11:12).
       (2.) The more general name in Hebrew for a crown is _'atarah_,
     meaning a "circlet." This is used of crowns and head ornaments
     of divers kinds, including royal crowns. Such was the crown
     taken from the king of Ammon by David (2 Sam. 12:30). The crown
     worn by the Assyrian kings was a high mitre, sometimes adorned
     with flowers. There are sculptures also representing the crowns
     worn by the early Egyptian and Persian kings. Sometimes a diadem
     surrounded the royal head-dress of two or three fillets. This
     probably signified that the wearer had dominion over two or
     three countries. In Rev. 12:3; 13:1, we read of "many crowns," a
     token of extended dominion.
       (3.) The ancient Persian crown (Esther 1:11; 2:17; 6:8) was
     called _kether_; i.e., "a chaplet," a high cap or tiara. Crowns
     were worn sometimes to represent honour and power (Ezek. 23:42).
     They were worn at marriages (Cant. 3:11; Isa. 61:10,
     "ornaments;" R.V., "a garland"), and at feasts and public
       The crown was among the Romans and Greeks a symbol of victory
     and reward. The crown or wreath worn by the victors in the
     Olympic games was made of leaves of the wild olive; in the
     Pythian games, of laurel; in the Nemean games, of parsley; and
     in the Isthmian games, of the pine. The Romans bestowed the
     "civic crown" on him who saved the life of a citizen. It was
     made of the leaves of the oak. In opposition to all these fading
     crowns the apostles speak of the incorruptible crown, the crown
     of life (James 1:12; Rev. 2:10) "that fadeth not away" (1 Pet.
     5:4, Gr. amarantinos; comp. 1:4). Probably the word "amaranth"
     was applied to flowers we call "everlasting," the "immortal

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CROWN. A covering for the head, commonly used by kings; figuratively, it 
  signifies royal authority. By pleas of the crown, are understood criminal 

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