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crown


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crow  \Crow\  (kr?),  v.  i.  [imp.  {Crew}  (kr?)  or  {Crowed}  (kr?d); 
  p.  p.  {Crowed}  ({Crown}  (kr?n),  Obs.);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Crowing}.]  [AS.  cr?wan;  akin  to  D.  kraijen  G.  kr?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.'' 
  --Bayron. 
 
  The  morning  cock  crew  loud.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  shout  in  exultation  or  defiance;  to  brag. 
 
  3.  To  utter  a  sound  expressive  of  joy  or  pleasure. 
 
  The  sweetest  little  maid,  That  ever  crowed  for 
  kisses.  --Tennyson. 
 
  {To  crow  over},  to  exult  over  a  vanquished  antagonist. 
 
  Sennacherib  crowing  over  poor  Jerusalem.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  They  do  it  to  obtain  a  corruptible  crown;  but  we  an 
  incorruptible.  --1  Cor.  ix 
  25. 
 
  Be  thou  faithful  unto  death,  and  I  will  give  thee  a 
  crown  of  life.  --Rev.  ii  10. 
 
  2.  A  royal  headdress  or  cap  of  sovereignty,  worn  by  emperors, 
  kings,  princes,  etc 
 
  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 
  stones. 
 
  3.  The  person  entitled  to  wear  a  regal  or  imperial  crown;  the 
  sovereign;  --  with  the  definite  article. 
 
  Parliament  may  be  dissolved  by  the  demise  of  the 
  crown.  --Blackstone. 
 
  Large  arrears  of  pay  were  due  to  the  civil  and 
  military  servants  of  the  crown.  --Macaulay. 
 
  4.  Imperial  or  regal  power  or  dominion;  sovereignty. 
 
  There  is  a  power  behind  the  crown  greater  than  the 
  crown  itself  --Junius. 
 
  5.  Anything  which  imparts  beauty,  splendor,  honor,  dignity, 
  or  finish. 
 
  The  hoary  head  is  a  crown  of  glory,  if  it  be  found 
  in  the  way  of  righteousness.  --Prov.  xvi. 
  31. 
 
  A  virtuous  woman  is  a  crown  to  her  husband.  --Prov. 
  xvi.  4. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crown  \Crown\  (kr?n), 
  p.  p.  of  {Crow}.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Her  who  fairest  does  appear,  Crown  her  queen  of  all 
  the  year.  --Dryden. 
 
  Crown  him  and  say  ``Long  live  our  emperor.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  bestow  something  upon  as  a  mark  of  honor,  dignity,  or 
  recompense;  to  adorn;  to  dignify. 
 
  Thou  .  .  .  hast  crowned  him  with  glory  and  honor. 
  --Ps.  viii.  5. 
 
  3.  To  form  the  topmost  or  finishing  part  of  to  complete;  to 
  consummate;  to  perfect. 
 
  Amidst  the  grove  that  crowns  yon  tufted  hill. 
  --Byron. 
 
  One  day  shall  crown  the  alliance.  --Shak. 
 
  To  crown  the  whole,  came  a  proposition.  --Motley. 
 
  4.  (Mech.)  To  cause  to  round  upward;  to  make  anything  higher 
  at  the  middle  than  at  the  edges,  as  the  face  of  a  machine 
  pulley. 
 
  5.  (Mil.)  To  effect  a  lodgment  upon  as  upon  the  crest  of  the 
  glacis,  or  the  summit  of  the  breach. 
 
  {To  crown  a  knot}  (Naut.),  to  lay  the  ends  of  the  strands 
  over  and  under  each  other 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crown 
  n  1:  the  crown  as  a  symbol  of  a  monarchy;  "the  colonies  revolted 
  against  the  crown" 
  2:  the  enamel  covered  part  of  a  tooth  above  the  gum 
  3:  a  wreath  or  garland  worn  on  the  head  to  signify  victory 
  4:  an  ornamental  headdress  signifying  sovereignty  [syn:  {diadem}] 
  5:  the  part  of  a  hat  covering  the  crown  of  the  head 
  6:  the  uppermost  part  of  a  shape;  "at  the  peak  of  the  pyramid" 
  [syn:  {peak},  {summit}] 
  7:  an  English  coin  worth  5  shillings 
  8:  the  upper  branches  and  leaves  of  a  tree  [syn:  {capitulum},  {treetop}] 
  9:  the  top  point  of  a  mountain  or  hill;  "the  view  from  the  peak 
  was  magnificent";  "they  clambered  to  the  summit  of 
  Monadnock"  [syn:  {peak},  {crest},  {top},  {tip},  {summit}] 
  10:  the  award  given  to  the  champion  [syn:  {pennant}] 
  11:  the  top  of  the  head  [syn:  {pate},  {poll}] 
  12:  the  center  of  a  cambered  road  [syn:  {crest}] 
  v  1:  invest  with  regal  power;  enthrone;  "The  prince  was  crowned 
  in  Westminster  Abbey"  [syn:  {coronate}] 
  2:  be  the  culminating  event;  "The  speech  crowned  the  meeting" 
  [syn:  {top}] 
  3:  form  the  topmost  part  of  "A  wheater  vane  crowns  the 
  building" 
  4:  put  a  crown  on  "crown  my  teeth" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Crown,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  41811 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Crown 
  (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 
  festivals. 
 
  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 
  amaranth." 
 




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