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crowning


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  crowning 
  adj  1:  representing  a  level  of  the  highest  possible  achievement  or 
  attainment;  "the  crowning  accomplishment  of  his 
  career"  [syn:  {crowning(a)}] 
  2:  forming  or  providing  a  crown  or  summit;  "the  crowning  star 
  on  a  Christmas  tree";  "her  hair  was  her  crowning  glory" 




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