crown

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Noun[change]

Singular
crown

Plural
crowns

  1. (countable) A round-shaped ring that kings and queens wear on the head. It is made of expensive metals. It might have jewels too.
    The queen wore a fancy crown.
  2. (countable) The crown is the position of a sovereign (in a monarchy).
  3. The top part of the head.
  4. (dentistry) A prosthetic covering for a tooth.

Verb[change]

Plain form
crown

Third-person singular
crowns

Past tense
crowned

Past participle
crowned

Present participle
crowning

A statue showing the crowning of Ferdinand II of Aragon
  1. To put a crown on someone's head.
  2. To formally announce the new king or emperor.
    After the death of the old king, the new king was crowned.
  3. To declare the winner.
  4. (medicine) During birth, when the baby's head is seen in the mother's vaginal opening.
    The mother was in the second stage of labor and the baby had just crowned, so the midwives encouraged her.

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