crown ( crowns plural & 3rd person present) ( crowning present participle) ( crowned past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A crown is a circular ornament, usually made of gold and jewels, which a king or queen wears on their head at official ceremonies. You can also use crown to refer to anything circular that is worn on someone's head.
...a crown of flowers.
2 n-proper The government of a country that has a king or queen is sometimes referred to as the Crown. In British criminal cases the prosecutor is the Crown.
She says the sovereignty of the Crown must be preserved., ...a Minister of the Crown., ...chief witness for the Crown.
3 verb When a king or queen is crowned, a crown is placed on their head as part of a ceremony in which they are officially made king or queen.
Elizabeth was crowned in Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953... be V-ed
Two days later, Juan Carlos was crowned king. be V-ed n
...the newly crowned King. V-ed
4 n-count Your crown is the top part of your head, at the back.
usu sing, usu with supp
He laid his hand gently on the crown of her head.
5 n-count A crown is an artificial top piece fixed over a broken or decayed tooth.
6 n-count In sport, winning an important competition is sometimes referred to as a crown.
oft n N
...his dream of a fourth Wimbledon crown.
7 verb An achievement or event that crowns something makes it perfect, successful, or complete. The summit was crowned by the signing of the historic START treaty. V n ...the crowning achievement of his career. V-ing
Crown Court ( Crown Courts plural ) In England and Wales, a Crown Court is a court in which criminal cases are tried by a judge and jury rather than by a magistrate. n-count usu sing, oft in names
He appeared at Manchester Crown Court on Thursday on a drink-driving charge.
crown jewel ( crown jewels plural ) The Crown Jewels are the crown, sceptre, and other precious objects which are used on important official occasions by the King or Queen. n-plural the N
Crown Prince ( Crown Princes plural ) A Crown Prince is a prince who will be king of his country when the present king or queen dies. n-count usu the N in sing; N-TITLE
...the crown prince's palace., ...Sultan Mahmood's son, Crown Prince Ibrahim Mahmood.
Crown Princess ( Crown Princesses plural ) A Crown Princess is a princess who is the wife of a Crown Prince, or will be queen of her country when the present king or queen dies. n-count usu the N in sing; N-TITLE
...his second wife, Crown Princess Catherine.
crown prosecutor ( crown prosecutors plural ) In Britain, a crown prosecutor is a lawyer who works for the state and who prosecutes people who are accused of crimes. n-count usu sing