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.
A royal headdress or cap of sovereignty, worn by emperors,
kings, princes, etc.
The person entitled to wear a regal or imperial crown; the
sovereign; -- with the definite article.
Imperial or regal power or dominion; sovereignty.
Anything which imparts beauty, splendor, honor, dignity, or
Highest state; acme; consummation; perfection.
The topmost part of anything; the summit.
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.
The part of a hat above the brim.
The part of a tooth which projects above the gum; also, the
top or grinding surface of a tooth.
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.
Same as Corona.
That part of an anchor where the arms are joined to the
The rounding, or rounded part, of the deck from a level
The bights formed by the several turns of a cable.
The upper range of facets in a rose diamond.
The dome of a furnace.
The area inclosed between two concentric perimeters.
A round spot shaved clean on the top of the head, as a mark
of the clerical state; the tonsure.
A size of writing paper. See under Paper.
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
An ornaments or decoration representing a crown; as, the
paper is stamped with a crown.
To cover, decorate, or invest with a crown; hence, to invest
with royal dignity and power.
To bestow something upon as a mark of honor, dignity, or
recompense; to adorn; to dignify.
To form the topmost or finishing part of; to complete; to
consummate; to perfect.
To cause to round upward; to make anything higher at the
middle than at the edges, as the face of a machine pulley.
To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the glacis,
or the summit of the breach.