how to pronounce crown


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An example use of crown in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… the Spanish crown to rule all of the …”

meanings of crown


  1. A knot formed in the end of a rope by tucking in the strands to prevent them from unravelling.
  2. A former pre-decimalization British coin worth five shillings.
  3. The knurled knob or dial, on the outside of a watch case, used to wind it or adjust the hands.
  4. The bights formed by the turns of a cable.
  5. Any reward of victory or mark of honor.
  6. Any currency (originally) issued by the crown (regal power) and often bearing a crown (headdress); (translation) various currencies known by similar names in their native languages, such as the koruna, kruna, krone, korona.
  7. Imperial or regal power, or those who wield it.
  8. The upper part of certain fruits, as the pineapple or strawberry, that is removed before eating.
  9. The dome of a furnace.
  10. The upper range of facets in a rose diamond.
  11. The top part of something:.
  12. During childbirth, the appearance of the baby's head from the mother's vagina.
  13. A whole bird with the legs and wings removed to produce a joint of white meat.
  14. The topmost part of the head.
  15. The part of a plant where the root and stem meet.
  16. A monocyclic ligand having three or more binding sites, capable of holding a guest in a central location.
  17. A wreath or band for the head, especially one given as reward of victory or a mark of honor.
  18. A prosthetic covering for a tooth.
  19. The top section of a hat, above the brim.
  20. A formal hat worn by women to Sunday church services; a church crown.
  21. The part of an anchor where the arms and the shank meet.
  22. The part of a tooth above the gums.
  23. Splendor; culmination; acme.
  24. The highest part of an arch.
  25. A round spot shaved clean on the top of the head, as a mark of the clerical state; the tonsure.
  26. The area enclosed between two concentric perimeters.
  27. In England, a standard size of printing paper measuring 20 × 15 inches.
  28. The top of a tree.
  29. The rounding, or rounded part, of the deck from a level line.
  30. A rounding or smoothing of the barrel opening.
  31. The sovereign (in a monarchy), as head of state.
  32. The raised centre of a road.
  33. The highest part of a hill.
  34. A royal, imperial or princely headdress; a diadem.
  35. The state, the government (headed by a monarch).
  36. A kind of spire or lantern formed by converging flying buttresses.
  37. In American, a standard size of writing paper measuring 19 × 15 inches.


  1. Being about to take a poop (usually trying to hold it in, derived from obstetric use: metaphor of "giving birth" to solid poo).
  2. Past participle of crow.
  3. To shoot an opponent in the back of the head with a shotgun in a first-person shooter video game.
  4. Of a baby, during the birthing process; for the surface of the baby's head to appear in the vaginal opening.
  5. To cause to round upward; to make anything higher at the middle than at the edges, such as the face of a machine pulley.
  6. To declare (someone) a winner.
  7. To hit on the head.
  8. To form the topmost or finishing part of; to complete; to consummate; to perfect.
  9. To place a crown on the head of.
  10. To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the glacis, or the summit of the breach.
  11. In checkers, to stack two checkers to indicate that the piece has become a king.
  12. To widen the opening of the barrel.
  13. To formally declare (someone) a king, queen, emperor, etc.
  14. To bestow something upon as a mark of honour, dignity, or recompense; to adorn; to dignify.
  15. To lay the ends of the strands of (a knot) over and under each other.


  1. The sovereign, in a monarchic country.
  2. A Crown attorney.
  3. The government, in a monarchic country.


  1. Of, related to, or pertaining to a crown.
  2. Of, related to, pertaining to the top of a tree or trees.

crown frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word crown occurs in english on average 23.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics crown can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that crown can be often used in the following areas:

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