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A crown is a term (crown (anatomy)) referring to a part of the head or of a hat, or to a head ornament or type of headgear for the highest rank in a socio-political hierarchy. It is etymologically related to the cognate currency units Krone and Krona.

Symbols of monarchy or rank

  • Ancient Egypt:
  • Ancient Rome:
  • The Crown, the legal embodiment of Executive Government in Commonwealth countries
  • State crown (primarily British but may be applied to other monarchies)


  • Triple Crown, a series of three major events that establishes dominance in a particular sport; see for list in various sports





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Music and audio




  • Sahasrara, the crown chakra in Hindu tradition
  • Crown of Thorns, in Christianity, the headgear placed on Jesus before his execution
  • Crown of Immortality, a literary and religious metaphor appearing in Baroque art.
  • Tree of Life, The concept of a many-branched tree illustrating the idea that all life on earth is related.
  • Keter, is the topmost of the Sephirot of the Tree of Life in Kabbalah
  • Crown of the Andes, a religious crown once used in Holy Week ceremonies in Popayan.


Motor vehicles


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From Latin corona (wreath)





crown (plural crowns)

  1. A reward of victory or a mark of honor.
  2. A royal, imperial or princely headdress; a diadem.
  3. A representation of such a headdress, as in heraldry; it may even be that only the image exists, no physical crown, as in the case of the kingdom of Belgium; by analogy such crowns can be awarded to moral persons that don't even have a head, as the mural crown for cities in heraldry
  4. A wreath or band for the head.
  5. Imperial or regal power, or those who wield it.
    Treasure trove automatically becomes property of the Crown.
  6. The topmost part of the head.
  7. The highest part a hill.
  8. The top part of a hat.
  9. The raised centre of a road.
  10. The highest part of an arch.
  11. Splendor, finish, culmination.
    crown achievement
  12. Any currency (originally) issued by the crown (regal power) and often bearing a crown (headdress)
  13. Specifically, a former British coin worth five shillings.
  14. (botany) The part of a plant where the root and stem meet.
  15. (anatomy) The part of a tooth above the gums.
  16. (dentistry) A prosthetic covering for a tooth.
  17. (nautical) A knot formed in the end of a rope by tucking in the strands to prevent them from unravelling
  18. (nautical) The part of an anchor where the arms and the shank meet
  19. (paper) A standard size of printing paper measuring 20 inches x 15 inches.
  20. (chemistry) A monocyclic ligand having three or more binding sites, capable of holding a guest in a central location



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



to crown

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to crown (third-person singular simple present crowns, present participle crowning, simple past and past participle crowned)

  1. To place a crown on the head of.
  2. To formally declare (someone) a king or emperor.
  3. To declare (someone) a winner.
  4. (medicine) Of a baby, during the birthing process; for the surface of the baby's head to appear in the vaginal opening.
    The mother was in the second stage of labor and the fetus had just crowned, prompting a round of encouragement from the midwives.
  5. To hit on the head
  6. (video games) To shoot an opponent in the back of the head with a shotgun in a first-person shooter video game.
  7. (board games) In checkers, to stack two checkers to indicate that the piece has become a king.
    Crown me!” I said, as I moved my checker to the back row.


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  1. Denotes the plate of gold in the front of the high priest's mitre (Ex 29:6; Ex 39:30). The same Hebrew word so rendered (ne'zer) denotes the diadem worn by Saul in battle (2 Sam 1:10), and also that which was used at the coronation of Joash (2Kg 11:12).
  2. The more general name in Hebrew for a crown is 'atarah, meaning a "circlet." This is used of crowns and head ornaments of divers kinds, including royal crowns. Such was the crown taken from the king of Ammon by David (2 Sam 12:30). The crown worn by the Assyrian kings was a high mitre, sometimes adorned with flowers. There are sculptures also representing the crowns worn by the early Egyptian and Persian kings. Sometimes a diadem surrounded the royal head-dress of two or three fillets. This probably signified that the wearer had dominion over two or three countries. In Rev 12:3; Rev 13:1, we read of "many crowns," a token of extended dominion.
  3. The ancient Persian crown (Est 1:11; Est 2:17; Est 6:8) was called kether; i.e., "a chaplet," a high cap or tiara. Crowns were worn sometimes to represent honour and power (Ezek 23:42). They were worn at marriages (Song 3:11; Isa 61:10, "ornaments;" R.V., "a garland"), and at feasts and public festivals.

The crown was among the Romans and Greeks a symbol of victory and reward. The crown or wreath worn by the victors in the Olympic games was made of leaves of the wild olive; in the Pythian games, of laurel; in the Nemean games, of parsley; and in the Isthmian games, of the pine. The Romans bestowed the "civic crown" on him who saved the life of a citizen. It was made of the leaves of the oak. In opposition to all these fading crowns the apostles speak of the incorruptible crown, the crown of life (Jam 1:12; Rev 2:10) "that fadeth not away" (1 Pet 5:4, Gr. amarantinos; comp. 1 Pet 1:4). Probably the word "amaranth" was applied to flowers we call "everlasting," the "immortal amaranth."

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Simple English

A crown is a type of headdress worn by a monarch. They are usually worn when they are crowned or at important occasions. Also, crowns are now used as a symbol of the monarchy.

[[File:|thumbnail|150px|right|Elizabeth I wearing her crown]]

Some children, mainly girls, connect flowers in a chain and wear them on their heads as if they were crowns. These are called daisy chains and have nothing at all to do with crowns. A crown can also be a part of the head.

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