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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
(p. p.) of Crow.
noun Crown
  1. 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."An olive branch and laurel crown." [Shak.]"They do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible." [1 Cor. ix. 25.]"Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." [Rev. ii. 10.]
  2. A royal headdress or cap of sovereignty, worn by emperors, kings, princes, etc.
  3. The person entitled to wear a regal or imperial crown; the sovereign; -- with the definite article."Parliament may be dissolved by the demise of the crown." [Blackstone.]"Large arrears of pay were due to the civil and military servants of the crown." [Macaulay.]
  4. Imperial or regal power or dominion; sovereignty."There is a power behind the crown greater than the crown itself." [Junius.]
  5. Anything which imparts beauty, splendor, honor, dignity, or finish."The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness." [Prov. xvi. 31.]"A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband." [Prov. xvi. 4.]
  6. Highest state; acme; consummation; perfection."Mutual love, the crown of all our bliss." [Milton.]
  7. The topmost part of anything; the summit."The steepy crown of the bare mountains." [Dryden.]
  8. 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."From toe to crown he'll fill our skin with pinches." [Shak.]"Twenty things which I set down: This done, I twenty more-had in my crown." [Bunyan.]
  9. The part of a hat above the brim.
  10. [Anat] The part of a tooth which projects above the gum; also, the top or grinding surface of a tooth.
  11. [Arch] 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.
  12. [Bot] Same as Corona.
  13. [Naut]
    1. That part of an anchor where the arms are joined to the shank.
    2. The rounding, or rounded part, of the deck from a level line.
    3. pl.
      The bights formed by the several turns of a cable.
  14. The upper range of facets in a rose diamond.
  15. The dome of a furnace.
  16. [Geom] The area inclosed between two concentric perimeters.
  17. [Eccl] A round spot shaved clean on the top of the head, as a mark of the clerical state; the tonsure.
  18. A size of writing paper. See under Paper.
  19. 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 twenty-seven cents.
  20. An ornaments or decoration representing a crown; as, the paper is stamped with a crown .

Note: ☞ Nobles wear coronets; the triple crown of the pope is usually called a tiara. The crown of England is a circle of gold with crosses, fleurs-de-lis, and imperial arches, inclosing a crimson velvet cap, and ornamented with thousands of diamonds and precious stones.

Etymology: OE. corone coroun crune croun, OF. corone corune, F. couronne, fr. L. corona crown, wreath; akin to Gr. korw`nh anything curved, crown; cf. also L. curvus curved, E. curve curb, Gael. cruinn round, W. crwn. Cf. Cornice Corona Coroner Coronet

verb Crown
  1. To cover, decorate, or invest with a crown; hence, to invest with royal dignity and power."Her who fairest does appear, Crown her queen of all the year." [Dryden.]" Crown him, and say, “Long live our emperor.”" [Shak.]
  2. To bestow something upon as a mark of honor, dignity, or recompense; to adorn; to dignify."Thou . . . hast crowned him with glory and honor." [Ps. viii. 5.]
  3. To form the topmost or finishing part of; to complete; to consummate; to perfect."Amidst the grove that crowns yon tufted hill." [Byron.]"One day shall crown the alliance." [Shak.]"To crown the whole, came a proposition." [Motley.]
  4. [Mech] To cause to round upward; to make anything higher at the middle than at the edges, as the face of a machine pulley.
  5. [Mil] To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the glacis, or the summit of the breach.

Etymology: OE. coronen corunen crunien crounien, OF. coroner, F. couronner, fr. L. coronare, fr. corona a crown. See Crown (n.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head
  2. An ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty
  3. A wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory
  4. The center of a cambered road
  5. (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth ("tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown")
  6. The part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel
  7. The top of the head
  8. The award given to the champion
  9. The Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy ("the colonies revolted against the Crown")
  10. The top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
  11. The upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant
  12. An English coin worth 5 shillings
  13. Be the culminating event ("The speech crowned the meeting")
  14. Put an enamel cover on ("crown my teeth")
  15. Invest with regal power; enthrone ("The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey")
  16. Form the topmost part of ("A weather vane crowns the building")

From Anglo-Norman coroune, curune, Old French corone (French couronne), from Latin corona (“wreath”)

  1. A royal, imperial or princely headdress; a diadem.
  2. (heraldry) 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
  3. A wreath or band for the head, especially one given as reward of victory or a mark of honor.
  4. (by extension) Any reward of victory or a mark of honor.
  5. Imperial or regal power, or those who wield it.
  6. (metonymically) The sovereign (in a monarchy), as head of state.
  7. (by extension, especially in law) The state, the government (headed by a monarch).
    Treasure recovered from shipwrecks automatically becomes property of the .
  8. The topmost part of the head.
  9. The highest part of a hill.
  10. The top section of a hat, above the brim.
  11. The raised centre of a road.
  12. The highest part of an arch.
  13. Splendor; culmination; acme.
  14. 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
  15. (historical) A former pre-decimalization British coin worth five shillings.
  16. (botany) The part of a plant where the root and stem meet.
  17. (forestry) The top of a tree.
  18. (anatomy) The part of a tooth above the gums.
  19. (dentistry) A prosthetic covering for a tooth.
  20. (nautical) A knot formed in the end of a rope by tucking in the strands to prevent them from unravelling
  21. (nautical) The part of an anchor where the arms and the shank meet
  22. (nautical) The rounding, or rounded part, of the deck from a level line.
  23. (nautical, in the plural) The bights formed by the turns of a cable.
  24. (paper) A standard size of printing paper measuring 20 inches x 15 inches.
  25. (chemistry) A monocyclic ligand having three or more binding sites, capable of holding a guest in a central location
  26. (medicine) During childbirth, the appearance of the baby's head from the mother's vagina
  27. (firearms) A rounding or smoothing of the barrel opening
  28. The upper range of facets in a rose diamond.
  29. The dome of a furnace.
  30. (geometry) The area enclosed between two concentric perimeters.
  31. (religion) A round spot shaved clean on the top of the head, as a mark of the clerical state; the tonsure.
  32. A whole turkey with the legs and wings removed to produce a joint of white meat.
  33. (African-American colloquialism) A formal hat worn by women to Sunday church services; elliptical for church crown.

    Notable Persons Named Crown

    Crown prince Euimin Yi Un was royalty. He holds the title Crown Prince of Korea. His career lasted from 1926 to 1926. Crown was born as the child of Gojong of Korea on October 20th, 1897 in Deoksugung. He died on May 1st, 1970.


    Crown J is a korean hip hop musician. Crown was given the name Kim Kye-hoon on November 12th, 1979 in South Korea.


    Crown was born in 1438. He breathed his last breath in 1457.


    Her career lasted from 1940 to 1950. Crown was born on July 25th, 1924 in Narayanhity Palace. She died on September 4th, 1950.


    He holds the title Crown Prince of Nepal. Crown was born as the child of Surendra of Nepal on November 30th, 1847 in Hanuman Dhoka. He breathed his last breath on March 30th, 1878.


    Crown was born on December 14th, 1698 in Stuttgart. He passed away on November 23rd, 1731.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Crown

    Katie Crown is an actor, voice acting, actress, and voice actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2004. Katie was born Katie Crown in 1985 in Oakville, Ontario.


    Lester was born as the child of Henry Crown on June 7th, 1925.


    Henry was born in 1896. He died on August 14th, 1990.


    James S. Crown is a businessman. James was born on June 25th, 1953.


    Susan was born in 1958.


    John Crown is a Senator and Seanad Éireann. John was born on March 1st, 1957 in New York City.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Crown U.S.
      White 90.36% 64.26%
      African American 2.90% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.19% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.90% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.72% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.94% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Crown

    People with the last name Crown are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Crown

    • How Popular is the name Crown? Crown is the 79,443rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Crown was the 12,644th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Crown have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Crown in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Crown? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2016 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Crown first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Crown is Saturday, December 2nd, 1893.
    • What year had the most people named Crown born? The highest recorded use of the first name Crown was in 2016 with a total of 6 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Crown: Your name in reverse order is Nworc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rcwno. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Crown? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,447 people with the last name Crown.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Crown? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Crown as their last name since less than 1 person in 120k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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