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crown US English

A circular ornamental headdress worn by a monarch as a symbol of authority, usually made of or decorated with precious metals and jewels

crown US Thesaurus

a jeweled crown

crown New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

monarchy or reigning monarch

the Crown in crown US English

The reigning monarch, representing a country’s government

metric crown in crown US English

A paper size, now standardized at 384 × 504 mm

be crowned in crown US English

Ceremonially place a crown on the head of (someone) in order to invest them as a monarch

crown saw US English

Another term for hole saw.

crown cork US English

A metal bottle cap with a crimped edge

Crown Court US English

(In England and Wales) a court of criminal jurisdiction, which deals with serious offences and appeals referred from the magistrates' courts

Crown Derby US English

A kind of soft-paste porcelain made at Derby, England, and often marked with a crown above the letter “D.”

crown ether US English

Any of a class of organic compounds whose molecules are large rings containing a number of ether linkages

crown fire US English

A forest fire that spreads from treetop to treetop

crown gall US English

A bacterial disease of plants, especially fruit bushes and trees, that is characterized by large tumorlike galls on the roots and lower trunk

crown glass US English

Glass made without lead or iron, originally in a circular sheet. Formerly used in windows, it is now used as optical glass of low refractive index

crown green US English

A kind of bowling green which rises slightly towards the middle

crown jewel US English

The crown and other ornaments and jewelry worn or carried by the sovereign on certain state occasions

Crown land US English

Land belonging to the British Crown

crown lens US English

A lens made of crown glass and usually forming one component of an achromatic lens

Crown Point US English

A resort town in northeastern New York, on Lake Champlain, scene of much military action during the 18th century

crown roast US English

A roast of rib pieces of pork or lamb arranged like a crown in a circle with the bones pointing upward

crown wheel US English

A gearwheel or cogwheel with teeth that project from the face of the wheel at right angles, used especially in the gears of motor vehicles

half crown US English

A former British coin and monetary unit equal to two shillings and sixpence

mural crown US English

A representation of a city wall in the form of a crown, borne above the shield in the arms of distinguished soldiers and of some civic authorities

half-crown New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen), but half a crown, half a dozen (three words)

Crown Agents US English

A body appointed by the British government to provide commercial and financial services, originally to British colonies, now to foreign governments and international bodies. It is responsible to the Minister for Overseas Development and its full title (as re-established in 1979) is the Crown Agents for Overseas Governments and Administrations

Crown Colony US English

A British colony whose legislature and administration is controlled by the Crown, represented by a governor

Crown Heights US English

A neighborhood in northern Brooklyn in New York City, noted for its West Indian and Orthodox Jewish communities

crown molding US English

Another term for cornice111.

Crown Office US English

A Scottish law court responsible for listing cases to be tried in Scotland

crown prince US English

(In some countries) a male heir to a throne

triple crown US English

An award or honor for winning a group of three important events in a sport, in particular victory by one horse in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes

to crown it all US English

As the final event in a series of particularly fortunate or unfortunate events

Crown attorney US English

In Canada, a government prosecutor in criminal cases

crown imperial US English

An Asian fritillary (plant) with a cluster of bell-like flowers at the top of a tall, largely bare stem

crown princess US English

The wife of a crown prince

Crown dependency US English

A territory that is under the sovereignty of the British Crown but does not form part of the UK. The Crown dependencies are the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Crown prosecutor US English

(In England, Wales, and Canada) a lawyer who acts for the Crown, especially a prosecutor in a criminal court

crown and anchor US English

A gambling game played with three dice each bearing a crown, an anchor, and the four card suits, and played on a board similarly marked

crown of thorns US English

A large spiky starfish of the tropical Indo-Pacific, feeding on coral and sometimes causing great damage to reefs

Minister of the Crown US English

(In the UK and Canada) a member of the cabinet

Prisoner of the Crown US English

A British person sentenced to penal servitude in Australia; a convict

Crown Prosecution Service US English

(In England and Wales) an independent organization which decides whether cases brought by the police proceed to the criminal court. Its head is the Director of Public Prosecutions, with each region having its own Chief Crown Prosecutor

the jewel in the crown US English

The most valuable or successful part of something

to crown it all in crown US English

As the final event in a series of particularly fortunate or unfortunate events

crown piece in crown US English

A British coin with a face value of five shillings or 25 pence, now minted only for commemorative purposes

crown octavo in crown US English

A book size, now standardized at 186 × 123 mm

crown quarto in crown US English

A book size, now standardized at 246 × 189 mm

Crown Jewels in crown jewel US English

The crown and other ornaments and jewelry worn or carried by the sovereign on certain state occasions


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