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crown

Pronunciation: /kraʊn/

Translation of crown in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 countable/numerable (of monarch) corona (feminine) the last monarch to wear the crown of Greece el último monarca en llevar la corona de Grecia crown of thorns corona (feminine) de espinas
    Example sentences
    • Room after room of the Armoury reveals incredible riches, including the imperial crown, mace and sceptre of the Tsars.
    • Several months earlier Sir Henry Mildmay had been summoned to give an account of the whereabouts of the crowns, robes, sceptres and jewels.
    • His golden crown, laden with jewels, sat on his chest.
    1.2 [Law/Derecho] [Politics/Política] the Crown la corona
  • 2 countable/numerable (top — of hill) cima (feminine); (— of tree) copa (feminine); (— of tooth) corona (feminine); (— of head) coronilla (feminine); (— of hat) copa (feminine); (— of road) centro (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • What they uncovered eventually at the crown of the hill was a huge, oval-shaped monument measuring about 170 metres at its widest point.
    • With a sense of drama and spectacle, the Incas often built on the crown of a ridge.
    • He walked to the rounded crown of the hill, he procured a metal box from his backpack, unhooking it from a solar battery, and set it down on the earth.
    Example sentences
    • If you're out for a big night and want some serious volume, spray some super-hold hairspray at the crown of your head and backcomb your hair to give it an extra lift.
    • Relax the most resistant hair first, which is usually at the back of the head or at the crown.
    • Spray a bit of hair spray onto the crown of your hair and backcomb to give it some volume.
    Example sentences
    • There are two parts to a tooth: the crown, which is covered by enamel and is the visible part of the tooth, and the root, which lies underneath the gums.
    • The outer layer of enamel is an extremely hard, highly mineralized, crystalline structure that covers and protects the crown of the tooth.
    • Each tooth is divided into a crown that projects into the mouth and a root that is embedded into the jaws.
    Example sentences
    • Artificial tooth supports surgically set in the jaw are used in combination with bridges, dentures and crowns to replace any number of missing teeth.
    • The crowns, bridges or dentures are generally easily replaced, providing the implant underneath is not damaged.
    • Non-routine dental expenses, including crowns, bridgework, periodontal and orthodontic treatment, do qualify for tax relief.
  • 3 countable/numerable [Finance] corona (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Croft twiddled a silver crown piece in his hand and examined it with great interest.
    • The medals are about the size of a crown piece, and they look too good to have been done as a joke.
    • There were farthings, pennies, oxfords, crowns, florins, shillings, guineas, and pounds, among other divisions.
    Example sentences
    • The prize, 75,000 Swedish crowns, is awarded annually in Stockholm.
  • 4 countable/numerable (culmination) [formal] coronación (feminine), culminación (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Our claim has been made to Her Majesty, the Crown, not the Government of Queensland.
    • He also asserted the crown's power with an iron will, though, particularly when he embarked on the great adventure of separating the English church from that of Rome.
    • British liberal and opposition writing up to 1789 concentrated almost entirely on the dangers of the excessive power of the crown.
    Example sentences
    • If she claims an eighth crown over two laps, it would be a championship record.
    • The great Floyd Patterson was the last 17-year-old to win an Olympic crown in 1952 when he took the middleweight title.
    • The truth is that France only have themselves to blame for the most pathetic defence of the crown in World Cup history.
  • 5 uncountable/no numerable [Printing/Imprenta][ hoja de 15 pulgadas por 20 ]
    Example sentences
    • The second surviving account book is a crown octavo cash book, single-cash lined in red ink by Scott, as previously, and carrying on the same recording and balancing practices as before.
    • The book is a limited edition in Fine condition, full black cloth with gilt, crown octavo.
    • The text was extensively altered for the second edition of 1875, and the format was reduced to the usual crown octavo.
    Example sentences
    • Nos.1 to 5 and No.7 are crown quarto in size with a 2-colour titled card cover.
    • It is in crown quarto format, with 384 pages and 163 black and white and colour illustrations, casebound with laminated dustjacket.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (make monarch) coronar she was crowned empress/May queen la coronaron emperatriz/reina de la primavera the crowned heads of Europe los monarcas or las testas coronadas de Europa
  • 3 [Dentistry/Odontología] [tooth] poner* una corona en
  • 5 (hit) [colloquial/familiar] darle* un coscorrón a [colloquial/familiar]

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