from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to a sovereign; sovereign; consummate.
  • In zoology, coronate; cristate; crested; having the top of the head marked or distinguished in any way, as by color, texture, or size of the hairs, feathers, etc.: as, the ruby-crowned wren.
  • In heraldry: Having a crown or coronet on the head, as an animal used as a bearing: when the kind of crown is not specially mentioned, it is supposed to be a ducal coronet.
  • Surmounted or surrounded by a crown: said of bearings other than animals, as a cross, a bend, or the like. Also couronné.
  • So hurt or wounded in the knee by a fall or any other accident that the hair falls off and does not grow again: said of a horse.
  • A bumper; a cup so full of liquor that the contents rise above the surface like a crown.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • past participle Having or wearing a crown; surmounted, invested, or adorned, with a crown, wreath, garland, etc.; honored; rewarded; completed; consummated; perfected.
  • past participle obsolete Great; excessive; supreme.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of crown.
  • adjective obsolete Great; excessive; supreme.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having an (artificial) crown on a tooth
  • adjective crowned with or as if with laurel symbolizing victory
  • adjective provided with or as if with a crown or a crown as specified; often used in combination


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