Crown

Crown

(kroun), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crowned (kround); p. pr. & vb. n. Crowning.] [OE. coronen, corunen, crunien, crounien, OF. coroner, F. couronner, fr. L. coronare, fr. corona a crown. See Crown, n.] 1. To cover, decorate, or invest with a crown; hence, to invest with royal dignity and power.
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Her who fairest does appear,
Crown her queen of all the year.
Dryden.
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Crown him, and say, "Long live our emperor."
Shak.
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2. To bestow something upon as a mark of honor, dignity, or recompense; to adorn; to dignify.
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Thou . . . hast crowned him with glory and honor.
Ps. viii. 5.
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3. To form the topmost or finishing part of; to complete; to consummate; to perfect.
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Amidst the grove that crowns yon tufted hill.
Byron.
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One day shall crown the alliance.
Shak.
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To crown the whole, came a proposition.
Motley.
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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.
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5. (Mil.) To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the glacis, or the summit of the breach.
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To crown a knot (Naut.), to lay the ends of the strands over and under each other.
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