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Crowd vs. Crown

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Crowdverb

(intransitive) To press forward; to advance by pushing.

‘The man crowded into the packed room.’;

Crownnoun

A royal, imperial or princely headdress; a diadem.

Crowdverb

(intransitive) To press together or collect in numbers

‘They crowded through the archway and into the park.’;

Crownnoun

(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

Crowdverb

(transitive) To press or drive together, especially into a small space; to cram.

‘He tried to crowd too many cows into the cow-pen.’;

Crownnoun

A wreath or band for the head, especially one given as reward of victory or a mark of honor.

Crowdverb

(transitive) To fill by pressing or thronging together

Crownnoun

(by extension) Any reward of victory or mark of honor.

‘the martyr's crown’;

Crowdverb

To push, to press, to shove.

‘They tried to crowd her off the sidewalk.’;

Crownnoun

Imperial or regal power, or those who wield it.

Crowdverb

(nautical) To approach another ship too closely when it has right of way.

Crownnoun

(metonym) The sovereign (in a monarchy), as head of state.

Crowdverb

To carry excessive sail in the hope of moving faster.

Crownnoun

The state, the government (headed by a monarch).

‘Treasure recovered from shipwrecks automatically becomes property of the Crown.’;

Crowdverb

(transitive) To press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat discourteously or unreasonably.

Crownnoun

The topmost part of the head.

Crowdverb

To play on a crowd; to fiddle.

Crownnoun

The highest part of a hill.

Crowdnoun

A group of people congregated or collected into a close body without order.

‘After the movie let out, a crowd of people pushed through the exit doors.’;

Crownnoun

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.

Crowdnoun

Several things collected or closely pressed together; also, some things adjacent to each other.

‘There was a crowd of toys pushed beneath the couch where the children were playing.’;

Crownnoun

(historical) A former pre-decimalization British coin worth five shillings.

Crowdnoun

(with definite article) The so-called lower orders of people; the populace, vulgar.

Crownnoun

(botany) The part of a plant where the root and stem meet.

Crowdnoun

A group of people united or at least characterised by a common interest.

‘That obscure author's fans were a nerdy crowd which hardly ever interacted before the Internet age.’;

Crownnoun

(forestry) The top of a tree.

Crowdnoun

(obsolete) lang=en

Crownnoun

(anatomy) The part of a tooth above the gums.

Crowdnoun

A fiddle.

Crownnoun

(dentistry) A prosthetic covering for a tooth.

Crowdverb

To push, to press, to shove.

Crownnoun

(nautical) A knot formed in the end of a rope by tucking in the strands to prevent them from unravelling

Crowdverb

To press or drive together; to mass together.

Crownnoun

(nautical) The part of an anchor where the arms and the shank meet

Crowdverb

To fill by pressing or thronging together; hence, to encumber by excess of numbers or quantity.

‘The balconies and verandas were crowded with spectators, anxious to behold their future sovereign.’;

Crownnoun

(nautical) The rounding, or rounded part, of the deck from a level line.

Crowdverb

To press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat discourteously or unreasonably.

Crownnoun

The bights formed by the turns of a cable.

Crowdverb

To press together or collect in numbers; to swarm; to throng.

‘The whole company crowded about the fire.’; ‘Images came crowding on his mind faster than he could put them into words.’;

Crownnoun

(paper) In England, a standard size of printing paper measuring 20 x 15 inches.

Crowdverb

To urge or press forward; to force one's self; as, a man crowds into a room.

Crownnoun

(paper) In American, a standard size of writing paper measuring 19 x 15 inches.

Crowdverb

To play on a crowd; to fiddle.

Crownnoun

(chemistry) A monocyclic ligand having three or more binding sites, capable of holding a guest in a central location

Crowdnoun

A number of things collected or closely pressed together; also, a number of things adjacent to each other.

‘A crowd of islands.’;

Crownnoun

(medical) During childbirth, the appearance of the baby's head from the mother's vagina

Crowdnoun

A number of persons congregated or collected into a close body without order; a throng.

‘The crowd of Vanity Fair.’; ‘Crowds that stream from yawning doors.’;

Crownnoun

(firearms) A rounding or smoothing of the barrel opening

Crowdnoun

The lower orders of people; the populace; the vulgar; the rabble; the mob.

‘To fool the crowd with glorious lies.’; ‘He went not with the crowd to see a shrine.’;

Crownnoun

The upper range of facets in a rose diamond.

Crowdnoun

An ancient instrument of music with six strings; a kind of violin, being the oldest known stringed instrument played with a bow.

‘A lackey that . . . can warble upon a crowd a little.’;

Crownnoun

The dome of a furnace.

Crowdnoun

a large number of things or people considered together;

‘a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers’;

Crownnoun

(geometry) The area enclosed between two concentric perimeters.

Crowdnoun

an informal body of friends;

‘he still hangs out with the same crowd’;

Crownnoun

(religion) A round spot shaved clean on the top of the head, as a mark of the clerical state; the tonsure.

Crowdverb

cause to herd, drive, or crowd together;

‘We herded the children into a spare classroom’;

Crownnoun

A whole turkey with the legs and wings removed to produce a joint of white meat.

Crowdverb

fill or occupy to the point of overflowing;

‘The students crowded the auditorium’;

Crownnoun

A formal hat worn by women to Sunday church services; a church crown.

Crowdverb

to gather together in large numbers;

‘men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah’;

Crownnoun

The knurled knob or dial, on the outside of a watch case, used to wind it or adjust the hands

Crowdverb

approach a certain age or speed;

‘She is pushing fifty’;

Crownadjective

Of, related to, or pertaining to a crown.

‘crown prince’;

Crowd

Generally speaking, a crowd is defined as a group of people that have gathered for a common purpose or intent such as at a demonstration, a sports event, or during looting (this is known as an acting crowd), or may simply be made up of many people going about their business in a busy area. The term may sometimes refer to the lower orders of people in general.

‘the crowd’;

Crownadjective

Of, related to, pertaining to the top of a tree or trees.

‘a crown fire’;

Crownverb

To place a crown on the head of.

Crownverb

To formally declare (someone) a king, queen, emperor, etc.

Crownverb

To bestow something upon as a mark of honour, dignity, or recompense; to adorn; to dignify.

Crownverb

To form the topmost or finishing part of; to complete; to consummate; to perfect.

Crownverb

To declare (someone) a winner.

Crownverb

(medicine) Of a baby, during the birthing process; for the surface of the baby's head to appear in the vaginal opening.

‘The mother was in the second stage of labor and the fetus had just crowned, prompting a round of encouragement from the midwives.’;

Crownverb

(transitive) To cause to round upward; to make anything higher at the middle than at the edges, such as the face of a machine pulley.

Crownverb

To hit on the head.

Crownverb

(video games) To shoot an opponent in the back of the head with a shotgun in a first-person shooter video game.

Crownverb

(board games) In checkers, to stack two checkers to indicate that the piece has become a king.

‘“Crown me!” I said, as I moved my checker to the back row.’;

Crownverb

(firearms) To widen the opening of the barrel.

Crownverb

(military) To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the glacis, or the summit of the breach.

Crownverb

(nautical) To lay the ends of the strands of (a knot) over and under each other.

Crownverb

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Crown

p. p. of Crow.

Crownnoun

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.

‘They do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.’; ‘Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.’;

Crownnoun

A royal headdress or cap of sovereignty, worn by emperors, kings, princes, etc.

Crownnoun

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.’; ‘Large arrears of pay were due to the civil and military servants of the crown.’;

Crownnoun

Imperial or regal power or dominion; sovereignty.

‘There is a power behind the crown greater than the crown itself.’;

Crownnoun

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.’; ‘A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband.’;

Crownnoun

Highest state; acme; consummation; perfection.

‘Mutual love, the crown of all our bliss.’;

Crownnoun

The topmost part of anything; the summit.

‘The steepy crown of the bare mountains.’;

Crownnoun

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.’; ‘Twenty things which I set down:This done, I twenty more-had in my crown.’;

Crownnoun

The part of a hat above the brim.

Crownnoun

The part of a tooth which projects above the gum; also, the top or grinding surface of a tooth.

Crownnoun

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.

Crownnoun

Same as Corona.

Crownnoun

That part of an anchor where the arms are joined to the shank.

Crownnoun

The upper range of facets in a rose diamond.

Crownnoun

The dome of a furnace.

Crownnoun

The area inclosed between two concentric perimeters.

Crownnoun

A round spot shaved clean on the top of the head, as a mark of the clerical state; the tonsure.

Crownnoun

A size of writing paper. See under Paper.

Crownnoun

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.

Crownnoun

An ornaments or decoration representing a crown; as, the paper is stamped with a crown.

Crownverb

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.’; ‘Crown him, and say, "Long live our emperor."’;

Crownverb

To bestow something upon as a mark of honor, dignity, or recompense; to adorn; to dignify.

‘Thou . . . hast crowned him with glory and honor.’;

Crownverb

To form the topmost or finishing part of; to complete; to consummate; to perfect.

‘Amidst the grove that crowns yon tufted hill.’; ‘One day shall crown the alliance.’; ‘To crown the whole, came a proposition.’;

Crownverb

To cause to round upward; to make anything higher at the middle than at the edges, as the face of a machine pulley.

Crownverb

To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the glacis, or the summit of the breach.

Crownnoun

the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy;

‘the colonies revolted against the Crown’;

Crownnoun

the enamel covered part of a tooth above the gum

Crownnoun

a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory

Crownnoun

an ornamental jewelled headdress signifying sovereignty

Crownnoun

the part of a hat (the vertex) covering the crown of the head

Crownnoun

an English coin worth 5 shillings

Crownnoun

the upper branches and leaves of a tree

Crownnoun

the top point of a mountain or hill;

‘the view from the peak was magnificent’; ‘they clambered to the summit of Monadnock’;

Crownnoun

the award given to the champion

Crownnoun

the top of the head

Crownnoun

the center of a cambered road

Crownverb

invest with regal power; enthrone;

‘The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey’;

Crownverb

be the culminating event;

‘The speech crowned the meeting’;

Crownverb

form the topmost part of;

‘A weather vane crowns the building’;

Crownverb

put an enamel cover on;

‘crown my teeth’;

Crownnoun

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

Crownnoun

the monarchy or reigning monarch

‘their loyalty to the Church came before their loyalty to the Crown’;

Crownnoun

an ornament, emblem, or badge shaped like a crown

‘shiny covers embossed with gold crowns’;

Crownnoun

a wreath of leaves or flowers, especially that worn as an emblem of victory in ancient Greece or Rome.

Crownnoun

an award or distinction gained by a victory or achievement, especially in sport

‘the world heavyweight crown’;

Crownnoun

the top or highest part of something

‘the crown of the hill’;

Crownnoun

the top part of a person's head or a hat

‘his hair was swept straight back over his crown’;

Crownnoun

the part of a plant just above and below the ground from which the roots and shoots branch out

‘mulch should be mounded around the crowns of the shrubs’;

Crownnoun

the upper branching or spreading part of a tree or other plant

‘an erect evergreen tree with a dense crown’;

Crownnoun

the upper part of a cut gem, above the girdle.

Crownnoun

the part of a tooth projecting from the gum

‘a thin layer of enamel covers the crown’;

Crownnoun

an artificial replacement or covering for the upper part of a tooth

‘emergency treatment for loose crowns’;

Crownnoun

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

Crownnoun

a foreign coin with a name meaning ‘crown’, especially the krona or krone.

Crownnoun

a paper size, 384 × 504 mm.

Crownnoun

a book size, 186 × 123 mm.

Crownnoun

a book size, 246 × 189 mm.

Crownverb

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

‘he went to Rome to be crowned’; ‘she was crowned queen in 1953’;

Crownverb

declare or acknowledge (someone) as the best, especially at a sport

‘he was crowned world champion last September’;

Crownverb

(in draughts) promote (a piece) to king by placing another on top of it

‘with his crowned piece he jumped them all’;

Crownverb

rest on or form the top of

‘the distant knoll was crowned with trees’;

Crownverb

be the triumphant culmination of (an effort or endeavour, especially a prolonged one)

‘years of struggle were crowned by a state visit to Paris’;

Crownverb

fit a crown to (a tooth)

‘simple fillings no longer suffice and the tooth has to be crowned’;

Crownverb

hit on the head

‘she contained the urge to crown him’;

Crownverb

(of a baby's head during labour) fully appear in the vaginal opening prior to emerging

‘I was able to see our baby's head crowning’;

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