Definition for Crown (-ed, -ing)

crown (-ed, -ing), v. [ME croune-n < L. corōnāre < corōna, crown.] (webplay: adorn, diamond, head, princes, woman).

  1. Coronate; make royalty; give laurels to; [fig.] honor as poet laureate.
  2. Anoint as queen; [fig.] set apart for sacred service; [metaphor] appoint to be a poet.
  3. Cover; top; adorn; rest on one's head.
  4. Bless; hallow; consecrate; set apart; [fig.] pronounce dead; send into the next life; [metaphor] receive into heaven; award with celestial glory.

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