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verb [transitive] crown pronunciation in British English /kraʊn/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecrowning
past tensecrowned
past participlecrowned
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  1. 1
    to make someone a king or queen during a ceremony in which a crown is put on their head
    James III was crowned at Kelso Abbey.
    crown someone something: Haile Selassie was crowned emperor in 1930.
    1. a.
      to give someone a crown for winning a competition
      crown someone something: She was crowned Miss America almost twenty years ago.
    2. b.
      to give someone a title for winning an important sports competition
      crown someone something: They were crowned champions after a dramatic 6–5 final.
  2. 2
    to add the last and greatest success to a series of achievements
    Williams crowned his amazing pop career by taking three of last night’s four major awards.
  3. 3
    to cover the top of something
    Almost every hill is crowned with a pretty village.
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