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- v. Present participle of crown.
- adj. Supreme; of a surpassing quality or quantity.
- n. A coronation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or ceremony of investing with a crown or regal authority and dignity; coronation.
- n. The tonsure of the clergy.
- n. Something that crowns, terminates, or finishes.
- n. Something convex at the top: as, the crowning or crown of a causeway; specifically, the bulge or swell in the center of a band-pulley.
- n. In fortification, a position on the crest of the glacis secured by the besiegers by means of the sap or otherwise. It is protected by a parapet, and places the besiegers in a situation to become masters of the covered way.
- Completing; perfecting; finishing.
- n. In agriculture, the cutting off of the crown, as of sugar-beets. See crown, 12 .
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. representing a level of the highest possible achievement or attainment
- adj. forming or providing a crown or summit
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