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crown noun

1 that a king/queen wears

VERB + CROWN wear | place, put on The crown was placed upon the new monarch's head.

2 the crown: position/power of a king/queen

ADJ. imperial, royal

VERB + CROWN offer sb In 1688 the crown was offered to William and Mary. | refuse | succeed to He succeeded to the crown of Spain

CROWN + VERB pass In 1553 the crown passed from Edward VI to Mary.

PHRASES the heir to the crown 2 the Crown the state as represented by a king/queen

VERB + CROWN serve

CROWN + NOUN court | jewels | land a piece of Crown land

3 honour of being the best in a sports competition

ADJ. Olympic, world, etc.

VERB + CROWN take, win | lose He lost his Olympic crown to George Rice. | fight for | defend, retain

4 top of the head

ADJ. bald

PREP. at the ~ She swept her hair into a bun at the crown of her head. | on your ~ There were raindrops on his bald crown.