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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crown v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crowned p. pr. & vb. n. Crowning.]
 1. 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.   --Dryden.
    Crown him, and say, =\“Long live our emperor.”\=   --Shak.
 2. To bestow something upon as a mark of honor, dignity, or recompense; to adorn; to dignify.
    Thou . . . hast crowned him with glory and honor.   --Ps. viii. 5.
 3. To form the topmost or finishing part of; to complete; to consummate; to perfect.
    Amidst the grove that crowns yon tufted hill.   --Byron.
    One day shall crown the alliance.   --Shak.
    To crown the whole, came a proposition.   --Motley.
 4. Mech. To cause to round upward; to make anything higher at the middle than at the edges, as the face of a machine pulley.
 5. Mil. To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the glacis, or the summit of the breach.
 To crown a knot Naut., to lay the ends of the strands over and under each other.