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.
adj 1: representing a level of the highest possible achievement or
attainment; "the crowning accomplishment of his
career" [syn: crowning(a)]
2: forming or providing a crown or summit; "the crowning star
on a Christmas tree"; "her hair was her crowning glory"