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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crown \Crown\ (kroun), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crowned (kround); p. pr. & vb. n. Crowning.] [OE. coronen, corunen, crunien, crounien, OF. coroner, F. couronner, fr. L. coronare, fr. corona a crown. See Crown, n.] 1. To cover, decorate, or invest with a crown; hence, to invest with royal dignity and power. [1913 Webster] Her who fairest does appear, Crown her queen of all the year. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Crown him, and say, "Long live our emperor." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To bestow something upon as a mark of honor, dignity, or recompense; to adorn; to dignify. [1913 Webster] Thou . . . hast crowned him with glory and honor. --Ps. viii. 5. [1913 Webster] 3. To form the topmost or finishing part of; to complete; to consummate; to perfect. [1913 Webster] Amidst the grove that crowns yon tufted hill. --Byron. [1913 Webster] One day shall crown the alliance. --Shak. [1913 Webster] To crown the whole, came a proposition. --Motley. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 5. (Mil.) To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the glacis, or the summit of the breach. [1913 Webster] To crown a knot (Naut.), to lay the ends of the strands over and under each other. [1913 Webster]