crown [-s] n
ME < L. corōna, crown, wreath, chaplet.
- Coronal; wreath; garland; encircling ornament for the head; [fig.] honor; reward; recognition; dignity; special distinction; [allusion] circlet of thorns placed on Christ's head before the crucifixion (see John 19:5; Revelation 2:10).
- Coronation; [fig.] funeral pillow; [metaphor] honor, recognition, remembrance, or memorial; [metonymy] Christ-like suffering.
- Diadem; jeweled head-dress worn by royalty; [fig.] symbol of prestige, nobility, or high position; emblem of responsibility, privilege, and high status.
- Crown and Anchor; a gambling game played with dice, cards, and a board that have images of crowns and anchors; [phrase “playing Crown”] pretending to be royalty; acting out the roles of kings and queens.
- Golden disk; [fig.] noon; glory; fullness of sunlight.
- Floral garland; bridal wreath; symbol of purity; circlet of flowers denoting maidenhood; emblem of worthiness to enter the marriage covenant in ancient cultures of Europe and the Middle East.
- Triumph; victory; glory; accomplishment; [fig.] suffering of the Lord; infinite atonement of Christ.
- Phrase. “Crowns of Life”: prize for those who overcome trials; honor for saints who endure persecution (see James 1:12).
crown [-ed, -ing] v
ME croune-n < L. corōnāre < corōna, crown.
- Coronate; make royalty; give laurels to; [fig.] honor as poet laureate.
- Anoint as queen; [fig.] set apart for sacred service; [metaphor] appoint to be a poet.
- Cover; top; adorn; rest on one's head.