The winner of the beauty pageant walked down the runway wearing her sparkling crown.
the blessing of the Spanish crown
She was appointed by the Crown. Verb
The magazine crowned her the new queen of rock-and-roll music.
She crowned her long and distinguished career by designing the city's beautiful new bridge.
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Drake — who is in a perpetual Billboard chart horse race with Swift over the most Hot 100 hits crown — released his most recent album, For All the Dogs, on Oct. 6, three weeks before Swift released her 1989 (Taylor’s Version), the latest in her series of catalog re-records.—Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 17 Nov. 2023 Its crown was discovered lying on the opposite side of Hadrian’s Wall as its trunk.—Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Nov. 2023 Thanksgiving pie always has a place in our hearts, but these cookies are coming for its crown.—Joe Sevier, Bon Appétit, 9 Nov. 2023 League champion Taft, which lost to Granada Hills in the finals at the same venue last season, is vying for its sixth section crown and first since 2014.—Steve Galluzzo, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2023 Both feature a 40 mm stainless steel case that’s capped by acrylic crystal, a yellow gold crown and matching gold bezel ring.—Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 2 Nov. 2023 But that won’t stop her from holding onto her Housewives crown.—Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 6 Nov. 2023 Use them to hide a hair elastic for a sleek ponytail, create crown braids, or turn a messy bun into an elegant chignon.—Annie Gabillet, Travel + Leisure, 31 Oct. 2023 The look was topped off with a crown of handmade silk bougainvillea flowers.—Alexandra MacOn, Vogue, 27 Oct. 2023
RuPaul’s Drag Race Puzzle RuPaul hasn’t been crowned the queen of drag race for nothing.—Anna Tingley, Variety, 16 Nov. 2023 The event saw Tom Aspinall crowned the interim UFC heavyweight champion with a first-round knockout win over Sergei Pavlovich.—Trent Reinsmith, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 On Friday, the actor, who was crowned PEOPLE’s 2023 Sexiest Man Alive, shared a series of photos on Instagram of him alongside first responders who've taken part in helping victims from Maine's mass shooting on Oct. 26.—Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 Stroll down cobblestone streets lined with centuries-old mansions before arriving at Castillo San Felipe del Morro, a Spanish fortress crowning the western tip of the historic neighborhood and offering spectacular ocean views.—Carley Rojas Avila, Travel + Leisure, 10 Nov. 2023 Now in her second season on the LPGA tour, Corpuz is adding significant accomplishments to her golf resume and is poised to make her mark on a competitive tour that has crowned 23 first-time winners the last two seasons.—Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2023 Although thousands of ballots must still be counted, Montgomery Steppe’s apparent victory came as no surprise to many observers, least of all her supporters — many of whom were already crowning her the victor Tuesday night.—Emily Alvarenga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Nov. 2023 He was ultimately crowned Oba, or King of the Yoruba in North America, by the ooni, the spiritual leader of the Yoruba people in Nigeria.—Dionne Ford, New York Times, 27 Oct. 2023 Italy’s Mediterranean village, Lerici, a scenic hillside community of colorful dwellings crowned by a castle, was also recognized.—Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 6 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English coroune, croune, borrowed from Anglo-French corone, coroune, going back to Latin corōna "wreath, garland worn on the head as a mark of honor or emblem of majesty," borrowed from Greek korṓnē "crow, seabird (perhaps a shearwater), any of various curved or hooked objects (as a door handle or tip of a bow), kind of crown," perhaps formed from an original n-stem nominative *kor-ōn "crow, seabird," from a base *kor- — more at cornice
Old English corona "crown," a weak noun borrowed directly from Latin, may have been replaced by the Anglo-French word if it was continued into Middle English at all. Ancient Greek korṓnē, though marginally attested in the meaning "crown, garland" (as something bent or curved?), is nonetheless presumed to be the source of the Latin word; aside from a gloss "kind of crown" (eîdos stephánou) by the lexicographer Hesychius, this sense is known only from a single fragment, of doubtful interpretation, by Sophron of Syracuse, a writer of mime. As both Sophron and the lyric poet Stesichorus, who used the derivative korōnís "garland," wrote in Doric, it is possible that the meaning "garland," whatever its origin, was peculiar to western dialects of Greek and hence transmitted to Latin.
Middle English corounen, crounen, borrowed from Anglo-French coroner, corouner, going back to Latin corōnare "to deck with garlands, wreath, encircle," derivative of corōna "wreathe, garland worn on the head as a mark of honor or emblem of majesty" — more at crown entry 1