diadem

noun di·a·dem \ ˈdī-ə-ˌdem , -dəm \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of diadem

1 a : crown 2; specifically : a royal headband
b : crown 6a(1)
  • diadems of power
2 : something that adorns like a crown

Examples of diadem in a Sentence

  1. Miss America's diadem was auctioned off for charity.

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Origin and Etymology of diadem

Middle English diademe, from Anglo-French, from Latin diadema, from Greek diadēma, from diadein to bind around, from dia- + dein to bind; akin to Sanskrit dāman rope

diadem Synonyms

Synonyms
chaplet, coronal (also coronel), coronet, crown
Related Words
anadem [archaic], tiara; garland, laurel

DIADEM Defined for English Language Learners

diadem

noun

Definition of diadem for English Language Learners

  • : a crown that is worn especially by a king or queen as a symbol of royalty



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