1 that a king/queen wears
VERB + CROWN wear | place, put on The crown was placed upon the new monarch's head.
2 the crown: position/power of a king/queen
ADJ. imperial, royal
VERB + CROWN offer sb In 1688 the crown was offered to William and Mary. | refuse | succeed to He succeeded to the crown of Spain
CROWN + VERB pass In 1553 the crown passed from Edward VI to Mary.
PHRASES the heir to the crown 2 the Crown the state as represented by a king/queen
VERB + CROWN serve
CROWN + NOUN court | jewels | land a piece of Crown land
3 honour of being the best in a sports competition
ADJ. Olympic, world, etc.
VERB + CROWN take, win | lose He lost his Olympic crown to George Rice. | fight for | defend, retain
4 top of the head
PREP. at the ~ She swept her hair into a bun at the crown of her head. | on your ~ There were raindrops on his bald crown.