crowning

I
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. supreme, ultimate, paramount; see best 1 , principal .
II
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Of or iconstituting a climax: climactic, culminating, peak. See HIGH, OVER.

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  • crowning — I (best) adjective absolute, capping, cardinal, chief, definitive, dominant, foremost, heading, leading, main, master, paramount, preeminent, preponderant, prevailing, prime, principal, stellar, super, superlative, supreme, surmounting, topping,… …   Law dictionary

  • crowning — [adj] climactic consummate, culminating, excellent, final, paramount, principal, sovereign, supreme, ultimate; concepts 531,548 …   New thesaurus

  • crowning — adjective 1. representing a level of the highest possible achievement or attainment (Freq. 1) the crowning accomplishment of his career • Similar to: ↑ultimate 2. forming or providing a crown or summit the crowning star on a Christmas tree her… …   Useful english dictionary

  • crowning — /krow ning/, adj. 1. representing a level of surpassing achievement, attainment, etc.; supreme: crowning accomplishment. 2. forming or providing a crown, top, or summit: a crowning star on a Christmas tree. [CROWN + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • crowning — crown|ing [ˈkraunıŋ] adj [always before noun] used to describe something that makes something complete or perfect, or is the best feature of something ▪ The hotel s crowning glory was a stunning roof garden. ▪ his crowning achievement …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Crowning — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crowning — adj. Crowning is used with these nouns: ↑achievement, ↑glory, ↑moment …   Collocations dictionary

  • crowning — crown|ing [ kraunıŋ ] adjective a crowning achievement or moment is the last and greatest one in a series …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crowning — UK [ˈkraʊnɪŋ] / US adjective a crowning achievement or moment is the last and greatest one in a series …   English dictionary

  • crowning — [ˈkraʊnɪŋ] adj better or greater than anything else The garden is the hotel s crowning glory.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • crowning — 1. adjective Supreme; of a surpassing quality or quantity. 2. noun A coronation …   Wiktionary

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