• WordNet 3.6
    • n coronation the ceremony of installing a new monarch
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Coronation The act or solemnity of crowning a sovereign; the act of investing a prince with the insignia of royalty, on his succeeding to the sovereignty.
    • Coronation The pomp or assembly at a coronation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n coronation The act or ceremony of investing with a crown, as a sovereign or the consort of a sovereign. The ceremony is generally religious as well as political, and includes the anointing of the sovereign, originally in several parts of the body, and still in a solemn and ceremonious way; the investing with certain garments forming a consecrated dress; the bestowal or assumption of the scepter, sword, and orb; and the placing of the crown upon the head. At different periods in the history of Europe coronation has been essential to entrance upon kingly dignity and power; but where the order of succession is perfectly established, the authority of the new sovereign is considered as beginning with the death of his predecessor, and the coronation is only a ceremonial consecration.
    • n coronation The scene or spectacle of a coronation.
    • n coronation In the Gr. Ch., the sacrament of matrimony; especially, that part of the marriage service which constitutes the nuptials, as distinguished from the preliminary office of betrothal. It is so called because the principal ceremony consists in the priest's placing garlands or crowns on the heads of the bridegroom and bride. In Greece garlands of olive-branches, twined with white and purple ribbon, are used for this purpose; in Russia, metal crowns belonging to the church, and preferably of gold or silver. This ceremony is mentioned by St. Chrysostom and other early Christian writers.
    • n coronation The carnation, Dianthus Caryophyllus. See carnation, 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Coronation the act of crowning a sovereign
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  • William Congreve
    “They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroner's inquest.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Coronate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. corona, a crown.


In literature:

In the defence of Orleans and in the coronation campaign he had displayed considerable ability.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
Beneath, the Coronation of the Virgin.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Albans" by Thomas Perkins
A short period had elapsed, when the public attention was gradually directed toward THE CORONATION.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, February 1844" by Various
Then he handed the list up to the coroner with a little nod.
"The Holladay Case" by Burton E. Stevenson
Coronation of the Virgin.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle" by C. King Eley
A story of the proceedings at the coronation of a Persian king is not without interest.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
I suppose you know that it is the coroner's duty to do things of that sort?
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
But public interest in politics was eclipsed by the gaieties of the Coronation, in which all ranks partook.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
The coronation was fixed for the following day.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The coroner stepped forward.
"The Cross-Cut" by Courtney Ryley Cooper

In poetry:

And there were strange reports about
That the coroner never guest.
So he decreed that she should lie
Where four roads meet in infamy,
With a stake drove in her breast.
"The Cross Roads" by Robert Southey
But lay me where the pines, austere and tall,
Sing in the wind that sweeps across the West:
Where night, imperious, sets her coronal
Of silver stars upon the mountain crest.
"Make Me No Grave" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Hath she beneath her Crown of Stars
Remembrance of the thorns wherewith
Her people crowned her Son? What scars,
Redder than roses in a wreath,
Doth she wear in a coronal
Under the lights that rise and fall?
"The Crown" by Katharine Tynan
THE first, the very first; oh! none
Can feel again as they have done;
In love, in war, in pride, in all
The planets of life's coronal,
However beautiful or bright,--
What can be like their first sweet light?
"The Troubadour. Canto 2" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Titania, Niamh, or that Morgan fay
Our simpler eyes in. Sicily to-day
Catch at her sorcery-to YOU, whose breath
To a rippling rapture stirs the pool of Death,
I bring this coronal of rose and rue,
With golden wattle twined-and she-oak too.
"Alma Venus! [Excerpt]" by Bernard O Dowd
In burrows narrow as a finger, solitary bees
Keep house among the grasses. Kneeling down
I set my eyes to a hole-mouth and meet an eye
Round, green, disconsolate as a tear.
Father, bridegroom, in this Easter egg
Under the coronal of sugar roses
"The Beekeeper's Daughter" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Jefferson County coroner's officials seek next of kin for Bessemer woman.
The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the woman at Tracey Lynn Chisolm, 52.
Will a lost coronation temple reveal how the ancient Nubians rose up and seized the throne of the mighty Egyptians.
Deputy Coroner Green says 54-year-old Michael Ryan was riding down hill at Gordon's Well.
Seen coming out of coroner's van.
A 1-year-old girl pronounced dead Sunday at Perry County Memorial Hospital died of natural causes, likely from a bacterial infection, Perry County's coroner said Monday afternoon.
Construction workers found the body of the unidentified 60-year-old man at 9 am on a 215 Freeway overpass west of H Street and south of Fourth Street, San Bernardino County coroner's officials said.
A 60-year-old man plunged to his death from a freeway overpass in San Bernardino, coroner's officials say.
The pageantry and regal reverence surrounding the coronation truly are a sight to behold, as is Maid Silvia's gown.
Twenty-Eight year old Justin Harbaugh was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:46am by Macoupin County Coroner Brad Targhetta.
Hillary gave me the knowledge a super bright, dynamic woman can contest for the presidency and have a real shot at coronation.
Sandusky County coroner John Wukie continues to dodge phone calls regarding a death he ruled a suicide almost 10 months ago.
IT was in a great Yorkshire country house, Sledmere, that I was first served what was billed as "the Queen's favorite dish," coronation chicken.
The incised legend "Coroner" above a nearby doorway in Whitby in northern England reveals a grittier seaside truth.
Harmon says the accident remains under investigation by the Coroner's Office and the West Columbia Police Department.

In science:

The coronal and thread densities are denoted by ρc and ρ f , respectively, and their ratio as c = ρ f /ρc .
Prominence seismology using small amplitude oscillations
These numerical calculations confirm the analytical estimate that, for the typical large filament to coronal density contrast, the mechanism produces rapid damping on timescales of the order of a few oscillatory periods only.
Prominence seismology using small amplitude oscillations
First, the observational determination of the density contrast is less critical than it is in the low-contrast regime, the one corresponding to coronal loops.
Prominence seismology using small amplitude oscillations
The efficiency of wave leakage and coronal conduction in draining oscillatory energy from the prominence and transferring it to the corona calls for the study of complex configurations in which the structure of the full prominence-corona system is treated more realistically.
Prominence seismology using small amplitude oscillations
Torres, PhD thesis, Univ. of Zaragoza (2008). 2. N. Coron et al., Proc. IDM ’2008 (Identification of Dark Matter) Conference, Stockholm: PoS (idm2008) 007. 3. S.
Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop "Radiopure Scintillators for EURECA" (RPScint'2008)