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Definition of "diadem" [di•a•dem]

  • A crown worn as a sign of royalty. (noun)
  • Royal power or dignity. (noun)
  • To adorn with or as if with a diadem. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "diadem" in a sentence
  • "Every land illuminated by thy diadem is encircled by thy might; and in all the zone of the heavens there is not a rebel to rise up against thee."
  • "Let us rather go out to meet it gallantly: or perhaps -- for all this pendulous orb, this fair gem in the sky's diadem, is not surely plague-striken -- perhaps, in some secluded nook, amidst eternal spring, and waving trees, and purling streams, we may find Life."
  • "Imperial diadem from the representatives of Gaul; and his election was ratified by the acclamations of the Barbarians and provincials."