Definition of 冠

  • crown
  • best
  • peerless


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • カン
  • かんむり

Popular Words With This Kanji

冠, かんむり, かん, かむり, かんぶり

cap (esp. a traditional cap worn with sokutai or ikan clothing), crown, diadem, coronet, top kanji radical, first verse of a haikai, etc., best, peerless, first

被る, 冠る, かぶる, かむる

to put on (one's head), to wear, to have on, to pull over (one's head), to crown (oneself), to be covered with (dust, snow, etc.), to pour (water, etc.) on oneself, to dash on oneself, to ship water, to bear (e.g. someone's debts, faults, etc.), to take (blame), to assume (responsibility), to shoulder (burden), to overlap (e.g. sound or color), to be similar, to be redundant, to be fogged (due to overexposure, etc.), to close, to come to an end, to get a full house, to sell out, to blunder, to bungle, to fail, to be deceived

栄冠, えいかん

laurels, garland

冠婚葬祭, かんこんそうさい

important ceremonial occasions in family relationships

冠す, かんす

to crown, to cap, to prefix with, to start with, to begin with

三冠王, さんかんおう

winner of triple crown (baseball)

冠水, かんすい

being covered with water (i.e. in a flood), being submerged, being inundated, flooding

王冠, おうかん

crown, diadem, bottle cap

冠動脈, かんどうみゃく

coronary artery

無冠, むかん


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