AskDefine | Define diadem

Dictionary Definition

diadem n : an ornamental jewelled headdress signifying sovereignty [syn: crown]

User Contributed Dictionary



From διάδημα, from διαδέω



  1. A crown.
  2. An ornamental headband worn as a badge of royalty.
  3. Regal power; sovereignty; empire — considered as symbolized by the crown.



  1. To adorn with a diadem; to crown.

Extensive Definition

Diadem has a number of different meanings, including the following:
  • This is not to be confused with Diadema, which can also take several meanings.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

O, anklet, annular muscle, annulus, areola, armlet, aureole, bangle, beads, bijou, bracelet, breastpin, brooch, cap of dignity, cap of maintenance, chain, chaplet, charm, chatelaine, circle, circuit, circumference, circus, closed circle, corona, coronet, crown, cycle, discus, disk, earring, ermine, eternal return, fairy ring, fob, garland, gem, glory, great seal, halo, jewel, lasso, locket, logical circle, loop, looplet, magic circle, necklace, noose, nose ring, orb, orbit, pin, precious stone, privy seal, purple, purple pall, radius, regalia, rhinestone, ring, robe of state, rod, rod of empire, rondelle, round, roundel, royal crown, saucer, scepter, seal, signet, sphincter, stickpin, stone, tiara, torque, triple plume, uraeus, vicious circle, wampum, wheel, wreath, wristband, wristlet
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