Learn English – What word means “the top of a person’s head”


I'm writing something—a story to be exact—and I am looking for a word which means "the top of a person's head." I remember seeing a word in which its meaning is exactly this one from a book that I'd read—Crispin: The Cross of Lead. I think it was something like "tope", but I looked at its meaning and it did not match.

Can anyone help me? I don't have the book with me because I just borrowed it at my previous school.

Best Answer

The 'crown' is the top of the head.

The crown is the top of the head, or the whole head.


The top part of the skull; the top of the head.


the top part of a head


From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with pinches,

Shakespeare - The Tempest IV, 1 - 1,972


Citation from 1535 :

So wente Sathan forth from the LORDE, and smote Iob with maruelous sore byles, from the sole off the fote vnto his crowne:

The Coverdale Bible