Definition of krona in English:

krona

noun

  • 1The basic monetary unit of Sweden, equal to 100 öre.

    • ‘Month-to-date, the Swedish krona, Hungarian forint, Czech koruna, and Norwegian krone have gained almost 5% against the dollar.’
    • ‘This year's prize is worth 10 million Swedish kronor, about $1.3 million.’
    • ‘Old Mutual's other option is to sell some of Skandia's assets, like its internet bank, which is worth 4-5 billion kronor.’
    • ‘Only the South African rand, the Australian, New Zealand and Canadian dollars, the Brazilian real and the Swedish krona have outperformed the euro.’
    • ‘If Sweden does vote yes, the krona will likely be history by 2006.’
    • ‘Each Nobel Prize this year will carry a prize sum of 10 million Swedish kronor, to be shared if the prize is awarded to more than one laureate.’
    • ‘The prize is worth 10 million Swedish kronor, over €1 million.’
    • ‘The phone unit lost 24 billion kronor last year.’
    • ‘He was also ordered to pay 150,000 kronor in damages to Lindh's family.’
    • ‘The bidders are charged an application fee of 100,000 kronor and then winners are chosen on merit as opposed to depth of pocket.’
    • ‘In 2003, SAS reported a loss of 1.4 billion kronor.’
    • ‘A Norwegian woman setting up shop as a witch has been awarded a government grant worth 53,000 kronor.’
    • ‘Sweden is expected to have a referendum on joining its krona to the euro as early as spring next year, with a poll recently registering 50% to 37% in favour.’
    • ‘Svanberg's comments were taken as a threat to move production out of Sweden should the krona be maintained.’
    • ‘The krona itself has remained remarkably steady, consistent with Sweden's superior public finances and falling inflation rate.’
    • ‘The company raised 16.6 billion kronor last year by selling assets including computer equipment and offices.’
    • ‘Skanska said its share of Gammon Skanska's earnings last year amounted to 34 million kronor last year.’
    • ‘Last year, the company began a restructuring deal with the trade union in a bid to cut costs by up to 14 billion kronor.’
    • ‘The price of a bottle of Absolut Vodka at Systembolaget, the state-run alcohol monopoly, will fall from 230 kronor to 160 kronor.’
    • ‘Sales were 27.6 billion kronor, more than the 27.4 billion kronor forecast by analysts surveyed by SME Direkt.’
  • 2The basic monetary unit of Iceland, equal to 100 aurar.

    • ‘The Iceland krona dropped 4%, the New Zealand and Australian dollars 3%, the Norwegian krone 2.25%, and the Swiss franc 1.8%.’
    • ‘On the downside, the South African rand dropped 3.7%, the Swiss franc 2.0%, Iceland krona 1.8%, and Norwegian krone 1.7%.’
    • ‘The Canadian dollar, Danish krone and Iceland krona have gained about 3%.’
    • ‘The Iceland krona rose 2.3%, recovering some of its recent steep decline.’
    • ‘On the downside, the South African rand, Iceland krona, and Swedish krona declined less than 1%.’
    • ‘Only a few weeks ago in Iceland, concerns over economic confidence were reflected by falls in both the Icelandic kronur and its stock market.’
    • ‘On the downside, the Iceland krona fell 0.9%, the Japanese yen 0.8%, and the Indian rupee 0.8%.’
    • ‘Since we were paying in Icelandic kronur, it was like playing with Monopoly money.’
    • ‘Most bars sell it for around 500 kronur, but there are some bars, such as Kaffe Brenslan, that offer 500 ml bottles of the ‘beer of the day’ for 390k.’

Pronunciation

krona

/ˈkrəʊnə/