Definition of krona in English:



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

    • ‘Svanberg's comments were taken as a threat to move production out of Sweden should the krona be maintained.’
    • ‘In 2003, SAS reported a loss of 1.4 billion kronor.’
    • ‘Skanska said its share of Gammon Skanska's earnings last year amounted to 34 million kronor last year.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Old Mutual's other option is to sell some of Skandia's assets, like its internet bank, which is worth 4-5 billion kronor.’
    • ‘Month-to-date, the Swedish krona, Hungarian forint, Czech koruna, and Norwegian krone have gained almost 5% against the dollar.’
    • ‘He was also ordered to pay 150,000 kronor in damages to Lindh's family.’
    • ‘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 prize is worth 10 million Swedish kronor, over €1 million.’
    • ‘Only the South African rand, the Australian, New Zealand and Canadian dollars, the Brazilian real and the Swedish krona have outperformed the euro.’
    • ‘Sales were 27.6 billion kronor, more than the 27.4 billion kronor forecast by analysts surveyed by SME Direkt.’
    • ‘The price of a bottle of Absolut Vodka at Systembolaget, the state-run alcohol monopoly, will fall from 230 kronor to 160 kronor.’
    • ‘The bidders are charged an application fee of 100,000 kronor and then winners are chosen on merit as opposed to depth of pocket.’
    • ‘A Norwegian woman setting up shop as a witch has been awarded a government grant worth 53,000 kronor.’
    • ‘This year's prize is worth 10 million Swedish kronor, about $1.3 million.’
    • ‘The phone unit lost 24 billion kronor last year.’
  • 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%.’
    • ‘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 South African rand dropped 3.7%, the Swiss franc 2.0%, Iceland krona 1.8%, and Norwegian krone 1.7%.’
    • ‘Since we were paying in Icelandic kronur, it was like playing with Monopoly money.’
    • ‘On the downside, the Iceland krona fell 0.9%, the Japanese yen 0.8%, and the Indian rupee 0.8%.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘On the downside, the South African rand, Iceland krona, and Swedish krona declined less than 1%.’
    • ‘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.’