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Cres·cent

 (krĕs′ənt)
A trademark for an adjustable open-end wrench.

cres·cent

 (krĕs′ənt)
n.
1. The figure of the moon as it appears before its first quarter phase or after its third quarter phase, with concave and convex edges terminating in points.
2.
a. A curved street.
b. A curved block of buildings, especially row houses, forming a continuous facade.
3. A curved pastry.
adj.
1. Crescent-shaped.
2. Waxing, as the moon approaching its first quarter phase; increasing.

[Middle English cressaunt, from Anglo-Norman, variant of Old French creissant, from present participle of creistre, to grow, from Latin crēscere; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

cres·cen′tic (krə-sĕn′tĭk) adj.

crescent

(ˈkrɛsənt; -zənt)
n
1. (Astronomy) the biconcave shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
2. any shape or object resembling this
3. (Human Geography) chiefly
a. a crescent-shaped street, often lined with houses of the same style
b. (capital when part of a name): Pelham Crescent.
4. (Heraldry) heraldry a crescent moon, used as the cadency mark of a second son
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the crescent (often capital)
a. the emblem of Islam or Turkey
b. Islamic or Turkish power
adj
archaic or poetic increasing or growing
[C14: from Latin crescēns increasing, from crescere to grow]
crescentic adj

cres•cent

(ˈkrɛs ənt)

n.
1. a shape resembling a segment of a ring tapering to points at the ends.
2. something, as a cookie, having this shape.
3. the figure of the moon in its first or last quarter, resembling such a shape.
adj.
4. shaped like a crescent.
5. increasing.
[1350–1400; Middle English cressaunt < Anglo-French < Latin crēscent-, s. of crēscēns, present participle of crēscere to grow]
cres•cen•tic (krɪˈsɛn tɪk) adj.

cres·cent

(krĕs′ənt)
Partly but less than half illuminated. Used to describe the moon or a planet. Compare gibbous.

crescent

A crescent-shaped row of terraced houses.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crescent - any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarterscrescent - any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
Adj.1.crescent - resembling the new moon in shape
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"

crescent

noun
1. meniscus, sickle, new moon, half-moon, old moon, sickle-shape a flag with a white crescent on a red ground
adjective
Translations
شارِع مُلتَوِهِلال
polokruhovitá ulicesrpek měsícesrpkovitý
buet vejhalvmånekurvet vej
croissantkasvavakuunsirppisirppivoisarvi
kiflicapolumjesecroščić
félholdívelt házsor
gata sem liggur í hálfhringhálfmáni; sigîlaga
クロワッサン月型月形
puslankio formos gatvėpusmėnulio formospusmėnulis
līkumota ielapusloka-puslokspusmēnesspusmēnesveidīgs
kosák mesiacaoblúkovitá ulica
polmesec
hilâlhilâl şeklindeyarım daire cadde

crescent

[ˈkresnt]
A. ADJcreciente
B. N (= shape) → medialuna f; (= street) calle en forma de semicírculo
C. CPD crescent moon Nluna f creciente

crescent

[ˈkrɛsənt] n
(= shape) → croissant m
(= street) → rue f (en arc de cercle)crescent moon ncroissant m de lunecrescent-shaped [ˈkrɛsəntʃeɪpt] adjen croissant, en forme de croissant

crescent

nHalbmond m; (in street names) → Weg m (halbmondförmig verlaufende Straße)
adj the crescent moondie Mondsichel

crescent

[ˈkrɛsnt]
1. adj (moon) → crescente; (shape) → a mezzaluna
2. n (shape) → mezzaluna; (street) → via (a semicerchio)

crescent

(ˈkresnt) noun
1. (also adjective) (having) the curved shape of the growing moon. the crescent moon; crescent-shaped earrings.
2. (abbreviated to Cres. when written in street-names) a curved street.
References in classic literature ?
And now, as the night was senescent, And star-dials pointed to morn -- As the star-dials hinted of morn -- At the end of our path a liquescent And nebulous lustre was born, Out of which a miraculous crescent Arose with a duplicate horn -- Astarte's bediamonded crescent, Distinct with its duplicate horn.
Between these two considerations, at least, he was more than usually moved; and when he got to Randolph Crescent, he quite forgot the four hundred pounds in the inner pocket of his greatcoat, hung up the coat, with its rich freight, upon his particular pin of the hatstand; and in the very action sealed his doom.
Her pearly locks Resemble snow-coils on the mountain top; Her eyebrows arch -- the crescent moon.
The Zeppelin was flying very high at the time, and far below he saw the water in the gorge marbled with froth and then away to the west the great crescent of the Canadian Fall shining, flickering and foaming in the level sunlight and sending up a deep, incessant thudding rumble to the sky.
The change, as they turned the corner and entered the crescent known as Himylaya Mansions, was as abrupt as the opening of a window; for they found that pile of flats sitting above London as above a green sea of slate.
In four days, when the moon will be full, at the very time we shall reach it, the earth will be new, and will only appear to us as a slender crescent which will soon disappear, and for some days will be enveloped in utter darkness.
From her windows could be seen the crescent of the river, the masts of ships and the big chimneys of the Mississippi steamers.
I now observed -- with what horror it is needless to say -- that its nether extremity was formed of a crescent of glittering steel, about a foot in length from horn to horn; the horns upward, and the under edge evidently as keen as that of a razor.
4, in the Crescent, never orders her dinner till the meat comes in for lunch, and it's nothing but hurry, hurry, all the time.
Pickwick contemplated a stay of at least two months in Bath, he deemed it advisable to take private lodgings for himself and friends for that period; and as a favourable opportunity offered for their securing, on moderate terms, the upper portion of a house in the Royal Crescent, which was larger than they required, Mr.
Vertical black figures in twos and threes would advance, stop, watch, and advance again, spreading out as they did so in a thin irregular crescent that promised to enclose the pit in its attenuated horns.
In the twilight of the morning light seems active, darkness passive; in the twilight of evening it is the darkness which is active and crescent, and the light which is the drowsy reverse.