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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 ?
From her windows could be seen the crescent of the river, the masts of ships and the big chimneys of the Mississippi steamers.
Corresponding to the crescent in our van, we beheld another in our rear.
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.
The crescent moon, set like a silver signet in the western sky, delayed a little the approach of night.
His hat was a vast ruin with a wide crescent lopped out of its brim; his coat, when he wore one, hung nearly to his heels and had the rearward buttons far down the back; but one suspender supported his trousers; the seat of the trousers bagged low and con- tained nothing, the fringed legs dragged in the dirt when not rolled up.
I cannot tell what sentiment haunted the quite solitary churchyard, with its inscribed headstone; its gate, its two trees, its low horizon, girdled by a broken wall, and its newly-risen crescent, attesting the hour of eventide.
With these in troop Came ASTORETH, whom the PHOENICIANS call'd ASTARTE, Queen of Heav'n, with crescent Horns; To whose bright Image nightly by the Moon SIDONIAN Virgins paid their Vows and Songs, In SION also not unsung, where stood Her Temple on th' offensive Mountain, built By that uxorious King, whose heart though large, Beguil'd by fair Idolatresses, fell To Idols foul.
At the decisive battle of Mukden, the silk-worm army, with a million legs, crept against the Russian hosts in a vast crescent, a hundred miles from end to end.
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.
7, The Crescent, Whitby, another to Herr Leutner, Varna.
Some chiefs had ornamented their necks with a crescent and collars of glass beads, red and white; nearly all were armed with bows, arrows, and shields and carried on their shoulders a sort of net containing those round stones which they cast from their slings with great skill.
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.