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crest

 (krĕst)
n.
1.
a. A usually ornamental tuft, ridge, or similar projection on the head of a bird or other animal.
b. An elevated, irregularly toothed ridge on the stigmas of certain flowers.
c. A ridge or an appendage on a plant part, such as on a leaf or petal.
2.
a. A plume used as decoration on top of a helmet.
b. A helmet.
3.
a. Heraldry A device placed above the shield on a coat of arms.
b. A representation of such a device.
4.
a. The top, as of a hill or wave.
b. The highest or culminating point; the peak: the crest of a flood; at the crest of her career.
5. The ridge on a roof.
v. crest·ed, crest·ing, crests
v.tr.
1. To decorate or furnish with a crest.
2. To reach the crest of: crested the ridge.
v.intr.
1. To form into a crest or crests: waves cresting over the seawall.
2. To reach a crest: The swollen river crested at 9:15.

[Middle English creste, from Old French, from Latin crista; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

crest

(krɛst)
n
1. (Zoology) a tuft or growth of feathers, fur, or skin along the top of the heads of some birds, reptiles, and other animals
2. something resembling or suggesting this
3. the top, highest point, or highest stage of something
4. (Zoology) a ridge on the neck of a horse, dog, lion, etc
5. (Zoology) the mane or hair growing from this ridge
6. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) an ornamental piece, such as a plume, on top of a helmet
7. (Heraldry) heraldry a symbol of a family or office, usually representing a beast or bird, borne in addition to a coat of arms and used in medieval times to decorate the helmet
8. (Building) a ridge along the top of a roof, wall, etc
9. (Anatomy) a ridge along the surface of a bone
10. (Archery) archery Also called: cresting identifying rings painted around an arrow shaft
vb
11. (intr) to come or rise to a high point
12. (tr) to lie at the top of; cap
13. (tr) to go to or reach the top of (a hill, wave, etc)
[C14: from Old French creste, from Latin crista]
ˈcrested adj
ˈcrestless adj

CREST

(krɛst)
n
(Stock Exchange) an electronic share-settlement system, created by the Bank of England and owned by 69 firms, that began operations in 1996
[C20: from CrestCo, the name of the operating company]

crest

(krɛst)

n.
1. the highest part of a hill or mountain range; summit.
2. the highest point or level: riding the crest of popularity.
3. a ridge or ridgelike formation.
4. the foamy top of a wave.
5. the point of highest flood, as of a river.
6. a tuft or other natural growth on the top of the head of an animal, as the comb of a rooster.
7. the ridge of the neck of a horse, dog, etc.
8. the mane growing from this ridge.
9. an ornament or emblem on a knight's helmet.
10.
a. a heraldic device above the escutcheon on a coat of arms.
11. Anat. a ridge, esp. on a bone.
12. a ridge or other prominence on any part of the body of an animal.
v.i.
14. to form a crest, as a wave or river.
v.t.
15. to top with a crest.
16. to reach the crest of (a hill, mountain, etc.).
[1275–1325; Middle English creste < Old French < Latin crista]
crest′ed, adj.
crest′less, adj.

crest

(krĕst)
The highest part of a wave. See more at wave.

crest

- From Latin crista, "plume, tuft," it first referred to the erect feathers of a plume on a helmet or headdress.
See also related terms for helmet.

crest

A terrain feature of such altitude that it restricts fire or observation in an area beyond, resulting in dead space, or limiting the minimum elevation, or both.

crest


Past participle: crested
Gerund: cresting

Imperative
crest
crest
Present
I crest
you crest
he/she/it crests
we crest
you crest
they crest
Preterite
I crested
you crested
he/she/it crested
we crested
you crested
they crested
Present Continuous
I am cresting
you are cresting
he/she/it is cresting
we are cresting
you are cresting
they are cresting
Present Perfect
I have crested
you have crested
he/she/it has crested
we have crested
you have crested
they have crested
Past Continuous
I was cresting
you were cresting
he/she/it was cresting
we were cresting
you were cresting
they were cresting
Past Perfect
I had crested
you had crested
he/she/it had crested
we had crested
you had crested
they had crested
Future
I will crest
you will crest
he/she/it will crest
we will crest
you will crest
they will crest
Future Perfect
I will have crested
you will have crested
he/she/it will have crested
we will have crested
you will have crested
they will have crested
Future Continuous
I will be cresting
you will be cresting
he/she/it will be cresting
we will be cresting
you will be cresting
they will be cresting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cresting
you have been cresting
he/she/it has been cresting
we have been cresting
you have been cresting
they have been cresting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cresting
you will have been cresting
he/she/it will have been cresting
we will have been cresting
you will have been cresting
they will have been cresting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cresting
you had been cresting
he/she/it had been cresting
we had been cresting
you had been cresting
they had been cresting
Conditional
I would crest
you would crest
he/she/it would crest
we would crest
you would crest
they would crest
Past Conditional
I would have crested
you would have crested
he/she/it would have crested
we would have crested
you would have crested
they would have crested
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crest - the top line of a hill, mountain, or wavecrest - the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
2.crest - the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)crest - the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill); "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit"
hilltop, brow - the peak of a hill; "the sun set behind the brow of distant hills"
pinnacle - a lofty peak
place, spot, topographic point - a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"
mountain peak - the summit of a mountain
3.crest - the center of a cambered road
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
top side, upper side, upside, top - the highest or uppermost side of anything; "put your books on top of the desk"; "only the top side of the box was painted"
4.crest - (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet
blazon, blazonry, coat of arms, arms - the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
emblem - special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
5.crest - a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal
tuft - a bunch of feathers or hair
topknot - showy crest or knot of hair or feathers
comb, coxcomb, cockscomb - the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
Verb1.crest - lie at the top of; "Snow capped the mountains"
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
2.crest - reach a high point; "The river crested last night"
peak, top out - to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity; "That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929";"Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million"

crest

noun
1. top, summit, peak, ridge, highest point, pinnacle, apex, head, crown, height He reached the crest of the hill.
2. tuft, crown, comb, plume, mane, tassel, topknot, cockscomb Both birds had a dark blue crest.
3. emblem, badge, symbol, insignia, charge, bearings, device On the wall is the family crest.

crest

noun
1. The highest point:
2. The highest point or state:
Informal: payoff.
Medicine: fastigium.
verb
To reach or bring to a climax:
cap, climax, crown, culminate, peak, top (off or out).
Translations
الرّيش في أعلى الخوذهشـارَهعُرْف الدّيكقِمّـه، أوْج
chocholchocholkaerbhřebenhřebínek
fjerbuskkamtopvåbenmærkevåbenskjold
kakastarajsisakdíszteteje
hápunktur; kambur, tindurhjálmskúfurkamburskjaldarmerki
kuodaskuoduotasplunksnosskiauterėtas
cekulsemblēmakoremugurasekste
chochol
kam
arma başlığıdorukibiksorguçzirve
mào

crest

[krest]
A. N [of bird, wave] → cresta f; [of turkey] → moco m; [of hill] → cima f, cumbre f; (on helmet) → penacho m (Heraldry) → blasón m
to be on the crest of a waveestar en la cresta de la ola
B. VT [+ hill] → coronar, alcanzar la cima de
C. VI (US) → llegar al máximo, alcanzar su punto más alto
the flood crested at two metreslas aguas llegaron a dos metros sobre su nivel normal

crest

[ˈkrɛst] n
[wave] → crête f
[helmet] → cimier m
(on coat of arms)timbre m

crest

n
(of bird)Haube f; (of cock)Kamm m; (on hat etc) → Federbusch m; (= plume on helmet)Helmbusch m
(Her) → Helmzierde f; (= coat of arms)Wappen nt
(of wave, hill, Anat: of horse etc) → Kamm m; (fig: of excitement, popularity) → Höhepunkt m, → Gipfel m; (Phys, of oscillation) → Scheitel(punkt) m; he’s riding on the crest of a wave (fig)er schwimmt im Augenblick oben
vt (= reach the crest of)erklimmen

crest

[krɛst] n (of bird, wave, mountain) → cresta; (on helmet) → pennacchio (Heraldry) → cimiero
to be on the crest of the wave (fig) → essere sulla cresta dell'onda

crest

(krest) noun
1. the comb or tuft on the head of a cock or other bird.
2. the summit or highest part. the crest of a wave; the crest of a mountain.
3. feathers on the top of a helmet.
4. a badge or emblem. the family crest.
ˈcrested adjective
having a tuft on the head.

crest

n. cresta, prominencia; copete.
1. reborde o prominencia de un hueso;
2. la elevación máxima de una línea en un gráfico.
References in classic literature ?
When they had come to the crest of Waterworks Hill they stopped by a tree and George again put his hands on the girl's shoulders.
Whenever the eyes of the wearied travelers rose from the decayed leaves over which they trod, his dark form was to be seen glancing among the stems of the trees in front, his head immovably fastened in a forward position, with the light plume on his crest fluttering in a current of air, made solely by the swiftness of his own motion.
Over her shoulders the newly risen moon poured a flood of silvery light, stretching from her feet across the shining bars of the river to the opposite bank, and on up to the very crest of the Devil's Spur--no longer a huge bulk of crushing shadow, but the steady exaltation of plateau, spur, and terrace clothed with replete and unutterable beauty.
Hepzibah brought out Some old silver spoons with the family crest upon them, and a china tea-set painted over with grotesque figures of man, bird, and beast, in as grotesque a landscape.
In cold weather he was distinguished by a fur cap, surmounted with a flaunting fox's tail; and when the folks at a country gathering descried this well-known crest at a distance, whisking about among a squad of hard riders, they always stood by for a squall.
I loved to feel his hand on my neck, and arched my crest proudly and happily; but I stood very still, for I knew all his moods, and when he liked me to be quiet, and when gay.
On the right bank, two or three miles below the Spectacular Ruin, we passed by a noble pile of castellated buildings overlooking the water from the crest of a lofty elevation.
On the scutcheon we'll have a bend OR in the dexter base, a saltire MURREY in the fess, with a dog, couchant, for common charge, and under his foot a chain embattled, for slavery, with a chevron VERT in a chief engrailed, and three invected lines on a field AZURE, with the nombril points rampant on a dancette indented; crest, a runaway nigger, SABLE, with his bundle over his shoulder on a bar sinister; and a couple of gules for supporters, which is you and me; motto, MAGGIORE FRETTA, MINORE OTTO.
Miss Miranda entered, and as her eye wandered about the vacant room, it fell upon a white and tempestuous ocean of counterpane, an ocean breaking into strange movements of wave and crest and billow.
My father, Makedama, was chief of the tribe, and his kraal was built on the crest of a hill, but I was not the son of his head wife.
Their visors closed, their lances in the rest, Or at the helmet pointed or the crest, They vanish from the barrier, speed the race, And spurring see decrease the middle space.
His dress was very plain and simple, and the fashion of it between the Asiatic and the European; but he had on his head a light helmet of gold, adorned with jewels, and a plume on the crest.